You would like to experience the Moselle?
Great idea: The Moselsteig from Trier to Koblenz a majestic classic!
Enjoy the Moselle valley on wonderful hiking days between lovely wine villages, steep mountain slopes of Eifel and Hunsrück, once mighty castles of the Trier, Chur-Main and Cologne archbishoprics. Enjoy the Mosel hospitality at every turn. High-altitude trails with fantastic views of the Moselle river bends, vineyards, wooded mountain ranges, countless castles and the best panoramic spots above the water: your hiking week is full of highlights.
On your way from the former imperial city of the Roman Empire, Trier, to the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) in the heart of Koblenz, you will pass – always following the Mosel loops – charming wine-growing villages under Germany’s steepest vineyard, the Calmont, and the imperial castle of Cochem. On the way, you will have plenty of time to stop at the countless Straußenwirtschaften and wine cellars and get to know the world of winegrowers.
You will discover idyllic little half-timbered villages, hike through unique evergreen boxwood forests, climb rocky high trails and cross the steepest vineyards in Europe. Imposing rest areas and lookout pavilions await you with fantastic distant views and rustic winegrowers’ taverns invite you to enjoy the wonderful Moselle wine.
With Trier, the oldest city in Germany, the popular Eltz Castle, as well as the historic Roman hilltop settlements and temple complexes, cultural enjoyment is not neglected either. Look forward to fantastic hikes between the mountain ranges of the Eifel, the Hunsrück and the Mosel valley!
Please note: This shortest version of the tour includes only sections (3), (4) and (6) on the map. So it does NOT lead from Trier to Koblenz but only from Bullay to Treis-Karden. The parts shown on the map are only included in the tour variant 195a or – slightly shortened – also in the variant 195b.
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
When booking half board incl. 5 x 3-course dinners, not in Trier and Koblenz, possibly in neighboring restaurants.
For the most part, you’ll hike on good trails and paths, graveled wine trails and secluded forest trails. The panoramic trails lead in sections over steep terrain and rocks, here surefootedness is required. The ascents and descents to the heights of the Moselle valley are easily manageable with good basic fitness. A shortening of the stages is possible almost at any time comfortably by train.
The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.
Both Bullay and Treis Karden 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.
Car & Parking
Parking is possible in an unguarded public parking lot near the hotel for approx. 15 € / day. Limited hotel parking spaces are also available for approx. 15 € / day, unfortunately advance reservation is not possible.
Return journey Treis-Karden – Bullay
The Moselle Valley Railway connects the two cities mostly every hour. Take your time for the return journey. You train ride is a real experience. They are on the road for about half an hour. For schedules and tickets, visit www.bahn.de.
May it be a little more?!
No problem – this trip has two big sisters.
> With the tour 195a you are on the road for 10 days. You start in Trier and hike almost the entire Moselsteig to the former capital of the Rhenish Republic, Koblenz.
> Journey 195b also takes you from Trier to Koblenz in 8 days. However, some stages are omitted or shortened by train.
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. At the starting point and in Koblenz we would even like to suggest you to stay one more day each.
Things to see on the way ...
- The lovely Moselle landscape with its wines, mountains, bridges, castles and cities
- Cochem with its famous Reichsburg