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Round trip: Get to know a region on a round trip with the same start and end location

Sortive tour: For active cyclists with a normal to good level of fitness

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Moselle, Rhine, Ahr and Kyll: sportive round trip

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tour description

Extremely sportive: 4 rivers in 9 days!

A bike round trip along the Moselle, the Rhine, the Ahr and the Kyll.

This varied round trip begins and ends in Koblenz and takes you on well-developed bike paths through both the vine-covered valleys of the Moselle and Ahr and along the majestic Rhine and the little unknown Kyll. The route usually runs flat directly on the riverbanks, but it also leads to the heights of the Eifel and with a long descent back to the Moselle. The scenic contrast makes the tour particularly varied and it becomes a sportive treat.

1. day Koblenz/ Arrival

Koblenz is the beginning and ending location of this cycle tour. So you can arrive in comfort and immediately start your first discovery tour: the German Eck, the Electoral Palace, the Old Town - there you go!

2. day Koblenz - Bad Neuenahr/ Ahrweiler 56 km

Two rivers await you today! First you cycle a nice route on the Rhine bike path, then turn into the sun-drenched Ahr valley. Bad Neuenahr welcomes you glamorous with its spa park and casino and Ahrweiler's attracts with its beautiful medieval town center.

3. day Bad Neuenahr/ Ahrweiler - Hillesheim 66 km

The Ahr Valley is getting tighter today. The bike path, however, very comfortably follows a former railway track, sometimes leads through a tunnel and again and again along steep vineyards. In the afternoon you cycle on the Kalkeifel cycle path and get to know the idyllic Ahbachtal with the waterfall Dreimühlen. Once again on a railway line you can easily cycle slightly uphill via Kerpen with its imposing castle to Hillesheim with the old city wall. Here you have reached the highest point of the Eifel crossing and you can celebrate your individual mountain festival.

4. day Hillesheim - Bitburg 51 km

Look forward to the Kalkeifel cycle path, as you start your day by cycling down hill through one of the most beautiful valleys of the Eifel, the Bolsdorfer Tälchen. This leads into the Kyll valley and from then on it goes on the well-developed and signposted Kylltal bike path to Gerolstein with the famous mineral spring. You cycle comfortably downhill through the volcanic Eifel with majestic castles high on the mountains and a baroque monastery on the roadside. This day promises a lot of variety and in the end lures a delicious local drink as a reward - even if it is not mineral water.

5. day Bitburg - Trier 56 km

Green hills and forests, magnificent views and a glittering descent in the narrow Kylltal will inspire you today. Finally you reach the Moselle and Trier where still varied visits and discoveries await you. There might be a "Moseltröpchen" waiting for you here.

6. day Trier - Bernkastel-Kues 70 km

A true landscape change, a new companion, because now you cycle along the Moselle. Take a break at the old ferry tower, and as well Villa Rustica, the Roman wine ship and the wine presses are worth a visit. Everything is almost right on the bike path and the kilometers just flow.....

7. day Bernkastel-Kues - Cochem 77 km

Tight meanders, sun-drenched vineyards: this is where the "Kröver Nacktarsch" grows. Stroll through Enkirch, enjoy the ride on a Moselle ship and on the magnificent bike path. But do not miss the pretty Beilstein or the Reichsburg located above Cochem.

8. day Cochem - Koblenz 49 km

The sublime castle Eltz in the side valley lures to a short hilly detour. Also in the Moselle valley one castle lines up to the next and a cozy wine bar to the other. Almost too fast the last stage ends and when the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress greets us from the mountain, the Moselle meets the Rhine and you have reached your destination and completed the sporty round trip.

9. day Koblenz Departure

After breakfast, your eventful bike tour ends in Koblenz and you can start the journey home with many beautiful impressions and tight calves.

prices & services

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Moselle, Rhine, Ahr and Kyll: sportive round trip
tour no.:
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tour type:
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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.

individual
duration:
9 days
dates of arrival:
level:
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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.
moderate
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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.

Velociped-Tour Velociped-Tour
prices 2018
prices 2019

Season 1

01.10.2018-20.10.2018

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Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and 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 719,00 €
Single room 939,00 €
 
Cat.B
Double room 599,00 €
Single room 774,00 €
 

Season 2

05.05.2018-15.08.2018

Info

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and 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 749,00 €
Single room 969,00 €
 
Cat.B
Double room 624,00 €
Single room 799,00 €
 

Season 3

16.08.2018-30.09.2018

Info

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and 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 809,00 €
Single room 1.029,00 €
 
Cat.B
Double room 664,00 €
Single room 839,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
60,00 €
 
tandem
120,00 €
 
electric bike
170,00 €
 

bookable additional nights (per person)

Koblenz Cat.A
Double room 60,00 €
Single room 80,00 €
 
Koblenz Cat.B
Double room 48,00 €
Single room 78,00 €
 

bookable additional services (per person)

guided city walking tour Trier (daily 10:30 a.m. / 14:30 p.m. in German and 13:00 p.m. in English)
11,50 €

Season 1

13.04.2019-03.05.2019

01.10.2019-20.10.2019

Info

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and 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 729,00 €
Single room 949,00 €
 
Cat.B
Double room 610,00 €
Single room 795,00 €
 

Season 2

04.05.2019-15.08.2019

Info

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and 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 764,00 €
Single room 984,00 €
 
