Self-Guided Bike Tour Germany

OO Touristik invites you to explore amazing Germany on a bike! Enjoy your cycling holiday along the Moselle cycle path with short stages. The cycling tour in Germany offers enough time for some relaxing stops and tasting the fruity wine of the Moselle. Here, you will get to know the country and its people, as well as several winegrowing areas including Kobern Gondorf and Winningen.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Mostly flat areas
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 121 Miles / 194 Kilometers
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 170 EUR

Highlights

  • 8 days of bike tour
  • Bike along the Moselle cycling path
  • Cycling to the working year of a winegrower
  • Cycle map with short English tour description
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay at several country-typical four and three-star hotels along the route of the Moselle cycle path. The hotels are Hotel Deutscher Hof in Trier on day one, Guesthouse Alt-Mehring in Mehring on day two, Hotel Schanz in Piesport on day three, Hotel Zeltinger Hof in Zeltingen on day four, Feriendomizil Am Lindenplatz in Bullay on day five, Hotel Zehnthof in Cochem on the six, Hotel Simonis in Kobern Gondorf on day seven, Hotel Brenner in Koblenz on day eight.

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 hotel: Hotel Deutscher Hof in Trier

Day 2: Trier - Mehring, approximately 23 kilometers / 14 miles

Cycling along the Moselle cycle path leaving German's oldest city and continue past the old ferry tower before you reach from Schweich to Mehring.

  • Example of hotel: Guest house Alt-Mehring in Mehring

Day 3: Mehring - Piesport, approximately 24 kilometers / 15 miles

Today, continue cycling to Trittenheim where a natural trail introduces the working year of a winegrower, local grape varieties, and the upbringing of the grapes. Afterward, continue the bike tour to Piesport where you stay overnight.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Schanz in Piesport

Day 4: Piesport - Zeltingen, approximately 25 kilometers / 16 miles

Before you cycle to Zeltingen, enjoy a stop on the Moselle cycle path and cycle towards the lovely village of Bernkastel-Kues.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Zeltinger Hof in Zeltingen

Day 5: Zeltingen - Bullay, approximately 40 kilometers / 25 miles

Through the winegrowing area of Kröver Nacktarsch to Traben-Trarbach, continue your cycling tour along the Moselle to the winegrowing area of Zeller Schwarze Katz up to Bullay.

  • Example of hotel: Feriendomizil Am Lindenplatz in Bullay

Day 6: Bullay - Cochem, approximately 31 kilometers / 19 miles

In your today's final destination in Cochem, a visit to the picturesque town center is recommended as well as the fortress Reichsburg from the 11th century.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Zehnthof in Cochem

Day 7: Cochem - Kobern Gondorf, approximately 32 kilometers / 20 miles

Today, OO Touristik recommends in the morning to cycle the extra four kilometers / two miles to visit the magnificent Castle Eltz, before cycling along the Moselle cycle path to the well-known winegrowing village of Kobern Gondorf.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Simonis in Kobern Gondorf

Day 8: Kobern Gondorf - Koblenz, approximately 19 kilometers / 12 miles

On your last day of your bike tour along the Moselle cycle path, enjoy a visit to the well-known winegrower village of Winningen.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Brenner in Koblenz

Day 9: Individual departure or extra nights

Bike rental information

27-speed bikes for women (60 EUR)

  • 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 (60 EUR)

  • 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

This bike tour will bring you to several cities in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The cities include Mehring, Piesport, Zeltingen, Bullay, Cochem, Kobern Gondorf, and Koblenz.

Food

Daily buffet breakfast will be provided. Half board supplement is available at 240 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

  • 8 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
  • 8 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 and 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 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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