Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holiday along the River Moselle cycleway. This biking vacation along the River Moselle in Germany is available as a level 2 self-guided cycle tour. The vineyard lined Moselle Valley provides a uniquely inviting setting for a fabulous cycle tour. You will trace your way along the meandering bends and curves while learning about its rich and varied history. Of course, you can also try the rich fruity Moselle wines to see if they live up to there reputation. When you reach each destination or during the days ride walk around the ancient narrow lanes and splendid avenues of the river’s charming villages and historic cities.
Metz (7 night, not available in 2021) or Trier (5 night)
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.
If you have time after your arrival you can explore this wonderful city.
After a relaxing start to your holiday looking around Metz, you cycle to Thionville then onto Perl just across the French/German Border.
Today you start cycling along the German/Luxemburg Border via Remich passing the ruin “Thorn”, Grevenmacker with its butterfly-garden and Oberbillig a fishing museum, soon you will reach historic Trier. Trier is said to be the oldest city of Germany so it is worthwhile a visit. The Roman routes are present by the magnificent Porta Nigra and Constantines Basilica, the amphie theatre as well as the Roman Spa Kaisertherme. Arrival to Trier if you are on the 5 night tour.
You continue to cycle along the Moselle Valley and pass Schweich, the Trittenheimer Moselschleife and the wine yards of Trittenheim. Your night in Neumagen-Dhron is the oldest wine-growing village of Germany or sometimes we stay in neighbouring Tittenheim if Neumagen-Dhron is not available.
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.
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.
Today is castle day, as you cycle you will see numerous castles like Klotten, Bischofstein and Thurant, all worthwhile a stop and a look, soon you will arrive in Koblenz and your tour is now complete.
You have the possibility to book additional nights or travel back to Metz/Trier by bus (Saturday) or by train (other days)
By plane to Strasbourg, Brussels or Frankfurt airports and the by train to Metz. Or maybe drive to Metz from the French ports. We can provide train tickets to/from Frankfurt airport and from Koblenz (Train or sometimes buses) back to Trier or Metz. All train tickets must be booked at the time of booking.