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Active on the Moselle

BIKE-HIKE-BOAT: Active on the Moselle

  • Stage-bike-hike-combo 5 days 4 nights
  • Moselsteig trail stage 18 or 19
  • 11 to 15 km per day
  • Moselle cycle path Bernkastel-Kues to Cochem
  • 26 to 38 km per day
  • Fitness level medium to high
  • Overnight stay: Bernkastel-Kues - Zell - Cochem
  • Sporty
  • Start: Daily, March-October, self guided
  • Luggage transport included
15.06.2024 - 19.06.2024
441,00 €
from p.p.
routing with maps

For everyone who likes to be twice sporty - our bike hiking holiday combines the best of the Moselle with hiking on the Moselsteig Trail and biking on the Moselle Cycle Path. Explore the Moselle valley on an active trip.

Included extras

  • Sweet or savory break on the way
  • Moselsteig Trail stamp pass and pin
Map bike-hike-combo Moselle Cycle Path Bernkastel-Kues to Cochem, Moselsteig Trail Stages 18 to 19 Beilstein to Treis-Karden
Map bike-hike-combo Moselle Cycle Path Bernkastel-Kues to Cochem, Moselsteig Trail Stages 18 to 19 Beilstein to Treis-Karden
Map Moselle Cycle Path Bernkastel-Kues to Zell(Moselle)
Map Moselle Cycle Path Bernkastel-Kues to Zell(Moselle)
Map Moselle Cycle Path Zell(Moselle) to Cochem
Map Moselle Cycle Path Zell(Moselle) to Cochem
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 19 Cochem to Treis-Karden
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 19 Cochem to Treis-Karden
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 18 Beilstein to Cochem
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 18 Beilstein to Cochem

Day 1
Own managed arrival to Bernkastel-Kues

Day 2 - Bike tour Moselle Cycle Path
Bernkastel-Kues to Zell(Mosel)
43km | Ø 3h | ↑ 102m | ↓ 109m

Day 3 - Bike tour Moselle Cycle Path
Zell(Mosel) to Cochem
39.1km | Ø 2.75h | ↑ 58m | ↓ 79m

Day 4 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 19
Cochem to Treis-Karden
23.5km | Ø 8.5h | ↑ 830m | ↓ 830m

Alternatively - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 18
Cochem to Beilstein
13.8km | Ø 4h | ↑ 610m | ↓ 610m

Day 5
Own managed departure from Cochem

Our tip for the day of departure
Visit Eltz Castle

travel description
Day 1
Own managed arrival to Bernkastel-Kues
Bikers and hikers in the forest near the Moselle

Your COMBINED cycling and hiking holiday begins in Bernkastel-Kues. After your arrival, take a visit to the medieval old town and stroll through the narrow streets. To get in the mood, hike the Bernkasteler Bärensteig, a 6.5 km circular hiking trail, today. You will be rewarded with wonderful views of the Moselle town and Landshut Castle.

Day 2 - Bike tour Moselle Cycle Path
Bernkastel-Kues to Zell(Mosel)
View of Zell with Moselle and an old grape press

You cycle down the Moselle and reach the former Machern monastery, where an excellent beer is brewed today. After visiting the monastery, continue on and pass through the Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach. In the area of the Zeller Black Cat you should interrupt your bike tour on the Moselle cycle path to try the famous drop made from this vineyard.

Day 3 - Bike tour Moselle Cycle Path
Zell(Mosel) to Cochem
The Reichsburg above Cochem

Today's stage of the Moselle cycle path takes you to the via ferrata on the Calmont, the steepest single vineyard in Europe. Around noon you can rest with a sweet or savory break before you go up the vineyards again and enjoy the view over the Sleeping Beauty town of Beilstein from Metternich Castle. Then you continue to your overnight stay in Cochem. Stroll through the little streets or to the impressive Reichsburg.

Day 4 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 19
Cochem to Treis-Karden
Sicht auf Treis-Karden

This hiking stage of the Moselsteig Trail is quite demanding and requires good surefootedness. It goes up and down in the Dortebach valley. You can overcome the first meters of altitude with a cable car and reach the Pinnerkreuz. You will walk past a small waterfall and if you are lucky you will see the native Apollo butterfly here. You can get back to Cochem by ship or train (not included in the tour price).

