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Looking forward to it: Cycling holidays on the Moselle

Bike Touring Collection by Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

The idyllic Moselle cultural landscape in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region enchants you while cycling with its picturesque vineyards, the deeply incised Moselle valley, the quiet forests and dreamlike side valleys. The cycle paths take you past fairytale castles perched on high rocky spurs, to the most beautiful vantage points high above the Moselle valley, from where you can enjoy unforgettable panoramic views, and to historical places where you can take a leisurely break.

In this collection we show you the whole variety that the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues offers for cycling. The twelve cycling tours that we present to you here are guaranteed to have something for everyone: from leisurely tours along the Moselle, to circuits in the hills of the Hunsrück, to action-packed mountain bike tours, you will find everything here. The tours take you along the banks of the river, into idyllic side valleys, up into the former county of Veldenz, onto the plateaus above the Moselle valley and into the vineyards. The Maare-Moselle cycle path is the only cycle tour that is not a circular route. 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 tours you choose, they all have one thing in common: on the way you will enjoy unforgettable views of the Moselle valley, steep vineyards and fairytale forest and meadow landscapes. Along the routes you will also find many cosy inns, beer gardens and wine taverns where you can taste the drops of the famous vineyards through which you cycle.

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Tours & Highlights

  • 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 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.Afterwards you drive through vineyards into the Liesertal, where you can take a break in the beer garden of the Siebenborn monastery. With fresh strength you will then cycle on the Maare-Mosel cycle path to the mouth of the Lieser in the Moselle. Here you meet the Moselle cycle path. From here you cycle relaxed along the banks of the Moselle and return via Lieser and Bernkastel-Kues to the starting point in Wehlen.

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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 to time and enjoy the great views of the Moselle valley and Bernkastel-Kues.After you have left the vineyards behind you, continue through a picturesque forest and meadow landscape up to the Graacher Schanzen. Once at the top, you have an unforgettable view of the Eifel and the Hunsrück.You will then roll past picturesque meadows and romantic forests, back to the Moselle in Wolf. Here you follow the Moselle cycle path upstream until you reach the starting point at Bernkastel. On the way you will pass some pretty Moselle villages such as Kinheim, Lösnich or Erden.

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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 Moselle spur between Bernkastel and Trarbach. The climb is quite long and crisp. So take a few breaks on the way and enjoy the vineyards and the wonderful view of the Moselle valley.With new strength you drive up to the plateau, where you cycle through forests, along fields and meadows via Longkamp to Monzelfeld. From here it goes downhill and you can let yourself roll on winding forest paths into the Hinterbach valley and on to Veldenz. In the pretty town you can take an extensive break and then cycle along economic routes to Mülheim an der Mosel. On the Moselle cycle path, you will return to Bernkastel.

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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 Schäferei and then up to the Moselle spur between Bernkastel and Trarbach. After a slightly downhill section, it goes a little uphill towards Longkamp. Via the small town of Coming you continue to the Belginum Archaeological Park, where a break is worthwhile.The old Roman road then goes up and down to Gonzerath and on across meadows and forests to Elzerath. Behind the village you can pedal hard again because you climb the highest point of the tour, the Haardtkopf, which you can reach via well-developed forest paths. Shortly before Gornhausen the forest clears and you roll down the fields to Burgen and on to Veldenz. You cycle through quite flat vineyards to Mülheim and finally on the Moselle cycle path back to Bernkastel.

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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 castles. Then you work your way up steep serpentines that lead you through the forest until you reach the plateau. Once at the top, you will be rewarded for the effort, because with good visibility you can see far into the Eifel.After you have enjoyed the view and have a little rest, you can go uphill again in a sporty way: via Gornhausen and through dense forest you climb the summit crest of the Haardtkopf. You really deserved the following descent towards Merscheid. Finally, you cycle in steady up and down over Elzerath, Gonzerath and the Archaeological Park Belginum. From Wederath it tends to go downhill and you can roll comfortably over long distances. After you have passed Kommen and Monzelfeld, you whiz down into the Hinterbach valley and let yourself roll along the stream to Thalveldenz and further back to the starting point in Veldenz.

