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Mosel Cycle Path Section 7: From Traben-Trarbach to Bullay

Long Distance Cycling · Moseltal
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  • Fachwerkkulisse in Pünderich
    / Fachwerkkulisse in Pünderich
    Photo: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
  • / Blick auf Pünderich und die Marienburg
    Photo: Simone Pfeiffer, Mosel. Faszination Urlaub
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This part of the tour tells stories of times gone by through its historic architecture.
Distance 24.3 km
1:52 h
180 m
171 m
187 m
92 m
The seventh stretch of the Moselle Cycle Route leads from the traditional Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach to Enkirch. It is worth leaving the cycle path for a short time in order to take a closer look at the treasure trove of traditional Rhineland half-timbered houses. As you cycle along the narrow lanes of the wine-making town, the beautifully carved street signs will catch your eye as well as the diverse gable and bay decorations to be found on the town's carefully restored half-timbered houses. Back on the Moselle Cycle Route, the journey continues via Burg to the wine-producing village of Pünderich. The village’s historic centre, with its stylishly restored half-timbered buildings, provides the perfect backdrop for taking a break. The cycle path then leads through the wine-making village of Briedel to Zell (Mosel), home to the "Zeller Schwarze Katz” vineyard. Here the Moselle Cycle Route changes to the left side of the river via a bridge. Now it isn't far to Bullay, the end stop for this part of the tour, where the town's historic railway bridge awaits. Germany’s first double-decker, steel framework bridge traverses the Moselle - the top for trains, the bottom for road traffic.

Author’s recommendation

A detour to the Marienburg is worthwhile for anyone who still has energy to spare. It offers stunning views over the Zell landscape!
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Update: November 10, 2021
Highest point
187 m
Lowest point
92 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 and hints

Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Kordelweg 1

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Telephone +49 (0) 6531/97330


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Traben-Trarbach (101 m)
49.948836, 7.115129
49°56'55.8"N 7°06'54.5"E
32U 364777 5534645




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Public transport


Traben-Trarbach, Bullay: Moselle Wine Express (route: Bullay – Traben-Trarbach)

Bullay: Train station on the Moselle line

Getting there

Starting point: Traben-Trarbach, B 53 between Bernkastel-Kues and Zell (Mosel) 

Destination: Bullay via the B 53


Traben-Trarbach: Parking on both sides of the Moselle (partly play and display)

Bullay: Parking at Bullay train station 


49.948836, 7.115129
49°56'55.8"N 7°06'54.5"E
32U 364777 5534645
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.

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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24.3 km
1:52 h
180 m
171 m
Highest point
187 m
Lowest point
92 m
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