Alternatively - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 18
Cochem to Beilstein
Panoramic view from Metternich castle on the Moselsteig trail

During this Moselsteig stage you will find out how tedious the work of the winegrowers is on the steep slopes. You hike over the Moselkrampen with its paths and stairs to Beilstein and overcome mountain heights, small streams and slopes several times. You can get back to Cochem by ship or train (not included in the tour price).

Day 5
Own managed departure from Cochem
The famous Eltz Castle

We have shown you the most beautiful Moselle centers and varied hiking trails on the Moselle. Your combined cycling and hiking tour is now coming to an end and we wish you a safe journey home.

Our tip for the day of departure
Visit Eltz Castle

If you want, you can go on a hike today with a visit to the fairytale Eltz Castle. Arrival to Moselkern or Hatzenport by train and from there hike through the Elzbachtal to the castle, approx. 6 km.

Program changes reserved

Useful info on
-Arrival Departure Parking
-Rental bicycles
-Luggage transport Transfers
-Accommodation categories
-and much more see further below

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5 Days
Selected date
15.06.2024 - 19.06.2024 | 5 Days
Package: Double room standard accommodation per person
441,00 €
Package: Double room comfort accommodation per person
502,00 €
Package: Single room standard accommodation
597,00 €
Package: Single room comfort accommodation
643,00 €
additional services
Pre-night Bernkastel-Kues single room standard accommodation
95,00 €

Pre-night Bernkastel-Kues double room standard accommodation per person
64,50 €

Pre-night Bernkastel-Kues single room comfort accommodation
105,00 €

Pre-night Bernkastel-Kues double room comfort accommodation per person
77,50 €

Pre-night Cochem single room standard accommodation
90,00 €

Pre-night Cochem double room standard accommodation per person
69,50 €

Pre-night Cochem single room comfort accommodation
95,00 €

Pre-night Cochem double room comfort accommodation per person
79,50 €

Post-night Bernkastel-Kues single room standard accommodation
95,00 €

Post-night Bernkastel-Kues double room standard accommodation per Person
64,50 €

Post-night Bernkastel-Kues single room comfort accommodation
105,00 €

Post-night Bernkastel-Kues double room comfort accommodation per person
77,50 €

Post-night Cochem single room standard accommodation
90,00 €

Post-night Cochem double room standard accommodation per person
69,50 €

Post-night Cochem single room comfort accommodation
95,00 €

Post-night Cochem double room comfort accommodation per person
79,50 €

2 days eCityBike lowstep 8-gear hub incl. Pannier Lock Delivery Collection
140,00 €

2 days eTrekkingBike women/men 9-gear chain incl. Pannier Lock Delivery Collection
142,00 €

2 days Tandem unisex 27-gear chain incl. Pannier Lock Delivery Collection
141,00 €

2 days CityBike lowstep 8-gear hub backpedal brake incl. Pannier Lock Delivery Collection
118,00 €

2 days TrekkingBike women/men 27-gear chain incl. Pannier Lock Delivery Collection
123,00 €

Own e-bike
0,00 €

Own bike
0,00 €

Bicycle trailer for children
38,00 €

Bicycle trailer for dogs
38,00 €

Second pannier (only with rental bike)
7,00 €

Wine tasting at the Moselle winemaker
15,00 €

Wine tasting at the VDP-winemaker
30,00 €

Half board - dinner without drinks
175,00 €

Half board vegetarian - dinner without drinks
175,00 €

Packed lunch on each stage day
22,50 €

Overnight stay for your dog
52,00 €

We need a parking space - parking fees from 0.00 to 15.00€/day excluded
0,00 €

Chauffeur service for your car from start to finish (excluding possible parking fees)
172,00 €

Transfer from finish to start including bicycle and luggage per person - at the beginning
79,00 €

Transfer from finish to start including bicycle and luggage per person - at the end
79,00 €

arrival transfers parking luggage

By public transport
Bernkastel-Kues can be reached from Wittlich train station by bus or taxi. From the "Forum" stop you can easily reach the hotels in both parts of the city on foot or by taxi.

