Moselle River - Germany

Moselle Valley – Germany

Moselle River Adventure: Guided Bike and Boat Tour

Guided 6 days € 1,695

Embark on a voyage and discover the beauty of the Moselle River, one of the most romantic landscapes in Germany. Carefully selected cycle routes open up this region in a fully guided itinerary.

Style
Touring
Gain
Distance
150 km
Level
Easy

Tour overview

THE MOST ROMANTIC RIVER LANDSCAPES IN GERMANY

The Moselle River Guided Bike and Boat Tour follows the meandering course of the Moselle River from Cologne to Trier, and back again. These pre-planned routes allow you to see another side of this beautiful region, and discover the wonderful sights and smells of each landscape both from the saddle of your e-bike, and the deck of the Stella cruise ship.

You’ll cycle through the countryside and discover many of the picturesque villages and historical towns that sit on the shores of the river, complete with majestic castles and centuries old monasteries. You’ll come back aboard the Stella in the afternoons to relax after your morning of exploring. See the area from the land and water, what better way to soak up everything the Moselle Valley has to offer?

Each night you’ll have dinner and sleep on this wonderful cruise ship. Enjoy a wonderful meal and views of river landscapes of the Moselle and Rhine and the Stella meanders slowly onwards down the river and onto our next destination. 

Start point
Cologne
End point
Cologne
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Cologne
Flying out
Cologne

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Picturesque Routes

These pre-planned routes traverse the picturesque landscapes of the Moselle Valley, passing through romantic mediaeval villages and beside steep green vineyards, so characteristic of this region. We will get the chance to explore them by joining a vineyard hike and experience a wine tasting session led by some of the best wine producers in the area (included in the price of the tour).

Room on Stella cruise ship - Rhine river

Boutique Stays

On this unique tour you will spend each night on the spectacular Stella, a state-of-the-art cruise ship. All cabins are roomy, well-furnished and have their own AC unit and ensuite bathroom. We will also enjoy dinner on the deck each evening as the ship sails gracefully down the River Rhine to our next location.

support vehicle

Guided Cycling

All your routes on this tour are pre-planned and guided by our expert team. The paths are well-established cycle paths that offer flat cycling conditions, so all you have to worry about is enjoying the views and a day in the fresh air.

Tour destination

Moselle Valley

The Moselle River meanders gently through one of Germany’s most beautiful regions. The lush green landscape, dotted with romantic villages and healthy vineyards, is a haven for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and of course, cycling. At some points, the river cuts straight through the mountains, emphasising the contrast between the gently flowing river and the magnificent terrain that surrounds it. Look out for hill-top castles, such as the Reichsburg above Cochem, mediaeval towns such as Bernkastel-Kues with its wonderfully preserved marketplace, and countless breathtaking examples of mother nature at her finest. This area is perfect for a relaxed cycling holiday and a real feast for the senses.

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  • Weather

    The weather in the Moselle Valley region of Germany is generally mild all year round, with warm summers of around 20ºC and cool winters, with temperatures rarely dropping below 0ºC. Spring, summer and autumn offer the most pleasant cycling conditions with little rainfall, which will allow you to see and enjoy the area in all its glory.

  • Terrain

    As the route follows the course of the River Moselle, it offers the perfect conditions for a relatively flat and easy riding experience. The majority of the cycle path is free of cars and is in great condition. You will ride less than 50 km per day as the tour has been designed so that most riders can achieve this daily distance.

  • Culture

    One of the dominant cultures and industries in this area is viticulture, or wine. The landscape is covered in green vineyards (around 60%!) that produce world-famous wines such as Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The architecture is also markedly mediaeval with some wonderfully preserved examples of half-timbered houses and ancient market squares. Make sure you soak up the history and culture of this region in your free time!

Accommodation during your tour

SILVA RHINE RIVER CRUISE SHIP

Your room will accompany you on this journey

You’ll spend each night of the tour on the Stella, a state-of-the-art cruise ship. All cabins are roomy, well-furnished and have their own AC unit and ensuite bathroom. We will enjoy breakfast and dinner onboard as we start and end each day on this wonderful vessel.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

FIRST GREETING TO THE GREEN VINE SLOPES OF THE MOSEL
  • Distance
    40 km

On Day 2, the ship docks in Cochem in the morning, giving us views of the spectacular castle towers that dominate the landscape and the surrounding valley. After breakfast, we’ll get the bikes ready and start our first leisurely bike ride to Zell (Mosel) to warm up our legs. 

We’ll be cycling alongside vineyards set on the rolling countryside and beside the river, on a completely flat route. We’ll also get some great views of the Bremmer Calmont, thought to be Europe’s steepest vineyard, as well as over the Moselle Valley. One of the most famous wines from this region is Riesling, known by some as “the queen of white wine”. Many of the wine producers in this area still rely on manual labour for their work. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing along the course of the river to Reil where we’ll join a wine tasting session and meet the winemaker to learn about his work. 

You will travel back to Cochem with your guides by bus. Dinner will be once again served onboard the ship whilst you enjoy the sunset on the river on the way to Bernkastel-Kues.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Cologne.

When best to arrive: in the morning the day the tour starts.

Where the tour starts: Cologne

Transfers: are not included. If you require assistance, please contact us for more information.

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Cologne.

When best to depart: the afternoon the day the tour ends.

Where the tour ends: Cologne.

Transfers: included drop off to the airport.

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Hotel room key
    5 Nights Accommodation

    5 nights on the Stella, a state-of-the-art cruise ship.

  • All Meals

    Buffet breakfast, picnic lunches, dinners, and some drinks are included in this trip.

  • Bike Rental

    Rental electric bike included with English guided cycling experiences.

  • Transfers

    As indicated in the itinerary, transfers on cycling routes are included to get you back to the cruise boat

  • Wine Tasting

    All visits and admissions as indicated in the itinerary along with 1 wine tasting

Cycling bottle
Extra

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €550 per person for entire trip

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €550 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

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Tuesday 16 August 2022
Sunday 21 August 2022
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Sunday 16 October 2022
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