Long-distance cycle trail

Moselle Cycle Route Section 9: From Cochem to Löf

Long-distance cycle trail · Moseltal
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  • Radfahrer auf dem Mosel-Radweg bei Cochem
    / Radfahrer auf dem Mosel-Radweg bei Cochem
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, © D. Ketz
  • / Cochem und die Reichsburg
    Photo: Heinz Peierl, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Lauschpunkt in Pommern
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Blick auf Treis-Karden
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Burg Eltz
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Blick auf Burg Bischofstein
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Lauschende Radfahrerin am Lauschpunkt in Burgen (Mosel)
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Blick auf Hatzenport
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Der Etappen-Zielort Löf
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
m 400 300 200 100 25 20 15 10 5 km Lauschpunkt am Mosel-Radweg (Burgen) Reichsburg Cochem Cochemer Altstadt Stiftsmuseum Treis-Karden Stiftskirche St. Castor Bundesbank Bunker Cochem Burg Eltz Pinnerkreuz Ehrenburg

This part of the Moselle Cycle Route is characterised by the medieval castles along the way. It offers the opportunity to combine cycling with a little hiking - stopping every now and then to visit one of the castles located along the route.
27.1 km
1:52 h
53 m
60 m
This stretch between Cochem and Löf surprises with its many castles. The cycle tour starts with a view of the majestic Reichsburg and leads along the left bank of the Moselle, via Klotten and Pommern, to the historic Moselle town of Treis-Karden. In Karden, the three-towered collegiate church of St Castor, also known as the “Moseldom” (the Moselle cathedral), is a great place for a short stop. It combines Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles and forms the heart of a diocese with half-timbered houses that are worth a closer look. For a detour to the medieval Eltz Castle, one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Germany, follow the cycle path on the left bank to Moselkern. From here, a 4.5 km-long path leads up to the castle. However, the main Moselle Cycle Route passes over the bridge to Treis, from where the tour continues on the right bank. Brodenbach, with its imposing Ehrenburg Castle, situated on a steep spur of rock, is then reached via Burgen. An approximately hour-long walk leads up to the majestic castle from the 12th century. Another short stretch and a bridge crossing takes you to Löf, the destination for this part of the tour.

Author’s recommendation

A detour into the historic town centre of Klotten, with its narrow winding lanes, can be highly recommended! User
Simone Pfeiffer
Updated: April 02, 2020

Highest point
87 m
Lowest point
71 m
Best time of year

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

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Cochem (82 m)
50.147528, 7.166966
32U 369038 5556642




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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Cochem: Train station on the Moselle line

Löf: Train station on the Moselle line (regional train only)

Getting there

Starting point: Cochem via the B 49

Destination: Löf via the B 416 between Treis-Karden and Koblenz


Cochem: The majority of parking available in Cochem is pay and display. A large parking lot is located behind the train station.

Löf: Parking is possible along the B 416

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,,, Tel. 0049 (0) 6531/97330) 

Author’s map recommendations (responsible for the infrastructure and route descriptions in the Rhineland Palatinate section)


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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27.1 km
53 m
60 m
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