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The Moselle region

Discover the cycling region Moselle on our premium bike tours. We organize the preparations, planning and reservations.

 

We know the insider tips of the Moselle people and you have a perfect biking enjoyment.

Cycle through beautiful wine villages, enjoy the views over the Moselle, discover the Moselle from above and slow down. Get to know the Moselle centres, stroll though the city centres and experience the Moselle's culture. Enjoy a delicious wine at home at the Moselle vinter, see his wine cellars and how wine is made.

You decide on your own about the time you want to spend in the Moselle valley, Our diverse bike tours with different durations can be extended accoring to your individual wishes.

 

What makes the Moselle unique?

Is it the many vineyards, the world famous vineyards or the delicious wines? Is it the ancient and Roman building or the romantic castles? Or is it the framework-idyll and the art nouveau elegance? Find out on yourself...

Sights in the Moselle valley

Here we present you the "sights in the Moselle valley" and its surrounding. 

We do not only understand the traces the Romans left behind and that are today seen as a world heritage as a sight but also small, finer characteristics along your way.


Be happy to discover our home region by bike.

 

This section will be complemented constantly and is not exhaustive. You can tell us about your insider tips after your bike tour - we are happy to hear from you.

Please note: The Moselle villages are presented accouding to the course of the river from Perl/Nennig to Koblenz.

Trier

Almost all of our bike tours start in Trier, "the oldest city of Germany". The city was founded more than 2000 years ago under the name Augusta Treverorum, and is today called the "Rome at the Moselle"

Visit the new opened treasury of the city library Trier. Highlights are the „Codex Egberti“, the „Ada Evangeliar“ or the „Trierer Apokalypse" that are part of the UNESCO World Document Heritage.

7 Roman historical building as well as the cathedral and the Liebfrauenkirche account for the UNESCO World Heritage since 1986: the Amphitheatre, the Barbara baths, the Kaiser baths, the Constantine basilica, the world famous city gate Porta Nigra, the Roman bridge and the Igel Column

Our family tip:

Search for the mice in the cathedral - actually a history for kids but also a nice way for adults to discover the cathedral.

Piesport

Experience the more than 2000 years old wine tradition and the Moselle typical way of living in Piesport that has been called „Porto Pigontio“ in the Roman era.

In Piesport, home of the „Goldtröpfchen“, you find one of the biggest Roman wine presses North of the Alps from the 2nd century. The wine press consists of more than 10 rooms and seven tanks and is wort a visit. You can see how noble wines were produced a long time ago.

With 413 hectare vineyards, the Moselle village ist he biggest wine growing village in the Moselle valley. Enjoy an elegant world class Riesling wine from the steep slopes in the evening.

Bernkastel-Kues

Visit the mediaval city of the Middle Moselle on your bike tour along the Moselle. The old wine trading metropole is an magnificent ensemble of timbered houses and historical buildings. The intact city centre enchants romanticists. Bring enough time to discover the city. Have a look at our star tours where you stay overnight in Bernkastel-Kues for several nights.

Strolling though Bernkastel-Kues, you experience the picturesque heritage and the 2000- years old history of the romantic city.

The historic city centre around the splendid market square present you beautiful and well preserved timbered houses with ornate gables .

 

  • Spitzhouses: The  Spitzhäuschen from the year 1416 as well as the  magnificent town hall from the year 1608 are worth seeing.
  • The 600 years old church tower of the parish church St. Michael is one of the most important building of the city.
  • If you want to experience the history visit the museum of local history in the well preserved city gate, the "Graacher gate".
  • Highly above the city and in the vineyards you find the ruin of the Landshut fortress  that has been the seat of the bishops from Trier in the 14. and 15. century.
  • Cusanus: The most famous son of the city was  cardinal Nikolaus von Cues alias „Cusanus“. You find an exhibition about the life of the philiosopher, mystic and scientist in his birthplace. The late Gothic building  St. Nikolaus-Hospital is home of the Cusanus-library and one of the most precious private collection of manuscripts in the world.
  • Wine museum: If you want to learn more about the wine of the Middle Moselle, visit the multimedia wine museum in Bernkastel-Kues. You learn about the history of the viniculture at the Moselle. You find 130 wines from Moselle, Saar and Ruwer in the historical vault cellar that can be tried or bought.
  • Wehlener sundial: One famous vineyards location is the urban district Wehlen.
  • Machern monastery: On the other side of the Moselle you find the famous nunnery of the cistercians. Today the monastery has a historical toy- and icon museum and an own brewery.
  • Oldtimer-Museum "Zylinderhaus": Immerse in the '50s and '60s and stroll though the authenitic street and across a corner shop. A restaurant welcomes you and completes your day.

