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View of the Reichsburg Cochem, surrounded by vineyards and the town, with the Moselle in the background

Moselle with Charm

Wine, History & Scenic Cycling: Exploring the Delights of the Moselle Region

6 Days / 5 Nights
View of the Reichsburg Cochem, surrounded by vineyards and the town, with the Moselle in the background

The Moselle region is known for its winegrowing, so it's no surprise that you will be surrounded by vineyards and winemakers during your vacation. Additionally, the extensive history is visible in the old towns and cultural sites. Along the well-maintained Moselle bike path, you'll find castles and palaces, quaint inns, and charming villages. Over six days, you'll explore the picturesque region and spend your nights in carefully selected hotels.

  • Here you can find many more tips and detailed information about the Moselle bike path.

Let’s go – the Moselle awaits you! Before you start pedaling, take some time to explore your starting point. Trier, Germany’s oldest city, is a true gem. On your way to Mühlheim, you’ll pass the educational wine trail, where you can learn about the regional varieties and wines. Your journey also includes a visit to Neumagen-Dhron, Germany’s oldest wine village. From there, you’ll reach Traben-Trarbach via Bernkastel-Kues and the “Kröver Nacktarsch” wine-growing area.

On day four, beautiful half-timbered houses await you in Enkirch, where you can stroll through charming alleyways. Next, you'll visit Beilstein before reaching Cochem for your overnight stay. On your final stage, plan a longer stop at Eltz Castle before arriving in Koblenz. In the city center, where the Moselle joins the Rhine, you can reflect on your eventful journey.

  • Discover Trier: Trier is a beautiful city with a rich history and many sights. Some of its top attractions include the Porta Nigra, the Imperial Baths, the Church of Our Lady, the Basilica of Constantine, and the Roman amphitheaters. Trier also boasts a charming old town with cozy alleyways, beautiful squares, and numerous cafés and restaurants.
  • Eltz Castle: A majestic medieval fortress near Koblenz nestled amidst dense forests, Eltz Castle stands as a breathtaking testament to medieval grandeur. Widely regarded as one of Germany's best-preserved castles, Eltz Castle boasts a rich history dating back to the 12th century. Remarkably, it remains under the ownership of the same family that constructed it over 800 years ago. Visitors can immerse themselves in guided tours, delving into the castle's fascinating history and architectural marvels.
  • The Moselle: A Haven for wine enthusiasts & renowned for its steep, terraced vineyards, the Moselle region is a paradise for wine lovers. The river's cool climate and mineral-rich soils provide the perfect environment for cultivating Riesling grapes, resulting in exceptional wines. Alongside its renowned viticulture, the Moselle is celebrated for its enchanting wine villages like Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem. These historic gems lure visitors with their captivating charm and offer unforgettable wine tasting experiences.

Our charm options combine the activity of cycling with first-class accommodations where you can relax and rejuvenate wonderfully. Great cuisine meets wellness offerings and picturesque locations. Along the Moselle, you'll cover nearly 200 kilometers, with routes suitable for all levels. Look forward to the (included) wine tasting in the charming Traben-Trarbach.

Cycling along the Moselle Cycle Path is synonymous with high-quality wines—you simply can't escape them here. This is complemented by delightful cuisine and captivating hospitality. And of course, the stunning natural scenery makes the journey all the more worthwhile.

Itinerary at a glance

Great cycling routes and charming accommodations await you along the Moselle, where you'll delve into Roman history and traditional winemaking. Visit the Porta Nigra in Trier, as well as Burg Eltz near Cochem, and take a leisurely stroll through Koblenz.

Trier is regarded as the oldest city of Germany. Numerous Roman monuments are omnipresent. Your rental bikes are already stored in the hotel.

Before you start along the Moselle you should schedule some time to visit the well-known amphitheater as well as the Porta Nigra. An educational trail along your route reports on domestic grape variety. Close to Piesport you will pass Neumagen-Dhron which is Germany´s oldest wine village. Taste a glass of wine in Piesport - for sure this could be a nice finish of this beautiful cycle day!

Soon you will reach Bernkastel-Kues where many alleys and colorful half-timbered houses will impress. In any case you should taste the well-known “Bernkastler Doctor” (local produced wine). On your further way you will pass the wine growing district named “Kröver Nacktarsch”. A boat ride might offer beautiful views on the surrounding vineyards (not included). You have reached your today´s destination with Traben-Trarbach. The city offers many architectural masterpieces of art nouveau and Belle Epoch.

Also today the vineyards will escort your way. Enkirch is a trinket of half-timbered houses and ideally suitable for a brake. Always following the river Moselle you will pass another famous wine growing district which is called “Zeller Schwarze Katz”. Cycling over Beilstein, widely known as „Rothenburg on the Moselle River”, you will soon roll into Cochem. The charming center and the castle from the 11th century are just some highlights. Take enough time for a visit.

After a short distance you should make a side trip to the medieval castle „Burg Eltz“, which counts among the most beautiful and best preserved castles of Germany. Located in the heart of nature it offers magnificent views. Back to the Moselle bike path you pass numerous charming wine villages, before you reach your final destination Coblenz. The center is situated at the confluence of the Moselle River and the Rhine River and is extremely well-suited for a stroll.

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Route Information


The Moselle bike path mostly runs on paved roads and bike trails and is continuosly and well signposted. There are only less short sections with more traffic. Altogether a very easy bike tour which is ideally suitable for families with children and doesn't require more than basic fitness.

Prices & Dates

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Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 wine tasting in Traben-Trarbach (6 wines)
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Trier every day in the morning, costs EUR 79 per person, for your own bike additionally EUR 39, reservation is necessary

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Trier train station
  • Frankfurt/Hahn or Frankfurt/Main airport
  • Public garage close to the hotel costs approx. EUR 20 per day, to be paid at the time, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.


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