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7 Days Moselle Trail Bike Tour in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Trier, Urban District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Amazing Bike Tour Germany

Spend your bicycle vacation in the most famous wine-growing region of Germany along one of the most beautiful rivers! You can admire the Kaiserthermen (Trier Imperial Baths) and Porta Nigra - historical buildings of the first rank in the Roman city of Trier. By bike, you reach famous towns like Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem, Neumagen-Dhron (the oldest German wine town), and Enkirch, a jewel of the regional medieval Fachwerk (Tudor style) architecture. Visit Eltz Castle and enjoy romantic stretches on your ride. In the evening, you will find pleasure in regional delicacies brought to you by select restaurants. Don‘t fail to taste the art of the local winegrowers!

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: Paved roads and mostly flat terrain
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 124 miles / 200 kilometres
  • Vacation type: Leisure holiday
  • Type of bike: Touring bike (60 EUR) and tandem bike (120 EUR)
  • E-bike: Available for rent (170 EUR)

Highlights

  • 5-day self-guided bike tour
  • Starts in Trier and ends in Koblenz
  • Cycling through Moselle wine-growing regions
  • Map of bike trails with a marked route
  • Detailed route description
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Luggage transport
  • Breakfasts

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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated in selected comfortable mid-class hotels or good family-owned guesthouses. You may choose between these two different standards. If you prefer smaller, family-owned guesthouses or hotels, you are recommended to choose category B. Should you prefer comfort hotels, category A would be the right choice. The rooms are equipped with shower / bath / WC.

There are always plenty of parking spots available, pre-reservation is not always necessary. Velociped's partner hotels in Trier always provide parking possibilities, sometimes even free of charge for the entire duration of your bike trip. You will receive the detailed information on parking at your hotel together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Program

Day 1: Individual arrival in Trier

As there is plenty to see, you should travel early. In Trier, you should take your time for a visit to the historical centre, the Kaiserthermen (imperial thermal baths), and the Porta Nigra. Arrival by train to a German railway station is possible. If you arrive by car, there will be a parking site available. If you booked a rental bike, the bike will be waiting for you at the hotel.

Day 2: Trier - Trittenheim (40 kilometres / 25 miles)

You leave German's oldest town and cycle along the Moselle where the old ferry tower of Schweich is located. Marvel at the small wine-growing village Mehring with the famous Villa Rustica, a ruin that was in Roman times a magnificent country house. In the afternoon, you will reach Trittenheim. Velociped recommends a tasting with a cellar visitation and vintage snack (please book in advance) for this day.

Day 3: Trittenheim - Zeltingen-Rachtig (36 kilometres / 22 miles)

After a few kilometres, you reach Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine-growing town in Germany. Admire the relief of the old Roman ship before you continue your bike ride over the winding cycle path. You can enjoy lunch on the market square of Bernkastel-Kues. You will be amazed by the colorful workmanship and the many small streets.

Your destination of today's cycling stage of the famous and traditional Moselle wine town, Zeltingen-Rachtig, is now reached quickly. With around 171 hectares of vineyards and the world-famous vineyards of Zeltinger Himmelreich, Schlossberg, Sonnenuhr and Deutschherrenberg, the town belongs to the large and well-known wine-growing communities on the Middle Moselle.

Day 4: Zeltingen-Rachtig - Zell (35 kilometres / 22 miles)

You cycle through the wine-growing area of Kröver Nacktarsch to Traben-Trarbach. Complete your today programme with a boat tour on the Moselle. After a break in Enkirch, the role model of framework architecture, you reach Zell.

Day 5: Zell - Treis-Karden (47 kilometres / 29 miles)

Today, you cycle via Beilstein and Rothenburg on the Moselle to Cochem. Leave the bike path and visit the picturesque centre and the old Reichsburg (11th century). This is really worth it! Take the time to visit the castle because the last 12 kilometres of your bike ride to the hotel in Treis-Karden are easy to get around.

Day 6: Treis-Karden - Koblenz (42 kilometres / 26 miles)

In the morning, take a detour (four kilometres) to the medieval Eltz Castle, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved castles in Germany. Wonderful and romantically situated and embedded in an original nature, it acts like a fairytale castle, inviting and majestic at the same time.

Take part in an informal castle tour, discover the treasure chamber, and enjoy the magnificent view. Afterwards, you cycle back to the Moselle cycle path. This proudly presents you once again typical Moselle wine regions such as Kobern-Gondorf and Winningen. In Koblenz at the Deutsches Eck, the Moselle flows into the Rhine and so you spend the last evening of your bike trip on the Mosel and the Rhine.

Day 7: Koblenz - Departure

After breakfast, your nice cycle holiday ends in Koblenz.

