2019
Cycle Tour along Rhine and Moselle

Cycle Tour along Rhine and Moselle

The Big Eifel Cycle Tour

  • Round trip Coblenz
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

9
days

60
km / day avg.

This cycle tour along Rhine and Mosel takes you through very varied scenery. Enjoy widely known stretches and towns along the Moselle and Rhine. Discover the unknown valleys of the Ahr and the Kyll and the Vulkan Eifel region. The highlights along your route are Coblenz and the Deutsche Eck where Moselle and Rhine rivers merge, also Nürburg and Treves and its famous Porta Nigra are found along the way.

Itinerary

Cycle Tour along Rhine and Moselle

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    SW-MOKK8
  • Start / Destination
    Coblenz
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 420 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 75 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner

Day 1: Individual arrival in Coblenz

Your cycling holiday begins with your individual arrival in Coblenz, the former Roman town of Confluentes, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers merge. Enjoy panoramic views over the town and the mouth of the river from Ehrenbreitstein castle, or explore the historic streets on a wander through the town. Reserved rental bicycles are parked at the hotel ready for you.

Day 2: Coblenz – Bad Neuenahr, approx. 55 km

Your tour starts along the River Rhine. Well-known places such as Andernach, with its cold water geyser and the spa town of Bad Breisig and its riverside promenade are along your route. When you reach the spa town of Sinzig you turn off into the Ahr valley, known for its therapeutic waters and red wine! Bad Neuenahr sparkles thanks to its spa parkland and casino, while Ahrweiler has one of the best restored town fortifications in Germany.

Day 3: Bad Neuenahr – Hillesheim, approx. 65 km

The route continues into the volcanic Eifel countryside. The Ahr valley narrows, however the path is not too steep as it follows an old railway line. And don´t forget that the Eifel has lost in height somewhat, having been sanded down over the last 400 million years from 6000 to 800 metres. You cross the volcanic Eifel. Formerly a bay with typical geological deposits, later volcanic activity took place, leaving maars (crater lakes) from volcanic explosionsan

Day 4: Hillesheim – Bitburg, approx. 40 km

Your path takes you through the wild and romantic Kyll valley. Ruined castles, abbeys and mills and the Neidenbach waterfalls invite you to stop and take a break from your cycling. In the evening you can finish off your mineral water and move on to a healthy glass of Bitburg beer ...

Day 5: Bitburg – Treves, approx. 55 km

Today´s section is one of the most beautiful legs of the journey. Following paths where you will hardly meet a soul, you cycle through the narrow valley, accompanied only by the River Kyll and the railway line. At Ehrang you arrive at the start of the Moselle valley and soon after your destination: the old Roman capital city of Treves and its famous Porta Nigra, its basilica and the Kaiserthermen – the Imperial Baths. Enjoy the fast pace of life in this old diocesan town at the end of today´s more relaxing final section of the route.

Day 6: Treves – Bernkastel-Kues, approx. 70 km

Your bike seems to almost pedal itself along the River Moselle. The old ferry boat tower in Schweich and the Roman winepress in Piesport are particularly worthy of a visit. The route continues under the motto of Romans and Wine. Enjoy the excellent Riesling wines in the evening and a stroll past the timber-frame houses of this medieval town.

Day 7: Bernkastel-Kues – Cochem, approx. 75 km

Today´s section takes you along one of the first great loops of the Moselle past the small Art Nouveau towns of Traben-Trarbach and Zell to the second curve of the Moselle and the well-known Marienburg monastery. You should have a break in Beilstein; it wasn't chosen as a backdrop for no less than 5 films for nothing! And now the Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, which is today´s destination, can be seen from afar.

Day 8: Cochem – Coblenz, approx. 50 km

Today you will continue on at a fast pace along well developed cycle paths on your way to Coblenz. In Kobern-Gondorf don’t forget to visit the oldest timber-framed building in Germany, the Abteihof dating from 1320! As you will have improved your level of fitness during the course of the holiday a detour to the well-known Eltz Fortress is recommended.  Or why not finish off your holiday relaxing in the Old Town of Coblenz?

Day 9: Individual departure or extended stay

Your cycle tour along Rhine and Moselle ends after breakfast. Individual return journey home. We are happy to extend your stay in Coblenz if you wish.