Hiking trip Moselle and Eifelsteig: In 7 days from France to Trier and the Kyll valley

7 Days

Your trip

You want to experience the Moselle, climb the Eifel-Steig?

Great idea: The upper Moselsteig and the Kyll valley are a real insider tip!

Enjoy the upper Moselle valley on wonderful hiking days between lovely wine villages, wide meadows and steep mountain slopes between Eifel and Hunsrück. Enjoy the Mosel hospitality at every turn.

The two quality hiking trails along the Moselle and Kyll rivers offer a fabulous combination of panorama, nature and culture. From the border triangle at the German-French-Luxembourg border, you will explore the enchanting landscape of the Moselle and Saar rivers along ancient Roman roads all the way to Trier.

The friendly metropolis on the Moselle attracts visitors with its lively old town and a Roman World Heritage Site consisting of the Porta Nigra, the Imperial Baths and the Amphitheater, which hardly any other city in Germany offers. But Trier is also the city of Trier Cathedral and the birthplace of Karl Marx.

Explore Trier on a circular walk on day 5 and 6 of the tour. A boat trip on the Moselle is included in the tour price and tour plan. The last day then leads you on the Eifelsteig into the wildly romantic Kylltal and over a suspension bridge in wonderful natural scenery conclude.


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


Daily breakfast buffet or extended breakfast included.

The route

The daily routes lead on good hiking trails through beautiful nature. Fantastic views accompany you at every turn. What you need to bring is a good basic level of fitness. The longer stages can be shortened by public transport.

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



Both Perl near Schengen on the German-French border and Kordel in the Kyll valley are easily accessible by local rail transport. The Moselle Valley Railway is an experience! More information about the schedules can also be found at www.bahn.de.

You will find your starting hotel a few minutes walk from Perl train station.

Car & Parking

Parking possible in unguarded public parking lot near the hotel. Limited hotel parking spaces are available, unfortunately pre-booking is not possible.

Return journey Kordel – Trier – Perl (Schengen)

By rail

The Moselle Valley Railway connects Trier and Perl mostly every hour. Take your time for the return journey. You are about 1 hour away from Trier. Before that, you will take the Eifelbahn back to Trier from the finishing point of your last stage. You can find timetables and tickets at Moseltalbahn or www.bahn.de.

First bake small rolls ?!

No problem – this trip has a little sister. With the tour 194b you are only 5 days on the road between Perl and Trier – and visit the Eifel perhaps a later time.

If you like, you can build an individual vacation around your hiking tour with additional nights. Additional nights are generally possible at all stage destinations. In Trier we would even like to suggest you to stay one more day in each case.

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 beautiful Kyll valley on the Eifel Climb

Day by day

Arrival :
Day 1

Arrival to Perl near Schengen

Individual journey to Perl near Schengen on the Moselle. Your rental bicycle, if booked, is ready for you at the hotel. At the hotel you can also get the tour information.

You still have a little time?

Experience Schengen, the place where Europe overcame its borders. Experience Luxembourg, France Germany – Benelux. Very close, from shore to shore.

A walk along the Moselle River in the border triangle is a great way to start this tour. Visit the Gardens Without Borders with the baroque garden around the Palais Nell in Perl.

Unguarded public parking lot near the hotel.

Perl - Palzem :
Day 2

Hike Perl – Palzem, ~ 20 km, 300 m↑ 400 m↓, ~ 6 h

The start of your hiking week offers the three-country view all the way to Luxembourg and France. Your route takes you from lovely wine-growing areas through rustic forests and wide fields to the Palatinate wine town of Palzem.

Palzem awaits you with famous wineries and extensive vineyards. You will meet the Moselle again and enjoy a glass of home-pressed Elbling wine.

Palzem - Nittel :
Day 3

Hike Palzem – Nittel, ~ 16 km, 320 m ↑↓, ~ 5 h

After visiting the double-towered Helfan Cathedral, you will hike along scenic paths with short, steep climbs along flowering meadows and forests.

Enjoy the view of the Moselle before you reach the next wine village on a crossroads.

Nittel - Trier :
Day 4

Hike Nittel – Trier, ~ 18 km, 520 m↑↓, ~ 6 h

With an impressive panorama of the Moselle and the unique limestone cliffs on the Moselle and Saar, you will hike along varied paths through the Nitteler Felsen nature reserve, which is rich in species.

Your way leads you to Wasserliesch. From here, please take the Mosel Valley Railway to the Mosel metropolis of Trier.

In the afternoon, towards evening you will reach Trier, the former imperial city of the Western Roman Empire, the city of archbishops and students, the city of good life in the West!

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.

Trier :
Day 5

Circular hike Trier, ~ 10 km, 150 m↑↓, ~ 3 h

You should definitely visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Porta Nigra, the amphitheater and the cathedral in Germany’s oldest city. On the Traumsteig you hike up to the Petrisberg, where you have a breathtaking view of Trier and the Mosel valley.

In the afternoon you will take a panoramic boat trip on the Moselle.

Eifelsteig :
Day 6

Hike Trier – Eifelsteig – Kordel, approx. 20 km, 550 m↑↓, ~ 7 h

Today you will switch from the Moselsteig to the Eifelsteig, a final stage that is hard to beat in terms of highlights. Impressive natural monuments such as the famous Genoveva and Klausen caves.

Look forward to the views over the river loops of the Kyll. The imposing Ramstein Castle awaits you in the middle of the forest. From here you descend through the wild and romantic Butzerbachtal valley to the Kyll.

Please return from Kordel to Trier with the Eifel or Mosel Valley Railway. They are on the road for about a quarter of an hour. Trains run directly and mostly every half hour.

Departure :
Day 8

Return trip Trier – Perl

Feel free to stay another day in the Roman city, book an extra night or make your way back to Perl on the Moselle Valley Railway, which runs every hour.


are included ...

  • Overnight stay with rich breakfast
  • Boat trip on the Moselle in Trier
  • Wine tasting Moselle wines
  • Luggage transport
  • Info package with detailed tour book
  • Navigation app and GPS data on demand
  • Service hotline

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.
  • Train ride Wasserliesch - Trier
  • Train ride Kordel - Trier - Perl (return)

Dates and prices

Travel start 2024: possible daily in …
Season 1 23.03. – 05.05. and 26.08. – 08.09. and 23.09. – 13.10.
Season 2 06.05. – 09.06. and 09.09. – 22.09.
Season 3 10.06. – 25.08.
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 with breakfast / pers 730 € 800 € 840 €
Single room w. breakfast 950 € 1.020 € 1.060 €
Extra nights
Perl (starting point): Double room with breakfast / pers 80 € 80 € 80 €
Perl (starting point): Single room with breakfast 100 € 100 € 100 €
Trier (destination): Double room with breakfast / pers 100 € 100 € 100 €
Trier (destination): with breakfast 130 € 130 € 130 €
Additional nights are possible at each stage destination. Price on request. If necessary, please indicate in the comments field of the booking how many additional nights you want and at which location.
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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  • 7 Days
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  • Hiking trip
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