Best of Moselsteig
Lovely walking routes through the Moselle Valley
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Luggage transfers included
- Total walking distance: approx. 116 km
Arrival in Trier
Trier, Germany’s oldest city, entices you with numerous historic sights. We highly recommend you visit the famous ‚Porta Nigra‘, Roman excavations and the opulent St. Peter’s Cathedral. A stroll through the bustling historic centre is the perfect way to prepare for the upcoming hiking week.
To start off your holiday you cross the river Mosel and ascend to the colourful sandstone rock located at the Trierer Stadtwald-forest. Along a marvellous high-altitude path with views into the depth of the river Mosel and views into the distance all the way onto the Hunsrück mountain range you proceed to Biewer and the Eifel-foothills. You hike through extensive forests and plateaus all the way to the ‚Ehranger Kanzel‘ and downhill to the river Kyll, onwards through the Eifel forests onwards to Schweich. By train, you reach the charming village on the river Mosel Bullay with its numerous inns called ‚Straußwirtschaften‘.
You reach the start of the tour via the legendary Mosel wine railway and cross Germany’s longest-hanging viaduct in the art-deco town Traben-Trabach. You ascend on steep terrain to Grevenstein castle and proceed on the ‚Franzosensteig‘-trail via spiral staircases and via ferratas straight through the ruins. Spectacular too is the view into the depth down to the river. An alpine hiking section along the ridge Kirster Grat leads you accompanied with great views to Enkirch, where we highly recommend you visit the historic half-timber houses. Onwards through wine-growing areas and the vineyards you proceed to Bullay, where a wine tasting of the best Mosel wines awaits.
Beautiful paths lead you high above the river up Mount Petersberg, where the summit cross offers stupendous views down onto the Mosel river bend. After the descent and the river crossing near Neef, you ascend Mount Calmont on the other side. You hike up Europe‘s steepest vineyard, where grapes are grown on an incline of up to 55 degrees. You proceed via a Roman high-altitude settlement with a view onto the rock spire ‚Eller Todesangst‘ past the ‚Galgenlay-Pavillon‘ and reach Cochem by train.
You ascend to the Pinner-cross, a marvellous rock pulpit located above Cochem, either on foot or by chair lift. Along hiking paths high above the river, you proceed to the legendary refuge ‚Wingerts Budche‘. The Dortebachtal-nature reserve, the Pommerer Forest and the via ferrata through the Schilzer-basin provide pleasant walking conditions in the shade. Through green vineyards, you reach Mount Martberg, where you can visit a nicely restored Roman temple complex. Narrow trails snake their way through dense woodland down into the valley and into the Day Finish Treis-Karden.
The impressive boxtree-trail welcomes you with evergreen forests and steep rock steps. You start from Müden and proceed along historic pilgrim trails into the highlands to the legendary Eltz castle. After a break in the beer garden, you continue uphill to the Maifeld-area and along the steep edge via little climbing sections to Hatzenport. If you have energy left, you can climb over slate rocks up Mount Rabenlay.
For the finale again numerous highlights await the castle ruin of Kobern Niederburg-castle, the Romanesque Matthew-chapel and again and again high-altitude paths with panoramic views. The Blumslay-viewpoint spoils you with spectacular views of the mighty construction of the Mosel-valley bridge with a height of 136 metres. You continue for a final time through the lush vineyards all the way to Güls-Koblenz, the official end of the Moselsteig-trail. After a short train journey, you reach the centre of Koblenz, where you enjoy the end of your impressive hiking week at the so-called ‚Deutsches Eck‘ (German Corner), the confluence of the rivers Mosel and Rhine.
Departure or extra days
You mainly walk on well-maintained hiking paths and trails, gravelled vineyard paths and remote forest paths. The panoramic paths featuring great views lead you in parts across steep terrain and rocks, here surefootedness is a prerequisite. The ascents and descents of the mountain ranges of the Mosel river valley are mastered easily with a good basic fitness level. Daily tours can easily and comfortably be cut short by train at any time.
| Season 1 |
31.03.2023 - 30.04.2023
25.09.2023 - 08.10.2023
| Season 2 |
01.05.2023 - 04.06.2023
14.08.2023 - 03.09.2023
| Season 3 |
05.06.2023 - 13.08.2023
04.09.2023 - 24.09.2023
|Best of Moselsteig, DE-MOWTK-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Single room surcharge||289.00||259.00||259.00|
Category: Mid-range hotels and inns
| Season 1 |
Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023
Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
| Season 2 |
May 1, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023
Aug 14, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
| Season 3 |
Jun 5, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
|Double room p.p||89.00||89.00||89.00|
|Single room surcharge||35.00||35.00||35.00|
|Double room p.p||69.00||79.00||89.00|
|Single room surcharge||49.00||49.00||49.00|
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Luggage transfer
- 1 Wine tasting Moselle wines (German, English)
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- App for Navigation and GPS data available
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Arrival by train in Trier and only a few minutes' walk or by taxi to the hotel.
- Frankfurt/Main airport.
- Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces free of charge available, no reservation possible.
- Return journey by train from Coblenz to Trier, duration approx. 1.5 hours.
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Ride ‚Moselweinbahn‘-train Bullay – Traben Trarbach approx. EUR 3 per person
- Fares for public transport: Schweich – Bullay, Reil – Bullay, Ediger Eller – Cochem, Kobern Gondorf – Koblenz, approx. EUR 15 per person
This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.
Hotel Deutscher Hof
Feriendomizil am Lindenplatz
Hotel Cochemer Jung