Germany’s most famous wine-growing area is ready to welcome you for a fantastic week cycling in Germany through beautiful landscapes. A journey along the Moselle River encompasses excellent food, wine, castles and unspoilt quaint villages that are so typically German. Starting off in the Roman city of Trier, you are immediately surrounded in a forest landscape with vineyard-covered slopes on both sides, showing the real work that makes this are so successful. Our journey along the Moselle and Rhine Valley visits the towns of Trittenheim/Neumagen-Dhron, Zell, Cochem, Koblenz, St. Goar/Oberwesel before finally Mainz. Neumagen-Dhron is Germany’s oldest wine-producing town and welcomes you to try its wares along the way.
This tour is perfectly tailored for the leisure cyclist that enjoys riding mainly on dedicated cycle paths with very few hills. A glimpse into the areas past is all around and may wine cellars makes this a trip not to be missed!
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Along the Mosel, passing Schweich with its bustling market centre, the “Trittenheimer Moselschleife” and past through the road and lanes that snake between the various vineyards to Trittenheim. In 1794 Trittenheim was under French rule, a lot of French influences can still be seen to this day. This multicultural township also has a stunning late Baroque parish church which is well worth seeing. You then continue cycling to the eldest winegrowing village of Germany – Neumagen-Dhron.
On route today, you see the famous Moselschleifen, cycle to Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach and to Zell which is a wonderful wine-growing village. Sample some local wine.
Passing the steepest vineyard of Europe (Calmont) with its 65-degree slopes making the effort to grow wine even more impressive. Its situation on the oxbow turn in the river Mosel creates a natural sun trap, ideal for growing Riesling. Travelling on to Beilstein with its castle ruin of the Metternichs towering above the town. We now continue onto Cochem, a settlement since 886. It’s Imperial Castle is well worth a visit, offering guided tours which take around 40 minutes.
Travelling North again today we pass numerous castles Including the Romanesque and gothic Klotten, Bischofstein laying in ruins until 1880 where it was restored to what you see today, and Thurant is on the way to Coblence. Situated on both banks of the Rhine where it is joined by the river Mosel, known as “German corner”, Coblence (Koblenz) is the third-largest city in the Rhineland. A city with a very commanding defensive position is shown by the strong fortifications encircling the city to the west.
Direct from the city centre of Coblence on the Rhine cycle path out of the city. Passing beautiful small places like Boppard and Bad Salzig to St. Goar/Oberwesel – close to the legendary “Loreley Felsen” (Loreley rock) a great vantage point over the river Rhine. Towering high above the bend in the river the panoramic views are something to behold.
On the Rhine cycle path to Bingen where you have the possibility to cross the river to Rüdesheim. Continue cycling through the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Rheinaue wetlands to the old bishop city of Mainz. Mainz has a very large and obvious Roman influence through both its culture and architecture. Its commanding position on the West bank of the Rhine and functioned as the northernmost military frontier of the Roman Empire.
Depart after breakfast.
By plane to Strasbourg, Brussels or Frankfurt airports and then by train to Metz
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