The Moselle Cycle Path
- Relaxed hassle-free cycling through Germany’s most famous vineyards
- Wine tasting at one of the many small cellars en route
- Explore the Roman City of Trier
- Wander the half-timbered streets charming towns along the way
- Tuck into the delicious regional specialties each night
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.
Sip on their exclusive wines in this family-run manor hotel in the dreamlike town of Trittenheim.
A family-run guest house in Clüsserath-Weiler has been the first guest house on the Moselle to be awarded G**** stars (Dehoga) since 2016. All 7 rooms in the old patrician house directly on the Moselle promenade.
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 imakes 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.
The Moselhotel Sonnenuhr welcomes you in a unique location on the banks of the Moselle, not far from Bernkastel-Kues and with a view of the vineyards.
A comfortable family-run hotel in the heart of Zeltingen-Rachtig.
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.
The Mercure Hotel Koblenz is located in the southern part of Koblenz city center between Koblenz Electoral Palace and Rhein-Mosel-Halle. Set on the banks of the romantic River Rhine, with a view to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast, but you may wish to extend your stay in Koblenz or perhaps jounrey along the Rhine by bike, boat or on foot.
Other InformationIs it for me?
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!
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Leisure Cycling | Leisure Cycling
This cycle tour is graded easy. The Moselle Cycle Path is very suitable for beginners and children.
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.
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.
The route is marked throughout and we supply you with detailed maps, route notes and information pack.
- 6 Nights in hand-picked accommodations
- 6 Breakfasts
- Baggage transfer (44 lbs 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
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.
By Car: Trier is approximately a 4 hour drive from Calais.
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 44 lbs / 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.
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