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Moselle: swiftly through the valley

Alongside river bends toward culinary highlights

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5 Days / 4 Nights
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Alongside river bends toward culinary highlights

Enjoy your stay at the Moselle Valley, because it has so much to offer: millennial towns, romantic half-timbered towns, idyllic wineries, interesting castles and Roman ruins, and a lot more. You cycle on this bike tour every day between 49 and 77 km. Since the well-signposted Moselle cycle path is completely flat, you roll from one attraction to the next. Discover the typical Moselle cuisine: fresh zander from the Moselle, a fine wine cream as a dessert or the fruity peaches from the vineyards.

Highlights

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

Imperial baths 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!

Imperial baths

Amphitheater Trier
Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Cruel games with animal and gladiator combats were conducted here popular public entertainment.

Amphitheater

Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier
The Rheinische Landesmuseum Trier is one of the most important archaeological museums in Germany. Unique and unmistakable is the extraordinary abundance and quality of the testimonies of the Roman period - the period in which the city of Trier has undeniably taken its most significant place in its history as the capital of the Roman province of Gallia Belgica and even more so as an imperial residence in the late Roman Empire. The museum also documents the history and cultural development of the entire region from prehistory to the end of the 18th century

Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier

Guided city walking tour Trier
Welcome to the oldest city in Germany! This romantic and historic city with its imposing buildings from the Roman era has a lot to offer! Marvel Trier with a worthwhile tour. 

Tourist Information Trier

Moselle: swiftly through the valley

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You should take your time for the visit of the historical centre, the Imperial thermal baths and the Porta Nigra. Arrival is possible by German railway/parking site and rental bike at the hotel.

You cycle past the old ferry tower Schweich to Mehring. Marvel at the ruins of Villa Rustica - an old country house from the Roman Empire - and the many vine-covered wineries. Discover Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine village in Germany and the world-famous Roman wine ship, a historic stone relief. Cafes and wine bars invite you to a stop before you cycle on to Bernkastel-Kues. Enjoy Bernkastel-Kues` historic market square. Centuries-old half-timbered houses, the Renaissance town hall and the almost legendary Spitzhäuschen want to be discovered.

Directly at the Moselle you pass the cosy wine village of Zeltingen to Traben-Trarbach. The flair of the city and the fascinating architecture of Art Nouveau and the Belle Epoque will inspire you. After a worthwhile break, you cycle to Enkirch, the jewel of half-timbered architecture. Near Bullay you will discover the steel bridge, which is still unique in Germany. Look forward to the small but wildly romantic town of Beilstein with only 160 inhabitants, its current overnight destination. Many guests consider Beilstein to be the most beautiful and romantic place on the Moselle an has the nickname "Rothenburg an der Mosel". During a stroll through the narrow streets, it quickly becomes clear why the place has already served as a film backdrop for numerous films. In the evening you will arrive Cochem with a beautiful centre an the old Reichsburg. 

On your way further, you can make detour (+ 4 km) to the medieval castle Eltz, one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Germany. Through the historic wine village of Kobern Gondorf as well as through the pretty wine village of Winningen, which is one of the most beautiful villages in Germany, you cycle through the slowly widening Moselle valley towards the mouth of the Rhine. Enjoy the wide view of the Rhine Valley here at the Deutsches Eck before enjoying a nice evening in Koblenz.

After breakfast your cycle holiday ends in Koblenz. We recommend our back transfer to Trier (departure 9 am, duration about 2 hours - please book in advance).

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
    Hotels category B: in Trier 5km outside city centre, otherwise centrally located
    Hotels category A: centrally located 
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about your Moselle Tour

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

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

Our partner hotels in Trier always provide parking possibilities, for the entire duration of your bike trip. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the 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 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. 

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a Velociped-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose between ladies´and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Available rental bikes

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Daily at 9am there is the possibility to transfer back to Trier with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 11am. The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has enough space for you, your luggage and (when required) your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel.

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.

Boat schedule information Moselle

Additional nights during the cycling trip

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 (prices from 2024): 

Hotel category B
EUR 69, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 109, - per person / per night in a single room

Hotel category A
EUR 79, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 119, - per person / per night in a single room

Costs 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 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements

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.

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Silja Pohland

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