Mosel Cycle Path (in full): From Perl to Koblenz
- start: Perl
- destination: Koblenz
- 248,29 km
- 17 hours 5 minutes
- 400 m
- 190 m
- 63 m
- 80 / 100
- 20 / 100
The Mosel Cycle Path leads through 248 kilometres of diverse landscape; rambling and secluded in parts, pretty spectacular in others.
The Mosel Cycle Path is one of the most popular river cycle trails in Germany and accompanies the Moselle for 248 kilometres from the border triangle in Perl to the mouth of the Rhine in Koblenz. It leads past countless wineries and world-renowned vineyards, impressive rock formations and medieval wine villages as well as ancient sites and majestic-looking castles. No other German wine-growing region offers such a stunning natural contrast between breathtaking steep slopes and charming river valleys whilst also hosting an abundance of historic and cultural landmarks.
Pleasure and enjoyment take precedence over sporting ambition here. Europe's steepest vineyards can be found along the Moselle River. But taking the Mosel Cycle Path doesn’t involve having to master these. As most of the cycle route is away from road traffic, has asphalt surfacing and is relatively flat without gradients, even recreational cyclists can tackle it without difficulty.
And what could be better than rounding off an active tour through nature with some delicious refreshments? There are a multitude of excellent options directly on route for hungry and thirsty cyclists to stop off, enjoy good food and sample fine wines. Because exploring the Mosel Cycle Path always entails exploring the region’s top wines too!
Tip: The new Mosel Cycle Path audio tour app
Get to know the Mosel region via a series of listening stop-off points. 40 listening stations between Perl and Koblenz encourage you to take a closer look and guide you to surprising discoveries along the way. The “Lauschtour App” can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The Mosel Cycle Path is suitable for everyone, including families. Create a cycle tour that’s as easy and as long as you want it to be.
The route follows the Moselle through predominantly level countryside. It is suitable for children, cycle trailers and tandem bikes, though restrictions apply in some sections. Asphalt is the main surface, with some paved or gravel paths.
A list of any currently closed route sections and relevant detours, e.g. due to roadworks, can be found here.
A smartphone to access the audioguide "Audiopoints along the Moselle Cycle Path": Get to know the Mosel region via a series of listening stop-off points. 40 listening stations between Perl and Koblenz encourage you to take a closer look and guide you to surprising discoveries along the way. The audio tour app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Remember to take your cycle tour book and your camera.
Stop off at one of the many rustic wine taverns along the way and enjoy a chat with our wine makers.
By train to Perl (the Mosel Cycle Path starts in the immediate vicinity of the train station).
Departure by train from Koblenz (the train station is approx. 2.5 km from the Mosel Cycle Path but is well signposted and easily accessible).
Parking is available in Trier and Koblenz for those cycling the entire Mosel Cycle Path. Travel to the starting point follows via train. Anyone who has parked in Trier then returns there by train from Koblenz when the tour is over.
For further information and advice regarding suitable parking: Mosellandtouristik GmbH, telephone: +0049 (0)6531/97330; email@example.com
Bike & Train
Regular Inter-City and regional train connections on the route Koblenz - Cochem - Bullay (connection to Traben-Trarbach via the Moselle Wine Express) - Wittlich - Trier. Trier Hbf station offers connections to locations in the Upper Moselle area as far as Perl, to Luxembourg and to locations on the right side of the Saar as far as Saarbrücken.
Bikes can be taken on local trains in the Rhineland Palatinate and in the Saarland free of charge, from 9 am Monday to Friday as well as at weekends and on public holidays within the limits of the available capacity. Taking your bike on long-distance trains requires paying a surcharge whereby a space reservation is required. For more information: www.bahn.de
Bike & Bus
So-called RadBusse, special bus lines with bike transport facilities, operate from April to the end of October.
Further information, timetables and reservation options can be found at www.radbusse.de
Bike & Boat
From mid-April to October, there are numerous passenger boats available on the Moselle each day, which lend themselves to round trips and extending your travel route by bike. Nearly every town has a pier for docking. The local notice boards of the relevant boat companies provide details of departure times. You can also choose from a total of seven ferries to take you and your bike to the other side of the river.
Bikeline cycle tour planner "Mosel-Radweg: Von Metz an den Rhein" (published by Esterbauer)
Free brochure: “Meine Radreise”. An overview of all cycle paths in the Mosel region is included in this brochure. Descriptions of the 10 sections of the Mosel Cycle Path from Perl to Koblenz are also provided as well as descriptions of other enjoyable cycle routes. As well as this, the brochure contains important information and tips for your holiday and for planning your cycle route. (Available from Mosellandtouristik GmbH, www.visitmosel.de, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +49 (0)6531/97330)
www.radwanderland.de (responsible for the infrastructure and route descriptions in the Rhineland Palatinate section)
Tel. +49 (0)6531/97330
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This tour is presented by: Mosel. Faszination Urlaub, Author: Mosellandtouristik GmbH