Moselle Cycle Route for Families

From Trier to Cochem along the Moselle

Cycling along the Moselle in Germany offers a captivating journey through time, adorned with historic buildings and remnants of the ancient Roman era. The Moselle cycle route, stretching around 311 miles (500 kilometres), meanders through picturesque landscapes, quaint towns, and vineyard-covered hills. This leisurely route, well-suited for a relaxing family adventure, unfolds a tapestry of attractions catering to various interests.

Along the way, cyclists can explore a myriad of enticing sites, including but not limited to outdoor pools, enchanting castles, challenging climbing forests, exhilarating adventure trails, amusement parks, evocative ruins, and a rich cultural tapestry with ample dining options showcasing local wines and culinary delights. Cyclists can also revel in the region's vibrant atmosphere, marked by charming villages and the opportunity to sample world-renowned Moselle wines. The Moselle cycle route promises a diverse and enriching experience for cyclists of all levels, with ample opportunities to soak in history, culture, and natural beauty.

Details about the family holiday on the Moselle Cycle Path

Our team understands the key to delighting active families lies in providing nature-based experiences accessible to all. The route has been meticulously curated to encompass a multitude of family-friendly highlights. Spanning approximately 145 kilometres from Trier to Cochem, the journey is thoughtfully divided, allowing each segment to be comfortably completed within a week.

This strategic division ensures that the route accommodates a wide range of ages and skill levels, offering a diverse and enriching experience for all family members. From captivating landscapes to engaging attractions, the route promises a fulfilling adventure, fostering memorable moments for everyone to cherish

The highlights of the Moselle cycling holiday with children at a glance

  • Wine as far as the eye can see: Cycle along the "Wine Road of the Romans", visit the oldest wine town in Germany, travel on the Roman wine ship and get to know the charming wine-growing villages

  • Need to take a refreshment break: It's a good thing you always pass on family-friendly outdoor pools. For example, at the recreational lake Triolago with toboggan run, football golf and water ski cable car. Experience history up close in the historic city of Trier, at the remains of the Roman "Villa Rustica" or the ruins of Grevenburg

  • Climbing heights: The adventurous Calmont climbing wall in Bremm is located directly on the steepest vineyard in Europe.

Worth knowing about the family cycling holiday along the Moselle

The cycling holiday commences conveniently from your accommodation in Trier, serving as the starting point for your adventure. The journey along the Moselle entails cycling 25 to 35 kilometres per day, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all, including younger cyclists.

The flat and tranquil route, winding through the picturesque vineyards of Rhineland-Palatinate, guarantees a delightful and accessible ride for families. This carefully planned itinerary allows even the youngest riders to revel in the beauty of the region, fostering a memorable and pleasant cycling experience along the river.

This tour has been graded as Easy. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Important: You do not need to be in a family group to book this tour. The route is ideal for those looking to book a cycling holiday for the first time or would prefer shorter distances each day.

Tour information
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 145 km
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Itinerary

Arrival in Trier and at the hotel. You will receive the travel documents and rental bicycles (if booked) at the hotel. Trier is overflowing with historic Roman buildings. Whether it's the symbol of the city, Porta Nigra, or the amphitheatre, it's well worth a visit. Or you can visit the toy museum and participate in the cool museum rally.

Finally, your bike ride starts! On the left bank of the Moselle, you cycle on easy cycle paths past Pfalzel to Schweich. Here it is worth making a small detour to the adventure pool with its 52 metre long giant slide. You then continue on the right bank and along the "Wine Route of the Romans" to the recreational lake Triolago where you can enjoy the toboggan run, football golf, water ski cable car and much more. Then we continue to Mehring, your overnight stop.

ca. 22 km

Visit the remains of the Roman Villa Rustica. Then it goes over the cycle path along the Moselle further via Detzem and Leiwen with their large playgrounds. Past the vineyards, you cycle to Neumagen-Dhron, Germany's oldest wine town. Perhaps you will see the original Roman wine ship sailing on the Moselle here or perhaps you will also make a cultural journey through history yourself. Once you arrive in Piesport, you can visit the Roman wine press from the 3rd century.

ca. 26 km

Today you cycle to Bernkastel-Kues, where the numerous small alleys and the colourful half-timbered buildings are impressive. In the evening we included a short boat trip for the family (only for variant 6/5). For parents, we recommend a sample of the well-known "Bernkastler Doctor".

ca. 18 km

Numerous vineyards also accompany you on today's bike tour. Through the wine-growing region "Kröver Nacktarsch" you reach your destination for the day with Traben-Trarbach. Many leisure pools invite you to relax along the way. Traben-Trarbach offers some architectural masterpieces of Art Nouveau and the Belle Epoque. We've included a short round of miniature golf for your family.

ca. 22 km

In Enkirch, a pearl of half-timbered architecture on the Moselle, you should take a short break. You cycle through the wine-growing region "Zeller Schwarze Katz" to Bullay. Embedded in forests and vineyards, this place has lost none of the charm and unadulterated romance of an old wine village.

ca. 35 km

You arrive early in Beilstein, commonly known as the Rothenburg on the Moselle. From there it goes with the Moselle ship to Cochem. In Cochem, you should plan enough time to visit the charming center and the 11th-century Imperial Castle. The Cochem chairlift takes you to the Pinnerkreuz viewpoint. Enjoy the view over the city and the Moselle!

22 km
Rothenburg an der Mosel – Cochem

Today we say goodbye to the vineyards, castles and ruins. Or would you rather experience even more adventures during an extra day on the Moselle?

