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Hikers on the Moselsteig trail

MOSELLE HIKING TRIP: Moselsteig Trail crossing

  • Stages hiking vacation 17 days 16 nights
  • Moselsteig Trail stages 1 to 24
  • 14 to 33 km per day
  • Fitness level high
  • Overnight stays: Perl - Palzem - Nittel - Konz - Trier - Mehring - Neumagen-Dhron - Bernkastel-Kues - Traben-Trarbach - Zell - Ediger-Eller - Cochem - Treis-Karden - Löf - Kobern-Gondorf - Koblenz
  • Sporty plus, pure Moselsteig Trail
  • Start: Wed Sun, March-October, self guided
  • Luggage transport optional
19.05.2024 - 04.06.2024
1390,00 €
from p.p.
routing with maps

Have you ever thought about an Alp-crossing or even did one?! The Moselsteig long distance hiking trail offers 365 award-winning hiking kilometers. Spend your hiking vacation on the Moselle high above the Moselle Valley.

Included extras

  • Moselsteig Trail stamp pass and pin
Map Moselsteig Trail Stages 1 bis 24 Perl bis Koblenz
Map Moselsteig Trail Stages 1 bis 24 Perl bis Koblenz
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 1 Perl to Palzem
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 1 Perl to Palzem
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 2 Palzem to Nittel
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 2 Palzem to Nittel
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 3 Nittel to Konz
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 3 Nittel to Konz
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 4 Konz to Trier
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 4 Konz to Trier
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 19 Cochem to Treis-Karden
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 19 Cochem to Treis-Karden
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 22 Löf to Kobern-Gondorf
Map Moselsteig Trail Stage 22 Löf to Kobern-Gondorf

Day 1
Own managed arrival to Perl

Day 2 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 1
Perl to Palzem
23.9km | Ø 7h | ↑ 600m | ↓ 600m

Day 3 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 2
Palzem to Nittel
16.4km | Ø 4.5h | ↑ 330m | ↓ 340m

Day 4 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 3
Nittel to Konz
22.5km | Ø 6.5h | ↑ 570m | ↓ 575m

Day 5 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 4
Konz to Trier
21.1km | Ø 6h | ↑ 395m | ↓ 385m

Day 6 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 5 and 6
Trier to Mehring
31.5km | Ø 9h | ↑ 1050m | ↓ 1050m

Day 7 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 7 and 8
Mehring to Neumagen-Dhron
28.6km | Ø 8h | ↑ 1005m | ↓ 1015m

Day 8 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 9 and 10
Neumagen-Dhron to Bernkastel-Kues
33km | Ø 9h | ↑ 1155m | ↓ 1165m

Day 9 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 11 and 12
Bernkastel-Kues to Traben-Trarbach
32.4km | Ø 10.5h | ↑ 1095m | ↓ 1105m

Day 10 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 13 and 14
Traben-Trarbach to Zell(Mosel)
27.6km | Ø 8.5h | ↑ 1095m | ↓ 1095m

Day 11 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 15 and 16
Zell(Mosel) to Ediger-Eller
31.3km | Ø 10h | ↑ 1315m | ↓ 1330m

Day 12 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 17 and 18
Ediger-Eller to Cochem
29.8km | Ø 9h | ↑ 1135m | ↓ 1140m

Day 13 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 19
Cochem to Treis-Karden
23.5km | Ø 8.5h | ↑ 830m | ↓ 830m

Day 14 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 20 and 21
Treis-Karden to Löf
27.4km | Ø 8.5h | ↑ 980m | ↓ 990m

Day 15 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 22
Löf to Kobern-Gondorf
13.7km | Ø 4.5h | ↑ 610m | ↓ 610m

Day 16 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 23 and 24
Kobern-Gondorf to Koblenz
29.2km | Ø 9.5h | ↑ 865m | ↓ 875m

Day 17
Own managed departure from Koblenz

travel description
Day 1
Own managed arrival to Perl
At the start of the Moselsteig Trail in Perl

Do not travel to Perl too late - there is a lot to see here before your hiking trip begins. Perl is known - the only viticulture community in Saarland - located on the triangle of the countries Germany, Luxembourg, France through its versatile setting. Make a short detour to Luxembourg or France, or explore the local sights.

