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Duration: 5 days 4 nights | Stage tour: Bernkastel-Kues - Cochem
Fitness level: medium | Experience: sporty, Moselsteig & Co.
Start: daily | Execution: private unaccompanied | Luggage transfer: included
Hiking trail: Moselsteig - stage 18 or 19
Explore the Moselle loops by bike and the Moselsteig Trail on foot and spend the night in the Moselle centers.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO BERNKASTEL-KUES
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: CYCLING TOUR BERNKASTEL-KUES TO ZELL | 40 KM
You cycle down the Moselle and reach the former Machern monastery, where an excellent beer is brewed today. After visiting the monastery, drive on and pass through the Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach. In the area of the Zeller Schwarze Katz you should try the famous drops made from this vineyard.
DAY 3: CYCLING TOUR ZELL TO COCHEM | 38 KM
Today's stage takes you to the via ferrata on Calmont, the steepest single vineyard in Europe. Around noon, you can take a sweet or savory break above the Sleeping Beauty village of Beilstein at Metternich Castle, before you visit the place. Then you continue to your overnight stay in Cochem. Stroll through the little streets or to the impressive Reichsburg.
DAY 4: MOSELSTEIG STAGE 19 | COCHEM TO TREIS-KARDEN | 24 KM | Ø 8 HOURS
This stage of your hike on the Moselsteig 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).
ALTERNATIVE: MOSELSTEIG STAGE 18 | COCHEM TO BEILSTEIN | 15 KM | Ø 4.5 HOURS
On this hiking stage you will find out how difficult the work of the winemakers 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: DEPARTURE FROM COCHEM
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 DEPARTURE DAY:
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
Services included in this package:
Bookable additional services:
Further information can be found under the tab "dates & prices" and the menu item "explanations".
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 and 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.
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.
With our included luggage transport, your luggage will be transported to your next accommodation until 5 p.m. 1 piece of luggage per person weighing a maximum of 20 kg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information on parking, your arrival and departure, rental bicycles, our starting point transfer, as well as further information can be found under "explanations" on our website or with the travel information that is part of your travel documents.
Selected centrally located accommodations
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.
Overnight stay in the standard category
In the standard category there are rooms in pensions and guest houses with simple furnishings. In Trier and Koblenz there are typical city hotels.
Overnight stay in the comfort category
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.
The exact hotel list with hotel addresses and directions is included with your travel documents, which you will receive approx. 14 days before arrival. Please understand that we only give out accommodation names on the basis of a firm booking or after a deposit has been received. We are also happy to pass on "customer requests" for catering or equipment to our service partners with your reservation.