Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Mosel: individuelle Radreise
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Koblenz:Top-Hotel Krämer ***

Moselle river biketour 8 days | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz | laid-back

8 Days
01.08.2024 - 30.10.2024
from 890 €
pro Person
description

Enjoy a relaxed wine tour along the Moselle Cycle Path, offering unforgettable impressions of nature, towns, and culture. The 195-kilometer route, divided into 4 stages, stretches from Trier to the mouth of the Moselle in Koblenz. As you leisurely cycle along the river, you'll be surrounded by stunning landscapes, lush vineyards, and picturesque villages.The path is notable for its accessibility: mostly paved trails away from main roads provide a safe and pleasant ride for all cyclists. The flat terrain and gentle gradients shift the focus from athletic challenge to the sheer pleasure of the journey.
In addition to the scenic beauty, charming towns invite exploration, offering opportunities to taste local wines and immerse yourself in the region's rich history and culture. A highlight of the tour is an additional overnight stay in Cochem, giving you even more time to relax and enjoy. Hop on your bike and experience the beauty and charm of the Moselle Valley on this relaxed and enjoyable cycling tour.

 
Highlights

  • Low- traffic bike routes on quiet paths directly at the river
  • Lovely boutique accommodations
  • UNESCO heritage in Trier
  • two nights in Cochem with Wine-tasting and cruise
  • world famous wineries along the way
  • stunning landscapes


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Trier
  • Day 2: Trier - Piesport | Approx. 30 miles / 48 km
  • Day 3: Piesport - Traben Trarbach | Approx. 25 miles / 40 km
  • Day 4: Traben Trarbach - Cochem | Approx. 34 miles / 55 km
  • Day 5: Bike-free day in Cochem with Wine tasting and cruise
  • Day 6: Cochem - Koblenz | Approx. 30 miles / 49 km
  • Day 7: Additional night in Koblenz - Optional biketour along the rhine river
  • Day 8: Koblenz – departure

All distances are approximate. Due to circumstances beyond control, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations/detours caused by roadwork. In this case, please follow the directions posted on site.


Mosel cycle path from Trier to Koblenz:

  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Individual bike tour with luggage transport
  • Departure: Daily departure between April and October
  • Approx. 118 mi | 190 km by bike
  • Difficulty level 1 of 5


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Trier
Arriving in the oldest city of Germany, Trier, offers a journey through time spanning over 2000 years of history. As you embark on a city round trip, you'll be immersed in the rich tapestry of the city's past, discovering world-known attractions that have stood the test of time.
From the iconic Porta Nigra, a majestic Roman gate that serves as a testament to Trier's ancient origins, to the awe-inspiring Roman amphitheater and the magnificent Imperial Baths, every corner of the city is steeped in history and intrigue. After a day of exploration, you can unwind and indulge in the unique flavors of Riesling wine in one of Trier's traditional wine taverns. As you sip on this renowned wine, you'll be transported back in time, immersing yourself in the atmospheric surroundings that echo with centuries of history and tradition. With its blend of ancient landmarks, vibrant culture, and world-class wine, Trier offers a truly unforgettable experience for travelers seeking to delve into the heart of Germany's past while savoring the pleasures of the present.

Day 2: Trier - Piesport | Approx. 30 miles / 48 km
Today's cycling route along the banks of the Moselle promises a tranquil journey through picturesque wine villages, each brimming with charm and history. Setting off from Trittenheim, you'll have the opportunity to cross one of the oldest bridges in the area, offering views of the well-preserved ferry towers that stand as reminders of centuries past. Ascending into the vineyards above the village, you'll be treated to panoramic vistas of the Moselle Valley, where the gentle curves of the river wind their way through the lush green landscape. It's a perfect spot to pause and soak in the natural beauty of the region.
Continuing on, you'll pass through Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine village in Germany, where ancient traditions and modern life blend seamlessly. As you pedal onwards, you'll eventually arrive in Piesport, where an impressively restored Roman cellar dating back to the 4th century awaits you. Step back in time as you explore this historic cellar, marveling at its ancient architecture and imagining the generations of winemakers who have tended to their craft within its walls. It's a fascinating glimpse into the rich history of winemaking in the Moselle region and a fitting way to cap off a day of cycling through this enchanting corner of Germany.

