• Dates: Aug 6 - 12 2017
  • Trip Length: 7 Days & 6 Nights
  • Activities: Biking
  • Guides: Kerry & Sonya

Other Info: Bike rental: 25 € per day

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” – John F. Kennedy

The 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.

Daily Itinerary

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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“Loved every minute. I had trouble getting to sleep at night I was so excited for the next day to begin.” – Janet H.

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Trip Highlights

Cycle on the flattest, easiest bicycle tour we offer - with no route directions!

Never get in the support van as even the short routes go from hotel to hotel with optional train or ferry shuttles.

Stay in unique and historic accommodations right along the river.

Savor delicious German cuisine at every stop highlighted by superb wine and beer.

Explore picturesque historic villages, castles, hillside vineyards, and other sites around every turn.

Bike through three countries: France, Luxembourg, and Germany!

Trip Accommodations

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.

Travel Details

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.

What's Included

Two Zephyr guides accompany each trip, with a third added as necessary.

Double occupancy lodging is included. If you are traveling solo, we will match you with another traveler of the same gender. However, you may pay a single supplement to have your own room.

All of your dinners and breakfasts are included. Gratuity for these meals is also included. In general, we leave lunches open so that you have time to explore and enjoy the local flavors en route.

All your transportation is included once you meet your guides on the first day.

All group activities are included.

NOT INCLUDED Bike rental, beverages, desserts, lunches, gratuities to your guides, personal expenses and travel to and from the destination.