Germany: Mosel Valley Bike Adventure
Night 1 >> Hotel Ecluse / Stadtbredimus, Luxembourg
This "zen" hotel is in a sleepy little town and has modern rooms with lots of daylight and fantastic views of either the Mosel River or surrounding vineyards.
Night 2 >> Roemischer Kaiser / Trier
Furnished in a turn of the century style (but with all the modern conveniences!), this hotel is perfectly located next to the ancient Roman arch which marks the entrance to the old town.
Night 3 >> Hotel Lekker / Neumagen
This newly renovated hotel in one of the Mosel's most famous wine villages offers a quiet and relaxing setting with an excellent restaurant and outdoor seating.
Night 4 >> Hotel Trabener Hof / Traben-Trarbach
This modern Mediterranean style boutique is located in the heart of the Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach, directly across from the 19th century former town hall.
Night 5 >> Hotel Zehnthof / Cochem
This small family run hotel is located in the picturesque town of Cochem, with scenic views of the Mosel River, Reichsburg Castle or the vineyards.
Night 6 >> Mercure Hotel / Koblenz
This four-star hotel is located on the banks of the romantic Rhine River, right after its confluence with the Mosel. It is a 10-minute walk to Old Town and to the train station.
Your guides meet you in the town of Thionville, France, the morning of the first day of the trip. Nearby airports include Frankfurt, Paris, and Luxembourg.
On the last day of the trip we will transport you to the Koblenz, Germany, train station shortly before noon, where you can return by train to a gateway city to catch your flight home. We highly recommend arriving a day early and extending your stay if possible!
The easiest way to reach Thionville and to depart from Koblenz is by train. We will provide more specific travel information upon your booking.
Dates: August 6 - 12, 2017
Trip Length: 7 Days & 6 Nights
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” – John F. KennedyThe Mosel Valley is one of the best and easiest bike tour locations you have never heard of. The Mosel River, which runs from France along the border of Luxembourg and into Germany, is astonishingly beautiful for a location most people can’t locate on a map. Vineyards line both banks as the river follows huge sweeping turns, with castles and small villages every five or ten kilometers. The cuisine is delicious (thanks to the multi-cultural influences) and the wine and beer are excellent. But the best thing are the paved trails that run on both sides of the river for several hundred kilometers. This allows us to create short routes that produce the flattest, easiest biking we offer anywhere in the world – almost entirely slightly downhill with the flow of the river. And the long routes add excursions on bike paths along tributaries of the Mosel with names like the Saar, Ruwer-Hochwald, Lieser, and Vulkan – all flat and mostly car-free. We even include an optional cycle on the famous Rhein River bike path and a long route jaunt up to Burg Eltz, one of the most famous castles in the region. We provide optional rides on the local ferry and train systems, providing excellent views of the Mosel Valley, and almost no one will need to get in the van all week. Plus, since we are following bike route signs, there are no route directions! Looking for a flat, easy bike tour with long routes for those who want them? This is your tour. Check out our owner’s perspective on why the Mosel Valley is the easiest bike tour location.
DAY 1: We meet at 10:00 AM in the town of Thionville, France. After brief introductions, we start our ride, ultimately ending in Luxembourg near the town of Remich on the banks of the Mosel River. Our hotel has beautiful views of the river on one side, and of the hillside vineyards on the other side. It also has a fantastic French restaurant…SEE FULL ITINERARY
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TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE: You can book online or by calling us at 888.758.8687. Zephyr Adventures requires a 500 deposit (payable by check or credit card) at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable by check or credit card no later than 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
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“Loved every minute. I had trouble getting to sleep at night I was so excited for the next day to begin.” – Janet H.