Day 3: Piesport - Traben Trarbach | Approx. 25 miles / 40 km
Today, a side-trip to the famous wine village of Bernkastel-Kues beckons, offering a captivating glimpse into the region's rich heritage and scenic beauty. As you explore the charming market square, surrounded by picturesque half-timbered houses, you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time to a bygone era. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets, admiring the intricate architecture and soaking in the lively atmosphere of this historic village. Don't miss the opportunity to sample some of the region's finest wines at one of the local wine taverns, where you can savor the flavors of the Moselle Valley in every sip.
Continuing on your journey, you'll come across the village of Zeltingen, known for its grand baroque buildings that are steeped in Moselle tradition. Take some time to wander through the streets, marveling at the elegant facades and soaking in the beauty of this idyllic setting. Whether you're exploring the charming streets of Bernkastel-Kues or admiring the grandeur of Zeltingen's baroque architecture, today's side-trip promises to be a memorable addition to your cycling adventure along the Moselle Cycle Path.

Day 4: Traben Trarbach - Cochem | Approx. 34 miles / 55 km
After departing from Traben-Trarbach in the morning, your journey leads you to the picturesque Moselle loop in Zell, known as the "Zeller Hamm." Here, nestled amidst countless wine slopes, sits the majestic Marienburg castle, which boasts a history spanning around 900 years. Perched atop the mountain ridge, the castle offers commanding views of the surrounding landscape, inviting you to step back in time and explore its historic halls and towers. As you pedal along, the charming taverns that dot the landscape beckon you to indulge in a wine-tasting experience, where you can sample the region's finest vintages and savor the flavors of the Moselle Valley.
Continuing on your route, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Europe's steepest vineyard, the Calmont, before arriving in the town of Cochem. Here, amidst the idyllic surroundings of the Moselle River, stands the imposing Reichsburg castle, a symbol of German castle romance. Explore the castle's towering ramparts and fortified walls, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this iconic landmark. With its historic fortress complexes and stunning natural beauty, Cochem offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and scenic splendor, making it a highlight of your cycling journey along the Moselle Cycle Path. Two nights in Cochem. 

Day 5: Bike-free day in Cochem
In Cochem you can enjoy a relaxing day with a wine tasting at a local winery and a boat trip on the Moselle River. The picturesque town is known for its charming old town with half-timbered houses and cozy cafés. Visit the Reichsburg Cochem, which majestically overlooks the town and offers an impressive view. A stroll along the Moselle promenade or through the winding streets of the town completes the perfect bike-free day.

Day 6: Cochem - Koblenz | Approx. 30 miles / 49 km
After a few kilometers of cycling, you'll arrive in Moselkern, nestled along the banks of the Moselle River. From there, a short detour beckons you to the nearby fairytale-like Eltz Castle, a stunning medieval fortress that seems straight out of a storybook. Continuing on your journey, you'll pass through the charming village of Kobern-Gondorf, where historic half-timbered houses line the market square, inviting you to linger and explore. As you pedal between the Moselle River and the picturesque vineyards, you'll make your way towards Winningen before reaching Koblenz. In Koblenz, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine at the iconic Deutsches Eck, a captivating panorama awaits you. Take a ride on the cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, where you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding landscapes (included in the tour). Explore the fortress and delve into the city's rich history through its numerous sights and landmarks, immersing yourself in its varied past. 
As the day draws to a close, take a leisurely evening stroll through the charming streets of Koblenz, soaking in the atmosphere and reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of your cycling adventure along the Moselle Cycle Path. Two nights in Koblenz. 

Day 7: Koblenz | Approx. 31 miles / 50 km
Starting in Koblenz, you can enjoy a beautiful bike ride to the picturesque town of Bacharach along the Rhine. The journey takes you through the stunning Middle Rhine Valley, with its rolling vineyards, medieval castles, and charming villages. Upon arriving in Bacharach, you can explore its historic streets, visit the impressive Stahleck Castle, and relax by the river. After a delightful day of cycling, you return to Koblenz by train (Train ticket not included), traveling through the scenic Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This combination of biking and a train ride offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. 

Day 8: Koblenz
Departure Individual departure from Koblenz. 

 

dates & prices
Select your date
01.08.2024 - 30.10.2024
8 Days
01.08.2024 - 30.10.2024 | 8 Days
ACCOMMODATIONS - SELFGUIDED BIKETOUR MOSELLE | 6 days Details
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Premium
1100 €
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Standard
890 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Premium
1680 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Standard
995 €
added options / discounts
Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal)
95 € more info
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel)
95 € more info
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental Ebike
245 € more info
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Personal bike handover and bike adjustment:
50 € more info
We adjust the bikes on delivery so that they fit your height. Our touring-Bike-Saddles are equipped with quick-release so that they can be adjusted quickly and easily. However, if you prefer a personal handover, we will be happy to welcome you in Trier!

Return transfer Koblenz - Trier without your own bike
85 € more info
Transfer back from Koblenz to Trier, including luggage.
Daily return trip at around 9:00 a.m. from Koblenz. duration approx. 2,5 hours.

