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Moselle River Tour

2018 – Twists and turns, fine wines and castles

Spend your bicycle vacation in the most famous wine growing region of Germany along one of the most beautiful rivers. Admire the “Kaiserthermen” (Emperor‘s hot springs) and the Porta Nigra – wonderfully preserved historical buildings in the Roman city of Trier, famous towns like Bernkastel Kues, Traben Tarbach, Cochem, Neumagen Dhron (the oldest German wine town) and Enkirch, a jewel of the regional medieval “Fachwerk” (Tudor style) architecture. We’ll visit Castle Eltz and enjoy romantic stretches of river on your ride. In the evening we’ll you’ll find regional delicacies one  restaurants.
And don‘t fail to taste the art of the local winegrowers!

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Itinerary

Day 1 (Sunday) – Arrival in Trier

Starting point of your cycling trip is Trier. You will find world-known attractions in the oldest city in Germany such as the Amphitheatre, the Imperial thermal baths, the Porta Nigra and much more. Allow the last 2000 years to pass by in a time lapse during a city round trip. In the evening you should definitely taste the unique Riesling, the finest of all the grape varieties, in one of the traditional wine taverns in Trier and enjoy the atmosphere which is steeped in history.

Day 2 (Monday) – Trier to Trittenheim 45 km (27 miles)

Today the route leads on very curvy sections, some to the left, some to the right on the bank of the Moselle through tranquil wine villages. Today’s destination Trittenheim lies only a few wine towns further, once a Franconian settlement. From Trittenheim, one can reach the other river bank by crossing one of the oldest bridges and view the old, preserved ferry towers. The Laurentius-Chapel dating back to 1583 and the famous Hinkelstein Eselstratt can be seen in the vineyards above the village. One can enjoy a wonderful view over the Moselle valley from here. Overnight stay either in Trittenheim, Neumagen-Dhron or Piesport.

Day 3 (Tuesday) – Trittenheim to Zeltingen 35 km (21 miles)

The Moselle winds its way through in even tighter loops between the Eifel and Hunsrück. Passing the oldest wine village in Germany, Neumagen-Dhron, you arrive at Piesport, where an impressively restored Roman cellar dating back to the 4th century awaits you. Travelling via the wine towns Wintrich, Brauneberg and Mülheim you arrive in the famous wine village Bernkastel-Kues. Here a side-trip to the paved market square, surrounded by half-timbered houses and a view of the castle ruins Landshut is worthwhile. Zeltingen displays a number of grand baroque buildings in Mosel tradition.

Day 4 (Wednesday) – Zeltingen to Zell 41 km (24 miles)

Wine lovers will especially enjoy this stage. Countless wine slopes are a delight to see, inviting one to take part in a wine-tasting in one of the traditional taverns. Travelling on the Moselle cycle route you will pass rustic wine making villages until you reach Enkirch, the jewel of framework art in Mosel tradition. Cycling behind Traben-Trarbach, you will arrive at the Moselle loop at Zell, the „Zeller Hamm“. The Marienburg, around 900 years old, sits enthroned on the mountain ridge. From here one can view both sides of the Moselle. The city of Zell, once inhabited by the Romans, is one of the largest wine growing communities on the Moselle, having around 6 million vines.

 Day 5 -(Thursday) -Zell to Treis-Karden 47 km (29 miles)

You will reach the place of Bremm via Bullay. A decorative row of houses and crooked alleys are stretched along the river bend of the Moselle. Enjoy a wonderful view of Europe’s steepest vineyard, the Calmont. One has a spectacular view over the Moselle valley from the peak. The „Bremmer Hamm“ ends here and changes over into the „Cochemer Krampen“. Travelling via Beilstein you will arrive in Cochem, known by its imposing fortress complexes as well as the Reichsburg, a landmark of German castle romance. Overnight stay in Treis-Karden or nearby surroundings.

Day 6 (Friday) – Treis Karden to Koblenz 39 km (24 miles)

ravelling directly along the bank of the Moselle, you will arrive at Moselkern. From here it is worthwhile to take a small detour to the nearby Burg Eltz with its numerous towers, pinnacles, oriels and crooked walls. The journey continues between the Moselle and steep vineyards to Koblenz. Here the Moselle mouths into the Rhine at the German corner. The various sights worth seeing allow one to immerse into the diversified past of the city. A splendid panorama view awaits you when taking the cable car up to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress (incl). Complete your cycling holiday with a walk through the picturesque old city and along the Rhine.

Day 7 (SaturCochemday) – Koblenz Departure

Tour end after breakfast our tour. Spend the day or head out to your next destination

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Ride Dates: 2018

  • August 26th –  September 1st(Sun – Sat)
  • September 2nd –  8th (Sun – Sat)

Pricing:

  • $1600/person
  • $200 single suppliement
  • Upgrade to eBike $125

Price includes:

  • Hybrid bikes suitable for this kind of travel
  • 7 nights’ accommodation (3-star or better hotels and guesthouses)
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • 4 dinners (drinks are not included)
  • Luggage transfers
  • Route descriptions, maps and route notes
  • Tourist information
  • Emergency Hotline

Price does not include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Expenses related to getting to and from start and finish including airfare and transfer to/from airport
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Getting to and from the tour.

The trip starts in Trier, Germany and ends in Koblenz.

The most convenient airports are Frankfort and Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (LUX). There are trains and buses from both airport cities.