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 about 66 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.
1. day Arrival Trier
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.
2. day Trier – Bernkastel-Kues 66 km
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.
3. day Bernkastel-Kues – Beilstein 66 km
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. Marvel at the picturesque market square of 1322 A.D. and visit the former church.
4. day Beilstein – Koblenz 64 km
Today, not only Koblenz but also Cochem attracts with its picturesque centre and the worth seeing old Reichsburg. On a steep mountain cone, the castle with its thousand-year history towers proudly and majestically over the city. 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.
5. day Koblenz Departure
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).
The Roman empire existed for several centuries. At its peak, it comprised a vast territory, including most parts of today’s Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This large empire could only be upheld by intelligent leadership, careful management and an innovative infrastructure. But what led to its demise? Were there any signs? How does an empire cease to exist? How do flourishing metropolises end up deserted? And what is the legacy of the fallen empire?
Take the opportunity to plan an extra night in Trier. You will receive the admission ticket on spot, in many of our partner hotels (please contact us directly at the time of booking).
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.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
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.
28 days cancellation option
This low-cost option (2% of the tour price) applies to all original Velociped tours and allows you to cancel your booking free of charge up to 28 days before the start of the tour without giving any reason.
Prices are per person.
14.04. – 30.04.2022
01.10. – 22.10.2022
01.05. – 12.08.2022
13.08. – 30.09.2022
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
Hotels category B: in Trier 5km outside city centre, otherwise centrally located
Hotels category A: centrally located
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
Hotel category B
EUR 55, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 78, - per person / per night in a single room
Hotel category A
EUR 66, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 91, - 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, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic. Approximately 3 weeks prior to arrival, you will receive from us, together with the travel documents, the current information at that time regarding rules and regulations concerning Corona on your trip.
Information on current decisions of the German Federal Government can be found here:
Current information on entry requirements to Germany can be found here:
You can also find more information on our website at:
Corona virus and holiday planning
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.
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).
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!
Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Cruel games with animal and gladiator combats were conducted here popular public entertainment.
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
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.
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!
Wine museum in Bernkastel-Kues
The mild microclimate and the heat-storing shale soils are an ideal terrain for the Rieslingtraube, which is developed here in a wealth of individual nuances. The Mosel Wine Museum contains the tools of the winemakers from two centuries. The work of the winemakers will be presented during the year as well as the whole environment of the wine culture. On the upper floor there is a festival hall for wine-growing events, decorated by a collection of glasses and bottles of several centuries.
Boat trip on the river Moselle
The Moselle travels a total of 520 kilometers from its source at the Col de Bussang in the Vosges to its mouth at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz - the air-line between the source and the mouth is only 278 kilometers - overcoming a gradient of 676 meters. As a true European river, it flows through France for the first time on a route of 278 kilometers, forming a natural border between Luxembourg and Germany over 36 kilometers in order to flow into the Rhine after 206 kilometers in Rhineland-Palatinate. The Moselle is navigable from Thionville in Lorraine to 392 kilometers, however, 15 dams with locks are necessary to compensate for the difference in altitude. The "White Fleet" in the Moselle region offers very special experiences: behind every bend, there is a new view of steep vineyards, romantic villages and historic sights. From the tour over extensive day trips to the romantic evening ride with music ranges the range of steamers and excursion boats.
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!
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.
You are cordially invited to Eltz Castle and Eltz Forest - welcome! We have been here for more than 850 years and are doing everything within our means to preserve our ancestral home. Experience the Middle Ages and nature in its purest form! We are proud of our fairy tale in stone and take pleasure in sharing it with you!
Boat trip on the river Rhine
In 2002 UNESCO included the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in the World Heritage List. From the old Roman town of Koblenz to the legendary Loreley, the arch of the castles and palaces stretches in the steep slopes of the Rhine wines. The Rhine, the river of fate of the Germans, has promoted goods, influences and artistic ideas alongside people of all peoples and nations. In particular, the sacred buildings along the river testify to this.
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.
Fortress Ehrenbreitstein 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.