Cycling along the River Moselle in Germany – vineyards, forests & culture
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.
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 village. Once at the top, you can enjoy a great view of the "Wehlener Sonnenuhr", one of the most famous wine locations in the Moselle region.
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 to time and enjoy the great views of the Moselle valley and Bernkastel-Kues.
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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 you work your way through the vineyards up to the Bernkasteler Plateau. Here you can take a break at the “Maria Zill” viewpoint and let the view take effect on you.