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Duration: 4 days 3 nights | Stage tour: Cochem - Moselkern
Fitness level: medium to high | Experience: sporty, Moselsteig & Co.
Start: daily | Execution: private unaccompanied
Hiking trail: Moselsteig - stages 19 to 20
Eltz Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Germany. You will get to know the castle during the hike on the Moselsteig Traumpfad, which was awarded in 2013.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO COCHEM
Start your hiking holiday on the Moselle and explore the city of Cochem. If you wish, you can take a boat trip on the Moselle or hike to the Reichsburg. End the day with a winegrower with cheese and wine.
DAY 2: MOSELSTEIG STAGE 19 | COCHEM TO TREIS-KARDEN | 24 KM | Ø 8 HOURS
This first stage of your hike on the Moselsteig is quite demanding and requires good surefootedness. It goes up and down through beautiful nature in the Dortebach valley, along vineyards and stream valleys. You can overcome the first meters of altitude with a cable car and reach the Pinnerkreuz with a great view of Cochem and the Moselle. You will walk past a rushing waterfall and if you are lucky you will see the native Apollo butterfly or the green lizard. Shortly before the stage destination Treis-Karden you can take a detour to the Martberg Archeology Park, a Roman-Celtic sanctuary.
DAY 3: MOSELSTEIG STAGE 20 | TREIS-KARDEN TO MOSELKERN | 13 KM | Ø 4 HOURS
Today's varied stage of the Moselsteig begins at the Moseldom, the church with the impressive towers of Treis-Karden, which leads you steadily uphill through stands of boxwood and over rocky paths to the Kompeskopf refuge. You then hike through the wild and romantic forest gorge of the Krailsbach. Safety ropes help with the steep descent over rocks before you come to the Elz Valley on the Müdener Berg with the Kreuzweg chapel. The fairytale Eltz Castle rises up in front of you and invites you to visit. Take your time and immerse yourself in the Middle Ages. Now it is not far to Moselkern, where you are staying today.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE FROM MOSELKERN
Your active hiking holiday on the Moselsteig is coming to an end. You are welcome to plan additional days, after all, a total of seven castles are within walking distance from Moselkern.
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.