Day 2 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 1
Perl to Palzem
Palzem with Cathedral Helfant

The official stage 1 is also one of the most diverse stages of the Moselsteig Trail. Across forests and meadows, you only reach the Moselle again in Palzem. Fabulous views, rustic forest passages and the flower splendor, especially in early summer, in the extensive fields of the Saargau, you tune on a great hiking holiday on the Moselle.

Day 3 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 2
Palzem to Nittel
On the Moselsteig Trail near Nittel

Even today, on the official stage 2 of the Moselsteig Trail, you can expect a lot of variety again. Through vineyards, meadows and forests, the Moselsteig Trail leads you to numerous path chapels. Also enjoy the fantastic view of the Moselle on this stage.

Day 4 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 3
Nittel to Konz
View of Zell and the Moselle valley from the Tower Collis

The opening of the official stage 3 is determined by the topic of geology. You meet impressive dolomite and limestone rocks in the Nitteler Fels nature reserve and before you reach your current stage, you pay a visit to the Saar.

Day 5 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 4
Konz to Trier
On the main market in Trier

On the official stage 4 of the Moselsteig Trail, you will cross the Moselle for the first time on your hiking trip. On the other side of the river, despite the proximity to Trier, it goes through the most beautiful nature passages and a lot of Roman history. Along the slope edge, you should once again enjoy the beauty and variety of the Moselle and the Moselle valley!

Day 6 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 5 and 6
Trier to Mehring
The Roman Villa Rustica in Mehring

The official stage 5 captivates with great panoramic views over the Moselle valley. In addition, the variety of the Moselle - wonderful forests, flowering meadows, wide fields and of course a lot of vineyards can be seen. From the Roman city of Trier to Schweich on the Roman wine road!

The rather short, but all the more demanding official stage 6 of the Moselsteig Trail demands a lot of fitness, but rewards it with fantastic looks across near and far. The highlight of the stage is the Huxlay plateau with the Finnenbahn, the health and movement path and of course great views.

Day 7 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 7 and 8
Mehring to Neumagen-Dhron
The replica of a Roman wine ship Stella Noviomagi

Through the forests of Mehringer Switzerland - which lives up to its name - the Moselsteig Trail leads past the stage 7 past the observation tower at the five-sea-view to Leiwen, the idyllically very nicely located wine town on one of the most wonderful Moselle loops between Trier and Bernkastel-Kues.

Stage 8 leads you through the fascinating landscape and nature of the Moselle. The Moselsteig Trail shows itself from its best side and scores with variety and fantastic panoramic views. Through vineyards, past rustic rock cliffs, along hedges, forests and even a wildlife enclosure, you end up in the oldest wine town in Germany - Neumagen-Dhron. Your day will end here at the "Stella Noviomagi" background, the replica of a Roman wine ship.

Day 8 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 9 and 10
Neumagen-Dhron to Bernkastel-Kues
View of Bernkastel-Kues from Landshut Castle

On stage 9, the Moselsteig Trail presents itself all about wine and vines. Through romantic wine locations, with great views over the vine sea and the Moselle valley it goes to the Roman Sauerbrunnen. You can achieve the stage destinations in Kesten and Osann-Monzel with a relaxed and new strength after granting your feet a little break in the water step basin.

On stage 10, gradually leave the Romans behind and get into the Middle Ages. For the first time you will meet medieval buildings and your next stage destination Bernkastel-Kues awaits you with open arms, because the picturesque place is one of the highlights of your vacation.

Day 9 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 11 and 12
Bernkastel-Kues to Traben-Trarbach
The Grevenburg ruins above Traben-Trarbach

On stage 11, too, it continues varied and with fantastic looks across the Moselle and the Moselle Valley. From the picturesque old town of Bernkastel-Kues to the idyllic wine town of Ürzig you hike along promising slope edges, through quiet forests and past the Zeltinger variety, in which various types of fruit and vegetables are grown.