Return transfer Koblenz - Trier - including own bike
125 € more info
Transfer back from Koblenz to Trier, including luggage.
Daily return trip at around 9:00 a.m. from Koblenz. duration approx. 2,5 hours.

Extra night in Trier in a double room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
115 €

Extra night in Trier in a double room / per person Standard Cat.
65 €

Extra night in Trier in a single room / per person Premium Cat.
145 €

Extra night in Trier in a single room / per person Standard Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Koblenz in a double room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Koblenz in a double room / per person Standard Hotel-Cat.
65 €

Extra night in Koblenz in a Single room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
135 €

Extra night in Koblenz in a Single room / per person Standard Hotel-Cat.
95 €

Transfer from the airport of Frankfurt to Trier:
395 € more info
1 - 3 ppl. with luggage (car) per group.

Please note that transfer reservations must be made well in advance of your tour date. Transfer distance is 115 mi. (185km) and transfer time is 2,5 hours of travel.

Transfer from the airport of Frankfurt to Trier:
550 € more info
4 - 8 ppl. with luggage (minibus/van) per group:

Transfer from Koblenz to the airport of Frankfurt:
290 € more info
1 - 3 ppl. with luggage (car) per group.

Please note that transfer reservations must be made well in advance of your tour date. Transfer distance is 71 mi. (115 km) and transfer time is 1,5 hours of travel.

Transfer from Koblenz to the airport of Frankfurt:
375 € more info
4 - 8 ppl. with luggage (minibus/van) per group:

Extra Day Bike Hire
19 €

Extra Day E-Bike Hire
29 €

accomodation / hotels
ACCOMMODATIONS - SELFGUIDED BIKETOUR MOSELLE | 6 days weniger Infos
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Koblenz:Top-Hotel Krämer ***

Our standard when choosing a hotel is high. Our partner-hotels should not only be functionally perfect, but above all offer a pleasant and regional atmosphere. Only now and then does the route force a compromise. We don't accept a cheaper hotel just to get what appears to be a cheap tour price. terranova always mentions the hotel names. You are welcome to check our rating in Michelin or on tripadvisor.

Hotelcategory A - Premium Hotels: On this trip you will stay with terranova in selected hotels and pensions of the 3 and 4 star categories.

  • Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
    In addition to its central location, the Hotel Park Plaza Trier is characterized by the combination of the Roman history of Trier in the form of Roman-ancient elements and modern design throughout the hotel.
     
  • Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen ***
    This 3-star hotel in Trittenheim offers cozy accommodation and a selection of wines from its own vineyards. The property is located on the Moselle between the historic city of Trier and the medieval Bernkastel-Kues. The rooms of the Hotel Galerie Riesling are tastefully furnished and some have their own terrace or balcony.
     
  • Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen ****
    This comfortable hotel is located directly on the beautiful Traben-Trarbach promenade in the middle of the picturesque Moselle valley. In 61 individually designed feel-good rooms, guests relax with a view of the river or over the roofs of the old town. Built in 1901 by the respected Rumpel wine trading family, the building was used as a representative cellar and residential building for over seven decades. Since August 2012 the Hotel Moselschlösschen has been reopened after a complete renovation. All areas are now convincing with their modern design.
     
  • Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
    The Villa Vinum Cochem is an owner-managed boutique hotel in Cochem with a direct location on the beautiful Moselle. The listed building was completed in 2012 after a complete renovation in its current impressive condition. The atmosphere of the reception hall with the old fountain and fireplace as well as the lounge with library give you a first impression of what awaits you at Villa Vinum. The inviting large wooden staircase leads you to the twelve luxurious hotel rooms and suites of the hotel.
     
  • Koblenz:Top-Hotel Krämer ***
    This family-run 3-star superior hotel is centrally located, 500 meters from Koblenz Main Station. Thanks to the excellent transport connections, the hotel is a great starting point for exploring Koblenz's old town.

The named or equivalent accommodations will be booked depending on availability. There is no entitlement to accommodation in the above-mentioned accommodations. Tourist tax, if due, must be paid on site on this trip.

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Hotelcategory B - Standard: Different hotels or wineries in 3 star category.
Tourist taxes, if due, are to be paid on site on this trip.

 

 

Extra Info | terranova customer reviews
  • SKILL LEVEL:
    EASY: Rating a bike tour is one of the hardest things we do. What you find difficult or easy depends on your own personal physical condition and training. The total distance is approx. 190 km | 118 miles. The entire route is flat and well signed.  The Moselle-cycle-path is nearly car-free and is mostly paved. It is rated as a 5-Star cycling path. If you are concerned and don’t want to worry about your own fitness and ability, we recommend an electric bike.
     
  • DAY OF DEPARTURE
    Daily departure between april and october.
     
