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Flat, easily negotiable route along the banks of the Saar and Moselle. Cycle paths are signposted throughout and mostly run on both sides of the rivers.
Level of difficulty: 2
This route takes you through the broad Upper Moselle valley, beneath the dizzyingly high slopes it shares with the Middle Moselle, and along the twists and turns of the river.
People have settled happily in the idyllic Moselle valley since time immemorial. Indeed the towns that begin and end the tour, Trier and Koblenz, are two of the oldest in Germany. Both can look back on over 2,000 years of history, and their cultural treasures date back to Roman times, the Middle Ages and the modern era the latter exemplified by the statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I in Koblenz. Picture-book wine villages with slate-fronted, timber-framed buildings are wonderful places to while away the hours and offer a surprising number of sights and attractions. Highlights include the Roman wine ship in Neumagen-Dhron, Roman wine presses in the Middle Moselle, the old quarter in Bernkastel-Kues and the art nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach. The Moselle valley is steeped in history with Cochem Castle and Eltz Castle just two of the many fortifications that lie in your path.
The Saar river
The Saar river also runs through the Moselle wine region and has beautiful cycle paths that alternate between expanses of forest and dramatic rock landscapes. One of the destinations to look forward to is Saarburg with its old quarter, waterfall and mill museum in the centre of town.
A scenic boat trip
To make your tour even more enjoyable, you can integrate a scenic boat trip on the Moselle into the one-day stages. You arrive in Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle suitably relaxed and ready to explore its abundance of fortifications. Here, you can raise a toast to a wonderful holiday and perhaps look forward to the next one.
|The route from day to day + km |
|Day 1 || ||Trier, day of arrival |
|Day 2 || ||Trier, bike round tour along the Saar, 45 |
|Day 3 || ||Trier - Trittenheim, 40 |
|Day 4 || ||Trittenheim - Zeltingen, 35 |
|Day 5 || ||Zeltingen - Zell, 40 |
|Day 6 || ||Zell - Treis-Karden, 50 |
|Day 7 || ||Treis-Karden - Koblenz, 45 |
|Day 8 || ||Koblenz, day of departure |
|1 km = 0.62 miles |