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Cycling along the River Moselle in Germany – vineyards, forests & culture

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Cycling along the River Moselle in Germany – vineyards, forests & culture

Bike Touring Collection by Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

12

Tours

33:20 h

276 mi

22,825 ft

The idyllic River Moselle provides a backdrop for a fantastic cycling holiday. As you ride through the culture-rich region around the medieval town of Bernkastel-Kues in German, you discover picturesque vineyards, the deep Moselle valley, quiet forests, and dreamlike fairytale castles perched atop rocky outcrops. Following cycle paths, you ride to the most beautiful vantage points overlooking the Moselle Valley and to historical sites revealing the region’s diverse past.

In this Collection, we showcase the vast variety that the Bernkastel-Kues region offers cyclists. We present 12 cycling routes that include something from everyone: from relaxed rides along the river to sporty circuits through the Hunsrück hills and action-packed mountain bike trails. The routes take you along the banks of the river, through idyllic valleys and up into the County of Veldenz before exploring the plateaus above the Moselle Valley and the vineyards. The Maare-Moselle cycle path is the only route that is not circular. It starts in Daun, where you can get to by bike bus from Bernkastel-Kues, and follows an old railway line to the Moselle.

No matter which of the beautiful bike routes you choose, they all have one thing in common: unforgettable views of the Moselle valley, steep vineyards, fairytale forests, and colourful meadows. You will also find many cosy inns, beer gardens and wine taverns en route where you can taste the wine of the famous vineyards through which you cycle.

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    Mosel-Radtour Wehlener Plateau – Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

    Intermediate
    01:21
    12.0 mi
    8.9 mph
    625 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This varied tour takes you to the Wehlen plateau, from which you can enjoy wonderful views, and then along the picturesque Moselle at Bernkastel-Kues.

    

    It starts in the wine village of Wehlen. From here you immediately start the ascent, which leads you up to the Wehlen plateau, which is just above the

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  • Intermediate
    02:10
    18.6 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The promising tour across the Graacher Schanzen and along the Moselle starts in Bernkastel-Kues. From here it goes straight uphill through the vineyards. From the Moselle valley you work your way up to the Moselle spur, which lies between Bernkastel and Trarbach. On the way you can take breaks from time

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  • Difficult
    02:06
    17.8 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This round tour takes you through the deep forests of the Hunsrück, through one of the most romantic side valleys of the Moselle and to crown it all along the picturesque banks of the Moselle.

    

    The starting point of the round is in Bernkastel. From here you drive uphill from the Moselle valley up to the

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  • Difficult
    03:46
    31.6 mi
    8.4 mph
    3,100 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The bike tour not only takes you into the past, but also up to the Moselle spur and over some hills. Due to the many meters of altitude that come together, the tour is a bit challenging.

    

    It starts in Bernkastel-Kues. From here you work your way up from the Moselle valley through the vineyards to Graacher

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  • Difficult
    03:27
    27.3 mi
    7.9 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this varied and promising round, a few vertical meters await you, which makes the tour a bit challenging. It leads you through the most beautiful side valley of the Moselle, through large parts of the former county of Veldenz and up to the Hunsrück.

    

    It starts in Veldenz. From here you cycle towards

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  • Difficult
    04:30
    38.8 mi
    8.6 mph
    2,875 ft
    2,875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour takes you along the Moselle, through one of the most beautiful side valleys and over the hills of the Hunsrück. You can pedal properly a few times because there are many meters of altitude ahead of you.

    

    The tour starts in Mülheim an der Mosel. From here you dive straight into the beautiful side

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  • Intermediate
    01:58
    16.7 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This bike tour takes you through the eight places that make up the Kleinich parish. You will enjoy a wonderful landscape, fascinating views and above all pretty chapels and churches.

    

    The tour starts in Kleinich. From here you cycle over a small hill to Oberkleinich, where you can make a first stop at

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  • Intermediate
    01:19
    11.7 mi
    8.9 mph
    725 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this circular tour you cycle a bit along the Moselle, through beautiful side valleys of the river and through large parts of the former county of Veldenz.

    

    It starts in Mülheim. From here you drive over flat vineyards through the former Moselle valley to Veldenz. Behind the village you make a small

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  • Difficult
    02:46
    24.4 mi
    8.8 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Today you will not be able to get out of amazement, because this bike tour takes you through the picturesque landscape of the Moselle heights and to the most beautiful highlights on the way. You will always enjoy unforgettable views along the entire route.

    

    The tour starts in Lieser at the mouth of the

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  • Difficult
    03:24
    18.6 mi
    5.5 mph
    3,100 ft
    3,100 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The demanding mountain bike tour runs through the forest between Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach. It is certified and signposted by the German Initiative Mountainbike e.V. On the way you always have great views of the Moselle valley from the highest points.

    

    The tour begins in Bernkastel. In Uphill

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  • Intermediate
    03:08
    21.2 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,350 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Many beautiful viewpoints await you on this great panoramic tour. It starts in Bernkastel. From here you drive over the Moselle Bridge to Kues and then up the vineyards to the Fier Chapel, where you can take a first break with a spectacular view.

    

    

    You drive along the edge of the Kueser plateau and have

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  • Intermediate
    03:27
    37.6 mi
    10.9 mph
    1,100 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Maare-Mosel-Radweg is a beautiful train path cycle path that leads you through the wonderful cultural landscapes of the Moselle and the Eifel.

    

    The tour starts in Daun. You can get here from Bernkastel-Kues by bike. Immediately after you leave the city, you drive over the Daun Viaduct, from which you

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    276 mi
  • Duration
    33:20 h
  • Elevation
    22,825 ft

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