4 Days Bike Tour Along River Moselle in Germany

Short Cycling Holiday Germany

Just a little longer than a weekend but it feels like a lot of a cycling holiday in Germany! You cycle short and swift from the old Roman city of Trier along the Moselle cycle path with its wide and narrow bends until you reach the meander of the River Rhine. Everybody with some endurance and some good condition will enjoy this bike tour. The Moselle cycle path is flat throughout but there is a distance of 70 to 80 kilometers on your daily program.

Key Information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Mostly flat areas
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, the terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 124 miles / 200 kilometers
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 170 EUR

Highlights

  • 3-day self-guided tour
  • Start in Trier and end in Koblenz
  • Explore Kaiserthermen and Porta Nigra
  • Ride along the beautiful vineyards and wine village
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Koblenz
  • Cycle map with short English tour description
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

You will stay at Hotel Deutscher Hof in Trier on day one, at Hotel Zeltinger Hof (three-star) in Zeltingen on day two, and at Schloß Hotel Petry (four-star) in Treis Karden on day three.

OO TOURISTIK Bike Tour Germany Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival in Trier

Individual arrival for your cycle holiday in Germany. Plan some spare time to explore the beautiful historic town, the “Kaiserthermen” (Emperor's hot springs) and the Porta Nigra, best-conserved Roman gate. You receive your rented bike at your starting hotel for your cycle tour along the Moselle cycle path. Example of the hotel: Hotel Deutscher Hof in Trier

Day 2: Trier - Zeltingen, approximately 76 kilometers

Today's bike tour along the Moselle cycle path leads to the wine village of Trittenheim and continues to the old town of Bernkastel-Kues. Stroll across the beautiful main square, past the splendid framework houses. Marvel at the local fountains and enjoy some noble drops of wine at the wine museum. After a relaxing break, you continue to cycle directly by the riverside along the Moselle cycle path to Zeltingen. With the world-famous vineyards of Zeltinger Himmelreich, Schlossberg, Sonnenuhr and Deutschherrenberg, the place belongs to one of the well-known wine-growing villages along the Mittelmosel. Example of the hotel: Hotel Zeltinger Hof (three-star) in Zeltingen.

Day 3: Zeltingen - Cochem - Treis Karden approximately 82 kilometers

Enjoy cycling through the winegrowing area of “Kröver Nacktarsch” to the charming Traben-Trabach. Follow the cycle path along the Moselle via Enkirch to the wine-growing area of “Zeller Schwarze Katz” before you reach Cochem. Leave the Moselle cycle path and visit the picturesque center as well as the old Reichsburg Castle - it is well worth a visit! Continue leisurely the last 12 kilometers of your bike route in Germany to your hotel in Treis-Karden. Example of the hotel: Schloß Hotel Petry (four-star) in Treis Karden.

Day 4: Treis Karden - Koblenz, approximately 42 kilometers, individual departure

Today visit the magnificent Castle Eltz (plus 16 kilometers) one of the most beautiful and best-preserved castles of Germany. Wonderfully romantic embedded in an original nature just like a truly become fairytale castle. Return to the Moselle cycle path and cycle the last kilometers through the beautiful Moselle Valley past the wine-growing villages Kobern - Gondorf and Winningen: In Koblenz at the Deutschen Eck (German Corner), the Moselle flows into the Rhine River, a miraculous end for your bike tour. In the afternoon, you return the rental bike and pick up your luggage at 16:00. Wish you a pleasant journey home.

Bike rental information

27-speed bikes for women

  • Frame: Aluminum frame with molded lower tube
  • Gear shift: 27-speed derailleur without backpedaling by Shimano (Alivio shifter und Deore XT rear derailleur)
  • Brakes: 2 modern rim brakes by Shimano V-Brakes
  • Pedals: Wide and comfortable gel saddles with a cushioning
  • Wheels: 28-inch sealed hubs, stable spokes, and robust aluminum hollow chamber rims - Marathon Plus by Schwalbe
  • Saddle: Slightly more sportive (i.e. smaller) gel saddles

7-speed bikes for women

  • Frame: Aluminum frame with molded lower tube
  • Gear shift: 7-speed gear shift by Shimano
  • Brakes: Backpedal, 2 modern rim brakes by Shimano V-Brakes
  • Pedals: Aluminium pedals with a large rubber surface
  • Wheels: 28 inch sealed hubs, stable spokes, and robust aluminum hollow chamber rims - Marathon Plus by Schwalbe
  • Saddle: Wide and comfortable gel saddles with a cushioning
  • 7-Gang Herrenrad zum Ausleihen von Velociped

27-speed bikes for men

  • Frame: Aluminum frame with molded lower tube
  • Gear shift: 27-speed derailleur without backpedaling by Shimano (Alivio shifter und Deore XT rear derailleur)
  • Brakes: 2 modern rim brakes by Shimano V-Brakes
  • Pedals: wide and comfortable gel saddles with a cushioning
  • Wheels: 28 inch sealed hubs, stable spokes, and robust aluminum hollow chamber rims - Marathon Plus by Schwalbe
  • Saddle: slightly more sportive (i.e. smaller) gel saddles

7-speed bikes for men

  • Frame: Aluminum frame with molded lower tube
  • Gear shift: 7-speed gear shift by Shimano
  • Brakes: Backpedal, 2 modern rim brakes by Shimano V-Brakes
  • Pedals: Aluminium pedals with a large rubber surface
  • Wheels: 28 inch sealed hubs, stable spokes, and robust aluminum hollow chamber rims - Marathon Plus by Schwalbe
  • Saddle: wide and comfortable gel saddles with a cushioning
  • Flyer-Elektrorad zum Ausleihen von Velociped

Electrically powered bikes

  • Model: Flyer e-bikes produced by the Swiss manufacturers Biketec
  • Motor: Electric drive, 250 watts Panasonic motor
  • Battery: 36 volt/12 ampere battery according to latest lithium-ion-polymer technology standards
  • Support for driving: 100 kilometers per charge
  • Recharging: Takes about 5 hours (for completely discharged batteries)
  • Gear Shift: Shimano 8-speed hub
  • Brakes: Hydraulic brakes by Magura
  • Wheels: 26-inch / breakdown-safe tires 'Marathon Plus' by Schwalbe
  • Driving speed: limited to 25 kilometers / hour

Location

This tour will take place in Germany. It will cover several places including Trier, Zeltingen, Cochem, Treis Karden, and Koblenz.

Food

Half board supplements are available at 90 EUR.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 days of self-guided bike tour
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Koblenz
  • Information material (cycle map with short English tour description) per room
  • Service hotline also at the weekend
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

What's not included

  • City tax (payable on the spot)
  • Return transfer from Koblenz to Trier including your own bike every day at 09:00 per person and stay (50 EUR)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available until October 20, 2018, please select an arrival date below.

Special discount

Children will get discount for the third and fourth person in extra bed with two full-paying persons.

  • 0 - 4 years old: 100%
  • 5 - 13 years old: 25%
  • 14 years old and above: 10%
Pricing information
  • 7-speed and 27-speed bike rental: 60 EUR per person and stay
  • E-bike rental: 170 EUR per person and stay

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