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Long-distance cycle trail

Moselle Cycle Route Section 2: From Nittel to Trier

Long-distance cycle trail · Moseltal
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  • Blick auf das luxemburgische Moselufer in Grevenmacher
    / Blick auf das luxemburgische Moselufer in Grevenmacher
    Photo: Valerie Rogge, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Der Mosel-Radweg bei Temmels
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Rastplatz in Oberbillig
    Photo: Valerie Rogge, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Blick auf das Grutenhäuschen bei Igel
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Blick auf Igel
    Photo: Valerie Rogge, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Abstecher zur Saarmündung
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Überquerung der Saar
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Mosel trifft Saar
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Der Mosel-Radweg bei Konz
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Auf dem Mosel-Radweg vor Konz
    Photo: Valerie Rogge, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Kranen am Mosel-Radweg bei Trier
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Hauptmarkt in Trier
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
  • / Mit dem Rad vor der Porta Nigra
    Photo: Gerhard Eisenschink, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
m 500 400 300 200 20 15 10 5 km Lauschpunkt am Mosel-Radweg (Nittel) Römerbrücke (UNESCO-Welterbe) Lauschpunkt am Mosel-Radweg (Konz) Freilichtmuseum Roscheider Hof Lauschpunkt am … Ufer) Lauschpunkt am … (Wasserliesch) Fähre Sankta Maria II Saarmündung

This stretch offers idyllic wine locations, Roman cultural heritage and a richly varied landscape.
easy
24.7 km
1:42 h
55 m
69 m
A scenic and culture-rich experience: The second section of the Moselle Cycle Route runs along the right bank of the river to the Moselle metropolis of Trier, around 25 km away. The starting point is the charming wine-making village of Nittel, which lies at the foot of towering dolomite and limestone rocks. The municipality of Oberbillig, which has a ferry connection to Luxembourg’s Wasserbillig, is then reached via Wellen and Temmels. Then, following an even path, it’s onto the city of Konz. Located at the mouth of the Saar, Konz is worth a short stop, offering attractions such as the Open Air Cultural History Museum Roscheider Hof and the remains of a Roman imperial villa. A further 10 kilometres and the end stop of today's tour awaits. Impressive, well-maintained Roman architecture with UNESCO World Heritage Site status and Baroque style parks are some of the attractions the oldest city in Germany has to offer.

Author’s recommendation

A short detour (approx. 300 metres) to the Saar estuary near Konz. 

It's worth taking part in a guided tour of Trier at the end of this section.

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Simone Pfeiffer
Updated: April 02, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
150 m
Lowest point
125 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

A list of any currently closed route sections and relevant detours, e.g. due to roadworks, can be found here

Tips, hints and links

Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Kordelweg 1

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Telephone +49 (0) 6531/97330

info@mosellandtouristik.de

www.visitmosel.de

 

A review of your Outdooractive tour experience would be great. This gives us valuable feedback and helps others to plan their own tours. Thanks! 

 

Suggestions, observations or something that isn't quite right? Get in touch with us via email at: radwege@lbm.rlp.de

(www.radwanderland.de - responsible for the infrastructure and route descriptions in the Rhineland Palatinate section).

Start

Nittel (139 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.654085, 6.440820
DMS
49°39'14.7"N 6°26'27.0"E
UTM
32U 315288 5503316
w3w 
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Destination

Trier

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the riverside path between the Moselle and railway tracks to the outskirts of Nittel and continue onto Wellen via the B 419. Follow the Moselstraße road through Wellen. At the end of the village, take the cycle path next to the main road and continue past the train station. Carry on straight ahead at the crossroads by the bridge (to Grevenmacher). After the bridge, turn left towards the Moselle via the B 419 underpass. Once in Temmels, follow the road through the village. In the centre of Temmels, turn left towards the Moselle and then right along the river bank. The route to Oberbillig runs via the main road underpass and then along the village road towards the ferry. At the end of the village, take the narrow cycle path along the river bank, past the sports field to Wasserliesch. Continue along the riverbank and around 400 metres before reaching the mouth of the Saar, turn right onto the bridge via a short ascent, cross the Saar and then turn left down to the Moselle. Then it’s through the Moselle's fields, past the harbour and the grounds of Karthaus Abbey. Continue straight ahead between the Moselle and the railway line to Trier. Pass under the Konrad Adenauer Bridge and the Roman bridge, past the cranes to the Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge and Zurlauben

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Nittel: Hourly travel from Trier is possible, station located on the Upper Moselle route (regional train) 

Trier: Main train station (Moselle line and Eifel line) 

https://vrt-info.de/

Getting there

Starting point: Trier via the A 602 or the B 51/B 49

Destination: Nittel via the B 419

Parking

Nittel: Along the B 419 from the train station 

Trier: Pay and display parking is available at the main train station i.e. in the town centre. 

Coordinates

DD
49.654085, 6.440820
DMS
49°39'14.7"N 6°26'27.0"E
UTM
32U 315288 5503316
w3w 
///colognes.lemmings.notice
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Bikeline cycle tour planner "Mosel-Radweg: Von Metz an den Rhein" (published by Esterbauer) 
  • Free brochure: “Meine Radreise”.An overview of all cycle paths in the Moselle region is included in this brochure. Descriptions of the 10 sections of the Moselle Cycle Route from Perl to Koblenz are also provided as well as descriptions of other enjoyable cycle routes. As well as this, the brochure contains important information and tips for your holiday and for planning your cycle route. (Available from Mosellandtouristik GmbH, www.visitmosel.de, info@mosellandtouristik.de, Tel. 0049 (0) 6531/97330) 

Author’s map recommendations

www.radwanderland.de (responsible for the infrastructure and route descriptions in the Rhineland Palatinate section)

Equipment

A smartphone to access the audio tour "Lauschpunkte am Mosel-Radweg": Get to know the Moselle region via a series of listening stop-off points. 40 listening stations between Perl and Koblenz encourage you to take a closer look and guide you to surprising discoveries along the way. The “Lauschtour” audio tour app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

 

Remember to take your cycle tour book and your camera.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
24.7 km
Duration
1:42h
Ascent
55 m
Descent
69 m
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