Moselle Cycle Track
Trier – Koblenz (6 days / 5 nights) | Self-guided cycling tours
Overlooking the stunning vineyards you cycle easily along the Mosel from Trier to Koblenz. The bike paths run almost without gradients along the river valley, so you can appreciate the many highlights along the way: castles and monasteries, half-timbered houses and wine bars. There are many worthwhile places for a stopover or a visit. The destination point is Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Moselle and the Rhine. You stay in good ***-hotels; your luggage will be safely tranported from hotel to hotel.
Itinerary Trier – Koblenz
Day 1: Trier
to Trier. Your rental bike (if booked) will be ready for you at the hotel. Check in at the 4* Hotel Vienna Easy in Trier or equivalent. Parking lot directly at the hotel (approx. € 12,00/day – payable on site). City boat tour on the Moselle.
Day 2: Trittenheim / Neumagen (Cycling 40 km / 25 miles)
Always along the Moselle, past Schweich (Old Ferry Tower), where you repeatedly come across witnesses of Roman history (Villa Rustika, Roman water conduit, Roman ship, Roman winepress). Continuing through the Trittenheimer Moselle bend, you
reach Trittenheim or Neumagen-Dhron. Overnight stay at the 3* Hotel Krone Riesling or equivalent.
Day 3: Traben – Trarbach (Cycling 50/45 km / 31/27 miles)
Today, the numerous Moselle loops dominate the landscape. Through picturesque vineyards you will reach Bernkastel-Kues. Already visible from the bike path are Landshut Castle (right side of the Moselle, only recommended on foot due to the steep climb; approx. 45 minutes walk) and the beautiful half-timbered houses of Kues. In Kues a settlement from the Neolithic Age was excavated, further worth seeing are the market place lined with half-timbered houses and for wine lovers the Moselle wine museum incl. vinotheque. Continue to Traben Trarbach (Grevenburg ruins, old town wall). Overnight stay in the 3* Trabener Hof or equivalent.
Day 4: Cochem (Cycling 56 km / 35 miles)
Via Bullay (Roman settlements) and Bremm (Stuben monastery ruins), Beilstein (Metternich castle ruins, known as "Rothenburg on the Moselle"), you will arrive in the ancient town of Cochem (main town on the Moselle with many sights, exemplary
restored old town, Reichsburg Cochem (included) whose foundation dates back to the year 1000). Overnight stay in 3* Hotel Zehnthof or equivalent.
Day 5: Koblenz (Cycling 50 km / 30 miles)
On the left bank, passing Klotten, Pommern and Treis-Karden (Collegiate Museum with Collegiate Church), you will reach Moselkern (possibility to visit Eltz Castle, which is worth seeing); passing Bischofstein Castle and Hatzenport (worth seeing Fährturm), as
well as Thurant Castle, you will reach the wine-growing villages of Kobern-Gondorf and Güls. The last 6 km you cycle along the Moselle to the Deutsches Eck (river delta
of Moselle and Rhine) in the center of Koblenz (Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Electoral Castle, Moselle and Rhine promenade, lively old town). Overnight stay in 3* Ghotel or equivalent.
Day 6: Journey home or additional nights
Departure home or booking of extra nights.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.