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Half timbered - Middle Age - Moselle

MOSELLE HIKING TRIP: Half timbered - middle age - Moselle

  • Stages hiking vacation 6 days 5 nights
  • Moselsteig Trail stages 11 to 14
  • 13 to 17 km per day
  • Fitness level medium
  • Overnight stays: Bernkastel-Kues - Ürzig - Traben-Trarbach - Reil - Zell
  • Pleasure & wine, pure Moselsteig Trail
  • Start: Daily, March-October, self guided
  • Luggage transport optional
15.06.2024 - 20.06.2024
523,00 €
from p.p.
routing with maps

Hike on the Moselsteig Trail through the Moselle Valley past former monasteries, versatile architecture, medieval castles and well-known wine locations. A hiking vacation that will bring you closer to the fascination of Moselle with pleasure and wine.

Included extras
Sweet speciality
Hikers' feast on the way
Winetasting at the winemaker
Moselsteig Trail stamp pass and pin

Map Moselsteig Trail Stages 11 to 14 Bernkastel-Kues to Zell(Moselle)
Map Moselsteig Trail Stages 11 to 14 Bernkastel-Kues to Zell(Moselle)
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 11 Bernkastel-Kues to Ürzig
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 11 Bernkastel-Kues to Ürzig
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 12 Ürzig to Traben-Trarbach
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 12 Ürzig to Traben-Trarbach
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 13 Traben-Trarbach to Reil
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 13 Traben-Trarbach to Reil
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 14 Reil to Zell(Moselle)
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 14 Reil to Zell(Moselle)

Day 1
Own managed arrival to Bernkastel-Kues

Day 2 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 11
Bernkastel-Kues to Ürzig
17.2km | Ø 5.5h | ↑ 590m | ↓ 500m

Day 3 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 12
Ürzig to Traben-Trarbach
15.2km | Ø 5h | ↑ 505m | ↓ 605m

Day 4 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 13
Traben-Trarbach to Reil
15.2km | Ø 5h | ↑ 690m | ↓ 670m

Day 5 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 14
Reil to Zell(Mosel)
12.4km | Ø 3.5h | ↑ 405m | ↓ 425m

Day 6
Own managed departure from Zell(Mosel)

travel description
Day 1
Own managed arrival to Bernkastel-Kues
Short hikers break with refreshing ice cream

Your hiking holiday begins in Bernkastel-Kues. Stroll through the medieval city. In the afternoon you will be greeted by the confectioner with a good cup of coffee and handmade chocolates or ice cream.

Day 2 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 11
Bernkastel-Kues to Ürzig
On the Moselle in Bernkastel-Kues

At the beginning steadily uphill you get on this stage of the Moselsteig from Bernkastel-Kues over the slope edges with fantastic views of the Moselle to Ürzig. On the way you can learn something about types of fruit and vegetables in the variety garden in Zeltingen-Rachtig. Marvel at the high Moselle crossing and take a break with a hiking feast in the Machern Cistercian convent with its own brewery.

Day 3 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 12
Ürzig to Traben-Trarbach
The bridge gate of Traben-Trarbach

You leave the half-timbered village of Ürzig and walk past the oldest sundial in the Moselle valley to the castle hill. From here you have a far-reaching view of the Wittlich Valley and the Hunsrück. The Moselsteig Trail continues over the slate nature trail in Kröv and the old Mont Royal fortress to the Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach.

Day 4 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 13
Traben-Trarbach to Reil
Half-timbered houses along the Moselsteig Trail

The Moselsteig Trail takes you up steep serpentines to the Grevenburg ruins. You take a last look at Traben-Trarbach before you get to Enkirch with its many half-timbered houses. In your stage destination, Reil, rustic wine cellars and the famous Reiler wine from the hot stone await you.

Day 5 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 14
Reil to Zell(Mosel)
Zeller Schwarze Katz on wine barrell on the roundabout

The Moselsteig follows the traces of the old cannon railway and reaches the Prinzenkopf with its observation tower, from where you can see the Moselle several times. A loop in the nature trail and stairs take you to the Marienburg - a former Augustinian convent. Once in Zell, you can taste the wine from the famous Zeller Schwarze Katz vineyard and let the evening fade away comfortably.

Day 6
Own managed departure from Zell(Mosel)
View of Zell and the Moselle valley from the Tower Collis

Your hiking holiday on the Moselsteig is over. You leave Zell and take many impressions with you from your enjoyable hiking tour.

Program changes reserved

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

dates & prices
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6 Days
Selected date
15.06.2024 - 20.06.2024 | 6 Days
Package: Double room standard accommodation per person
523,00 €
Package: Double room comfort accommodation per person
607,00 €
Package: Single room standard accommodation
709,00 €
Package: Single room comfort accommodation
856,00 €
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 €

Post-night Zell single room standard accommodation
85,00 €

Post-night Zell double room standard accommodation per person
63,50 €

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

Post-night Zell double room comfort accommodation per person
69,50 €

Additional 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
30,00 €

Overnight stay for your dog
65,00 €

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)
106,00 €

Transfer area Treis-Karden to Neumagen-Dhron - at the beginning
50,00 €

Transfer area Treis-Karden to Neumagen-Dhron - at the end
50,00 €

Luggage transport for all stages of your tour. Per piece of luggage max. 20kg
66,00 €

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.

From Zell(Moselle) your journey home begins with a ride on the bus to Bullay train station. There you can easily change to the train and continue your journey home.

By plane
There are six airports within a radius of approximately 230 km around Bernkastel-Kues and Zell(Moselle) - 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 Zell(Moselle) are easy to reach by car.

In addition to parking in a limited number of on-site parking spaces, parking in Bernkastel-Kues is easiest in public parking spaces. This is possible and safe in both parts of the city on the left and right of the Moselle.

Most of our accommodations in Zell(Moselle) have a small number of their own parking spaces. However, the easiest way to park is in the free public parking spaces a few hundred meters away.

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

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

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

Luggage transport
Would you like our luggage transport as an additional service?! Your luggage will be transported to your next accommodation by 5:00 p.m. Maximum 20 kg per piece of luggage booked.

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.

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:

  • 6 days with 5 nights in centrally located hotels & guest houses
  • 5 x rich breakfast

  • Moselsteig Trail stages 11 to 14, Bernkastel-Kues - Ürzig - Traben-Trarbach - Reil - Zell
  • 1 x sweet speciality
  • 1 x hiking feast on the way
  • 1 x wine tasting at the winemaker
  • Moselsteig stamp pass & pin

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

  • Customer money protection via R+V Versicherung

Bookable additional services:

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

  • Half board (also vegetarian) in the overnight places
  • Packed lunch for your 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

  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation

  • Travel guide and city tours on request