 

Our tip for families:

Visit "Bonbon Willi" in Burg street 8 and see how candies and lollipops are produced like 100 years before.

Kröv

The most famous vineyard location "Kröver Nacktarsch" made the wine village Kröv well-known across borders of Germany.

 

Many nice Moselle events takes place thoughout the year like

  • an international meeting with folk costums , with many folk costumes- and music groups
  • Parades, Oldtimer- und motorbike meetings
  • the yearly "international midnight run" on Whit saturday
  • or the "other" street festival "Spass auf der Gass"

Discover the three gables house, the Staffelter Hof and the Echternachter Hof  on a walk though the village.

Our tip (not only) for families:

Enjoy delicious ice cream from the best ice cream maker at the Moselle - at "Marcellos Eiseck" or refresh yourself after an exhausting bike tour in the outdoor pool.

Zell

Especially the Moselle Promenade with fantastic views over the nature, the narrowest meander of the Moselle and steep slopes with grapevines are nice. Find historical wine cellars, museums and other activities related to wine in the old town. The village with more than 4 million grapevines has become one of the most important and hugest wine growing villages because of the vineyard location "Zeller Schwarze Katz".

Ediger-Eller

Right after Europes steepest vineyard, the Calmont, under which you will cycle, you reach the double community Ediger-Eller. Take some time and discover the historical town centre of Ediger-Eller on a round tour and find traces of the Celts and Romans. You will be impressed: Impressive, former monasteries and houses of the nobility, old timbered houses, two artistical important churches as well as the mostly well preserved curtain wall.

Wonderful sacred works of art, figures and valuable paintings or the world-famous stone relief "Christus in der Kelter" are a pleasure for  art lovers. Many of the picturesque timbered houses are under monumental protecttion.

 

 

Our tips:

Visit the "House of the Pslams", the former synagogue in Rathaus street 1.

The Calmont: You get an breathtaking view from the Calmont if you hike or climb on the adventurous fixed-rope route. On the back of the mountain, close to the steep vineyards of the Calmont, a peripteral temple was reconstructed in 2005.

Cochem

Get to know the city Cochem and its surrounding on your bike tour along the Moselle. The first eye-catcher of the city is the Reichburg. The majestical fortress is located on a mountain in the middle of the city. The "Tummelchen" with its old "Zuckertürmchen" that is located on the remains of the historical city wall is the best option for an ascent.

Go on a city walk and see the many well preserved pieces of the historical city wall with the old Enderttor-Tower with an accomodation for the gatekeeper from the year 1332, the defensive tower with the Balduin gate at the wall of the churchyard (Obergasse), the Burgfrieden-gate with wall-walk. The baroque city hall from 1739, the market square and the Martins fountain as well as old timbered houses in narrow alleys are nice to see.

From the market square, walk over old and angular stone stairs to the Klosterberg. The Capuchins monastery was built in 1630 and used as a monastery until 1802. Today it is the culture centre of the city.

Treis-Karden

Treis and Karden are connected by a bridge and offer you a lot of sightseeing spots like the abbey church that has been founded in 350 A.D. by a priest from Aquitaine (South of France) as the first Christian community  in todays district Karden. The former abbey church and todays parish church St. Castor shape the village image with their massive towers. Locals call the important sacred building with Roman, Gothic and baroque elements their „Moselle cathedral“.

Koblenz

You reached your last destination. Experience Koblenz, the city on the German corner. Churches, fortresses and historical houses tell you histories from former times, crooked alleys invite you for a stroll.

Many museums offer a variety of french art from the 20th century, archaelogical artefacts from different epochs and a interactive journey into the world of the Rhine Romanticism.

 

A highlight is Germany's first tri-cable orbit. You will have unforgettable views on a breathtaking ride over the Rhine to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress. The cable car is one highlight of many bike tours. A climb to the observation tower is highly recommended. Your efforts will be rewarded with a wonderful view over the German corner, the garden culture area and the UNESCO World Heritage "Upper Middle Rhine Valley" and the Moselle. The Ehrenbreitstin fortress is worth a visit.

 

Our tips:

Visit the Romanticum Koblenz - the myth Rhine in fascination and interaction, a great interactive experience.You are a passenger on an imaginary steamer on a fantastic time travel and get to know the Rhine and its variety. A visit is a must for children and adults!

The St. Kastor basilica is the oldest preserved church in Koblenz. The abbey church was hallowed in 836 and was the setting for many important historical events. St. Kastor was the meeting point and the point for mediations of the emperors and kings and their descendants.

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