Are you coming to the Moselle to go hiking or cycling? Or should it be a combination?!
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- From short trips to vacations
- Experience the Moselle valley from an excursion boat
Duration: 4 days 3 nights | Star tour: Bernkastel-Kues
Fitness level: low | Experience: comfortable, for groups, Moselsteig & Co.
Start: Wed Thu Fri Sat | Execution: private unaccompanied
Hiking trails: Moselsteig side jumps - Moseltalschanzen & Bernkasteler Bärensteig
On this star hiking tour around Bernkastel-Kues you will see many medieval buildings and learn something about the work of the winemakers. You hike on two side jumps of the Moselsteig.
ARRIVAL NOTE: Arrival by car necessary
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO BERNKASTEL-KUES
You travel to Bernkastel-Kues and thus to one of the oldest wine-growing regions in Germany. Stroll through the small alleys and marvel at the fairytale-like backdrop with the ancient half-timbered houses. Visit the Viticulture Museum and learn about the work of winemakers. In the cylinder house museum you will see grandiose oldtimers and will be transported back to the 50s and 60s. The first day of your hiking holiday on the Moselle is rounded off with a dinner in the restaurant of the cylinder house museum.
DAY 2: MOSELSTEIG SIDE JUMP MOSELTALSCHANZEN | 8 KM | Ø 3.5 HOURS
You start the ascent at Graacher Tor up to a forest tavern. From there you hike through a wooded area to the Graacher Schanzen, remains of a defensive system from the 18th century. After about 500 meters, your way down into the Moselle valley to the Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach begins. If you want, you can take the boat back from here in a relaxed manner. The very active follow the approximately 9 km long remainder of this Moselsteig side jump to Bernkastel-Kues.
DAY 3: MOSELSTEIG SIDE JUMP BERNKASTELER BÄRENSTEIG | 7 KM | Ø 3 HOURS
An archbishop of Trier once had an adventure with a bear, from which the name of the city Bernkastel and thus this Moselsteig side jump is derived. You hike over a few inclines and serpentines through Bernkasteler Schweiz, which accompanies you with the Tiefenbach. The Bresgenruh lookout point is steeply above a small waterfall. In between, you can enjoy fantastic views again and again during your hike on the side jump. Even if the hike is quite short, it still requires a lot of stamina. The day ends with a Moselle evening with wine tasting.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE FROM BERNKASTEL-KUES
You are leaving today and take home many wonderful memories of a leisurely hiking trip on the Moselle. Or you can extend your vacation a little - additional nights are possible at any time.
Program changes reserved
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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.
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 "Services" "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 "Services" on our website or with the travel information that is part of your travel documents.
Our 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.