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Moselle Cycle Route – twists, turns and fine wines

Bernkastel-Kues: Cycling vineyards, couple in front of the vines ©DZT (Günter Standl)

The Moselle's meandering journey begins in the South Vosges mountains in France. If only the river could talk, it would have many a fascinating story to tell. As do any cyclists who have followed this long-distance cycle route.

The German Moselle Cycle Route, which is part of the international Velo Tour Moselle, takes cyclists on a journey through richly varied scenery on largely level terrain. On the way, Trier is home to impressive Roman architecture. At Schweich, the Moselle starts breaking through the Rhenish Massif and winding through the valley that gets narrower and narrower. There is no end of spectacular cultural heritage just waiting to be discovered here, including the Neumagen Wine Ship and the Middle Moselle Roman wine presses. Other impressive attractions include Bernkastel-Kues and castles tucked away in romantic side valleys along the Moselle. The route comes to an end at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine. This route is often assigned superior status thanks to its unique charm and sublime scenery along the Moselle.

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