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  • Bernkastel-Kues
  • Ruinen der römischen britischen Bäder Trier
  • Villa Rustica Mehring
  • Deutsches Eck Koblenz
  • Deutsches Eck Koblenz
  • Reichsburg Cochem
  • Reichsburg Cochem
  • Burg Eltz Treis-Karden
  • Burg Eltz Treis-Karden

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Moselle: Small but fine.

On this bike tour you stay in small selected typical Moselle wine-growing villages. To experience the typical Moselle life off the beaten tourist track. Traveling on the bike and marvel at all the major and minor attractions of the Moselle valley. Of course, you also discover charming towns such as Bernkastel-Kues, Traben Trarbach and Cochem. Additionally you will get to know the little-known valleys of the Moselle that provide excellent cycle paths and lead down from the height into the Moselle valley.

1. day Trier arrival

Look forward to Trier, to interesting Roman monuments such as the Porta Nigra, the amphitheater, the Imperial baths and the Roman bridge. Explore on your Tour lively places, picturesque houses, the Electoral Palace, the imposing cathedral or one of the many interesting museums. (arrival per train possible/ parking, rental bike at the hotel).

2. day Trier-Mehring 24 km

Much time you have on this day, so you can even spend the morning in a relaxed atmosphere in Trier. But if you want you can start early and get to know many discoveries. Shortly after Trier you should take a break in Pfalzel. Look forward to a small Mosel town with charming spots and historic houses. The church square even features the oldest stone house in Germany. Then back on the bike you pass the mouth of the Kyll into the Moselle. Let yourself be tempted here to take a short detour to the Kylltal valley to the castle Ramstein (+ 9 km). Afterward you continuing rolling through the Moselle valley, marveling at the old ferry tower of Schweich or at the reconstruction and the remains of the Roman villa Urbana in the vineyards of Longuich. Nowadays you see the East Wing (bathing sector) from the county villa dated the end of the second century. Also Mehring has to offer next to cozy narrow streets and wineries as well Roman culture. Marvel at the reconstruction and the remains of the Villa Rustica, a partially reconstructed Roman estate. Already the Romans knew to appreciate the pleasures of the country life and recovered in their magnificent country villas from the daily stress of the nearby city Augusta Treveroru, the Roman Trier, which already had more tham 100.000 inhabitants at that time.

3. day Mehring-Lieser 41 km

Famous wine villages enrich your cycling trip today. Just behind Leiwen you will discover the large lettering in the vineyards, the famous vineyard Trittenheimer Altärchen. Just across the Moselle bridge and you are right in the wine village Trittenheim. A few kilometers later, already attracts Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine village in Germany. Marvel here about the replica of the famous stone reliefs "wine vessel with cheerful helmsman", which is located in the town on the roadside. And again a few kilometers later, you marvel at the Roman wine press just before Piesport. Stroll through the town, because there are a lot of adorable houses, where mostly wine was made since ancient times. Also look forward to the overnight stay, because Lieser offers next to beautiful and ancient wineries also the Wilhelminian style Lieser Schloss, the parish church built in 1782 and the old post court, a complex of buildings dating from the 16th - 18th century .

4. day Lieser-Bullay 53 km

A full program is waiting for you today, because the two famous Moselle towns of Bernkastel-Kues and Traben Trarbach want to be visited. Marvel at the old town of Bernkastel-Kues and stroll leisurely through the streets. Presented like a piece of jewelry the somewhat sloping market square with its stately half-timbered houses. You want to discover more? Borrow an audio guide at the tourist office. It will entertain you for 3 hours with exciting stories, anecdotes and much worth knowing about Bernkastel-Kues. After cycling about 20 km in shallow Moselle valley you will reach the imposing gate of Traben Trarbach. Enjoy the flair and charm of the town, marvel at the architectural treasures and Art Nouveau and Belle Epoque. A visit to the Wine Museum is recommended before you swing back on the bikes. Be sure to insert another pause in Enkirch, which is considered to be a treasury of Rheinische half-timbered constructions. Stroll through the small town, pay attention to the beautifully carved magnificent half-timbered buildings and street signs. Then you cycle relaxed through the famous wine growing region Zeller Schwarze Katz to Bullay.

