Short vacation on the Moselsteig: In 5 days from France to Trier

5 Days

Your trip

You would like to hike the upper Moselle valley?

Great idea: The upper Moselsteig in the three-country corner 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.

A fabulous combination of panorama, nature and culture offers the top quality hiking trail along the German-Luxembourg border. From the border triangle, 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.

Please note: In this short variant of the tour, the last two stages are omitted: The circular hike around Trier, marked with (6) on the map and the detour on the Eifelsteig into the Kyll-Tab to Kordel (7). These two stages are only included in the full tour, the 7-day variant 194a .

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.

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.

Arrival

Railroad

Both Perl near Schengen on the German-French border and Trier are easily accessible by local train. 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 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. You can find timetables and tickets at Moseltalbahn or www.bahn.de.

May it be a little more?!

No problem – this trip has a big sister: With tour 194a you are on the road for 7 days. In addition to the program of this tour, you will hike another day on the ‘big’ variant on the Eifelsteig into the Kyll valley.

If you like, build an individual vacation around your hiking tour with extra 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.

Breakfast
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.

Breakfast
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.

Breakfast
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.

Services

are included ...

  • Overnight stay with rich breakfast
  • 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
  • Return by train from Trier to Perl

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 530 € 590 € 630 €
Single room w. breakfast 690 € 750 € 790 €
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. Please also note: The map shows the full variant of this tour, trip 194a. In this short variant, the last hike to the Kyll is omitted. This variant of the tour ends in Trier and not in Kordel.

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  • 5 Days
  • medium
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  • Summer
  • Hiking trip
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