Best of Moselsteig for Families

Hiking through the stunning Moselle Valley

A hiking week full of highlights in the amazing Moselle river valley between Bullay and Treis Karden. Discover the little villages featuring half-timber houses, and the evergreen boxwood forests, hike on rocky high-altitude paths and cross the steepest vineyards in Europe. Fantastic views of the Moselle river loops await, as well as countless vineyards, castles and the most beautiful panoramic viewpoints situated high above the water. Picnic spots with incredible views invite you to enjoy a typical ‘Brotzeit’-meal. The panorama boat trip and many exciting railway tunnels are a very special experience for the entire family.

Details about the Best of Moselsteig for families

Are you looking for a multi-day hiking holiday for the entire family without wanting to roam far away? Then this hiking tour along the Moselsteig is just the ticket for you and your children. When designing this hiking week, our team made sure that all the important factors that are essential for hiking with children are taken into account and worked out a wonderful route. Hiking enthusiasts of all ages can experience the most beautiful highlights on the Moselsteig Trail between Bullay and Treis Karden on foot.

The highlights of the hiking tour for families

  • High-altitude trails with fantastic views: The wonderful hiking trails on the Moselsteig Trail offer stunning views of the picturesque vineyards and the green boxwood forests.

  • Time to take a deep breath: When hiking with children, enough hiking breaks should be planned for each day. The beautiful rest areas are exactly the right place for these pleasant moments of rest.

  • Hiking quality at the highest level: The Moselsteig Trail is an award-winning quality hiking trail situated in the Rhineland-Palatinate and guarantees the highest hiking quality.

Worth knowing about the hiking tour along the Moselsteig for families

This hiking holiday is assigned our level of hiking mountain hiking. The routes take you and your children along well-signposted paths, hiking trails and quiet forest paths. The route is signposted with a yellow symbol and the lettering ‘Moselsteig’. With a good basic fitness level, this holiday in Central Europe becomes a beneficial adventure for the whole family. Particularly family-friendly: the hiking stages can be shortened at any time by taking the train.

Tour information
Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
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Itinerary

The charming Moselle village of Bullay with its numerous traditional inns and the lovely ‚Brautrock‘-fountain situated at the Lindenplatz square invites you to a leisurely stroll.

Short train ride through the tunnel to Reil. You walk across vineyards enjoying a spectacular view of Germany’s longest slope viaduct and the river loops further below. At the lookout tower at the Prinzenkopf, you can enjoy glances into the distance. Here the area between the Moselle river loops is only a few hundred metres wide, you nearly feel like you are on an island. Past the Marienburg castle, you have headed downhill again and via the double-decked bridge back to Bullay.

ca. 3 Stunden
8 km
150 m
150 m

The legendary Moselweinbahn-railway takes you to the start of the hike into the art nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach. You ascend on steep terrain to Grevenstein castle and proceed along the Franzosensteig-trail via spiral staircases and steep trails directly through the ruin. The view of the river deep down below is also spectacular.  An alpine section of the hike at the Kirster Ridge leads you to great views of Enkirch. Finally by bus along the river to Bullay.

ca. 3 bis 4 Stunden
9 km
300 m
300 m

A wine-growing educational trail leads you to the top, where forest- and meadow paths lead you across the river up Mount Petersberg. From the summit-cross, you enjoy impressive views into the depth and onto the Moselle river loop. After a break at the panorama spot Eulenköpfchen you reach Neef. If you have energy left, you can then climb up Mount Calmont, Europe‘s steepest vineyard. Through the Emperor Wilhelm Tunnel by train to Cochem.

ca. 4 Stunden
11 km
350 m
350 m

From Bruttig you proceed through the gorge of the Kabainerbach-stream in the shade uphill to the viewing platform at the Eisernen Mast (‚Iron Pole‘). Straight through the vineyard slopes you hike across the rocky mountainsides of the Brauselay, which towers as a black steep cliff steeped in legends above the river. In the afternoon you marvel at the Cochem imperial castle from the water whilst enjoying a pleasant boat trip.

