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Long-distance cycle trail

Moselle Cycle Trail: From Perl to Koblenz

· 4 reviews · Long-distance cycle trail · Mosel-Saar
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  • Cathedral in Trier
    / Cathedral in Trier
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Moselle Cycle Trail next to Trittenheim
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Moselle Cycle Trail next to Lieser
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Moselle Cycle Trail next to Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Auf dem Mosel-Radweg bei Neef
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Cochem with Reichsburg Castle
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
  • / Auf dem Mosel-Radweg in Cochem
    Photo: Ferienland Cochem
  • / Blick auf Trittenheim
    Photo: Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
  • / Audiotour "Lauschpunkte am Mosel-Radweg"
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Mosellandtouristik GmbH
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Winding along the river, through the heart of nature as well as through villages and towns, the Moselle Cycle Trail leads through 248 kilometres of diverse landscape; rambling and secluded in parts, pretty spectacular in others. 
easy
248 km
17:29 h
129 m
221 m
The Moselle Cycle Trail is one of the most popular river cycle trails in Germany and accompanies the Moselle for 248 kilometres from the border triangle in Perl to the mouth of the Rhine in Koblenz. It leads past countless wineries and world-renowned vineyards, impressive rock formations and medieval wine villages as well as ancient sites and majestic-looking castles. No other German wine-growing region offers such a stunning natural contrast between breathtaking steep slopes and charming river valleys whilst also hosting an abundance of historic and cultural landmarks.

Pleasure and enjoyment take precedence over sporting ambition here. Europe's steepest vineyards can be found along the Moselle River. But taking the Moselle Cycle Trail doesn’t involve having to master these. As most of the cycle route is away from road traffic, has asphalt surfacing and is relatively flat without gradients, even recreational cyclists can tackle it without difficulty.

And what could be better than rounding off an active tour through nature with some delicious refreshments? There are a multitude of excellent options directly on route for hungry and thirsty cyclists to stop off, enjoy good food and sample fine wines. Because exploring the Moselle Cycle Trail always entails exploring the region’s top wines too!

Tip: The new Moselle Cycle Trail audio tour app 

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.

Author’s recommendation

Stop off at one of the many rustic wine taverns along the way and enjoy a chat with our wine makers.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Simone Pfeiffer
Updated: January 07, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
191 m
Lowest point
60 m
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Safety information

Eine Liste der aktuell gesperrten Streckenabschnitte und Umleitungen, z.B. aufgrund von Baustellen, können Sie hier abrufen. 

Equipment

Ein Smartphone, um die Audiotour "Lauschpunkte am Mosel-Radweg" nutzen zu können: Lernen Sie die Mosel bei einer Lauschpause kennen. 40 Hörstationen zwischen Perl und Koblenz animieren zum genaueren Hinsehen und lenken den Blick immer wieder auf überraschende Entdeckungen am Wegesrand. Die Lauschtour-App kann kostenlos im Apple App Store oder auf Google Play heruntergeladen werden.

Radtourenbuch und Kamera für Schnappschüsse nicht vergessen.

Tips, hints and links

Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Kordelweg 1
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Tel. +49 (0)6531/97330

info@mosellandtouristik.de

www.mosellandtouristik.de 

 

Suggestions, something you have noticed or deficiencies? Email us at: radwege@lbm.rlp.de (www.radwanderland.de - responsible for infrastructure and route descriptions of the Rhineland-Palatinate section).

Share your cycling tour experiences with us and become a Cycle Reporter (www.radreporter.de).

Start

Perl (148 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.474293, 6.369477
UTM
32U 309440 5483509

Destination

Koblenz (German Corner)

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty:

The Moselle Cycle Trail is suitable for everyone, including families. Create a cycle tour that’s as easy and as long as you want it to be. 

Terrain:

The route follows the Moselle through predominantly level countryside. It is suitable for children, cycle trailers and tandem bikes, though restrictions apply in some sections. Asphalt is the main surface, with some paved or gravel paths.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Bike & Train

Regular Inter-City and regional train connections on the route Koblenz - Cochem - Bullay (connection to Traben-Trarbach via the Moselle Wine Express) - Wittlich - Trier. Trier Hbf station offers connections to locations in the Upper Moselle area as far as Perl, to Luxembourg and to locations on the right side of the Saar as far as Saarbrücken.

Bikes can be taken on local trains in the Rhineland Palatinate and in the Saarland free of charge, from 9 am Monday to Friday as well as at weekends and on public holidays within the limits of the available capacity. Taking your bike on long-distance trains requires paying a surcharge whereby a space reservation is required. For more information: www.bahn.de

 

Bike & Bus 

So-called RadBusse, special bus lines with bike transport facilities, operate from April to the end of October.

Further information, timetables and reservation options can be found at www.radbusse.de

 

Bike & Boat

From mid-April to October, there are numerous passenger boats available on the Moselle each day, which lend themselves to round trips and extending your travel route by bike. Nearly every town has a pier for docking. The local notice boards of the relevant boat companies provide details of departure times. You can also choose from a total of seven ferries to take you and your bike to the other side of the river.

Getting there

By train to Perl (the Moselle River Cycle Route starts in the immediate vicinity of the train station).

Departure by train from Koblenz (the train station is approx. 2.5 km from the Moselle Cycle Trail but is well signposted and easily accessible).

Parking

Parking is available in Trier and Koblenz for those cycling the entire Moselle River Trail. Travel to the starting point follows via train. Anyone who has parked in Trier then returns there by train from Koblenz when the tour is over.

For further information and advice regarding suitable parking: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, telephone: +0049 (0)6531/97330; info@mosellandtouristik.de

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Cycling Guide "Moselle River Trail on a scale of 1:50.000 (bikeline, ISBN: 978-3-85000-473-2)

Author’s map recommendations

www.radwanderland.de (is responsible for the infrastructure and description through Rhineland-Palatinate)


Questions & answers

Question about Nane Fab · August 02, 2019 · Community
Sind die Unterkünfte auch spontan vor Ort gut buchbar ?
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Answer by Günter Burger · August 02, 2019 · Community
Habe die Übernachtungen Wochen vorher gesucht und gebucht. Wir waren mit 4 Personen on Tour.
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Reviews

4.5
(4)
Matthias Hallmann
August 01, 2019 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour, die man in 4 Tagen gut schafft. Rückweg mit der Bahn ist kein Problem. Auch die Übernachtungen haben wir problemlos kurzfristig immer buchen können. Nette Menschen und guter Wein runden die Tour ab. Allerdings ist das Stück ab Cochem fast nur an der Straße. Manchmal verliert man die Beschilderung Mosel-Radweg, allerdings gibt es dafür immer andere Schilder.
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Donnerstag, 1. August 2019, 21:18 Uhr
Photo: Matthias Hallmann, Community
Donnerstag, 1. August 2019, 21:18 Uhr
Photo: Matthias Hallmann, Community
Donnerstag, 1. August 2019, 21:18 Uhr
Photo: Matthias Hallmann, Community
claudio bandiera
July 31, 2018 · Community
nous avons fait http://cbandiera.free.fr/recits/2018-moselle/mosel.php
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Done at July 18, 2018
outdooractive.com User
E. Weber
September 14, 2016 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
248 km
Duration
17:29 h
Ascent
129 m
Descent
221 m
Public transport friendly In and out Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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