“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 Rhine River bike path and a long route jaunt up to Burg Eltz, one of the most famous castles in the region. If you decide you’ve had enough biking for the day, you can use the local ferry and train systems to get to the next hotel, which provide excellent views of the Mosel Valley, and never even 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 this morning in the town of Trier, a well-preserved and beautiful town founded by the Romans. After introductions to our bikes and to each other, we start our ride up the Mosel (one of the only times we bike upstream) before before branching off to the Saar River and following this tributary to our lunch destination of Saarburg…SEE FULL ITINERARY
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