Cycling tour Germany: Short vacation on the Moselle Cycle Route 2023 / 24

6 Days

Your trip

You would like to cycle down the Moselle?

Great idea: The Moselle Cycle Path from Trier to Koblenz is one of Germany’s absolute cycling classics!

On this scenically most beautiful section of the Moselle you cycle – always following the Moselle loops – through charming winegrowing villages, past the steepest vineyard, the Calmont and the Reichsburg Cochem.

In just 4 day’s stages, you can get from the Roman city of Trier to the lively old town of Koblenz. On the way, you will have plenty of time to stop at the countless Straußenwirtschaften and wine cellars and enjoy the hospitality of the winegrowers.

Accommodation

You will stay in real Moselan, regionally typical, very good middle class hotels of the 3*** category – always with their own wine magic.

Catering

Daily breakfast buffet or extended breakfast included

When booking half board incl. 3 x 3-course dinner (not in Trittenheim / Neumagen and not in Cochem), possibly in neighboring restaurants.

The route

mostly flat, very well-maintained bike paths and quiet, low-traffic side roads

4 easy daily stages between 40 – 59 km, a total of about 200 km. The kilometers may vary depending on the location of the hotels.

The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

Rental bicycles

Robust touring bikes: 7-gears with hub gears and coaster brake or 21-gears with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle, 28 inches with different frame heights:

If you are taller than 1.90 m or shorter than 1.60 m, we will request wheels with a 66 frame or 26 inch tires for you.

Electric bikes: 8-speed gears (freewheel, without coaster brake); range approx. 70 km (depending on riding style); only 21 kg net weight; suitable for body heights from 1.60 m – 1.90 m (bookable on request).

Own bikes

Bringing your own bikes is LIMITED possible, but at your own risk.

For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable.

For your own safety, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours.

Arrival

Railroad

Both Koblenz and Trier are easily accessible by train. The Moselle Valley Railway is an experience!

You can also find more information about the timetables at www.bahn.de.

Car/Parking

Parking possible on unguarded private parking lot at the hotel for about € 15,- / day and car, not reservable and please pay directly on site – depending on availability.

Return transfer Koblenz – Trier

By rail

2nd class, without train specification, only regional trains, mostly hourly from Koblenz HbF.

Bicycle transport possible: free transport of own bicycles from Mon.-Fri. from 09:00; Fri, Sat, Sun without time limit.

For this purpose, please be sure to book “Transfer Person” in the booking form. A subsequent purchase on site is unfortunately no longer possible. The return transfer of own bikes is possible every day, if you also book the transfer of people through us….

Drop off no later than 4:30 pm the day before at the hotel. Delivery in Trier until approx. 10:00 a.m. the following day at the hotel of departure

Please be sure to book“Transfer bike without insurance” or“Transfer bike with insurance” in the booking form.

Things to see on the way ...

  • The old Roman city of Trier with the world-famous Porta Nigra, the cathedral, the Imperial Baths and a lot of joie de vivre.
  • The lovely Moselle landscape with its wines, mountains, bridges, castles and cities
  • The guard on the Rhine with emperor and fortress in Koblenz

Day by day

Journey to Trier :
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival to Trier

Individual arrival to Trier. Your rental bicycle is ready for you at the hotel (if booked). Output of the tour information. Unguarded parking payable on site.

If you arrive early, we recommend a boat trip on the Moselle . A trip of about 1 hour is included in the price. You can still take the tour on day 2.

The oldest city in Germany attracts visitors with numerous historical sights. You should not miss the famous Porta Nigra, Roman excavations of all places, the Emperor’s Herem, Constantine’s Basilica or the amphitheater and the magnificent St. Peter’s Cathedral . A stroll through the lively old town is perfect to get in the mood for the hiking week ahead.

Overnight stay at the 3***+ Hotel Deutscher Hof in Trier or equivalent.

Hotel
Trier - Trittenheim :
Day 2

Bike tour Trier – Trittenheim, ~ 45 km, 250 m↑↓, ~ 4 h

Today the cycle path leads you via Schweich with its historic Fährturm and Longuich to Trittenheim. In Longuich the Roman castle Villa Urbana invites guests.

The picturesque village of Trittenheim is located directly on one of the numerous Moselle bends. It is lined with vineyards. An informative wine trail leads south of the village past the Laurentius Chapel.

A wine tasting in the evening is the Moselaner guest’s duty – and included in the price.

