7 Days Picturesque River Moselle Cycling Tour in Germany

Classic Cycling Tour Germany

Spend your cycling holidays in Germany's most well-known wine growing region along one of the most beautiful streams. Discover, during your bike tour, the picturesque winegrower villages Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trabach, and Cochem, tasting the delicious light, fruity wine of the Moselle region, and stroll through the lovely narrow lanes!

Key information

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

Highlights

  • 5 days' bike tour
  • Ride along the natural trail of local vineyards
  • Visit the Castle Eltz and Castle Reichsburg
  • Cycle through the beautiful Moselle Valley
  • Cycle map with English tour description
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for six nights in comfortable middle-class hotels along the route of the Moselle cycle path. You will be accommodated at Hotel Deutscher Hof in Trier, Weingut & Gästehaus Hermeshof in Trittenheim, Zeltinger Hof in Zeltingen, Hotel Weinhaus Mayer in Zell, Hotel Weinhaus Mayer in Zell, and lastly Hotel Brenner in Koblenz.

Program

Day 1: Individual arrival in Trier

You begin with your cycling tour along the Moselle cycling path in Trier. Plan some spare time exploring this beautiful town with its oldest and best conserved Roman gate the 'Porta Nigra' before your cycle tour starts. You receive your rented bike at your starting hotel. Example of the hotel: Hotel Deutscher Hof in Trier

Day 2: Trier - Trittenheim (approximately 40 kilometers)

Cycling along the Moselle cycle path, continue to Trittenheim, where a natural trail introduces the man-year of a winegrower, local grape varieties, and the upbringing of the grapes. In the evening, it is recommended to taste some of the delicious local wine. Example of the hotel: Weingut & Gästehaus Hermeshof in Trittenheim

Day 3: Trittenheim - Zeltingen (approximately 36 kilometers)

Today, your bike tour leads along the Moselle cycle path via Neumagen-Dhron, the eldest wine-growing village of Germany, through lovely small villages to Bernkastel-Kues and in the afternoon, to Zeltingen. Example of the hotel: Zeltinger Hof in Zeltingen

Day 4: Zeltingen - Zell (approximately 35 kilometers)

Enjoy cycling through the winegrowing area of "Kröver Nacktarsch" to Traben-Trabach and if you like, relax during a boat trip on the Moselle. After a break in the romantic town of Enkirch, a jewel of framework architecture, today's bike tour along the Moselle cycle path ends in Zell. Example of the hotel: Hotel Weinhaus Mayer in Zell

Day 5: Zell - Treis - Karden (approximately 47 kilometers)

After breakfast, your cycle route leads via Beilstein, the so-called "Rothenburg of River Moselle", to Cochem, with the picturesque center and the 11th century old Castle Reichsburg. Example of the hotel: Schloss Hotel Petry in Treis-Karden

Day 6: Treis - Karden - Koblenz (approximately 42 kilometers)

Today, visit the magnificent Castle Eltz before cycling the last kilometers through the beautiful Moselle Valley to Koblenz. Example of the hotel: Hotel Brenner in Koblenz

Day 7: Individual departure or extra nights

Return from your cycling holidays by train or by bus from Koblenz to Trier (daily from 9 a.m., approximately two hours duration).

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: Two 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 (that is smaller) gel saddles

7-speed bikes for women

  • Frame: Aluminum frame with molded lower tube
  • Gear shift: Seven-speed gear shift by Shimano
  • Brakes: Backpedal, two 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

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: Two 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 (that is smaller) gel saddles

7-speed bikes for men

  • Frame: Aluminum frame with molded lower tube
  • Gear shift: Seven-speed gear shift by Shimano
  • Brakes: Backpedal, two 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

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 five hours (for completely discharged batteries)
  • Gear Shift: Shimano eight-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

On this tour, you will cycle along the picturesque River Moselle region. Your tour will start from Trier and end in Koblenz.

Food

Daily buffet breakfast will be provided. Half board supplement is available at 180 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

  • 5 days' 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)
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

What's not included

  • City tax (payable on the spot)
  • Return transfer Koblenz - Trier including own bike every day at 9 a.m. 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 with two full-paying persons while single with a child will get discount with one full-paying person and one child.

  • Child 0 to 2 years: 100%
  • Child 3 to 5 years: 50%
  • Child 6 to 13 years: 25%
  • Child from 14 years: 10%
  • Single with child from 0 to 2 years: 100%
  • Single with child from 3 to 5 years: 50%
  • Single with child from 6 to 13 years: 25%

In case your booking reaches OO Touristik at least 60 days prior to your holiday start, you will get 5% discount.

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