Route information

The Moselle Cycle Path is extensively signposted, ensuring easy navigation throughout the journey. Predominantly, the path follows paved or asphalt roads and designated cycle paths. Encounters with traffic are minimal, with only a few brief passages where cyclists may experience slight vehicular activity.

The route's design prioritises safety and convenience, allowing cyclists to enjoy the journey along the Moselle with minimal disruptions, providing a predominantly smooth and tranquil cycling experience.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Complete a Booking Request: Moselle Cycle Route for Families

Place of arrival: Trier
  Season 1
06.04.2024 - 19.04.2024
12.10.2024 - 19.10.2024

Daily
Season 2
20.04.2024 - 03.05.2024
08.06.2024 - 16.08.2024
28.09.2024 - 11.10.2024

Daily
Season 3
04.05.2024 - 07.06.2024
17.08.2024 - 27.09.2024

Daily
Moselle Cycle Path for Families, DE-MORTC-08X
Base price
899.00
959.00
1,009.00
Half board 229.00 229.00 229.00
Extra bed 0-5 years 0.00 0.00 0.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 499.00 529.00 559.00
Extra bed 12-17 years 699.00 749.00 779.00
Extra bed from 18 years 899.00 959.00 1,009.00
Single room surcharge 269.00 269.00 269.00
-100% Discount for child < 6 years in additional bed 0.00 0.00 0.00
-50% Discount for child 6-11 years in additional bed 169.00 169.00 169.00

Hotel information: You stay in carefully selected 3*** hotels or guesthouses.

Child prices are valid in a room with 2 full-paying adults. Costs for children under 6 years (e.g. cot) are to be paid on-site.

 

Season 1
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024
Daily
Season 2
Apr 20, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Jun 8, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
Daily
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024
Aug 17, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Daily
Moselle Cycle Path for Families, DE-MORTC-08X
Base price
Half board
Extra bed 0-5 years
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12-17 years
Extra bed from 18 years
Single room surcharge
-100% Discount for child < 6 years in additional bed
-50% Discount for child 6-11 years in additional bed
899.00
229.00
0.00
499.00
699.00
899.00
269.00
0.00
169.00
959.00
229.00
0.00
529.00
749.00
959.00
269.00
0.00
169.00
1,009.00
229.00
0.00
559.00
779.00
1,009.00
269.00
0.00
169.00

Hotel information: You stay in carefully selected 3*** hotels or guesthouses.

Child prices are valid in a room with 2 full-paying adults. Costs for children under 6 years (e.g. cot) are to be paid on-site.

 

Season 1
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024
Season 2
Apr 20, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Jun 8, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024
Aug 17, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Trier
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
-100% Discount for child < 6 years in additional bed
-50% Discount for child 6-11 years in additional bed
-25% Discount for child 12-14 years in additional bed
Cochem
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
-100% Discount for child < 6 years in additional bed
-50% Discount for child 6-11 years in additional bed
-25% Discount for child 12-14 years in additional bed
79.00
40.00
0.00
40.00
59.00
104.00
21.00
0.00
35.00
52.00
79.00
40.00
0.00
40.00
59.00
104.00
21.00
0.00
35.00
52.00
79.00
40.00
0.00
40.00
59.00
104.00
21.00
0.00
35.00
52.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Trier
  Season 1
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024

Daily
Season 2
Apr 20, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Jun 8, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024

Daily
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024
Aug 17, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Daily
Trier
Double room p.p. 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room surcharge 40.00 40.00 40.00
-100% Discount for child < 6 years in additional bed 0.00 0.00 0.00
-50% Discount for child 6-11 years in additional bed 40.00 40.00 40.00
-25% Discount for child 12-14 years in additional bed 59.00 59.00 59.00
Cochem
Double room p.p. 104.00 104.00 104.00
Single room surcharge 21.00 21.00 21.00
-100% Discount for child < 6 years in additional bed 0.00 0.00 0.00
-50% Discount for child 6-11 years in additional bed 35.00 35.00 35.00
-25% Discount for child 12-14 years in additional bed 52.00 52.00 52.00
Filter
7-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Unisex Bike
Unisex E-Bike
21-Speed Child Bike
Child trailer for 1 or 2 children
Follow-Me with Child Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
99.00
99.00
239.00
89.00
89.00
139.00
99.00
Prices per person in GBP

Included services and travel information

Services

Including

  • 7 nights accommodation as described, including breakfast
  • Family city rally treasure hunt Trier (approx. 2 hours)
  • Ticket summer toboggan run Riol
  • Ticket mini golf Traben-Trarbach
  • Boat trip Beilstein-Cochem including bicycle
  • Ticket cable car Cochem
  • Personal welcome meeting (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer(s) maximum 1 piece of luggage of max 20 kg per person
  • Travel folder 1 x per room (German, English with route and overview maps, detailed route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers, suitcase labels)
  • Service Hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally
  • (Optional) Return transfer bicycle bus Cochem-Trier, €59 per person (excl. Possibly own bicycle), reservation necessary, to be paid in advance, departure daily at 10:00 am

 

Arrival information

  • Airport: Frankurt airport(s)
  • Train: Trier station
  • Parking: Hotel parking approx. €9 per day, payable locally, no reservation required. Public parking in Trier approx. €12 per day, no reservation required
  • Departure: Train ride to Trier, duration approx. 1 hour

 

General information

  • No minimum age for this trip applies
  • Travel costs for children under 6 years on request and must be paid on the spot
  • Half board: Dinner in the hotel restaurant or a restaurant in the immediate vicinity with a voucher

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