The condition of cycle paths

The quality of the bike trail is very good. The trail is practical with no unpaved or poorly developed paths. The route runs almost exclusively on paved roads and is very well-signposted. The volume of traffic varies, but between Trier and Cochem, there is almost always a separate bike trail on the right or left shore side, off the main road. Only during your last day, you have to cycle a section on a wide bicycle lane next to the main road. Detailed information about which shore side is best to cycle on, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a Velociped rental bike for the tour, they put it at your disposal at the starting point of your tour (the first hotel) and collect them at your last destination. The Velociped tourer is conceived especially for cycling tours. It offers maximum running comfort and highest possible safety and already had proven excellent performance over thousands of kilometres.

You can choose between women's and men's bicycles either with the 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 centimetres in height and for all gentlemen from 165 centimetres in height. You simply specify your wishes at the time of booking.

Velociped tourer and equipment

The tourer will be at your disposal from the tour beginning, recently checked and exactly fitting your size. The basic equipment includes particularly shockproof 28-inch wheels, special front-wheel hubs for maximum smooth-running quality, a simple 7-speed hub with back-pedal brake, or 27-speed dérailleur, always two handbrakes for front and back wheel, comfortable gel-saddle, all-around chain guard and a waterproof, spacious luggage bag.

Without using any tool, the saddle can be moved to the right position. Thanks to a special device for the adjustment of the angle of declination, the handlebars allow every sitting position - whether in a sportively hunched-up stance or in an upright position which is easy on one's back.

Velociped offers men's bikes with different frame heights suitable for sizes of 160 to 200 centimetres. Velociped ladies' bikes whip all persons with a size from 145 centimetres and up into shape. The practical step-through frame makes getting on and off easier and is now also becoming an increasingly popular option with men. The juvenile bikes are suitable for heights of 120 to 145 centmetres.

7-speed tourer

Velociped would recommend the 7-speed tourer for all those that are looking for a back-pedal brake and wide gel seat for maximum comfort in an upright sitting position. It is equipped with a simple hub gear shift and perfectly suited to tours on flat to slightly hilly terrain.

27-speed tourer

The 27-speed tourer is the best choice for cyclists that value the advantages of the dérailleur gear shift for flexibility whilst going up and down hills. This bike allows you to be a little more active without compromising on saddle comfort and practical everyday suitability.

Electric bike

This e-bike provides all the comfort you could possibly desire. You can switch its electric drive on and off at any time and get to your destination with ease - particularly handy if, for example, you are doing a longer or more hilly section or if you are pulling a child transporter. The suspension fork and sprung seat post ensure a gentle ride, whilst the hydraulic brakes provide the utmost safety.

Tandem

On a tandem, cycling is double the fun. Whether tall and short, old and young, seeing and blind, strong and petite, both partners will reach their destination at the same time and make their own individual contribution. Both the front and back have back-friendly saddle suspension and both sets of handlebars can be set individually. Thanks to the hydraulic oil pressure brakes, even the double weight poses no problem for safety.

Your own bike

If you have a good bike of your own, that's perfect. You can ride your own bike provided that it complies with the following criteria:

  • Multiple gears
  • Wide enough tyres
  • General road safety

In case it breaks down during the tour, Velociped will, of course, see to help you.

Luggage transfer

Your luggage is transported separately on each cycling stage. An eventful day waits for you after you had a good breakfast and left your suitcase at the reception.

Location

This bike tour will start in Trier and then take you to Trittenheim, Zeltingen-Rachtig, Zell, Treis-Karden, and Koblenz, all in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Food

Breakfast is included on your tour so that you get a good start to every day of cycling. Velociped's services guarantee you a smooth and perfectly organized cycling holiday including the consideration of individual requests as to meals. If you are, for example, a vegetarian, simply let them know your special wish.

With the individual tour, you are in control of your own catering, right down to breakfast, meaning that you can stop at selected restaurants to enjoy vegetarian food, for example. En route, you decide yourself where you would like to take a break and have a snack. Velociped can provide you with good restaurant recommendations for your evening meals in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Boat trips on Moselle River
  • Excursion to Enkirch
  • Experiencing the Middle Ages at Burg Eltz
  • Exploring Calmont Region
  • Exploring the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz
  • Going to the Kaiserthermen
  • Guided city walking tour of Trier (daily at 10:30-14:30 for 11.5 EUR)
  • Hiking, cycling, or exploring Bernkastel-Kues
  • Marveling at archaeological finds at Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier  
  • Tour of Porta Nigra
  • Trip to Beilstein
  • Trip to Deutsches Eck in Koblenz
  • Trier Amphitheater visit
  • Visit to Reichsburg Cochem
  • Visit to Villa Rustica in Mehring
  • Visit to the wine museum in Bernkastel-Kues
  • Wine tasting in Trittenheim (a minimum of two persons daily at 17:00 for 15 EUR)

What's included

  • 5-day self-guided bike tour
  • Map of bike trails with a marked route
  • Detailed route description
  • Tips for the tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Luggage transport
  • Breakfasts
  • 7 days of hotline service

How to get there

Arrival by train

From Koblenz, Trier is easily accessible by train. Velociped recommends taking a taxi from the station to get to their partner hotels in Trier. Current schedule information and price information can be found at Deutsche Bahn: Cheap Train Tickets website.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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