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  • Moselle Cycle Route near Neef
    Moselle Cycle Route near Neef
  • Moselle Cycle Route near Cochem
    Moselle Cycle Route near Cochem
  • Moselle Cycle Route near Saarburg
    Moselle Cycle Route near Saarburg
  • Moselle Cycle Route near Neef
    Moselle Cycle Route near Neef
  • Moselle Cycle Route near Cochem
    Moselle Cycle Route near Cochem

Cycling on the Moselle Cycle Route

The scenery along the Moselle river is characterised by sunny vineyards, steep hillsides, picturesque wine villages and romantic towns. The Moselle cycle route follows the course of the river, offering not only beautiful panoramas but is also almost climb-free. The international Moselle Cycle Route starts in France reaching Germany in Perl. Near Trier, where the Saar flows into the Moselle, it meets the Saar Cycle Route. Trier is Germany's oldest town and a great place to explore Roman history. The route then follows the course of the Moselle downriver towards Koblenz, through remarkable vineyard scenery with many cultural treasures to explore.

The landscape along the Moselle

The landscape is exhilarating: the Moselle winds its way in magnificent loops, with picture-book villages strung out along its banks. Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem and Beilstein provide delightful medieval backdrops, and the castles and ruins towering above the towns and vineyards offer fantastic panoramic views. The excellent wines of the regions are available for tasting from wine growers, in vineyards, wine cellars or at one of the many local wine festivals.

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The Moselle Cycle Route: general information

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Short description

The Moselle Cycle Trail follows the Moselle with all its turns and loops and varying landscapes, mostly close to its shores. Sections of separate trails alternate with cycle lanes on roads as well as roads through towns with or without cycle lanes. Almost everywhere there are cycle lanes on both sides of the river, one of which is designated as the main route. A multitude of bridges invite you to tours as long as you choose, to the right and left of the Moselle.

In France, you can now follow the Moselle on cycling trails from Thionville all the way to Metz. However, up to the source in the Vosges, one mainly has to use roads, as only some sections have cycle lanes.

The Moselle Cycle Route: properties

Difficulty
easy
Duration
19:40 h
Elevation profile
Length
278,2 km
Min Height
60 m
Ascent
912 m
Max height
191 m
Descent
1014 m
Rating
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The Moselle Cycle Route: getting there (only german version avaiable)

Starting point
Thionville (France)

DestinationKoblenz at the Deutsches Eck (German Corner)

Directions
Difficulty:

The Moselle Cycle Trail is suitable for everyone, including families. Create a cycle tour that’s as easy and as long as you want it to be. 

Terrain:

The route follows the Moselle through predominantly level countryside. It is suitable for children, cycle trailers and tandem bikes, though restrictions apply in some sections. Asphalt is the main surface, with some paved or gravel paths.

Public transit
Railway lines:

  • Moselle line, Trier – Wittlich – Cochem – Koblenz
  • Upper Moselle line, Trier – Perl – Thionville – Metz
  • Sauer line, Trier – Wasserbillig – Luxembourg
  • ‘Moselle wine train’, Bullay – Traben-Trarbach

Bicycle bus ‘RegioRadler’ (May – October, www.regioradler.de):

  • ‘RegioRadler Ruwer High Forest’: Trier – Ruwer – Hermeskeil – Türkismühle
  • ‘RegioRadler Maare-Moselle’: Daun – Bernkastel-Kues
  • ‘RegioRadler BurgenBus’: Treis-Karden – Pyrmont Castle – Eltz Castle – Hatzenport
  • ‘RegioRadler Moselle Valley’: Trier – Leiwen – Bernkastel-Kues – Bullay
  • ‘RegioRadler Vulkan Eifel’, Cochem – Daun – Gerolstein
  • ‘RegioRadler Sauer Valley’: Trier Irrel – Echternach – Bollendorf
  • ‘RegioRadler Lower Moselle’, Treis-Karden – Brodenbach – Emmelshausen

Additional information
Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Kordelweg 1
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

info@mosellandtouristik.de

www.mosellandtouristik.de 

 

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