1,000 kilometres of first-class Mosel cycle paths are the ideal foundation for great cycling tours with the whole family. The routes, which mostly run along the Mosel and its tributaries such as the Saar and Ruwer, offer plenty of variety. And lots of nature to explore. It’s worth getting off your bike and taking a picnic break on one of the many park benches or even just in the meadows. The towns give you the chance to stop off at ice cream parlours, cafés, wine taverns or restaurants and build up your strength for the next stage.
The Mosel cycle path
The Mosel cycle path, which is flat and runs close to the river bank, offers a multifaceted and exciting cycling adventure for riders of all ages: always following the water, surrounded by steep vineyards and mighty castles. As if on a journey through time, Classical antiquity comes alive and invites you to follow in the footsteps of the Romans along the way. A break from cycling at a playground or during a leisurely boat trip on the Mosel provides plenty of fun and variety. Hungry and thirsty cyclists will find plenty of excellent places to stop and feast right on the path.
The cycle path runs along its own route and you can start anywhere, allowing you to put together tours of any length. It is easy to master without any major inclines, even for the youngest cyclists. As individual sections of the cycle path are designed as cycle lanes alongside the road, children with their own bikes should be safe on the road.
Our tip: Stage 1 from Perl to Nittel andstage 4 from Mehring to Piesportare especially child-friendly sections with a low volume of traffic.
The Saar cycle path
Have you heard of the Saar cycle path? The cycle path of 4-star quality is completely flat and runs along the banks of the Saar the whole way. Not just for that reason, but especially because it is very well suited for a bicycle tour with children. The Saar cycle path starts in Konz, where the Saar flows into the Mosel, and leads to Saargemünd in France.
Our tip: Schedule the picturesque town of Saarburgwith its waterfall and castle as a stopover on your tour.
The audio tours along the Mosel and Saar cycle paths
40 listening stations on the Mosel cycle path and 16 listening stations on the Saar cycle path have surprising discoveries in store along the way. Stop at every “blink” and take a moment to listen
The audio tours “Listening stations on the Mosel cycle path” and “Listening stations on the Saar cycle path” offer audio fun for the whole family.
The railway paths
Were once the steam engine puffed, you can now enjoy some cycling fun. The cycle routes on the disused railway lines are virtually predestined for cycling excursions with children.
The Maare-Mosel cycle path combines the volcanic nature of the Eifel with the Mediterranean flair of the Mosel countryside. Far away from the traffic, valleys are effortlessly crossed via viaducts and bridges, while four tunnels take you through the mountains. Numerous rest areas and family-friendly hosts are perfect places to take a break from cycling.
There’s also the option of enjoying a relaxed glide downhill on the Ruwer-Hochwald cycle path. The wheels turn almost by themselves from Hermeskeil, along the Ruwer and into the valley on a paved path.
Our family cycling tour tips at a glance:
Mosel Cycle Path (in full): From Perl to Koblenz
Mosel Cycle Path Section 1: From Perl to Nittel
Mosel Cycle Path Section 4: From Mehring to Piesport
The Maars-Moselle cycle route (Daun-Bernkastel-Kues)
500 kilometres of mountain bike trails await you...
Through fascinating river valleys, over ridges with breathtaking views and through quiet, cool forests...
17 signposted routes are on offer for your mountain bike tours along the Saar and Upper Mosel, in the environs of Trier, along the Roman Wine Route as well as in and around Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach.
And 2 trail parks in Mehring and Trassem.