Germany Trip Plan:
4 Day Bicycle Tour of the Mosel

Germany trip plan: 4 Day Bicycle Tour of the Mosel
City of Cochem in the Mosel
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Come and enjoy a cycling tour of Germany's wine region, the Mosel. It is the sweet heart of Germany where the vineyards go on for miles along the meandering Rhine River that make this area so romantic. Enjoy tasting wines, cycling along the Rhine and eating hearty German food during this four day tour.

Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 4 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Düsseldorf Airport

Trip Plan Details:

This trip includes the following items in the price calculation:

  • 3 x nights accommodation in a nice vacation apartment or comparable hotel room
  • 3 x breakfast buffet
  • 3 x dinner
  • 1 x wine tasting event in winery
  • 1 x Rhine River Cruise

Cost Estimate:

We compiled some starting prices and rough estimates to help you better with your Germany trip planning.

Lodging: starting at $246 for 2 persons / 3 days
Admissions: starting at $354 for 2 persons / 3 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $600 / 4 days
 4 persons, starting at $1054 / 4 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Day 1: Arrival
Map of the Mosel
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Find your apartment in the Mosel. The apartments have full kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and are centrally located to explore the area on foot.

Day 2: Cycling Trier and Bernkastel

Day 2: Cycling Trier and Bernkastel
Old Roman Edifices of Trier
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Here are many beautiful cycling routes along the Moselle. Here are some recommended tours:

Cycling Trier - Bernkastel - 55 km

After breakfast, take your coach to Trier. The city can be explored on a guided tour. From here begins the tour along the Mosel past Schweich, Leiwen, Wintrich to Bernkastel-Kues. Then it's cast off, with the ship go from Bernkastel to Traben-Trarbach. Return by bus to your hotel.

Day 3: Cycling from Cochem to Alken

Day 3: Cycling from Cochem to Alken
Cycling along the Mosel
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Begin by taking the bus to Zell. From here it is along the Mosel loop past the Bremmer Calmont, the steepest vineyard in Europe to Cochem. The famous little town invites you to linger. The goal of our stage is the fort-town of Alken. Here we go with the winemaker to take a hearty tasting. Return by bus to your hotel.

Day 4: Begin your Journey Home

Day 4: Begin your Journey Home[ source: Wikipedia]

After breakfast it's time to depart. With many new impressions of the Mosel, you'll be sure to have many fond memories of Germany's beauty.

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Over 700 years of age, Bernkastel-Kues is located on the middle Moselle River in Rhineland-Palatinate. Bernkastel-Kues is very famous for its wines and its medieval market square. The square is surrounded by many well-preserved, half-timbered houses,…  [ + ] More Details

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Cochem is the capital of the district Cochem-Zell in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated in the valley of the Moselle River, at the foot of a hill surrounded by a feudal castle, the Reichsburg, dating from 1051. The town is surrounded by vineyards.…  [ + ] More Details

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Traben-Trarbach is a municipality in the district Bernkastel-Wittlich, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the river Moselle, approx. 15 km east of Wittlich and 5 km north-east of Bernkastel-Kues.  [ + ] More Details

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Trier, in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany, is the country's oldest city, dating from Roman times. Trier is rich in ruins from the Roman Empire (protected by UNESCO), such as the Porta Nigra gate, the Roman baths (the Kaiserthermen), and a…  [ + ] More Details

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