Cochem has its own train station, which is centrally located in the city. From most hotels you can reach the train station on foot. From the hotels on the outskirts of the city you can take the bus or taxi to Cochem train station.

By plane
There are six airports within a radius of approximately 230 km around Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem - Saarbrücken, Luxembourg, Frankfurt/Hahn, Frankfurt, Cologne-Bonn and Düsseldorf. All airports have rental car locations. Alternatively, we are happy to offer you an airport transfer upon request.

By car / Parking
Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem are easy to reach by car.

Most of our accommodations in both locations have a limited number of their own parking spaces. The easiest way to park is in the public parking spaces.

Car chauffeur service
Exclusively with us and useful when your home is closer to Cochem than to Bernkastel-Kues. Save yourself the time-consuming return transfer. More info

Person transfer Return transfer
The person transfer from Cochem to Bernkastel-Kues takes place every day during our season. Thus, this is possible both at the beginning and at the end of your bike-hiking-vacation. Depending on whether you prefer to park your car in Bernkastel-Kues or in Cochem.

Departure will be in the morning. You will receive the exact time with your travel documents.

Luggage transport
In our included luggage transport, your piece of luggage will be transported to your next accommodation by 5:00 p.m. Additional items of luggage can be booked for EUR 9.00 per stage. Maximum 20 kg per piece of luggage booked.

types of rental bicycles

Two e-bike and two organic bike variants of the Haibike and Winora brands are available, as well as a tandem model - each matching to the size of the body. Bicycle helmets as well as children- and dog-trailers can also be loaned.

All types of rental bikes are equipped with the run-on flat tire "marathon" from the premium manufacturer Schwalbe. The bicycle rent always includes a lock and a pannier bag for daily luggage and a set of changing clothes.

For reasons of quality and reliability, the renting of rental bicycles handles a single specialized partner company for us only.

Information about "rental bicycle vs. own bicycle" is available here:
more info


KEY DATA MODELS:

Comfortable eCityBike

  • Lowstep
  • Disc brakes
  • 8-gear hub
  • Aluminium frame
  • Suntour suspension fork
  • 500W Bosch-Akku

Model:
Winora Tria Monotube

eCityBike-lowstep-disc-brakes-gear-hub

eTrekkingBike

  • Women and men
  • Disc brakes
  • 9-gear chain
  • Aluminium frame
  • Suntour suspension fork
  • 500W Bosch-Akku

Model:
Haibike Trekking 5

eTrekkingBike-women-men-disc-brakes-gear-chain

Comfortable Tandem

  • Unisex
  • Magura wheel brakes
  • 27-gear chain
  • Aluminium frame

Model:
Chaka Ohana

Tandem-unisex-wheel-brakes-gear-chain

Comfortable CityBike

  • Lowstep
  • Backpedal brake
  • 8-gear hub
  • Aluminium frame
  • Suntour suspension fork

Models:
Winora Holiday and Samana

CityBike-lowstep-backpedal-brake-gear-hub

TrekkingBike

  • Women and men
  • Disc brakes
  • 27-gear chain
  • Aluminium frame
  • Suntour suspension fork

Model:
Winora Domingo 27 Disc

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categories of accommodation

Accommodations - close to centre in mentioned places
Our centrally located overnight partners on the Moselle are selected middle and superior class hotels, guest houses and inns. All rooms have a bath / toilet or shower / toilet.

Accommodation category standard
In the standard category there are rooms in pensions and guest houses with simple furnishings.

Accommodation category comfort
In the comfort category, we reserve 3-star accommodations for you. At the same time, the rooms are somewhat larger than in the standard category and have "extra" features. If necessary in a quieter location, with new equipment or with a balcony / terrace.

Single room bookings
In many cases, the single rooms booked in your accommodation are double rooms for single use.

Shelter for your own bicycle
All accommodation partners used for our bike tour programs have suitable storage facilities for bicycles. Charging the batteries of e-bikes is also possible.

general info

Possible start of the journey
For our multi-stage tours, we recommend arriving at the weekend, as experience has shown that availability is then highest.