5. day Bullay-Pommern 38 km

Following the narrow and wide Moselle loops you cycle leisurely through the Moselle Valley. Discover the romantic town of Beilstein, which is considered by many Moselle visitors as one of the most beautiful and romantic Moselle towns. Quickly it becomes clear during a tour, why the place has served as a backdrop for many movies. And still a highlight is waiting for you: Cochem lures with its lovely old town and romantic castle Reichsburg. Marvel at the castle, high enthroned on the keep and look at the needlepoint defense turrets in various sizes. Take part in a tour of the castle, find a nice cafe in the old town or escape via chairlift up to lofty heights and the best views over Cochem. Look forward to Pommern, one of the oldest wine villages along the Moselle. Historical findings document a settlement by the Celts already more than 2000 years ago. The Romans cultivated vineyards and grew tropical fruits. From this time the wine village got its name: Pomaria - the fruit garden.

6. day Pommern-Koblenz 40 km

In the morning attracts a trip (8 km) to the medieval Castle Eltz, one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Germany. Wonderfully romantic and nestled in a pristine nature, it acts as a true fairy-tale castle, inviting and majestic at the same time. Take part in an informative tour of the castle, discover the treasure chamber and enjoy the magnificent views. Then you will cycle back to the
Moselle bike path and enjoy its last few kilometers again you pass typical Moselle wine places like Kobern-Gondorf and Winningen. In Koblenz at the Deutsches Eck the Moselle flows into the Rhine and therefore you will spend this evening on both, the Moselle and the Rhine.

7. day Koblenz departure

Today after breakfast your nice bike tour ends. From Koblenz main station you have very good connections in all directions. For those who wish to return to Trier, we recommend our practical return transfer service which takes you back to the start hotel with luggage and private bikes from the hotel in Koblenz. Departure is always in the morning at 09.00 clock, lasts about 2 hours, advance reservation required.

Plus additional programs

You can complete this small but fine Moselle trip with exciting additional programs:

Plus Trier:
Extra night Trier, Trier city tour, entrance Imperial Baths

Plus Mehring 70 km:
Extra night Mehring, train-ride Ehrang-Kyllburg, bike tour cycle path Kylltal, cycling 70 km

Plus Lieser 55 km:
Extra night Lieser, transfer Daun, bike tour cycle path Maare-Mosel, cycling 55 km

Plus Bullay 50-60 km:
Extra night Bullay, transfer Kelberg or Nurburg, bike tour Volcano bike route Eifel 50/60 km

Plus Pomerania 38 km:
Extra night Pomerania, round trip Burg Eltz including guided tour, cycling 38 km

Plus Koblenz 40 km:
Extra night Koblenz, cable car ride across the Rhine to the castle Ehrenbreitstein, boat tour to the Loreley, bike tour on the Rhine cycle path St.Goar-Koblenz, cycling 40 km

prices & services

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Moselle: small but fine
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
beginners-intermediate
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In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

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prices 2020

Prices are per person.

Season 1

10.04. – 30.04.2020

01.10. – 20.10.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 495,00 €
Single room 640,00 €
 

Season 2

01.05. – 14.08.2020

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 525,00 €
Single room 670,00 €
 

Season 3

15.08. – 30.09.2020

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 566,00 €
Single room 711,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
70,00 €
 
tandem
140,00 €
 
electric bike
180,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Plus package Trier Cat. A
Double room 70,00 €
Single room 90,00 €
 
Plus package Mehring Cat. A
Double room 80,00 €
Single room 90,00 €
 
Plus package Lieser Cat. A
Double room 70,00 €
Single room 90,00 €
 
Plus package Bullay Cat. A
Double room 100,00 €
Single room 110,00 €
 
Plus package Pommern Cat. A
Double room 56,00 €
Single room 66,00 €
 
Plus package Koblenz Cat. A
Double room 86,00 €
Single room 106,00 €
 

bookable additional services

transfer back to Trier (daily at 9:00 am)
55,00 €
guided city walking tour Trier (daily at 1:00 pm in English)
12,50 €
Travel services
All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

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worth knowing

Worth knowing about your Moselle Bike Trip

Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.

