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Moselle river biketour | self-guided | Trier to Koblenz - 6 Days

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Wine-tour on the moselle Cyclepath: In close proximity to the river, surrounded by nature, urban, mysterious and spectacular; these are all attributes that describe the Mosel Cycle Path perfectly and which ensure you are never bored. Highlight after highlight can be found on a total of 195 kilometres and 4 stages between Trier and the mouth of the Mosel in Koblenz. The Mosel Cycle Path isn’t really about sporting ambition as the routes, which are mostly asphalted and run separately from the main roads, are relatively flat and without major gradients. Rather, it’s the experience and enjoyment aspects that characterise the Mosel Cycle Path!

 
Highlights

  • Low- traffic bike routes on quiet paths directly at the river
  • Lovely boutique accommodations
  • UNESCO heritage in Trier
  • 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: Cochem - Koblenz | Approx. 30 miles / 49 km
  • Day 6: 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:

  • 6 days / 5 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
Individual arrival to the oldest city of Germany. Allow the last 2000 years to pass by in a time lapse during a city round trip and discover world-known attractions. In the evening, you can enjoy the unique Riesling wine in one of the traditional wine taverns in Trier, as well as the atmosphere which is steeped in history.

Day 2: Trier - Piesport | Approx. 30 miles / 48 km
Today, the route leads you on the bank of the Moselle through tranquil wine villages. From Trittenheim, you can reach the other riverbank by crossing one of the oldest bridges and view the old, preserved ferry towers. You can enjoy a wonderful view over the Moselle valley from the vineyards above the village. After passing the oldest wine village in Germany, Neumagen-Dhron, you arrive at Piesport. In Piesportan impressively restored roman cellar, dating back to the 4th century, awaits you.

Day 3: Piesport - Traben Trarbach | Approx. 25 miles / 40 km
Today it is worthwhile to take a side-trip to the famous wine village Bernkastel-Kues and visit the beautifull market square, which is surrounded by half-timbered houses. Zeltingen displays a number of grand baroque buildings in Moselle tradition.

Day 4: Traben Trarbach - Cochem | Approx. 34 miles / 55 km
After you leave Traben-Trabah in the morning, you will arrive at the Moselle loop in Zell, called the „Zeller Hamm“. The Marienburg castle, around 900 years old, sits enthroned on the mountain ridge.Countless wine slopes are a cheer to the heart, inviting you to take part in a wine-tasting in one of the traditional taverns. Before you reach Cochem, you can enjoy a wonderful view on Europe’s steepest vineyard, the Calmont. You will arrive in Cochem, known for its imposing fortress complexes as well as for the Reichsburg castle, a landmark of german castle romance.

Day 5: Cochem - Koblenz | Approx. 30 miles / 49 km
After a couple of kiloemters you will reach Moselkern directly along the banks of the Moselle. From there it is worth taking a short detour to the nearby Eltz fairy tale castle. The village of Kobern-Gondorf invites you to linger and have a look at its historic half-timbered houses around the market square. Between the Moselle and parts of the vineyards, the route continues via Winningen to Koblenz. Here the Moselle flows into the Rhine at the Deutsches Eck. An intoxicating panoramic view awaits you on the cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (incl.). The numerous sights allow you to immerse yourself in the varied past of the city. End the day with an evening stroll. Overnight in Koblenz

Day 6: Koblenz - departure
Individual departure from Koblenz

 

TERRANOVA SERVICES
Choose your preferred date: Daily departures from 01.04.22 - 31.10.2023

  • 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)
  • GPS-data
  • 7-day-service-hotline
  • CO2 compensation in the region
  • Cable car ride including entry to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz (excluding bike)

Not included:

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

 

ACCOMMODATIONS - SELFGUIDED BIKETOUR MOSELLE | 6 days

 
Details
  • Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Premium
    745 €
  • Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Standard
    595 €
  • Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Premium
    915 €
  • Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Standard
    695 €

added options / discounts

  • Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal)
    75 €
  • Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel)
    75 €
  • Rental Ebike
    180 €
  • Return transfer Koblenz - Trier without your own bike
    69 €
  • Return transfer Koblenz - Trier without your including own bike
    89 €
  • Extra night in Trier in a double room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
    105 €
  • Extra night in Trier in a double room / per person Standard Cat.
    60 €
  • Extra night in Trier in a single room / per person Premium Cat.
    130 €
  • Extra night in Trier in a single room / per person Standard Cat.
    82 €
  • Extra night in Koblenz in a double room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
    89 €
  • Extra night in Koblenz in a double room / per person Standard Hotel-Cat.
    56 €
  • Extra night in Koblenz in a Single room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
    120 €
  • Extra night in Koblenz in a Single room / per person Standard Hotel-Cat.
    86 €
  • Transfer from the airport of Frankfurt to Trier:
    395 €
  • Transfer from the airport of Frankfurt to Trier:
    550 €
  • Transfer from Koblenz to the airport of Frankfurt:
    290 €
  • Transfer from Koblenz to the airport of Frankfurt:
    375 €

ACCOMMODATIONS - SELFGUIDED BIKETOUR MOSELLE | 6 days

 
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** STrier: Hotel Park Plaza **** STrier: Hotel Park Plaza **** STrier: Hotel Park Plaza **** STrier: Hotel Park Plaza **** SPiesport: 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.

 

 

 

 

  • 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, this can be arranged. Please see pricing. Optional you can also use the international airport if Luxemburg as gateway to Trier / Koblenz.
     
  • LOCAL TRAVEL
    Frankfurt Airport railway station is a railway station is located next to the main ground-side passenger terminal of the airport. Here you can access trains running via Koblenz to Trier. The train station in Trier is still one mile from your hotel so you will need to take a taxi or a local bus. Train travel time is approx. 2 1/2 hours. Train travel costs vary but will be between €50 - €110 per person. If you prefer a private transfer from the airport to your first hotel, this can be arranged. Please see pricing. From Luxembourg Aiport you can take a direct Bus to Trier.

    The destination of the trip is Koblenz. From Koblenz you can easily reach Frankfurt Airport in around 2 hours by train. To Luxemburg airport you can also take the train. 
     
  • 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
    Due to the changing requirements for entry, it is imperative that you stay up to date on requirements set by the country/countries that you are visiting. Please visit our Travel Restrictions Tool page and the country/countries government webpage for this information.
     
  • Documents:
    Due to the changing requirements for entry, it is imperative that you stay up to date on requirements set by the country/countries that you are visiting. Please visit our Travel Restrictions Tool page and the country/countries government webpage for this information.

    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.