Cat.B
Double room 640,00 €
Single room 825,00 €
 

Season 3

16.08.2019-30.09.2019

Info

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and 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 819,00 €
Single room 1.039,00 €
 
Cat.B
Double room 675,00 €
Single room 860,00 €
 

cycles

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

bookable additional nights (per person)

Koblenz Cat.A
Double room 60,00 €
Single room 80,00 €
 
Koblenz Cat.B
Double room 48,00 €
Single room 78,00 €
 

bookable additional services (per person)

Stadtführung Trier (täglich 10:30 Uhr/ 14:30 Uhr)
12,00 €
Travel services

Hotels category B: in Trier 5 km outside city centre, otherwise centrally located
Hotels category A: centrally located 

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 the Moselle 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

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

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

Our partner hotels in Koblenz 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 cycle paths

The quality of the bike tail is very good. There are practical no unpaved or poorly developed path. The route runs almost exclusively on paved roads. From Koblenz you follow the Rhine cycle track, from Sinzig you follow the Ahrtal cycle track, in the Hocheifel you cycle through local bike trails, from Gerolstein you follow the Kylltal bike trail and from Trier to Koblenz the Mosel bike path.

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a velocipede-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 21-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.

Velociped rental bikes

Train and bus in the Moselle Valley

In the Moselle Valley runs not always a train. 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 only reappears 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 information

Boat trips on the river Moselle

From April to October there are many passenger ships on the Moselle. Boat docks are available in almost all places on 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.

Ship schedule Moselle

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.

Additional nights during the cycling tour

We will be happy to book additional nights during your cycling trip. The booking of additional nights is possible in every regular accommodation place. 

The addtional night rates are as follows: 

Hotel category A
EUR 60, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 88, - per person / per night in a single room

Hotel category B
EUR 52, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 72, - per person / per night in a single room

tour highlights

Deutsches Eck Koblenz

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

Electoral Palace Koblenz

The Electoral Palace in Koblenz is one of the most important palatial buildings in the French early Classicism style in south-western Germany, and is one of the last residential palaces that was built in Germany shortly before the French revolution.

Electoral Palace

Ahrtal-Express

With the Ahrtal-Express you can easily get to know the largest closed red wine growing region in Germany. Enjoy the elegant flair of Bad Neuenahr and the old town of Ahrweiler with many inviting shops that invite you to linger and browse.

Ahrtal Express 

Römervilla Ahrweiler

In the year 1980 a sensational find, which north of the alps until today has been unparalleled. During the finishing works of a main road, excellently preserved walls with colored murals of a manor house from the 2nd to the 3rd century as well as a bathing facility and several everyday objects came to light. On a tour of the museum, you can recreate the lifestyle and upscale Roman living culture.

Römervilla Ahrweiler 

Nürburgring

The Nürburgring is a race court which has been opened on the 18th June 1927. The original court (28 km) was used until 1982. in 1984 the in that time "most secure and modern Grax-Prix-Track of the world" has been inaugurated. Today there is a track of 4.5. km distance and the famous Nordschleife of 20.8. km.

Nürburgring

GEO-PFAD Hillesheim

About 370 million years ago, Hillesheim was a tropical sea. Farmers found corals, sea lilies and other fossils in their fields. Today in Hillesheim is the GEO-PATH, where you can experience the adventurous emergence of the earth over millions of years.

Geo-Pfad

Bitburger Brauerei

The Bitburger beer is a very famous trade in Bitburg and Germany. It is one of the most important brewery in Germany. Besides the traditional "Bitburger Premium Pils" (since 1931), the company as well produces new ideas like "Bitburger Light" and "Bitburger alkoholfrei".

Bitburger Brauerei

Porta Nigra Trier

For the newly arrived guest, the Porta Nigra is the best place to begin a tour of Trier. The gate dates back to a time (about A.D. 180) when the Romans often erected public buildings of huge stone blocks (here, the biggest weigh up to six metric tons).

Porta Nigra

Cathedral Trier

Trier Cathedral, the oldest bishop’s church in Germany, stands today in Trier’s center above a former palace from the era of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. The palace complex was supplanted in the 4th century by the largest Christian church complex from ancient times. It consisted of four basilicas joined by a large baptistry; the complex covered an area extending to the present Main Market. Tours under the building of the Cathedral Information show the remains of the first Early Christian assembly room north of the Alps from the late 3rd century and the remains of the first basilica.

Trier Cathedral

Kaiserthermen Trier

Going to the baths was an important part of Roman life: Over 1600 years ago, the Romans built one of the grandest and most impressive baths in the world: the Imperial Baths. Today you can visit this gigantic bathing facility: go back in time to the Roman era, descend into the subterranean labyrinth and get a feel for history.

Kaiserthermen

Bernkastel Kues

Immerse yourself in the thrilling atmosphere of an old town that is full of history and culture. Savour the celebrated Moselle wines in a tasting session or on a tour through the famous steeply terraced vineyards of the Middle Moselle. Bernkastel-Kues is absolutely perfect for hiking or cycling, while no Moselle experience is complete without taking a boat trip on the river! 

Bernkastel Kues

Cochem Castle

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.

Cochem Castle

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Koblenz

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

Shipping on the Moselle

Even the ancient Romans were known to enjoy a boat trip on the Moselle or the Saar. We are able to offer you this unique experience nowadays with significantly more comfort in our state-of-the-art cozy passenger ships.

Shipping on the Moselle

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