Germany | Mosel Valley | Adult Only
Wine villages, whimsical gardens, and medieval wonders along the waters of the Mosel
6 days / 5 nights
Activity Level Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.
Saddle up and follow our expert guides along the sparkling waters of Germany’s premier wine-growing region on this enchanting, small group journey through Mosel Valley. Flanked on each side by steep, vineyard-clad hillsides, our gentle riverside bicycle path leads to grand castles, lively market towns, and unpretentious wine villages. On this all-inclusive Germany vacation package, discover fascinating Roman history and ancient ruins, fairy-tale architecture, and the serene pleasure of the Mosel’s timeless charm. The best in regional accommodations and scrumptious local cuisine complemented with Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service set the perfect backdrop for you to unwind and soak in this exclusive adventure through one of Europe’s most distinctive destinations and one of our all-time favorite places on the planet.
Pedal Germany’s abundant wine-growing region from Trier to Koblenz, exploring imperial cities, majestic castles, lush gardens and ancient Roman artifacts on this six-day, custom adventure following the gentle, meandering path of the Mosel River. Wine and dine your way through one of Europe’s most classic settings as you uncover the majesty, mystery and breathtaking scenes of Germany’s Mosel Valley. At day’s end, curl up with a book and glass of wine in your cozy lodgings as you prepare for tomorrow’s adventures.
- Sip award-winning wine in Neumagen, Germany’s oldest wine village
- Explore traditional half-timbered houses in the lively town of Bernkastel
- Bike along the refreshing waters of the Mosel through one of Germany’s most idyllic destinations
- Take in the bustling village markets of Cochem, where vineyards blanket the neighboring hills like a patchwork quilt
- Hike into the forest to the fairytale Burg Eltz Castle, one of the most spectacular and well-preserved castles in Germany
- Savor a glass of crisp Riesling, indulge in a plate of apple strudel and relax in the comfort of your hotel as you take in the magic of the Mosel’s timeless charm
A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
The apple strudel: This steaming hot regional treat is lightly dusted with powdered sugar and accompanied by a scoop of ice cream with vanilla sauce.
The scenery: The Mosel River twists through charming villages punctuated with fairy-tale castles and surrounded by award-winning vineyards.
The beer: A visit to Germany is not complete until you've had a sip of its world-famous beer. The country boasts over 1,300 breweries!
Luxembourg, Luxembourg or Frankfurt, Germany LUX or FRA
Luxembourg, Luxembourg or Frankfurt, Germany LUX or FRA
We meet in the morning in the town of Luxembourg. After a short transfer, saddle up in Diekirch, following the Sûre and Mosel rivers via the old monastic town of Echternach to your comfortable hotel in the imperial 2,000-year-old Roman City of Trier. Then feast on hearty local specialties tonight!
About Hotel Eurener Hof
Originally a country inn, Hotel Eurener Hof is now a first class hotel. Four generations later, it still offers a friendly atmosphere and personalized service. Its traditional architecture has been restored time and again by master craftsmen using natural materials such as hewn stone, wood and natural substances and textiles.
Before leaving Trier, be sure to visit some of the town’s many historic sites. Roman statues line your bike route and point the way to the historic wine town, Neumagen. Feel free to linger over Roman ruins and reconstructed villas, or stop in picturesque towns like Trittenheim before arriving at your charming hotel. Neumagen produces a variety of award-winning wines and you’ll get to enjoy an exceptional wine tasting before dinner. After a wonderful meal at your hotel, relax in your room for the rest of the night.
About Hotel Lekker
Set beautifully on the Mosel River to the far west of Germany, Hotel Lekker provides a good base from which to visit the nearby towns and villages. Enjoy elegant accommodations with modern facilities surrounded by vineyards and forests, and – as its name suggests – serves tasty dishes in its restaurant.
Start the day with a guided walking tour along Neumagen’s old streets, accompanied by your entertaining local historian. Walk on the ancient Roman Road, discover countless artifacts and architectural treasures, and enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the magnificent gardens that grace this area. After the walk, today’s picturesque bike ride leads to historic Piesport and bustling Bernkastel. A more challenging side trip travels uphill for spectacular views of the valley and villages below. It’s worth the climb! Tonight you’ll have lovely riverside views from your hotel in the resort town Zeltingen. Dine in style at your hotel’s gourmet restaurant tonight.
Night 3: Hotel St-Stephanus
Close to the historical market place, Hotel St-Stephanus is set in the midst of the sunny, picture-perfect landscape of the Mittelmosel Zeltingen Rachtig. Besides elegant accommodations, you will also enjoy succulent dishes from the first-class gourmet kitchen.
Following the Mosel as it loops and bends, you’ll pass busy river towns with plenty of shopping, snacking, and wine tasting • Between towns, the cycling is relaxing and the scenery is lush, green, and delightful. The gated bridge at Traben-Trarbach is the perfect setting for sampling some famous German apple strudel, with or without Schlag. Arrive in Cochem and spend the rest of the evening wandering the sights of this beautiful town.
About Hotel Kessler-Meyer
Located close to the center of town, Hotel Kessler-Meyer, offers many relaxation options such as a cozy terrace, swimming pool with sauna, whirlpool and Roman steam-bath. It’s also minutes from beautiful, narrow streets full of shops, galleries and restaurants.
Vineyards cover the surrounding hills like a patchwork quilt, cascading below the area’s many castles. Cochem’s spectacular castle is in plain sight of the bike path, but Burg Eltz, the medieval wonder, is tucked deep in the woods. Tonight join the group for a farewell dinner at one of cosmopolitan Koblenz’s premier eateries.
About Hotel Mercure
Hotel Mercure is located right on the Rhine river in the city center of Koblenz. Here you will enjoy all the conveniences and comfort you expect with exceptional accommodations and a cordial and attentive staff.
Enjoy one more delicious breakfast before getting ready to head home. At the appropriate time, your guide will transfer you to the Koblenz train station for your departure home.
**Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.
Arrival & Departure
Prior to your trip, arrive at your own convenience in Luxembourg City. On Day 1, we will meet you in the lobby of Novotel Luxembourg Centre Hotel in Luxembourg at 8:30 a.m. After a briefing and a short transfer to Diekirch, the cycling begins. After breakfast on Day 6 we take you to the train station in Koblenz to meet the train of your choice that will take you to your next destination, or we can transfer you back to Luxembourg (latter involves a 2 hour transfer).
Day 1 bicycle mileage options: 34 / 40 / 49
Day 2 bicycle mileage option: 31 / 34
Day 3 bicycle mileage options: 19 / 26 / 41 / 50
Day 4 bicycle mileage options: 40 / 46
Day 5 bicycle mileage options: 23 / 34 / 37
Day 3 walking tour of Neumagen
The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions – except one dinner on your own – are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.
After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.
Included in the Trip Price
- Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
- All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners – except one dinner on own your own – refreshments and receptions.
- Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
- Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
- Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
- Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
- Pre-departure and packing information.
- Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
Not Included in the Trip Price
- Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
- Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
- One dinner on your own.
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
- Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
- All types of personal insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.1 Easy (1)
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.2 Moderately Easy (2)
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