Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany
Oberwesel: Burghotel Schönburg****
Oberwesel: Burghotel Schönburg****
Mainz: Hilton Hotel****
Mainz: Hilton Hotel****
  Koblenz: Hotel Mercure****
  Koblenz: Hotel Mercure****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen****
 Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen***
 Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen***
 Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen***
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S

Rhine, Main & Moselle: From Frankfurt to Trier | Self-guided | Germany

8 Days
01.04.2024 - 30.04.2024
from 1150 €
pro Person
description

Embark on an unforgettable cycling adventure that will take you beyond the ordinary, delving deep into the heart of Germany's history and natural beauty. Your journey begins in Frankfurt, where the modern high-rise buildings set the stage for the captivating ride ahead. As you pedal away from the urban hustle, the landscape transforms, leading you through the picturesque Rheingau region. Soon, the route unveils the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the "Upper Middle Rhine Valley," a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine River that is nothing short of a living fairy tale. As you follow the meandering path of the Rhine, you'll be captivated by the majestic castles that grace the hilltops, standing as silent witnesses to centuries of history. These imposing fortresses hold stories of battles, romances, and the intricate tapestry of Germany's past. Your journey through time continues as you pedal through medieval towns and villages that seem frozen in history. 

 

Starting in the historic city of Koblenz, where the Moselle meets the Rhine, you'll pedal along the Moselle Cycle Path. Gentle curves of the River, surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills. As you follow the well-marked path, you'll pass through quaint villages that seem frozen in time, each offering a taste of local culture and hospitality. The route takes you through some of the most renowned wine-growing regions in Germany, where you can stop and savor the flavors of the finest Rieslings. Arrive in Trier where the echoes of Roman history and the charm of a vibrant city greet you with open arms.

 



Highlights

  • Fantastic river landscapes of the Main, Rhine and Moselle
  • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Romantic old towns of Mainz, Rüdesheim, Oberwesel and Koblenz and many small wine villages along the route
  • Niederwald monument near Rüdesheim
  • World famous Loreley Rock
  • “Deutsches Eck” in Koblenz
  • world famous wineries along the way
  • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in Trier


Itinerary

  • Day 1: From Frankfurt to Mainz (42 km by bike)
  • Day 2: From Mainz to Oberwesel (64 km by bike)
  • Day 3: From Oberwesel to Koblenz 45 km by bike)
  • Day 4: From Koblenz to Cochem (49 km by bike)
  • Day 5: From Cochem to Traben-Trabach (55 km by bike)
  • Day 6: From Traben-Trabach to Piesport (40 km by bike)
  • Day 7: From Piesport to Trier (48 km by bike)
  • Day 8: Departure Trier

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.


Itinerary:

Day 1: From Frankfurt to Mainz | Approx. 26 miles / 42 kilometers by bike
Today’s bike route leads you from Frankfurt – always along the river Main – to the medieval old town of Höchst. It once belonged to the possessions of the Archbishopric of Main; today it is a district of Frankfurt. After a leisurely break – perhaps with Ebbelwoi and handkäs with music (local applewine and cheese) – the tour goes on towards Eddersheim. After you have passed the first vineyards and old towns, you will reach the river mouth of the river Main into the Rhine. Crossing the Rhine, you will now reach Mainz, the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate. The city looks back on over 2000 years of history. Sights such as the mighty cathedral or the Gutenberg Museum are waiting for your visit.
Overnight in Mainz.

Day 2: From Mainz to Oberwesel | Approx. 40 miles / 64 kilometers by bike
After a relaxing night in the old Roman city of Mainz, you cycle today along the Rhine. Important wine towns and fantastic views are waiting for you. After you have passed the picturesque town of Eltville, you will reach the world-famous wine town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. A detour to the Niederwald monument with the chairlift is highly recommended. The view from the top is fantastic. Behind Rüdesheim, you change to the other side of the river. Soon already you will see Kaub with it’s almost 700-year-old toll castle , which stands on a small island in the middle of the Rhine. The tour continues through the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Upper Middle Rhine Valley”. The cultural landscape is characterized by winegrowing. After a break in the picturesque town of Bacharach with many photo-motifs, you will reach Oberwesel. The small town still has parts of its city wall with 16 defensive towers. The medieval castle Schönburg is perched high on the valley trail. The many wine taverns invite you to a glass of wine and tasty specialties from the region.
Overnight stay in Oberwesel.

Day 3: From Oberwesel to Koblenz | Approx. 28 miles / 58 kilometers by bike
The cycling tour continues on the western left bank of the Rhine. Between Urbar and St. Goar you have a great view of the world famous and legendary Loreley Rock. According to the narrative, a woman has combed her hair on the rock and with her singing bewitched the sailors who then capsized and died. A bronze statue at the foot of the rock recalls this legend. We continue on the bikes to Boppard. There is a ride with a chair lift to the “Vierseenblick”. From here you have a unique view of the Rhine. Behind Boppard it is only a few kilometers to Koblenz. High above the city lies the fortress Ehrenbreitstein. Since the national Garden Show 2011, a cable car has been taking visitors from the Old Town across the Rhine to the former Prussian fortress. At the German corner you will be welcomed by Emperor Wilhelm I in the city at the Rhine and Moselle.
Overnight stay in Koblenz. 

