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!
Trier: Hotel Vienna Easy
Trittenheim: Hotel Lekker
Traben-Traebach: Hotel Trabener Hof
Cochem: Hotel Zehnthof
St Goar: Weinhotel Landsknecht
Mainz: Hotel Mercure
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.
You continue to cycle along the Moselle Valley and pass Schweich, the Trittenheimer Moselschleife and the vineyards of Trittenheim. This town is a pretty hamlet in the middle of the Moselle wine district. Here you can sample wines during the evening.
Today the numerous Moselle loops determine the landscape you see today. Firstly through pretty vineyards to Bernkastel-Kues. You shall see Landshut Castle on the right side of the Moselle. If you visit, we suggest on foot as there is a steep ascent. approx. 45. The beautiful half-timbered houses of Kues are already visible from the bike path. There was a settlement from the Neolithic Age which was excavated in Kues. The market square is exceptionally pretty. After your visit continues to Traben Trarbach where you can admire the old city walls.
As you cycle today you will see the steepest vineyards of Europe. Later on the day, you will pass through Calmont with its ruined monastery and Beilstein with its ruined castle of Metternichs. You will stay tonight in the picturesque Cochem.
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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