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Find out more about the family-friendly cycle route in France and Germany

The 'Mosel-Radweg’ or the Moselle Cycle Route is a long-distance cycle route through France and Germany along the Moselle. You will cycle through the rich landscapes of the Moselle Valley and through the countless wine regions. The Moselle also divides the two low mountain ranges, the Eifel and Hundsrück, and runs all the way to Deutsches Eck in Koblenz in Germany, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine.

The official start of the route is in Metz in France. Most of the Moselle Cycle Route is asphalted and the route runs close to the river. Cyclists are sent to the right and sometimes the left bank of the river, depending on the route and infrastructure. The bike path from Metz to Koblenz has a total length of 311 km.

Due to the many possibilities to shorten the route by boat or train, the Moselle Cycle Path is also suitable for less experienced cyclists and for families with (smaller) children.

Cycling holidays on the Moselle Cycle Path

Various cycle tour options are available along the route
Porta Nigra in Trier

Classic Moselle For Families

Various options are available on the route from Trier to Koblenz which offers everything a cyclist could want.

With wine-growing vineyards as far as the eye can see, beautiful towns, pretty villages, culinary delights from the region and many other highlights await cyclists on the Moselle.

The family-friendly 145 km cycle route between Trier to Cochem is flat and smooth with plenty of time to discover the vineyards of the Rhineland-Palatinate.

Luxembourg to Koblenz

Embark on a memorable cycling adventure from Luxembourg to Koblenz along the stunning Moselle Cycle Path. The scenic route takes you on a remarkable journey through picturesque villages, beautiful landscapes and renowned vineyards.

The tour starts in the charming city of Luxembourg which is a short distance from the Moselle and ventures into the region's lush greenery and rolling hills. The cycle tour finishes in Koblenz where the Moselle River meets the Rhine.


Luxembourg / Germany

Moselle Cycle Path: Luxembourg to Koblenz

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Moselle Cycle Route for Families

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Questions and answers

The Moselle Cycle Route is around 470 km long and crosses through Germany, France and Luxembourg running parallel to the Moselle River. 

The route is defined as easy to moderate with flat terrain and well-maintained cycle paths. Suitable for families too.

Recommended stops include the historic town of Trier, the numerous vineyards and the picturesque medieval town of Cochem.

The Moselle Cycle Route passes along the EuroVelo 5 route (Via Romea Francigena), EuroVelo 15 (Rhine Cycle Route) and the EuroVelo 19 (Meuse Cycle Route).

The starting points of the Moselle Cycle Route can be easily reached by public transport. The nearest airport in Germany is Frankfurt and there are easy train connections along the route from Trier, one of the main starting points for the Moselle tours. Luxembourg and Frankfurt-Hahn are also good options.

Places to visit on the Moselle Cycle Route


The city of Metz is known for its stained glass windows. Here the Seille flows into the Moselle. Visit numerous museums from the Roman and Renaissance periods, such as the Cour d'Or. The Basilica of St. Pierre aux Metz, the Templar Chapel and the Imperial Quarter are also worth a visit.


Thionville (also called Diedenhofen in German) is the centre of French steel production. The largest inland port in France for the transport of metallurgical products is also located here. This city has been a point of contention between Germany and France. The belfry, the town hall and the "Tour aux Puces" flea tower bear witness to an eventful history.

Grand Ducal Palace in Schengen


Schengen is a small wine village of great importance. The place was previously called Remerschen and was renamed in 1985 after the Schengen Agreement was signed. The European Museum and a European monument are located here on the banks of the Moselle. In 2010, part of the Berlin Wall was erected as a monument. Schengen water castle is also worth a visit.


The city of Luxembourg is not located directly on the Moselle but is the starting point for a beautiful bike ride along the Moselle. In the capital of the Grand Duchy, history and modernity are perfectly combined. Visit the palace, the Bockfelsen, the Place d'Armes in the city centre or the banking museum. Many EU and European Court of Justice administrative buildings are located on Kirchberg-Platteau.

Panoramic hike overlooking Trier


The university town of Saarbrücken is also not located directly on the Moselle but is also a wonderful starting point for a bike ride along the Moselle cycle path. The city is considered the economic and cultural centre of Saarland. Take a leisurely stroll through the old town with the beautiful Town Hall, the Ludwigskirche and the Saarland Staatstheater!


Trier is the oldest city in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many Roman monuments testify to the age of the city, such as the amphitheatre, the Barbara thermal baths, Porta Negra, the Roman bridge or the Igler column. In the university town, you can also admire monuments from the Middle Ages, such as the House of the Three Kings or the oldest cathedral in Germany, the high cathedral of St. Peter.


The Romans were already represented here in Piesport and impacted the region and the city. During excavations, a glass beaker was found in a coffin, which is now exhibited in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier. You can also admire the 85 m high natural monument directly on the Moselle, the Mosel-Lorelley, a steep rock massif.


The first electronic street lighting in Germany was installed in Traben-Trabach together with the Bavarian town of Bad Reichenhall. There is much more to discover her from the romantic Parkschlösschen Bad Wildstein, the fortress Mont-Royal, the bridge gate to the Moselle bridge or the former slate, and Gondau ore mine.

Reichsburg Cochem


You’ll need to plan enough time in Cochem to see the city properly. A ride on the chairlift to the Pinnerkreuz is worth it! We recommended visiting the old toll gate and the historic mustard mill. In the Reichsburg Cochem, you can admire the Leche lime tree, which has been growing in the courtyard for 550 years.


In Koblenz, the Moselle eventually flows into the Rhine. Those who have not yet cycled enough will find an onward connection to the Lahn or Rhine Cycle Path(s). The city is one of the oldest in Germany and parts of Koblenz are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure you allow enough time to visit the city. Although about 87% of the town was destroyed during World War II, there is still much to discover thanks to the painstaking reconstruction.

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