The 12th stage of the Moselsteig Trail takes you via a typical height path with fantastic views into the famous Art Nouveau city of Traben-Trarbach. Through multifaceted landscape, you reach Mont Royal (the "royal mountain"), on which the sun king Louis XIV once had a gigantic fortress built.

Day 10 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 13 and 14
Traben-Trarbach to Zell(Mosel)
View of Zell and the Moselle valley from the Tower Collis

The 13th stage leads you over steep serpentines to the romantic ruin of the Grevenburg. There you take a last look at Traben-Trarbach before you meet pure moselle romance in Enkrich. Downstream down the vineyard, the stage destination Reil, where you receive rustic wine cellars and romantic vineyards.

On the 14th stage you leave the half-timbered ensembles from Reil and follow the traces of the famous cannon track. You conquer the prince's head and enjoy the picture book view of the extensive Moselle loop. The next highlight of this stage is not long in coming and you reach the Marienburg. Through entertaining landscape and the Moselle typical vine sea, you arrive in your milestone Zell - the "Black Cat" area.

Day 11 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 15 and 16
Zell(Mosel) to Ediger-Eller
Half timbered houses in Ediger-Eller

The stage 15 offers you 20 varied kilometers, accompanied by vineyards, forests and fantastic panoramas. The first climb to the Collis tower already has it all and prepares you for many more ascents - but also shows you what fantastic view you are mostly rewarded with after the heavy ups. The stage destination Neef then welcomes you with its culinary peculiarity: the red vineyard peach, which you can enjoy in a variety of forms.

Stage 16 is the shortest of the 24 stages of the Moselsteig Trail, but the 11 kilometers are tough. Today it goes up to the steepest vineyard in Europe - the Bremmer Calmont. After the challenging ascent via serpentines, one of the most beautiful views of the Moselle valley awaits you. It continues past the four-sea view and the ruin of the monastery until you reach an idyllic vineyard way to Ediger-Eller.

Day 12 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 17 and 18
Ediger-Eller to Cochem
View of Cochem with the Reichsburg

The 17th stage is all about viticulture, because the majority of the path is surrounded by cultivated vineyards. Passing numerous saints, you arrive in Briederner Switzerland, which is in great contrast to the previous vineyards due to its impressive nature. You then climb down to Beilstein via the famous monastery staircase, into the "Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle", which in the past was often used as a location for many folk films due to its small streets and the half-timbered scale.

The 18th stage of the Moselsteig Trail once again captivates with the Moselle-typical rock along the steep slopes and unforgettable views over the Moselle and the Moselle valley. The Moselsteig Trail leads you a varied along the vertical rock wall of the Brauselay, always with a view of the Cochem milestone with its fairytale Reichsburg, through the empire of the Apollofalter, which is particularly comfortable between Beilstein and Cochem. The stage then ends in the hospitable city of Cochem.

Day 13 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 19
Cochem to Treis-Karden
View of Treis-Karden

On the 19th stage, too, the Moselsteig Trail shows itself from one of its most beautiful sides. The variety of nature - between Hochwald, vineyards, rocks and brook valleys - always accompanies you and leads you over the royal stage of the Moselsteig Trail. Several vertical meters up and down, past a chapel, a castle ruin and a Roman temple complex, into the Treis-Karden stage.

Day 14 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 20 and 21
Treis-Karden to Löf
The famous Eltz Castle

Today's stage 20 of the Moselsteig Trail offers culture and history, as well as pure nature in the Elztal. But there are also some demanding passages! Right from the start, the Mossteig Trail leads you past the Moseldom - the St. Castor Abbey in Treis-Karden, then into exotic boxwood forests. Later, in the wild romantic Elztal, Eltz Castle is waiting for your visit. The destination of the Moselsteig Trail stage 20 is the beautiful wine town of Moselkern.

