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Mosel Cycle Path Section 9: From Cochem to Löf

  • start: Cochem
  • destination: Löf
  • easy
  • 26,83 km
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 37 m
  • 87 m
  • 71 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 20 / 100

This part of the Moselle Cycle Route is characterised by the medieval castles along the way.

This stretch between Cochem and Löf surprises with its many castles. The cycle tour starts with a view of the majestic Reichsburg and leads along the left bank of the Moselle, via Klotten and Pommern, to the historic Moselle town of Treis-Karden. In Karden, the three-towered collegiate church of St Castor, also known as the “Moseldom” (the Moselle cathedral), is a great place for a short stop. It combines Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles and forms the heart of a diocese with half-timbered houses that are worth a closer look. For a detour to the medieval Eltz Castle, one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Germany, follow the cycle path on the left bank to Moselkern. From here, a 4.5 km-long path leads up to the castle. However, the main Moselle Cycle Route passes over the bridge to Treis, from where the tour continues on the right bank. Brodenbach, with its imposing Ehrenburg Castle, situated on a steep spur of rock, is then reached via Burgen. An approximately hour-long walk leads up to the majestic castle from the 12th century. Another short stretch and a bridge crossing takes you to Löf, the destination for this part of the tour.

General information

Safety Guidelines

A list of any currently closed route sections and relevant detours, e.g. due to roadworks, can be found here.

Equipment

A smartphone to access the audio tour "Lauschpunkte am Mosel-Radweg": Get to know the Moselle 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” 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.

Tip

A detour into the historic town centre of Klotten, with its narrow winding lanes, can be highly recommended!

Getting there

Starting point: Cochem via the B 49

Destination: Löf via the B 416 between Treis-Karden and Koblenz

Parking

Cochem: The majority of parking available in Cochem is pay and display. A large parking lot is located behind the train station.

Löf: Parking is possible along the B 416

Public transit

Cochem: Train station on the Moselle line

Löf: Train station on the Moselle line (regional train only) 

 

www.vrminfo.de

Literature
  • 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 Moselle region is included in this brochure. Descriptions of the 10 sections of the Moselle Cycle Route 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, info@mosellandtouristik.de, Tel. 0049 (0) 6531/97330) 
Maps

www.radwanderland.de (responsible for the infrastructure and route descriptions in the Rhineland Palatinate section)

Additional Information

Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Kordelweg 1

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Telephone +49 (0)6531/97330

info@mosellandtouristik.de

www.visitmosel.de

 

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Suggestions, observations or something that isn't quite right? Get in touch with us via email at: radwege@lbm.rlp.de

(www.radwanderland.de - responsible for the infrastructure and route descriptions in the Rhineland Palatinate section).

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This tour is presented by: Mosel. Faszination Urlaub, Author: Mosellandtouristik GmbH

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