What to expect
Enjoy a week of leisurely cycling with short daily distances on easy cycle paths that trace the beautiful Moselle river, pedalling past golden vineyards, fairy tale castles and through charming villages with half-timbered houses. Cycle from Germany’s oldest city of Trier to the colourful town of Cochem with its medieval castle, visiting Roman ruins and beautiful towns along the way as you follow the “Roman Wine Route”. With daily bike rides between 15-22 miles (25-35km), you’re free to take your time and explore this wonderful valley at your own pace.
There are plenty of places to stop and take in the view or enjoy a dip in outdoor pools, picnic by the river and wander around peaceful villages. This tour is well suited to families and there are plenty of optional activities to keep kids entertained, including water parks, miniature golf and a forest adventure trail.
At a glance
- Fairy tale castles & charming villages
- Outdoor pools & picnics by the river
- Museums, steep vineyards & wine tasting
- Easy, flat cycling along cycle paths
Arrive in Trier
Arrive in Trier and check-in to your hotel. If you have time, head out and explore some of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this historic city, including the Porta Nigra gate, Roman amphitheatre and Germany’s oldest Gothic church. Alternatively, the toy museum is a fun attraction for families.
Trier – Mehring
16 miles (25 km)
Once acquainted with your bikes, it’s time for your first ride. Today’s route takes you along a riverside cycle path, tracing the Moselle from Trier past the village of Pfalzel and onwards to the city of Schweich, where you can opt for a detour to enjoy an outdoor pool with a giant slide! From here, your ride continues along the ‘Roman wine route’ until you reach Triolago lake, where there are many fun activities to be enjoyed, including football-golf, a toboggan run and miniature golf, or just enjoy a dip in the lake. From here it’s a short ride to Mehring, your destination for the evening.
Mehring – Piesport
16 miles (25 km)
Start your morning with a visit to Mehring’s Roman villa, or hop straight onto your bikes and head off towards Detzem and Leiwen, which have children’s playgrounds. Ride on past vineyards towards Neumagen-Dhron, Germany’s oldest wine-growing region, before arriving in Piesport, where you can visit a wine pressing facility dating back to Roman times.
Piesport – Zeltingen
16 miles (25 km)
Set off along the cycle path from Piesport and ride past more picturesque, colourful vineyards. Stop in Lieser, where you have the option of enjoying a forest adventure trail with exciting games along the way. Back on the bikes, you’ll head towards the twin town of Bernkastel-Kues where you can enjoy a round of mini-golf, a spot of relaxation at the outdoor pool or a stroll through the charming town square. End today with a short ride to Zeltingen.
Zeltingen – Zell
22 miles (35 km)
Enjoy breakfast in Zeltingen and maybe a quick wander around the streets of this wine-growing village, before departing for todays ride. Cycling on both sides of the Moselle, you’ll enjoy more flat and easy cycling, with the possibility of a detour to swim in an outdoor pool in Kröv and visit a bicycle museum or castle ruins in Traben-Trabach. End your day in Zell, a beautiful town on a curve of the river.
Zell – Cochem
22 miles (35 km)
If you fancy starting the day with some extra fun, there is a water park situated close to Zell. Continue your energetic start to the day and begin your final ride of the trip with a pedal to the village of Alf (which also has an outdoor pool), before visiting Bremm, with its pretty alleyways. Continue along the banks of the Moselle all the way to Cochem, where it’s worth taking time to visit the fairy tale Reichsburg Cochem castle, wander the scenic streets of the old town and marvel at the half-timbered houses, you can even take a gondola chairlift up to the Pinnerkreuz lookout point for wonderful views of the valley.
Depart from Cochem
Start making your way home after breakfast, or extend your stay in the Moselle region.
3* hotels & family run inns
We use a pool of 3* hotels and family run inns to maximise our availability for this seven night tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.
- 6 nights in 3* hotels & family run inns
- Breakfast included
- Secure bike storage
- Luggage transferred each day
Dates & Prices
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- 6 nights accommodation: hotels & family run inns
- Board basis: Bed and breakfast
- Luggage transportation
- Maps and route information (GPS route available on request)
- Welcome meeting
- Local contact number for assistance
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets
- Tourist tax
*Twin rooms often consist of one double bed with separate mattresses and bedding. Some hotels do have separate twin beds but these are exceptions
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier, handlebar bag, comfortable gel saddle, repair kit, spare inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike
Hybrid with 21 gears
With 20", 24” or 26” wheels
With 20” or 24” wheels
Suitable for 1 - 2 children - total max. 29kg
To connect a 20" child's bike to an adult bike when required
Suitable for ages 1- 4 years - max. 22kg
How to Get There
Fly to Frankfurt
Take the bus to Trier (1 hour).
Take the train (Bahn) to Trier (1 hour) then the bus to Frankfurt airport (1 hour)
Fly from Frankfurt
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We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.