The third stretch of the tour follows in the footsteps of the Romans, down the Moselle to Mehring. Highlights of this tour include the Villa Rustica and the increasingly narrow Moselle Valley.
The third section of the Moselle Cycle Route is dedicated to the ancient Romans. The starting point is Trier - a treasure trove of Roman architecture, which still decisively shapes the cityscape. Once over the Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge, the cycle path leads along the left bank of the Moselle to the Pfalzel district, which once served as the long-time summer residence of Roman emperors, and finally to Schweich with its Baroque style ferry tower. At this point, the cycle path switches to the right of the Moselle and the valley landscape slowly changes from being open to more narrow in nature. Villa Rustica in Mehring, a reconstructed Roman estate with stories of luxurious Roman living waiting to be told, is the end point for this section of the tour.
On hot summer days, you can treat your feet to a little breather in the walking pool in Riol.
Starting point: Trier via the A 602 or the B 51/B 49
Destination: Mehring A 1, junctions Mehring, Longuich or Schweich, then via
Trier: Pay and display parking is available at the main train station i.e. in the town centre.
Mehring: Parking along the Moselstraße parallel to the B 53 or at the Peter Schröder Platz
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 0049 (0) 6531/97330)
Author’s map recommendations
www.radwanderland.de (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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