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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 valley of the Moselle, which brings you to Veldenz. You continue cycling to castles and start behind the wine village with the first steep climb of the day. The route winds its way up the forest slopes in serpentines. Once at the top of the plateau, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Eifel. You continue to collect vertical meters and drive via Gornhausen to the summit crest of the Haardtkopf. Here you have reached the highest point of the tour. From now on, there are only a few minor climbs downhill.You let yourself roll to Merscheid and reach the Dhron and the Nahe-Hunsrück-Moselle cycle path just behind the village. On the bike path you cycle along the Dhron to its confluence with the Moselle near Neumagen. From here you cycle comfortably along the banks of the Moselle back to Mülheim.

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  • Intermediate
    02:34
    22.1 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,400 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 the chapel. A climb begins behind the village, which leads you over the Hochgerichtsheide and past the refuge of the same name. After you have passed the Belginum archeology park, you can roll downhill to Wederath. Uphill just behind Ilsbach. While pedaling, you can enjoy wonderful views of the Hunsrück peaks.Via Götzeroth and Pilmeroth you can roll down to Emmeroth except for a few small counter climbs. In a steady up and down you cycle past picturesque fields to Fronhofen. Behind the village is a loop through a beautiful forest and meadow landscape. On the way back you drive over Thalkleinich and finally in a big curve back to the starting point in Kleinich.

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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 detour to Thalveldenz, where you can pay a visit to Veldenz Castle. Back in Veldenz you leave the town towards castles. The pretty wine town with its 19 bridges is ideal for a leisurely break.Freshly strengthened, you then cycle a detour to Hirzlei in the Frohnbach Valley. On the way back you pass castles again and then drive through picturesque vineyards, from which you can enjoy a fantastic view of Veldenz. In Brauneberg you will reach the banks of the Moselle again and from here follow the Moselle cycle path back to Mülheim.

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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 river of the same name into the Moselle. You follow the Lieser to Siebenborn Monastery, where you can take a first break. You cycle through Noviand and past fields and meadows always slightly uphill. Along the foot of the Monzeler Hüttenkopf you can reach Klausen with its pilgrimage church. Through the beautiful landscape you climb the highest point of the tour. Here, high above the Moselle, you not only enjoy a breathtaking view of the Moselle valley, but you can also watch hang-gliders starting.Through the forest you always roll downhill parallel to the Moselle. The forest thins out at Piesport. Picturesque vineyards spread out beneath you and a fantastic panorama of the river below in the valley opens up to you. Through the vineyards on the banks of the Moselle, enjoying spectacular views, you drive back to the starting point in Lieser.

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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 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.On a flat route you cross the plateau and then get to the entrance to the ant trail, which has 23 hairpin bends. On the technically demanding single trail it goes down into the Kautenbach valley. Then it goes uphill again. On the slopes of the Kautenbach valley, you work your way up again to the plateau. Here you get on the Förster-Schell Trail.With light up- and downhills you drive above Bernkastel to the hiking parking lot "Bärenhalde" and then pedal hard again to climb Olympus. This is followed by a descent on a single trail and a further ascent to Wilhelmshöhe. After enjoying the view, you get on the next trail, cycle through the beautiful forest again and then ride on fun trails, past the Sankt Anna chapel, down into the Moselle valley and back to Bernkastel.

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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 a great view of the Moselle valley. Above Lieser you turn away from the Moselle valley and now follow the old valley of the Moselle through the vineyards. After a few kilometers you finally dive into the forest, where you pass the Dreifaltigkeitshütte. A small climb brings you over the Grainskopf.In steady up and down you continue towards the Hochmoselbrücke. After you have passed under it, the descent back to the Moselle valley begins. On the shore you will reach Maching Monastery and the village of Zeltingen-Rachtig, where you can take an extensive break.Freshly strengthened, you work your way up the vineyards again. You drive upriver along the slope of the Zeltinger plateau. At the lookout point "Maria Zill" you have another breathtaking view before you drive back down to Bernkastel on a fun single trail.

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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 can enjoy a great view. It continues slightly uphill through the forest and through the Great Slit Ear tunnel. A lovely field and meadow landscape accompanies you on your way, which is repeatedly broken by romantic forests.A long descent down to Wittlich begins in the Grünewald. On a slightly sloping route, you now follow the course of the Lieser to its mouth in the Moselle in the town of the same name. A short distance along the banks of the Moselle takes you to the center of Lieser, where you have reached the destination of the bike path. If you continue to follow the banks of the Moselle, you will reach Bernkastel-Kues a few kilometers later.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    282 mi
  • Duration
    33:56 h
  • Elevation
    22,975 ft

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