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  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Fridays & Saturdays from 4th May to 21st September.
  • Location: Trier

Moselle & Rhine Valley Cycling

Tour Details

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!

Starting Location


Price Includes

  • 7 Nights on Bed and Breakfast in 3 star Hotels and Guest Houses
  • Luggage transfers
  • Boat Trip in Trier (approx. 1 hour)
  • Route Instructions & Maps
  • GPS Files available on request
  • Navigation by Smart Phone App

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Bike Rental
  • E-Bike Rental
  • 5 x Dinners
  • Extra Nights
Trip Info

Accommodation: Subject to Change

Trier:                                       Hotel Vienna Easy

Trittenheim:                           Hotel Lekker

Traben-Traebach:                Hotel Trabener Hof

Cochem:                                Hotel Zehnthof

Koblenz:                                 GHotel

St Goar:                                  Weinhotel Landsknecht

Mainz:                                     Hotel Mercure

Travel Insurance

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.


Day 1Individual arrival to Trier

Day 2Trier to Trittenheim / Neumagen 25 /28 miles 40/45 km

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.

Day 3Trittenheim / Neumagen to Traben-Trarbach 28 / 33 miles 45 / 53 km

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.

Day 4Traben-Trarbach to Cochem 35 miles 56 km

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.

Day 5Cochem to Koblenz (31.2 miles / 50 km)

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.

Day 6 Koblenz to St. Goar/Oberwesel (28 miles / 45 km)

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.

Day 7St Goar/ Oberwesel to Mainz, (37.5 miles / 60 km)

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.

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.


How to get there

By plane to Strasbourg, Brussels, or Frankfurt airports and then by train to Trier

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