Holidays Major events
You should book a trip during the holiday weeks, to wine and street festivals or other major events in good time. There may be a surcharge, minimum nights or changes in the program.

Meals Half board Packed lunches
The travel price includes the corresponding rich breakfast for each night of our travel programs. Additional nights and extensions are also included breakfast.

The booking of half board and also packed lunches is possible via the item "Additional services accommodation".

Our tip
Book the packed lunch right away. So you are well equipped during your hikes and independent of the few refreshments at the edge of the trail and their opening hours.

Additional nights Extensions
You can arrive earlier or extend your vacation afterwards. You can reserve additional nights as a pre- or post-night stay when booking your trip. Should you wish to stay one more night in a location during your trip, please let us know using the comment field of your booking or give us a call.

Bed tax Guest tax
We would like to point out that some cities levy a culture tax or bed tax. The fees will be collected directly at your accommodation.

List of accommodation
Specific accommodation names are not available prior to a fixed booking. The background to this is the possibility of daily arrival, which for us excludes the purchase of fixed room quotas. In addition, we work together with several accommodation partners per location – always matching the respective theme of the trip and the requirements of the individual booking.

Special food and accommodation
Necessary requests for special dietary or allergy-prone nutrition or physical limitations are communicated to our service partners with the fixed booking without obligation.

Short-term travel requests
Even short-term travel requests require a binding booking, as otherwise availabilities cannot be queried. If the trip is not possible due to a lack of availability, we will provide you with an alternative offer upon request. If you do not wish this, your booking will be canceled free of charge.

Invoice
A booking confirmation / invoice is issued to the travel applicant for each booking. If you are traveling as a group, but would like separate invoices, please make separate bookings, stating a group name. Subsequent splitting of processes and invoices is not technically possible.

Payment
The down payment is 30% of the travel price plus insurance premium (if travel insurance is also taken out) after receipt of the booking confirmation. The remaining payment is due four weeks before the start of the journey. For bookings less than 6 weeks before the start of the journey, the entire travel price is due immediately.

Travel documents
The travel applicant receives the travel documents and the service vouchers for all travel participants by post approx. 14 days before arrival - provided that the travel price has been paid in full. One set of travel documents is created for each room. This includes: a detailed day-to-day travel description, the hotel list with addresses and check-in information, maps with further tips for visiting and sightseeing, city and local maps, as well as recommendations for places to stop and an emergency contact list. In the case of short-term bookings and a foreign address, we will store the complete travel documents in your first hotel. You will receive the exact travel description including the hotel list in advance by email.

Travel insurance
We recommend that you take out travel insurance including travel cancellation, interruption, rebooking fees and luggage insurance. You can find further information on this under the item "explanations" "Travel Insurance" on our homepage.

services

Services included in this package:

  • 5 days with 4 nights in centrally located hotels
  • 4 x rich breakfast
  • Shelter for your own bicycle

  • Moselle Cycle Path Bernkastel-Kues - Zell - Cochem
  • Moselsteig Trail stage 18 oder 19, Cochem - Beilstein or Cochem - Treis-Karden
  • 1 x sweet or savory break on the way
  • Moselsteig Trail stamp pass and pin
  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation

  • 1 x Moselle cycling and hiking map and detailed tour description per room
  • GPS-Tracks
  • Tips for travel preparation, restaurant recommendations, tips for refreshments
  • Roadside assistance tips and a service hotline 7 days a week

  • Customer money protection via R+V Versicherung

Bookable additional services:

  • Wine tasting at the Moselle winemaker
  • Wine tasting at the VDP-winemaker

  • Half board (also vegetarian) in the overnight places
  • Packed lunch for your biking and hiking stages
  • Pre-night stay at the start or destination
  • Post-night stay at the start or destination

  • Accommodation booking for your dog

  • Parking for your car during your trip
  • Chauffeur service for your car from the start to the destination

  • Starting point transfer from the destination to the starting point

  • Different types of rental bikes
  • Rental trailers for children and dogs

  • Travel guide and city tours on request