The 21st stage of the Moselsteig Trail starts directly with what makes the Moselsteig Trail: impressive varied and fantastic views. The Hatzenporter Laysteig Trail is also waiting for you, a via ferrata with exciting climbing passages. Down through dense boxwood population and the Kehrbach valley, you will then get to the beautiful resort of recreation.

Day 15 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stage 22
Löf to Kobern-Gondorf
Kobern-Gondorf in the Terrace-Moselle section

The 22nd Moselsteig Trail stage takes you on a journey through time. From prehistoric times to the Celts, Romans and knights to our time - there is something from everything. But it not only captivates the contemporary history, but also fantastic views and passages. So today you can expect wandering enjoyment at the highest level.

Day 16 - Hike Moselsteig Trail Stages 23 and 24
Kobern-Gondorf to Koblenz
The Deutsches Eck with Emperor William monument

Today you are on the trail of the secrets of the Tatzelwurm (Paw worm). After passing the Matthias chapel, as well as the Niederburg and the upper castle, you get into the mysterious kingdom of the Tatzelwurm. But even on the third stage, crunchy ascents are waiting for you again, which are naturally rewarded with a fantastic Moselle panorama. After the terraces of the steep slope Winninger Uhlen you can reach the goal of the 23rd Moselsteig Trail stage, the Winningen wine town.

The 24th and thus the last stage of the Moselsteig Trail once again gives you fantastic views and great passages through forests, fields and vineyards. The Moselsteig Trail officially ends in Güls, but you should experience the last few meters of the Moselle up close. Therefore, hike through a way to the Deutsches Eck, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine.

Day 17
Own managed departure from Koblenz
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress from the Deutschen Eck

No matter how you use your departure day in Koblenz, in your luggage there will be many great memories of an eventful hiking journey.

Program changes reserved

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

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17 Days
Selected date
19.05.2024 - 04.06.2024 | 17 Days
Package: Double room standard accommodation per person
1390,00 €
Package: Double room comfort accommodation per person
1654,00 €
Package: Single room standard accommodation
1909,00 €
Package: Single room comfort accommodation
2329,00 €
additional services
Wine tasting at the Moselle winemaker
15,00 €

Wine tasting at the VDP-winemaker
30,00 €

Half board - dinner without drinks
480,00 €

Half board vegetarian - dinner without drinks
48,00 €

Packed lunch on each stage day
112,50 €

Overnight stay for your dog
208,00 €

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)
295,00 €

Transfer from finish to start including luggage per person - at the beginning
99,00 €

Transfer from finish to start including luggage per person - at the end
99,00 €

Luggage transport for all stages of your tour. Per piece of luggage max. 20kg
215,00 €

arrival transfers parking luggage

By public transport
Perl has its own train station. The accommodations can be easily reached on foot from here, a maximum distance of 1.5 km.

From Koblenz you can easily return home from the centrally located main train station. This can be reached on foot from many hotels. Alternatively, the well-developed public bus network or taxis are also available.

By plane
There are six airports within a radius of approximately 265 km around Perl and Koblenz - 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
Perl and Koblenz are easy to reach by car.

In Perl, all of our accommodations have a sufficient number of their own parking spaces. Free parking in public parking spaces is also possible.

Most of our accommodations in Koblenz have a sufficient number of their own parking spaces or even parking garages. There is also a free public car park a short distance from the city center, as well as centrally located car parks with cheap weekly parking tickets.

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

Person transfer Return transfer
The person transfer from Koblenz to Perl 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 Perl or in Koblenz.

Departure is between 09:00 and 10:00 a.m. - there are up to four access points in Koblenz and up to four exit points in Trier.

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. In Trier there are typical city hotels.

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
At this stage tour, the trip will start on Wednesday or Sunday.

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:

  • 17 days with 16 nights in centrally located hotels & guest houses
  • 16 x rich breakfast

  • Moselsteig Trail stages 1 to 24
  • Moselsteig Trail 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:

  • 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