Arrival by train

From Koblenz Trier is easily accessible by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Trier. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the start hotel

Our partner hotels in Trier always provide parking possibilities. Sometimes even free, for the entire duration of your bike trip. There are always plenty of parking spots available, no pre-reservation is necessary. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycling path

The quality of the bike trail is very good. There are practical no unpaved or poorly developed path. The route runs almost exclusively on paved roads and is very well signposted. The volume of traffic varies, but between Trier and Cochem there is almost always a seperate bike trail on the right or left shore side, off the main road. Only during your last day you have to cycle a section on a wide bicycle lane next to the main road. Detailed information about which shore side is best to cycle on, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a Velociped-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and bring pick it up at your destination. You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

available rental bikes

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Daily at 9.00 am there is the possibility to transfer back to Trier with a small bus (with bike trailer).
Arrival at ca. 11.00 am. The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has enough space for you, your luggage and where required your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage.

Train and bus in the Moselle Valley

Directly in the Moselle valley is not always a railway line. After Trier the train is leaving the Moselle Valley and the nearest station is not before Bullay. After only a few kilometres, the railway disappears in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Tunnel and Comes up again in Cochem. From Cochem the train runs completely in the Moselle Valley to Koblenz.

In the period from 1.5. - 31.10. a bus operates daily between Trier and Bullay with a max. capacity of 22 bicycles.

bus schedule infomation

Boat trip on the Moselle River

From April to October there are many passenger boats on the Moselle. Boat docks are available in
almost all places in both directions. Often tours are offered. Information about the exact departure times you find at the bulletin boards of the shipping companies.
A regular ferry traffic exists between Trier and Treis Karden.

boat schedule information

Coasts which are not included in the travel price

A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the Hotel.

7 day hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 24 hours-round-the-clock in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements, health regulations

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

tour highlights

Guided City Walk Trier

During the walking tour, you will learn what makes Germany's oldest city unique. Route: The tour begins at the Porta Nigra, crosses the Main Market, passes the Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady, the Roman Imperial Throne Room (Konstantin-Basilika), and ends at the Electoral Palace.

Trier

Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier

The Trier Landesmuseum is one of the most important archaeological museums in Germany, documenting 200,000 years of history and cultural development in the entire region, from prehistoric times to the end of the 18th century. Approximately 4,500 objects are on display in the museum, covering an area of 3,500 m² (37,674 ft²); among them are the largest mosaic collection north of the alps, the gigantic stone burial monuments from Neumagen with vivid scenes from daily life and the world’s largest Roman gold coin hoard with over 2,600 gold coins weighing 18.5 kg (41 lbs). 

Landesmuseum Trier

Porta Nigra Trier

The Porta Nigra (Latin for Black Gate) in Trier is a former Roman city gate. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a well-known landmark of the city. The name Porta Nigra dates back to the Middle Ages. Another name in the Middle Ages was Porta Martis (the gate of Mars). The city gate was built around 180 AD as the northern entrance to the city of Augusta Treverorum (Augustus city in the land of the Treveri), today's Trier.

Porta Nigra

Kaiserthermen Trier

The Kaiserthermen in Trier are the remains of a large Roman bath complex, which can still be visited today as an impressive ruin. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the other interesting buildings in Roman Trier. The complex was built around 300 AD as a monumental representative building of the Emperor Constantius Chlorus and his son Constantine, who had made Trier their residence.

Kaiserthermen

Amphitheater Trier

The amphitheater in Trier dates back to Roman times, which, after its completion around 100 AD,
accommodated 18,000 visitors.
During the summer, guided tours of the amphitheater, where an actor takes on the role of gladiator Valerius and tells of his career as a gladiator. In addition, every year in August, the amphitheater is the venue of Germany's biggest Roman games, the Brot & Spiele festival, the scene of imitated gladiatorial fights that thrill audiences.

Amphitheater

Roman Villa Mehring

Take a break in Mehring, at the Roman villa. Villa rustika refers to a country house or estate in the
Roman Empire. With its corner towers and the portico, the villa reflects the Roman living culture of the 3rd century. The villa is open all year and freely accessible.

roman Villa Mehring 

Der Kylltal-Radweg

The cycle path winds along the Kyll past numerous castles through the contrasting partial landscapes of the Eifel: At the beginning of the bike ride down to the Moselle you experience the northern Eifel with its dams and lakes, such as the Kronenburger See. The volcanic Eifel, dominated by primeval forces, continues through the southern Eifel with its typical orchards and rugged rock formations of the Bitburger Gutland.

