The Moselle Cycle Path7 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
What To Expect
Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.
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
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Grade & Terrain
This cycle tour is graded easy. The Moselle Cycle Path is very suitable for beginners and children.
NavigationThe route is marked throughout and we supply you with detailed maps, route notes and information pack.
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 (category 'A' each night for a little extra comfort).
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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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 Car: Trier is approximately a 4 hour drive from Calais.
Getting from the End
By Car: Koblenz is 4.5 hour drive from Calais.
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).
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.
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.
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.
You can start the Moselle Cycle Path on any day of the week between mid-April and mid-October. High season occurs between the last week of August and the end of September, when prices increase slightly due to the wine festivals along the river. If you are planning to travel during the high season then we recomend early booking (ideally in December or January).
You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.
We can arrange bike hire as an optional extra. Bike Hire includes lock and repair kit. You can rent comfortable touring bikes, or upgrade to an E-bike. For further information and bike images, see the Trip Info area for this tour.
This cycling tour is graded easy. Daily distances are between 35 and 47 km so you will need to have a basic level of fitness and we advise some training before the trip. The Moselle Cycle Path is perfectly suited to families and those who prefer a more leisurely cycling holiday. The route is almost entirely traffic-free on dedicated cycle paths with very few hills.
Trier is easily reached by train from Frankfurt airport (2h50) and Cologne-Bonn (2h30) airport, both of which are served by a variety of low cost and international airlines. From these airports, it is just a 1h30 train ride direct from Koblenz with Deutsche Bahn. Additionally, Trier is only a 4 hour drive from Calais and Koblenz is 4h30 by car from Calais.
ItineraryDay 1 Arrive in Trier
The Roman city of Trier is the starting point for your adventure through the vineyards of the Moselle Valley. Founded in 16BC, Trier is arguably Germany’s oldest city and literally overflowing with classical historical sights. The Imperial Thermal Baths (Kaiserthermen) are the highlight but other attractions include the medieval Hauptmarkt square, St. Gangolfs Church, the Red House, the Porta Nigra, the Benedictine Abbey of St. Matthew and the fortified residential towers.
Trier is easily reach by train from Frankfurt (2h50) and Cologne-Bonn (2h30) airports and is only a 4 hour drive from Calais.
Hotel Zur Post in Trier-Ruwer is a lovingly restored building of the former customs and post office was built in 1612 and has since four generations of family ownership. This historic guest house offers modern rooms, a stylish restaurant, a sunny garden terrace and parking facilities for cars.
Begin your journey on the Moselle Cycle Path by pedalling north east out of Trier, soon passing the town of Schweich. From here you are immersed in a vineyard covered landscape. Reach your destination for the day, Trittenheim. Here a wine nature trail provides you with general information about wine - we would recommend a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local vineyards.
Family run guest house perfectly located in the centre of the wine region of Trittenheim on the Mosel.
Wine-lovers are in for a treat today! This morning cycle through Neumagen-Drohn, the oldest and most famous wine producing area in Germany. The Roman wine press in Piesport is another compulsory stop, as is the village of Bernkastel, well-known for its medieval timber framed houses. The market square makes for a perfect lunch spot. Zeltingen, filled with baroque style buildings, is your destination for the day.
Friendly traditional well-run family run hotel with winery.
Continue through the famous Kröver Nacktarsch wine producing area to Traben-Trarbach, which has many fine examples of Jugendstil buildings. Enkirch, with its characteristic half-timbered buildings is just a little further on before a minor climb over Zeller Hamm to be greeted by the vineyard-blanketed landscape surrounding Zell.
Located 100 metres from the Moselle in the heart of the historic town of Zell.
The route today winds through a procession of picture postcard villages. Beilstein and Cochem are both enchanting, as is the 11th century Reichsburg castle. Finally your route brings you to Treis-Karden, another charming town filled with castles, churches and half timbered houses.
Family-run guesthouse with a traditional Wine Bar, offering hearty breakfasts.
Begin your day with a visit to the medieval castle Eltz before following excellent cycle paths to Koblenz. En route don’t miss the oldest timber-framed house in Germany, the Abteihof in Kobern-Gondorf, which dates from 1320. The ‘Deutsche Eck’ (German Corner), with its monumental statue of Emperor William I at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine today celebrates German reunification and is a suitable highlight to bring your trip to an end.
The family-run hotel in the city of Koblenz is located by the station in downtown Koblenz just a few minutes cycle from the Moselle Cycle path and the famous Deutsche Eck where the Moselle meets the Rhine.
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast, but you may wish to extend your stay in Koblenz or perhaps journey along the Rhine by bike, boat or on foot.
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