Overnight stay in 3*** Hotel Krone Riesling or equivalent

Breakfast
Hotel
Trittenheim - Traben-Trarbach :
Day 3

Bike tour Trittenheim – Traben-Trarbach, ~ 55 km, 300 m↑↓, ~ 5 h

Today, the numerous Moselle loops dominate the landscape.

Through picturesque vineyards you will reach Bernkastel-Kues. Already visible from the bike path is Landshut Castle. You will pass directly by the castle on the right side of the Moselle, the south bank. Due to the steep ascent, however, a detour is only recommended on foot. They go about 45 minutes.

Treat also the beautiful half-timbered houses of Kues for a while. Worth seeing is the market square lined with half-timbered houses. Wine lovers are invited to the Moselle Wine Museum incl. Vinotheque. Before continuing on to Traben-Trarbach with its ruins of Grevenburg Castle and the mighty slate city wall, it is worth mentioning a settlement from the Neolithic Age in the town of Kues. You move on historical ground at every turn.

Overnight stay in 3*** Parkhotel or equivalent

Breakfast
Hotel
Traben-Trarbach - Cochem :
Day 4

Bike tour Traben-Trarbach – Cochem, ~ 55 km, 300 m↑↓, ~ 5 h

Through one of the largest wine-growing areas on the Moselle near Zell, the trail leads via Bullay past the Stuben monastery ruins.

You will find the abbey on the right, the southern side of the Moselle. For a short sightseeing you change the Moselle side over the bridge before Bremm. A bike path leads you directly to the ruin. The way back is the same again over the Moselle bridge.

Bremm is located at the foot of the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont. It has an almost vertical slope of 65 – 76% gradient.

After further Mosel loops you will reach Beilstein. High above the village towers the imposing ruins of Metternich Castle. Continue on to today’s stage destination in Cochem. There you still have the opportunity to visit the Reichsburg. Admission is included and still possible the next day.

Overnight stay in 3*** Hotel Noss or equivalent

Breakfast
Hotel
Cochem - Koblenz :
Day 5

Bike tour Cochem – Koblenz, approx. 55 km, 20 m↑↓, ~ 5 h

Past Klotten with the ruins of Coraidelstein Castle and Treis-Karden with its collegiate church and museum, the route continues to Moselkern.

In a short detour on foot or by bike into the Eltz valley you have the opportunity to visit the impressively beautiful Eltz Castle – the one on the 50 – Mark – bill anno dazumal.

Passing the castle Bischofstein and Hatzenport with its Fährturm as well as the castle Thurant you drive to the wine-growing villages Kobern-Gondorf and Güls. High above the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, face to face with “his” Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the gigantic equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I has once again towered above the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers since 1993. You have reached the “Wacht am Rhein”.

Overnight stay in 3*** Hotel GHotel or equivalent

Breakfast
Hotel
Koblenz :
Day 6

Koblenz

You have reached the ancient capital of the Rhenish Republic, the Romans, Chur-Trier, the Prussians, the Germans. Koblenz is probably the most underrated city in Germany. The banks of the Rhine and Moselle, the three fortresses, the fortress garden, the promenades, the beautiful old town. Koblenz is worth an extra day.

Stay or go and come back again. Maybe a Rhine tour next year?

Please book extra nights or return transfer to Trier as described.

Breakfast

Services

are included ...

  • 5 x overnight stay with rich breakfast
  • Luggage transport with up to € 700 liability / person, delivery until about 18.00 clock
  • 1-hour boat tour in Trier
  • Wine tasting with 3 varieties on the road
  • Admission Reichsburg Cochem
  • Info package with detailed tour book
  • GPS data of the route on request
  • Half board, if booked: With half board: 3 x 3-course dinner (not in Trittenheim/Neumagen & Cochem) with choice of main course, partly in restaurants close to the hotel.

supplement you should still ...

  • Local taxes: In some cases local taxes are levied by the municipalities, approx. € 3 per person per night. Please pay directly on site if necessary.