Der Kylltal-Radweg

Neumagen-Dhron

Neumagen-Dhron claims next to a number of other places the title of the oldest wine village in Germany for themselves. The winegrowing village Neumagen was founded by the Romans about 2000 years ago as a stopover on the route from Trier to Koblenz along the Moselle; One of the attractions is the Archaeological Circular, on which regular guided tours are offered. In the center of the Neumagen district is a cast of the Roman wine ship directly next to the old Peterskapelle and the Ausoniusgarten.

Neumagen Dhron

Maare-Mosel-bike path

The Moseleifel region links the romantic area of the valley of the river Moselle with the rugged landscape of the Eifel mountains. At the centre of this tourist area, the Moseleifel region is the perfect starting point for your vacation. Enjoy the sights in the region, the places of culture, the sporting and recreation facilities and much more.

Maare-Mosel-bike path

Wine Museum Bernkastel-Kues

We invite you to an expedition in a fascinating wine cultural landscape with a history of over 2000 years, which offers always new perspectives and facts. The Moselle is Germany's oldest viticultural region and one of the classical European viticultural regions. The steep slopes of the river valleys are densly planted with vines, the steep slopes are significant for this region like for no other viticultural region in the world.

Wine Museum Bernkastel-Kues

Enkircher Heimatstuben

Look forward to a treasure trove of village history with evidences from stone, bronze, and hallstatt period, from the Roman past and the Middle Ages. Upon entering, the half-timbered house built in the 16th century, you feel taken into another time and into another world. The small Enkircher history museum its many finds and exhibits not only gives a great impression of the historical past of the old wine village ANCHIRIACUM-ANKARACHA-ENKRICHA, as it was called in the past, but also of the daily life and work of the inhabitants of the old Mosel village in bygone times.

Enkirch

Calmont region

The small and well-known wine village Bremm is located on one of the most beautiful Moselle loops in the heart of the Calmont region. The landscape has a unique character due to the steep slopes with a good 65 degree slope and a height of almost 400m Bremer Calmont is the steepest vineyard in Europe. It also counts the picturesque and award-winning Moselle village Neef and Ediger Eller to the Calmont region. Stroll through the streets with numerous historical monuments and half-timbered houses, enjoy excellent wines and excellent gastronomy.

Neef

Bremm

Ediger Eller

Beilstein

Narrow streets and corners as well as the castle ruin Metternich make the winegrower place one of the most beautiful and romantic places along the Moselle. Visit the picturesque center and the castle Metternich above the charming village. It's really worth it!

Beilstein

Burg Metternich

Reichsburg Cochem

The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering hill seems to continue in the building which is topped by the slate roof of the massive keep. As for its structure, Cochem Castle belongs to the category of castles protected by height that had to be protected all around. Romanesque fragments found in the well indicate a reinforcement of the castle around 1056.

Reichsburg Cochem

Burg Eltz

Take a short detour to Burg Eltz. For this you should plan about 90 minutes for the arrival and departure from the Mosel valley. Guided tours of Burg Eltz are every 10-15 minutes. A guided tour takes about 40 minutes. Since there are always enough people available for guided tours, they definitely take place according to plan.
Sightseeing 9.30am-5.30pm (last entry)

Burg Eltz

Deutsches Eck

The establishment of the Teutonic Order at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in 1216 gave this historic site its name, the “Deutsches Eck” (“German Corner”). Koblenz also owes its name to the meeting point of the Rhine and the Moselle - from “Castellum apud Confluentes”, Latin for “fort at the confluence”, which over time became the current name of Koblenz.

Deutsches Eck

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

At 118 metres above the Rhine, the fortress has the most fantastic views over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest preserved fortress in Europe, was constructed in its present form between 1817 and 1828. Its origin dates back to the year 1000. Today the fortress is home to the Landesmuseum Koblenz with its diverse exhibitions (e.g. the technical history and archaeology of the country, fortress history with over 20 exciting stations, multimedia presentations and much more), and is also home to the Ehrenmal des Heeres army monument and the Koblenz youth hostel.

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

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