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The Moselle Cycle Path

7 Days & 6 Nights 4.5 Read 30 reviews
  • Relaxed hassle-free cycling through Germany's most famous wine growing vineyards
  • Wine tasting at one of the many small cellars en route
  • Explore the Roman City of Trier
  • Wander the half-timbered streets of historic towns along the way
  • Tuck into delicious regional specialties each night
Enjoy a relaxed cycling holiday through Germany’s most famous wine growing area on the Moselle Cycle Path. Journey along the Moselle River accompanied by with fabulous food, wine, castles and charming villages of medieval half-timbered houses. The Roman city of Trier, founded in 16BC, is arguably Germany’s oldest city and overflows with classical and historical sights, including the Imperial Thermal Baths. As you pedal north from Trier you are immersed in a landscape of forests, vineyard-covered hills and villages of medieval half-timbered houses. The Moselle Cycle Path takes you through the towns of Bernkastel Kues, Traben Tarbach, Cochem, Neumagen Dhron (the oldest German wine town) and Enkirch, a jewel of the regional medieval ‘Fachwerk’ (Tudor style) architecture. Perfectly suited to those that enjoy cycling on dedicated cycle paths with very few hills, riding the Moselle reveals a treasure trove of Germany's ancient history.
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What To Expect

The Moselle Cycle Path is perfect for families, beginners or regular cyclists looking to combine easy riding with wonderful scenery, beautiful towns and cities, and delicious local cuisine. Don’t miss it!

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Cycling | A classic point to point cycling holiday, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, Families, Multi-Generational, Groups > 10, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Wine, Whisky & More...
  • Historical Journeys

Inspiration:

  • Most Popular
  • Classic

Grade & Terrain

This cycle tour is graded easy. The Moselle Cycle Path is very suitable for beginners and children. 

Navigation

The route is marked throughout and we supply you with detailed maps, route notes and information pack.

Accommodation Information

Our Classic Moselle Cycle Path trip includes accommodation in standard ensuite double/twin rooms in small family-run guesthouses and hotels. Each is carefully selected for their warmth of welcome and character. It's also possible to upgrade to 3-4* hotels (ategory 'A' each night for a little extra comfort. 

Accommodation Location

We work with a number of accommodations along the cycle path, so all distances are an approximation of the recommended routes. You may be accommodated up to 5km away in the surrounding area.

Single Rooms & Solo Cyclists

Single rooms are available although a supplement is payable. As this is a popular route it's ideal for solo cyclists. 

Included
  • 6 Nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfer (20 kg bag per person)
  • Information pack and route notes with maps
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel to Trier / from Koblenz
  • Hire of a hybrid/touring bike
  • Upgrade the standard hybrid bike hire option to an e-bike or tandem
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Upgrade to hotel accommodation
  • Hire of a hybrid/touring bike
  • Upgrade the standard hybrid bike hire option to an e-bike or tandem

When To Go

This tour is available to start on any day of the week from mid-April to mid-October. The price changes according to the season and during the summer months the trip is more expensive. If you are planning to travel between late August and early September, then we recommend that you book early due to various wine festivals in the area which can mean hotels are fully booked well in advance.

Getting to the Start

By Air: Trier is easily reached by train from Frankfurt airport (2h50) and Cologne-Bonn (2h30) airport, which are served by a variety of low cost and international airlines. 

By Car: Trier is approximately a 4 hour drive from Calais.

Getting from the End

By Air: From Frankfurt and Cologne-Bonn airports (served by a variety of low cost and international airlines), it is just a 1h30 train ride direct from Koblenz with Deutsche Bahn.

By Car: Koblenz is 4.5 hour drive from Calais.

Baggage Transfer

Daily door to door baggage transfer is included in the price of your trip. We ask you to keep your baggage to a maximum of 1 bag per person (maximum weight 20kg).

General Information

This cyling holiday is self-guided, meaning you are responsible for pedalling between your overnight locations. We will be at the end of the phone to assist with any issues along with our local partner. You should be happy making minor fixes to your bike, i.e. changing an inner tube in the unlikely event you get a puncture.

The distances are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, waterproofs (jacket and trousers), sun hat, sunscreen and comfortable cycling shoes. 

Equipment

Bike hire is not included in the tour cost but good quality hybrid/touring bikes are available for rental. Also available are tandems and e-bikes. Hybrid bikes are available in both male and female frame styles, while e-bikes are a standard frame shape. Hybrid bikes (no suspension) come equipped with 1 rear pannier, stand, mud guards, bike computer (on request), puncture repair kit and pump, and bike lock.

Please note helmets are not included - we recommend you bring your own as it will be more comfortable.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity, emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Trier Day 2 Cycle Trier to Trittenheim 26.5 miles / 42 km Day 3 Cycle Trittenheim to Zeltingen 22 miles / 35 km Day 4 Cycle Zeltingen to Zell 22.5 miles / 36 km Day 5 Cycle Zell to Treis-Karden 29.5 miles / 47 km Day 6 Cycle Treis Karden to Koblenz 26 miles / 42 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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