Dates and prices

2023

Arrival days 2023: every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in the …
Season 1 29.04. – 05.05.
Season 2 06.05. – 15.05. and 13.06. – 10.07.
Season 3 19.05. – 12.06. and 14.07. – 07.10.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room w. breakfast 450 € 550 € 590 €
Single room w. breakfast 620 € 720 € 760 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Trier double room with breakfast 66 € 66 € 66 €
Extra night in Trier SR with breakfast 94 € 94 € 94 €
Extra night in Koblenz double room with breakfast 68 € 68 € 68 €
Extra night in Koblenz SR with breakfast 98 € 98 € 98 €
Additional services and return transfer from Koblenz to Trier
Half board for 3 days 100 € 100 € 100 €
Return transfer own bike with insurance 70 € 70 € 70 €
Return transfer own bike without insurance 30 € 30 € 30 €
Return transfer by train 22 € 22 € 22 €
Note: free choice of train on local train on weekdays from 9.00, Sat + Sun + holidays all day. Bicycles can be taken free of charge. Return transfer of own wheels Thu + Fri + Sat up to a tire width of 5 cm possible. Return of the bikes to the last stage hotel no later than 16:30 on the day before the return journey. The bikes will be ready the next day at the starting hotel.
Rental bicycles
E-bike 190 € 190 € 190 €
Touring bike 90 € 90 € 90 €
Children discounts
Discount for 2 adults in double room, maximum 1 extra bed in double or shared room.
> Child as 3rd pers in room up to under 6 years old 100%
> Child as 3rd pers in the room from 6 and under 12 years (“Child 1”) 50%
> 3rd pers in room from 12 years (“child2”) 25%
Note: Please select “Child 1” or “Child 2” in the booking, depending on the age.

2024

Arrival days: every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in the …
Season 1 27.04. – 03.05.
Season 2 02.06. – 12.07.
Season 3 04.05. – 01.06. and 13.07. – 05.10.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room w. breakfast 450 € 580 € 620 €
Single room w. breakfast 630 € 760 € 800 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Trier double room with breakfast 69 € 69 € 69 €
Extra night in Trier SR with breakfast 100 € 100 € 100 €
Extra night in Koblenz double room with breakfast 70 € 70 € 70 €
Extra night in Koblenz SR with breakfast 100 € 100 € 100 €
Additional services and return transfer from Koblenz to Trier
Half board for 3 days 100 € 100 € 100 €
Return transfer own bike with insurance 55 € 55 € 55 €
Return transfer own bike without insurance 36 € 36 € 36 €
Return transfer by train 22 € 22 € 22 €
Note: free choice of train on local train on weekdays from 9.00, Sat + Sun + holidays all day. Bicycles can be taken free of charge. Return transfer of own wheels Thu + Fri + Sat up to a tire width of 5 cm possible. Return of the bikes to the last stage hotel no later than 16:30 on the day before the return journey. The bikes will be ready the next day at the starting hotel. Return transfer customer-owned bike only bookable if also booked return transfer per person (train or bus). Please be sure to order in advance, no purchase on site possible!
Rental bicycles
E-bike 200 € 200 € 200 €
Touring bike 100 € 100 € 100 €
Children discounts
Discount for 2 adults in double room, maximum 1 extra bed in double or shared room.
> Child as 3rd pers in room up to under 6 years old 100%
> Child as 3rd pers in the room from 6 and under 12 years (“Child 1”) 50%
> 3rd pers in room from 12 years (“child2”) 25%
Note: Please select “Child 1” or “Child 2” in the booking, depending on the age.

Questions

Are there child discounts and family discounts?

Yes. Please specify when booking:
Discount for 2 adults in double room, maximum 1 extra bed
0 – under 6 years: 100%
6 – under 12 years: 50%: please select “Child 1” in the booking form.
12 – under 16 years: 25%: please select “Child 2” in the booking form.

Can I book a return transfer from Koblenz to Trier?

Yes. We offer the following options:
1) Return journey KOBLENZ – TRIER
with the regional transport of the Deutsche Bahn. Departure daily, usually every hour throughout the season. Free choice of train on the local train from 9.00 am. No transfer to the station.
Bicycle transport free of charge from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 24.00. Saturdays, Sundays and
Holidays all day. Please book “Transfer Person”.

2) Return transfer of customer’s own wheels
If you do not want to transport your bikes on the train yourself, we can transport your bikes with a tire width of up to 5 cm on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Please return the bikes to the hotel no later than 4:30 pm the day before your return trip. The next day you will be ready to pick you up in Trier at the starting hotel. Please note: The bikes are taken along at the customer’s risk – no liability can be accepted for any damage etc. to the customer’s own bike during the entire bike trip or during transport (exclusion of liability). However, you can insure your bikes. Please, if you want to take the transport, be sure to book now when you make your reservation:
– Transfer bike without insurance OR
– Transfer bike with insurance.

Please note: Depending on the accommodations we book for you, the overnight stops may differ from those indicated in the route plan. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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