Day 4: Koblenz - Cochem | Approx. 30 miles / 49 km
Begin your day by exploring Koblenz's rich history and vibrant atmosphere. Take a cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for a panoramic view of the city. Pedal along the serene Moselle, passing through Winningen and its vineyards. Discover the charming village of Kobern-Gondorf with its historic half-timbered houses. Stop for a moment to visit the Eltz fairy tale castle, a short detour from Moselkern. The route guides you along the banks of the Moselle, and you'll eventually reach Cochem, famous for its Reichsburg castle and stunning fortress complexes.
Overnight stay in Cochem.

Day 5: Cochem - Traben Trarbach | Approx. 34 miles / 55 km
Depart from Cochem and enjoy breathtaking views of the Calmont vineyard, Europe's steepest. Traverse wine slopes that beckon you to experience a wine-tasting at traditional taverns. Marvel at the Marienburg castle before reaching the picturesque Moselle loop in Zell. Pedal through Zeltingen's grand baroque buildings, a showcase of Moselle tradition. A side-trip to Bernkastel-Kues offers the beauty of a market square surrounded by half-timbered houses. Your day concludes in Traben Trarbach, a town adorned with charm.
Overnight stay in Traben-Trarbach.

Day 6: Traben Trarbach - Piesport | Approx. 25 miles / 40 km
Today, venture through wine villages, soaking in the tranquility along the Moselle. Pass by the impressively restored roman cellar in Piesport, dating back to the 4th century. Cycle to Neumagen-Dhron, Germany's oldest wine village, and enjoy the journey's remarkable sights. The day culminates in Piesport, offering a blend of history and wine culture.
Overnight stay in Piesport.

Day 7: Piesport - Trier | Approx. 30 miles / 48 km
Pedal through the Moselle's tranquil beauty, passing the vineyards above Trittenheim. Cross one of the oldest bridges to view preserved ferry towers. Visit Neumagen-Dhron, Germany's oldest wine village, and enjoy its stories. Conclude your cycling adventure in Trier, Germany's oldest city, where a city round trip beckons you to discover world-known attractions and relish the atmosphere steeped in history. In the evening, savor the unique Riesling wine in one of Trier's traditional wine taverns, surrounded by an atmosphere steeped in history.
Overnight stay in Trier.

Day 8: Trier - Departure
Your biketour ends in Trier, Germany's oldest city, where you can embrace a city round trip and explore world-known attractions. Allow the past 2000 years to come alive during this time lapse experience. 

 

 

dates & prices
Select your date
01.04.2024 - 30.04.2024
8 Days
01.04.2024 - 30.04.2024 | 8 Days
Accommodation - Main, Rhine, Moselle Details
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Premium
1530 €
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Standard
1150 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Premium
1570 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Standard
1330 €
added options / discounts
Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel)
95 € mehr Infos
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental E-Bike
195 € mehr Infos
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Transfer from Trier to the airport of Frankfurt:
395 € mehr Infos
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 Trier to the airport of Frankfurt:
550 € mehr Infos
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Standard

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

Extra night in Trier in a double room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
65 €

Extra night in Trier in a double room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
145 €

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

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

Extra night in Frankfurt in a double room / per person Premium Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Frankfurt in a double room / per person Premium Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Frankfurt in a double room / per person Premium Cat.
165 €

accomodation / hotels
Accommodation - Main, Rhine, Moselle weniger Infos
Oberwesel: Burghotel Schönburg****
Oberwesel: Burghotel Schönburg****
Mainz: Hilton Hotel****
Mainz: Hilton Hotel****
  Koblenz: Hotel Mercure****
  Koblenz: Hotel Mercure****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen****
Traben-Trarbach: Das Moselschlösschen****
 Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen***
 Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen***
 Piesport: Weinhotel Piesporter Goldtröpfchen***
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S

 

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:

  • Mainz: Hilton Hotel****
    This hotel overlooks the Rhine, on the outskirts of Mainz’s historic Old Town. All rooms are elegantly furnished and air conditioned.
     
  • Oberwesel: Burghotel Schönburg****
    This seasonally opened castle hotel is set on a wooded hill overlooking the River Rhine, 950 meters from the Oberwesel Train Station and 1 km from the Medieval Town Center. The traditional rooms feature antique furniture, a flat-screen TV and free minibar.
     
  • Koblenz: Hotel Mercure****
    The Mercure Hotel Koblenz is a 4-star hotel on the Rhine, offering an ideal location. Here you can expect comfortable accommodation with air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi and a fitness room open around the clock.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.

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.

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Tourist taxes, if due, are to be paid on site on this trip.

 

 

Extra Info
  • 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. 221 miles / 356 km. The entire route is flat and well signed. The 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. There are good train connections between Trier and Frankfurt Airport (around 4,5 hours). We do offer private transfers including bike-transport if this service is wanted (2,5 hours).
     
  • 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 high-speed trains running directly to the city center of Frankfurt. Train travel between Trier and Frankfurt airport costs vary but will be between €50 - €110 per person. 
     
  • 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.

    E-Bike: In addition to touring bikes, e-bikes (pedelecs) are also offered from the brands Velo de Ville and Kalkhoff. 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 Rhine, Moselle -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: 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.
services

  SERVICES

  • 7 nights in a double room with breakfast in well-kept and terranova certified hotels
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Service number with on-site service
  • Map material with marked route
  • Kat A: A 4-course menu at the Burghotel in Schönburg
  • CO2 compensation in the region

The minimum number of participants is 2 persons.

 

Map | Contact

 

 

 

We personalize your travel experience:
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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