ca. 3,5 bis 4 Stunden
10 km
250 m
250 m

Either on foot or by chair lift you ascend to the Pinnerkreuz, a marvellous rock turret situated above Cochem. After that into the wildlife- and adventure park, where adults and children can really let off steam. Along forest paths high above the river to the legendary hut „Wingerts Budche“. The views into the distance onto the Moselle valley and the chain of hills opposite are fantastic. By Moselbahn-railway into your day finish in Treis-Karden.

ca. 2 bis 3 Stunden
7 km
250 m
250 m

The impressive boxwood trail welcomes you with evergreen forests and steep rock steps. From Müden along historic pilgrimage trails into the highland to Eltz castle. After a break in the beer garden, you proceed leisurely along the stream to Moselkern and by train back to the hotel.

ca. 4,5 Stunden
13 km
350 m
350 m

Route information

You mostly hike on nice hiking paths and trails, gravelled vineyard paths and remote forest paths. The paths with great views lead in parts across steep terrain and rocks, here surefootedness is required. The ascents and descents of the mountain chains of the Moseltal-valley are easily manageable with a good basic fitness level. The stages can be comfortably cut short anytime by train.

Prices and dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Bullay
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 30.04.2023
25.09.2023 - 08.10.2023

Daily
Season 2
01.05.2023 - 04.06.2023
14.08.2023 - 03.09.2023

Daily
Season 3
05.06.2023 - 13.08.2023
04.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

Daily
Best of Moselsteig for Families, DE-MOWBT-08X-FAM
Base price
699.00
759.00
789.00
Extra bed 12 -14 years 559.00 559.00 559.00
Extra bed 6 - 11 years 379.00 379.00 379.00
Single room surcharge 239.00 239.00 239.00

 

Category: Mid-range hotels and inns * Children's prices are valid in a room with 2 full-paying adults.

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023
Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Daily
Season 2
May 1, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023
Aug 14, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Daily
Season 3
Jun 5, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Daily
Best of Moselsteig for Families, DE-MOWBT-08X-FAM
Base price
Extra bed 12 -14 years
Extra bed 6 - 11 years
Single room surcharge
699.00
559.00
379.00
239.00
759.00
559.00
379.00
239.00
789.00
559.00
379.00
239.00

 

Category: Mid-range hotels and inns * Children's prices are valid in a room with 2 full-paying adults.

Season 1
Apr 1, 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
Bullay
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Extra bed 12 - 14 years
Extra bed 6 - 11 years
Cochem
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Extra bed 12 - 14 years
Extra bed 6 - 11 years
Treis Karden
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Extra bed 12 - 14 years
Extra bed 6 - 11 years
69.00
39.00
55.00
35.00
89.00
29.00
65.00
55.00
89.00
29.00
65.00
55.00
69.00
39.00
55.00
35.00
89.00
29.00
65.00
55.00
89.00
29.00
65.00
55.00
69.00
39.00
55.00
35.00
89.00
29.00
65.00
55.00
89.00
29.00
65.00
55.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Bullay
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023
Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023

Daily
Season 2
May 1, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023
Aug 14, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023

Daily
Season 3
Jun 5, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

Daily
Bullay
Double room p.p 69.00 69.00 69.00
Single room surcharge 39.00 39.00 39.00
Extra bed 12 - 14 years 55.00 55.00 55.00
Extra bed 6 - 11 years 35.00 35.00 35.00
Cochem
Double room p.p 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 29.00 29.00 29.00
Extra bed 12 - 14 years 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra bed 6 - 11 years 55.00 55.00 55.00
Treis Karden
Double room p.p 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 29.00 29.00 29.00
Extra bed 12 - 14 years 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra bed 6 - 11 years 55.00 55.00 55.00
Prices per person in GBP

Services and information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1x panorama boat ride Cochem
  • 1x entry to adventure ‚Wildpark Klotten‘

 

  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS data available
  • Service hotline
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train in Bullay and a few minutes‘ walk or by taxi to the hotel.
  • Frankfurt/Main Airport.
  • Parking: limited number of parking spaces free of charge in the village, no reservation.
  • Return journey by train from Treis Karden to Bullay in approx. 30 minutes.

Included:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Journey by Moselwein-railway Bullay – Traben Trarbach and Bullay - Reil cost approx. € 6 per person
  • Journeys by public transport, approx. € 15 per person

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