Your cycling experience

Mosel Cycling - Enjoyment for body and palate!

Shimmering waters, vineyards, meadows and forests – explore our unique wine landscape on a cycling tour!

Discover treasures, big and small, in one of Europe's most stunning cycling landscapes. Ancient world heritage, majestic castles, historic wine villages and spectacular landscapes await.

Regardless whether you prefer an energetic or more leisurely ride, you’ll find your very own cycling experience on the approx. one thousand kilometres of signposted cycle paths!

 

Hosts for your bike tour

Hospitality has a long tradition in our region. And so you’ll find a multitude of hosts for all requirements and to suite all price ranges. Click here for an overview:

Explore cycle paths along the Mosel as a family

The cycle paths along the Mosel promise great experiences for young and old alike – with the river itself, vineyards, majestic castles and much more besides!

 

A family is riding the Mosel Cycle path along the Mosel river.

Special cycling moments ...

When you cycle along the Mosel, you're guaranteed to experience unique moments of cultural and culinary joy. A few examples maybe?

Zwei Radfahrer machen Rast am Moselufer und genießen die Natur.

A break by the river

Cycling makes you happy – and hungry! Its so easy to find a prime spot for a rest along the banks of the Mosel and its tributaries. And once you have done so, even grape juice tastes like champagne! Don't feel like packing your own picnic basket? Not a problem, as the cosy wine taverns of the villages along the Mosel await; winemakers serve their wines and small dishes typical of the Mosel region here. 

Eine Fähre wartet am Ufer der Mosel auf Radfahrer und Fußgänger.

River crossings

The ferryman of legends and fairytales is always portrayed as bit of an eerie character. But along the Mosel, it's friendly boat captains who take you and your bike safely to the other side. You can cross the Mosel by ferry at a total of 7 points – it’s a nostalgic experience and practical at the same time.

Blick von den Steillagen des Bremmer Calmont auf das Moseltal.

Take in the steep vineyard slopes

The Mosel is famous for its steep vineyards and the Bremmer Calmont is actually the steepest one in Europe. As arduous as they make work for the winegrowers, the almost vertical slopes are a feast for the eyes for cyclists. Cycling here will make you understand why people have been raving about this unique winegrowing landscape for hundreds of years. 

 

Blick auf die Mosel vom Mosel-Radweg aus.

Enjoy nature

Most rivers tend to follow one direction, but the Mosel has a mind of its own and dances gracefully out of line - following these loops along the cycle paths is a very special experience; boats pass by at a leisurely pace, creating waves in the shimmering waters, chattering Egyptian geese strut along the banks and villages with their vineyards are reflected in the river’s surface. 

Blick auf Schilder, die verschiedenste Radwege entlang der Mosel zeigen.

Experiences without borders

Taste Elbling wine in Nittel, stop by in Luxembourg or enjoy France's savoir vivre; the Mosel Cycle Path connects the cultures of three European countries, offering boundless cycling experiences. It’s the Mosel itself that forms a natural country border between Oberbillig and Perl. Remerschen, the pretty village of Ahn and Grevenmacher line the other side. A bridge leads to Schengen, where the famous agreement was signed back in 1985. The other winegrowing villages in the grand duchy are also worth a visit along the way. 

Zwei Radfahrer stehen in Pünderich vor alten Fachwerkhäusern und beraten über den weiteren Ausflug.

Listen to stories

Is there anything better than reaching your place of choice by means of your own peddle power? With your smartphone attached to your handlebars, you’re even more likely to discover all kinds of interesting and surprising things along the way: What’s the significance of the mysterious white ring at Bischofstein Castle? Where can you find the largest pharmacy in the world? The free audio guides “Audio Points Along the Mosel Cycle Path” and “Audio Points Along the Saar Cycle Path” reveal one secret after another. 

Radfahrer fährt in der Nähe der Porta Nigra, die im Hintergrund zu sehen ist, entlang.

Culture en-route

The entire Mosel region is a paradise for culture-loving cyclists; art enthusiasts will discover sculptures along the way sides, history buffs small burial monuments and the remains of Roman villas. When it comes to architecture, highlights include the half-timbered gems in Bernkastel-Kues and the Art Nouveau-style buildings in Traben-Trarbach. And the many castles atop hills are guaranteed to make your heart beat faster! 

Zwei Radfahrer auf dem Hochwald Radweg.

Follow the tracks

Relax, go full steam ahead and let your hair blow in the wind: the Maare-Mosel Cycle Path and the Ruwer-Hochwald Cycle Path allow you to cycle where steam locomotives once ran. The disused railway tracks are ideal for cyclists who prefer a comfortable pace and families with children as the tracks were originally laid with a gentle three-percent gradient into the hills. This saves a lot of energy, which can be used instead for the many sights along the way! 

Zwei Personen genießen ein gemeinsames Dinner am Abend.

Evenings to enjoy

Cycle, have a great time and then reward yourself with delicious food; good food and drink is a matter close to the hearts of those living in the Mosel region. The Mosel Riesling is world-famous but the specialities here aren’t just limited to exquisite steep-slope wines; whether its zander from the Mosel, game from local forests or vineyard peaches, the choices on offer are plentiful. 

Radfahrer fährt in der Nähe eines Bett+Bike Gastgebers auf dem Mosel-Radweg entlang.

All-round hospitality

You’re always well looked after when it comes to accommodation along the Mosel. And cyclists, with their specific requirements, can rest assured too. After an action-packed day, you’re in good hands with one of our bike-friendly hosts, even if it’s just for one night.   

Events

The joie de vivre of the Mosel people, local wines and the culinary delights of the Mosel region are the basis for the multitude of events along the approx. 1000 kilometres of cycle paths – so it's always worth taking a look at the rich calender of events when planning your cycling holiday!

Ansicht auf ein Weinglas mit Moselpanorama. Die Frau, die das Weinglas in der Hand hält trägt ein Eintrittsband von Mythos Mosel.
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