Long-distance cycle trail

The Moselle River Cycle Route (in full): From Perl to Koblenz

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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"
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Winding along the river, through the heart of nature as well as through villages and towns, the Moselle Cycle Route leads through 248 kilometres of diverse landscape; rambling and secluded in parts, pretty spectacular in others. 
easy
247.7 km
17:01 h
447 m
535 m
The Moselle River Cycle Route 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 Route 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 Route always entails exploring the region’s top wines too!

 

Tip: The new Moselle Cycle Route 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.
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Simone Pfeiffer
Updated: September 01, 2020
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
190 m
Lowest point
60 m
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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

Tel. +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

Perl (149 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.474293, 6.369477
DMS
49°28'27.5"N 6°22'10.1"E
UTM
32U 309440 5483509
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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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

 

Coordinates

DD
49.474293, 6.369477
DMS
49°28'27.5"N 6°22'10.1"E
UTM
32U 309440 5483509
w3w 
///clocked.plenty.elder
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.


Questions & Answers

Question about Wolfgang Hübner · July 04, 2020 · Community
....gibt es entlang der Fahrradstrecke Perl bis Koblenz fahrradbusse und wenn ja wo finde ich die Haltestellen-Pläne und Fahrzeiten-Pläne und Kontaktdaten? Danke! Liebe Grüße Wolfgang
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Answer by Günter Burger · July 04, 2020 · Community
... sorry Wolfgang, aber dazu habe ich keine Info da ich mich bei meiner Fahrt nicht dafür informiert habe. Ein Großteil der Strecke wird aber von der Bahn bedient, Grüß Günter
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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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Eugen Kurguzkin
August 26, 2020 · Community
sehr schöne Tour in 3 Tage geschaft.
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Photo: Eugen Kurguzkin, Community
Photo: Eugen Kurguzkin, Community
Photo: Eugen Kurguzkin, Community
Photo: Eugen Kurguzkin, Community
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
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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
claudio bandiera
July 31, 2018 · Community
nous avons fait http://cbandiera.free.fr/recits/2018-moselle/mosel.php
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
247.7 km
Duration
17:01h
Ascent
447 m
Descent
535 m
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