Discover the historically rich wine growing region of Moselle on this fascinating ride following the Moselle Bike Path from Trier to Koblenz. This ride is mainly on paved roads and dedicated bike trails, which makes it much easier to enjoy the many cultural highlights and regional delights to be found along the Moselle River. Beginning in Trier, regarded as Germany's oldest city, you'll witness numerous Roman monuments before setting out along the vineyard lined Moselle River, whose breathtaking green landscapes will constantly inspire you as you cycle. Part of the route includes an educational trail that details the different domestic grape varieties, and true oenophiles' will enjoy a chance to stop at Neumagen-Dhron, Germany's oldest wine village. Those who appreciate fine architecture will enjoy the art nouveau and belle epoque masterpieces at Traben-Trarbach, while everyone will admire the 11th century Reichsburg Castle at Cochem as well as the many other castles you'll pass including the medieval Burg Eltz, one of Germany's best preserve. As you continue to Koblenz there is always time to stop in one of the many small villages to engage in authentic exchanges with the local people. In all, this trip is an amazing opportunity to combine great landscapes with good wine and intriguing tales from history.
DAY 1 Arrive Trier DAY 2 Cycle past vineyards to Trittenheim (40km / 25mi) DAY 3 View Roman cellars and Germany's oldest wine village en route to Zeltingen (35km / 21mi) DAY 4 Cycle through the wine region 'Zeller Schwarze Katz' to Zell (35km / 21mi) DAY 5 Visit Reichsburg castle en route to Karden (50km / 31mi) DAY 6 Continue cycle past charming wine villages to Koblenz (40km / 25mi) DAY 7 Trip concludes
Daily from 8 Apr to 22 Oct
High season is from 18 Aug to 5 Oct and mid season is from 1 May to 17 Aug and 6 Oct to 15 Oct - supplement applies to season surcharges. E-bikes available - surcharge applies
*6 breakfasts *6 nights 3 star hotels, inns and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade to Category A (3-4 star hotels and guesthouses) supplement applies) *bicycle, 21 or 7 speed with pannier & bike computer (electric bike available - supplement applies) *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes and maps per room *emergency hotline