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Mosel Cycle Path Section 5: From Piesport to Bernkastel-Kues

Long Distance Cycling · Moseltal
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  • Piesport und die "Moselloreley"
    / Piesport und die "Moselloreley"
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Blick auf die Weinlage Piesporter Goldtröpfchen
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Der "Piesporter Himmel" in der Kirche St. Martin
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Auf dem Mosel-Radweg hinter Wintrich
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Am Moselstrand bei Filzen
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Moseltal bei Brauneberg
    Photo: Christopher Arnoldi, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Blick vom Mosel-Radweg auf Burg Landshut
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Auf dem Mosel-Radweg in Kues
    Photo: Gerhard Eisenschink, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
  • / Marktplatz von Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Dominik Ketz, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
m 200 150 100 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km St. Nikolaus-Hospital Cusanusstift Lauschpunkt am … Kelteranlage) Historischer Marktplatz in Bernkastel Stadt- und Ortsbild Piesport Mosel Weinmuseum Lauschpunkt am Mosel-Radweg (Brauneberg) Moselloreley Burg Landshut
Travelling from one wine-making village to the next, you will reach charming Bernkastel-Kues with its castle Landshut.
easy
Distance 18.3 km
1:15 h
20 m
27 m
This section leads along the right bank of the Moselle from the wine-making village of Piesport to historic Bernkastel-Kues. The 18.5 kilometre-long cycle tour starts with a view of the “Moselloreley”, a rock massif which rises almost vertically from the banks of the Moselle. Down river, vineyards, orchards and picturesque wine-producing villages such as Wintrich, Brauneberg and Mülheim lead to the cultural highlight of this leg of the tour. The famous Moselle town of Bernkastel-Kues has much to offer and a longer stay is therefore worthwhile. Rich in history and culture, the picturesque old town, which has one of the most beautiful backdrops of half-timbered houses to be found in Germany, awaits discovery. The medieval town is dominated by the majestic Landshut Castle, the birthplace of Nikolaus Cusanus is open to visitors and the Moselle Wine Museum offers a fascinating insight into the world of Moselle wine.

Author’s recommendation

A stop at the Moselle beach at Filzen is a must.

Get to know Bernkastel-Kues in more detail by taking part in guided tour.

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Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
123 m
Lowest point
105 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 and hints

Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Kordelweg 1

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Telephone +49 (0)6531/97330

info@mosellandtouristik.de

www.visitmosel.de

 

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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

Piesport (113 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.884130, 6.927533
DMS
49°53'02.9"N 6°55'39.1"E
UTM
32U 351121 5527807
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Destination

Bernkastel-Kues

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the RadBus “Moseltal” to Piesport. 

www.radbusse.de

Getting there

Starting point: Piesport via the B 53

Destination: Bernkastel-Kues via the B 53 

Parking

Piesport: free parking within the village 

Bernkastel-Kues: a large car park on the banks of the Moselle (parts of this are pay and display) 

Coordinates

DD
49.884130, 6.927533
DMS
49°53'02.9"N 6°55'39.1"E
UTM
32U 351121 5527807
w3w 
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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.

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
18.3 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
20 m
Descent
27 m
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