Long-distance routes and tour tips
The Moselle’s meandering journey begins in the southern Vosges mountains in France. The river has many a fascinating tale to tell – as will you after enjoying this cycle route.
The German section of the international Velo Tour Moselle takes you on a journey of richly varied scenery along predominantly level cycle paths. Trier is home to a number of impressive Roman monuments. At Schweich the Moselle starts cutting its way through the Rhenish slate mountains, twisting and turning through the ever-narrowing valley. Cultural highlights along the way include the famous wine ship in Neumagen-Dhron and the Middle Moselle Roman wine presses. Numerous castles, including Burg Arras and Burg Metternich, are tucked away in romantic side valleys. The route ends in Koblenz where the Moselle flows into the Rhine.
Terrain: an international long-distance cycle route running predominantly on asphalt paths, farm tracks and old towpaths over mainly level terrain. Also suitable for trailers from Thionville (France) onwards.
Scenery: the Moselle countryside is characterised by the river’s many twists and turns, its steep valleys and its terraced vineyards. The cycle paths run between the banks of the river and the vineyards and pass through winemaking villages.