  • AIRPORT INFO
    The closest and largest international airport to your tour start and end is Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), located 185 km from Trier and 115 km from Koblenz. There are good train connections between Trier/Koblenz and Frankfurt Airport. If you prefer a private transfer from the airport to your first hotel, feel free to contact us and we will arrange it. Please see pricing. Optional you can also use the international airport if Luxemburg as gateway to Trier / Koblenz.
     
  • LOCAL TRAVEL
    To travel from Frankfurt Airport to Trier, you have several options. You can take a train directly from the airport railway station to Trier, which takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. The train station in Trier is about a mile from your hotel, so you may need to take a taxi or local bus to reach your accommodation. Train ticket costs vary but typically range between €50 to €110 per person.
    If you prefer a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Trier, this can be arranged for an additional fee. Pricing for private transfers can vary depending on the provider and specific details of the transfer.
    Alternatively, if you're arriving at Luxembourg Airport, you can take a direct bus to Trier, offering a convenient and cost-effective transportation option.
    For your return journey from Koblenz to Frankfurt Airport, you can easily reach the airport by train in approximately 2 hours. Additionally, trains from Koblenz also connect to Luxembourg Airport, providing another transportation option for your departure.
     
  • RENTAL BIKES
    Touring Bike: The rental bikes are comfortable 28” trekking bike, equipped with Shimano eight-speed gearbox or a new 24-speed chain/gear hub with freewheel. You can choose between a male model (with top-tube) and a unisex model with low-step frame. Both are available in different frame sizes. The handlebars are ergonomically shaped. All bikes are equipped with a rack (rear wheel) and ideal for multi-day trips with bike panniers.
     
  • Electric Bike: In addition to touring bikes, e-bikes (pedelecs) are also offered from the brands EBIKE / Velo de Ville / Kreidler. These are all equipped with a powerful battery and have a BOSCH or SHIMANO mid-engine, which will give you a pleasant tailwind on your bike tour.
     
  • CLIMATE
    The climate in the Mosel-region is mild with warm summers and moderate winters. Some parts can therefore almost be described as Mediterranean and owes it fame in wine growing to the warm and sunny climate. From April to October, the weather is ideal for cycling and discovering the beauties of this region. Please do check the local conditions before your arrival.
     
  • IMPORTANT TO KNOW
    Staying informed about entry requirements is crucial for smooth travel experiences. I recommend regularly checking our Travel Restrictions Tool page for the latest updates on entry requirements for your destination(s). Additionally, it's advisable to visit the official government webpage of the country or countries you plan to visit for the most accurate and up-to-date information on travel restrictions, visa requirements, and health protocols. By staying informed and prepared, you can ensure a hassle-free journey and minimize any potential disruptions. Safe travels!  
     
  • Documents:
    Before you travel, please check the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have proper identification. For US citizens, the U.S. Passports & International Travel website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. It is important to research before you travel as airlines will not permit boarding if you do not have the required valid documents.
     
  • Insurance: Before traveling, we strongly recommend you review your personal insurance and health insurance to ensure you have coverage appropriate to meet your needs, and the needs of your family and dependants, in case of any loss of property or illness, injury, or death.

 

 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • couple W. from Prenzlau ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    "The Moselle cycle tour was a dream! Easy route through beautiful landscapes, comfortable accommodation and delicious food. Well organized with helpful maps. Highly recommended for a relaxed cycle tour."
     
  • couple F. from Hachenberg⭐⭐⭐⭐
    ‘Beautiful landscapes and charming villages, top accommodation and delicious food. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn to love the Moselle. Thanks also to terranova for the good service.’

 

services

TERRANOVA SERVICES
Choose your preferred date: Daily departures from 01.04.25 - 31.10.2025

  • Accommodation in the desired category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage) daily between 09.00 am and 05.30 pm
  • Best prepared travel documents (Detailed map and route material)
  • Cable car ride incl. admission to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress in Koblenz (excl. bike)
  • Wine-tasting in Cochem
  • Cruise along the Moselle
  • GPS-data
  • 6-day-service-hotline
  • CO2 compensation in the region

Not included:

  • City tax
  • Arrival to Trier and departure from Koblenz
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Ferry fees
  • Insurance
  • Tips and expenses for personal use.

 

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Our tours go beyond the typical off-the-shelf options. Every tour-detail has been meticulously explored, scrutinized, and firsthand experienced. Prior to featuring a trip in our program, we conduct on-site evaluations of each element to ensure its suitability. We only present trips that not only align with our high standards but also meet our personal criteria."

 

Your contact for this trip:

Frederik Pfältzer

terranova Touristik
Martin-May-Str. 7
60594 Frankfurt a. M.
Germany
pfaeltzer@terranova-touristik.de
Tel.: +49 69.69.30.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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