2024
Der Moselradweg in Rheinland-Pfalz

Short tour on the Moselle

From Trier to Koblenz

  Trier – Traben-Trarbach – Cochem – Koblenz

  • Porta Nigra in Trier, Neumagener Weinschiff
  • Eltz Castle, Deutsches Eck Koblenz
  • Daily routes ●●○○○, altitude profile ●○○○○

Days
5

Ø km per day
50

Nestled between vineyards, picturesque winegrowing villages and legendary castles, the Moselle meanders elegantly through its valley. On our short tour along the Moselle, you will get to know Germany's oldest wine region. The sun-kissed wines will make you rave about them. But there is also plenty to see on our short tour along the Moselle. You start in Trier. The city knows how to impress with its remarkable buildings from more than 2000 years of city history. The route continues to Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest German wine village. The Weinschiff (wine ship) there bears witness to the wine-growing culture on the Moselle, which was already important in Roman times. The enchanting half-timbered town of Bernkastel-Kues, the majestic Eltz Castle and the Reichsburg Castle in Cochem are romantic places to visit. The destination of our short tour on the Moselle is Koblenz. The city is characterized by Deutsches Eck and Ehrenbreitenstein Fortress, which towers over the Rhine. As you can see, there is a lot to see and even more to experience on our short tour along the Moselle – and all of this in a relaxed manner, without any significant gradients and on high quality cycle paths.

 

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    SW-MOTK4
  • Start / Destination
    Trier / Koblenz
  • Duration
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Length
    approx. 195 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 55 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

 

 

Map of the Short tour on the Moselle

Day 1: Individual arrival in Trier

Your short tour on the Moselle starts in Trier. We recommend arriving early, as Germany's oldest city has a lot to offer. Trier was founded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago. Their influence can still be seen in many corners of the city today. The Porta Nigra (Black Gate) will particularly catch your eye. It is not only the city's landmark, but also the perfect starting point for exploring the old town with its many sights and buildings.

The Electoral Palace in Trier

The Electoral Palace in Trier

Day 2: Trier – Piesport, approx. 50 km

On the first stage of your short cycle tour, you follow the Moselle as it winds gently through its valley framed by vineyards. Plan a longer stopover in Neumagen-Dhron. The town is considered to be the oldest German wine-growing community. The Neumagener Weinschiff (wine ship) in the town center bears witness to the early Roman settlement. A floatable replica is moored on the banks of the Moselle. Piesport is just a few kilometers away. Sample one of the fine wines from the Piesporter Goldtröpfchen vineyard and visit the reconstructed wine press, where wine was processed in Roman times.

Moselle wine tasting

Wine tasting along the Moselle

Day 3: Piesport – Traben-Trarbach, approx. 40 km

Leave Piesport with a view of the Moselloreley, a steep rock massif. You reach Bernkastel-Kues, one of the most picturesque towns on the Moselle. The half-timbered town lies at the foot of steep vineyards and will delight you with its centuries-old half-timbered houses, cobbled streets and cozy wine taverns. Taste a sparkling white wine from the Bernkasteler Doctor vineyard before your short tour along the Moselle takes you to Traben-Trarbach. Located on both sides of the Moselle, the town is dominated by the Grevenburg castle ruins and has one of the most beautiful riverside promenades along the Moselle.

 

View of Bernkastel-Kues

View of Bernkastel-Kues

Day 4: Traben-Trarbach – Cochem, approx. 55 km

Today's stage of your short tour along the Moselle first takes you to Zell. Surrounded by millions of vines, the town is one of the largest wine-growing communities in Germany. The Schwarze Katz vineyard, which produces excellent wines, is known worldwide. You follow the meanders of the Moselle and reach Cochem. You will notice the Cochem Reichsburg from afar. It towers impressively over the town, which can look back on more than 1000 years of history. Are you drawn to the heights? Then take a seat in the Cochem chairlift and float up to the Pinnerkreuz viewpoint.

Reichsburg Cochem

Reichsburg Castle in Cochem

Day 5: Cochem – Koblenz, approx. 50 km and individual departure

On your last day of cycling, relax and follow the Moselle until you reach Treis-Karden. The white Moseldom is the most important church between Trier and Koblenz and dominates the town's skyline. Eltz Castle is just a stone's throw away from Treis-Karden, slightly off the Moselle. It is one of the most beautiful and impressive castles in Germany. Back on the Moselle Cycle Route in Rhineland-Palatinate, you reach Koblenz. Before your trip ends in Koblenz and you depart without an overnight stay, pay a visit to Deutsches Eck and Ehrenbreitenstein Fortress. We are happy to extend your stay in Trier or Koblenz with an extra night.

 

The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz

The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 06.04.2024 to 19.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Category B

Season A
06.04. - 19.04.
12.10. - 19.10.
from529 €
Season B
20.04. - 03.05.
08.06. - 16.08.
28.09. - 11.10.
from599 €
Season C
04.05. - 07.06.
17.08. - 27.09.
from649 €

Category A

Season A
06.04. - 19.04.
12.10. - 19.10.
from619 €
Season B
20.04. - 03.05.
08.06. - 16.08.
28.09. - 11.10.
from689 €
Season C
04.05. - 07.06.
17.08. - 27.09.
from739 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 4 nights incl. breakfast, national 2* / 3* level, category B (SW-MOTK4b)
  • 4 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level, category A (SW-MOTK4a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Koblenz, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
    – on the day of departure, luggage is ready for pick-up by 6 p.m. at the latest –
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

 

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For our younger cyclists

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

159 €

209 €

Return transfer incl. own bike, Koblenz - Trier

119 €

Return transfer excl. own bike, Koblenz – Trier

79 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Koblenz
 DBL

69 €

79 €

 SGL

109 €

129 €

Trier
 DBL

75 €

85 €

 SGL

109 €

129 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
239 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear ladies' / men's bike, hub gears with coaster brake
  • 21-gear ladies' / men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
  • E-bike / pedelec
Equipment

Pannier, handlebar bag, bike lock, odometer, air pump, repair kit

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7- / 21-gear rental bike

99 €

E-bike / pedelec

239 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    SW-MOTK4
  • Start / Destination
    Trier / Koblenz
  • Duration
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Length
    approx. 195 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 55 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Public underground parking directly at the hotel, cost approx. 20 € / day, payable on site
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Trier
    Optional by minibus (daily), departure time approx. 9 a.m., must be specified when booking. You can also book the transfer from Koblenz to Trier before the cycle tour. This allows you to continue your journey from Koblenz immediately after the tour. Please specify your booking request in the online booking form in the open text field.
    Alternatively on your own by train, direct connections several times a day, duration approx. 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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Short tour on the Moselle

Days
5

Ø km per day
50