7-Day Moselle River Bike Tour

7-Day Moselle River Bike Tour

7-Day Moselle River Bike Tour


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Explore vineyards, history, culture over this seven day cycling adventure!

Bike along a relaxing, easy-going path that chases the Moselle River, providing vistas of terraced vineyards.

Enjoy nights in cozy boutique accommodations in charming towns brimming with a storied history, architecture, and ruins.

Explore the Roman ruins lining the oldest city in Germany: Trier, which dates back to around 2000 years ago.

Check out various wine villages as you cycle from Trier to Koblenz, such as Neumagen-Dhron, Germany’s oldest wine village!

Looking for an adventure that pairs cycling with wine? The Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour in Germany has you hopping on a bike and chasing the Moselle River along the easy-going, relaxing Mosel Cycle Path. Experience a highlight reel of lush scenery as you ride: terraced vineyards, river views, quaint wine villages, and towns lined with history. But that's not all!

Spend each evening relaxing in charming, lavish boutique hotels, which offer an explosion of amenities that will keep you comfortable and well-rested for the following day of cycling. You'll spend five days on the bike, covering 190km.

Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Trier

Arrive in the oldest city in Germany! Allow the last 2000 years to pass by in a time-lapse during a city round trip and discover world-known attractions. In the evening, you can enjoy the unique Riesling wine in one of the traditional wine taverns in Trier, as well as the atmosphere steeped in history.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Trier

Day 2 Cycle from Trier to Trittenheim

Today, the route leads you to the bank of the Moselle through tranquil wine villages. From Trittenheim, you can reach the other riverbank by crossing one of the oldest bridges and viewing the old, preserved ferry towers. You can enjoy a wonderful view over the Moselle valley from the vineyards above the village.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Trittenheim

Day 3 Bike from Trittenheim to Zeltingen

Passing the oldest wine village in Germany, Neumagen-Dhron, you arrive at Piesport, where an impressively restored roman cellar dating back to the 4th century awaits you. It is worthwhile to take a side trip to the famous wine village Bernkastel-Kues and visit the paved market square surrounded by half-timbered houses. Continue to Zeltingen, where you'll find several grand baroque buildings.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Zeltingen

Day 4 Go from Zeltingen to Zell

Countless wine slopes cheer the heart, inviting you to take part in a wine-tasting in one of the traditional taverns. After passing Traben-Trarbach, you will arrive at the Moselle loop in Zell, called the "Zeller Hamm". The Marienburg castle, around 900 years old, sits enthroned on the mountain ridge.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Zell

Day 5 Pedal from Zell to Treis-Karden

Enjoy a fantastic view of Europe’s steepest vineyard, the Calmont. You have a spectacular view over the Moselle valley from the peak. Finally, you will arrive in Cochem, known for its imposing fortress complexes and the Reichsburg castle, a landmark of German castle romance.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Treis-Karden

Day 6 Cycle from Treis-Karden to Koblenz

In Moselkern, taking a slight detour to the nearby Burg Eltz (castle) is worthwhile. The Moselle mouths into the Rhine by Koblenz. A splendid panorama view awaits you when taking the cable car up to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Koblenz

Day 7 Depart Koblenz

Opt to stay in Koblenz longer or depart today!

Overnight Location

Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour is always run as a private tour for your group only, where the pricing depends on your travelling dates, as well as the types of the rooms that you need.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: from $950USD*
  • Price per person sharing a double room: from $725USD*

*-Pricing for this tour depends on the dates of your trip. Please click the Book Now button below to get the exact pricing for your trip dates. Hotel upgrades are available for an extra charge.

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Accommodation on Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour

This tour is based in boutique accommodations. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Standard hotels are 3-star, but you can upgrade to premium for an extra charge.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-6

3-Star hotels along the Moselle River

Enjoy the selection of different hotels or wineries in 3 star category along your route.

Standard hotels

Hotel Park Plaza in Trier

In addition to its central location, the Hotel Park Plaza Trier is characterized by the combination of the Roman history of Trier in the form of Roman-ancient elements and modern design throughout the hotel.

Hotel Galerie Riesling in Trittenheim

This 3-star hotel in Trittenheim offers cozy accommodation and a selection of wines from its vineyards. The rooms of the Hotel Galerie Riesling are tastefully furnished, and some have a terrace or balcony.

Weinhotel St. Stephanus in Zeltingen

The traditional, family-run hotel in a classicist manor house with a modern outbuilding is located on the Moselle. It is 6 km from the Graacher Tor, a city gate built in the Middle Ages in Bernkastel-Kues, and 7 km from the Cusanus pen with its library and the wine museum.

Hotel Schloss Zell in Zell

Hotel Schloss Zell fuses history and modernity, exploding to create a unique romantic flair. Look forward to an elegant ambience and modern comfort in your room.

Schloss-Hotel Petry in Treis-Karden

All rooms and suites in the hotel create an elegant and friendly atmosphere with stylish colours, generous cuts and comfortable furnishings. You can also look forward to a new 300 m² wellness area with a sauna and steam bath.

Top-Hotel Krämer in Koblenz

This family-run 3-star superior hotel sits 500 meters from Koblenz Main Station. The hotel is a great starting point for exploring Koblenz’s old town, thanks to the excellent transport connections.

Premium hotels

What’s Included in the Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour?


6 breakfasts are included on the Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour.


Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour between 9 am and 5:30 pm.

Also Included

  • Best prepared travel documents (detailed map and route material)
  • GPS-data
  • 7-day-service-hotline
  • CO2 compensation in the region
  • Cable car ride including entry to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz (excluding bike)

Not included

  • Flights to and from Frankfurt or whichever airport you fly into
  • Insurance
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Ferry fees
  • City tax
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Bike rental

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Private transfer to hotel from airport

Frequenty Asked Questions about 7-Day Moselle River Bike Tour

How hard is the Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour?

We rate the difficulty of this tour as a 3 / 5. You will bike around 190km on the Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour. The path might be easy, but you’ll still move your body every day!

Do I need a visa to travel to Germany?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour?

6 breakfasts are included on the tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover standard biking. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Trier to start this tour?

Fly into Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). You can arrange a private transfer to your hotel or take public transport from here.

Is the Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour end?

The tour ends in Koblenz. You can take the train to Frankfurt International Airport from here. It takes around 2 hours.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Germany?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Germany?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.


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We rate the difficulty of this tour as a 3 / 5. You will bike around 190km on the Self-Guided Moselle River Bike Tour. The path might be easy, but you’ll still move your body every day!

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