Saarbrücken - Coblenz
Saar and Moselle
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- self guided
You arrive in the main city of the Saarland. Plan enough time for the numerous attractions what Saarbrücken offers. The St. Johanner market with all the boutiques, pubs, bistros and restaurants is the heart of Saarbrücken and will rapidly move you into the holiday mood. The bikes will be delivered the next morning to your hotel.
From Saarbrücken the Saar guides you through a former coal mining area to the UNESCO world heritage Völklinger Hütte and further to the once French middle age town Saarlouis. You cycle through the Merziger land which is often referred as „Äppelkischd“. Further you will reach the impressive Saar bend at Mettlach. A short hike will bring you up to a view point and will reward you with an amazing view!
Today you follow again the Saar shore. You will cycle through wooded areas until you reach Saarburg. On your way from Saarburg to Konz the woods will change into a beautiful view with vineyards. From now on they will escort you till the end of your tour. In Konz the Saar flows into the Moselle River and from here on you will follow the Moselle to your today’s destination Trier.
Before you continue along the Moselle you should schedule some time to visit the well-known amphitheater as well as the Porta Nigra. An educational trail along your route reports on domestic grape variety. Close to Piesport you will pass Neumagen-Dhron which is Germany´s oldest wine village. Taste a glass of wine in Piesport - for sure this could be a nice finish of this beautiful cycle day!
Soon you will reach Bernkastel-Kues where many alleys and colorful half-timbered houses will impress. In any case you should taste the well-known “Bernkastler Doctor” (local produced wine). On your further way you will pass the wine growing district named “Kröver Nacktarsch”. A boat ride might offer beautiful views on the surrounding vineyards (not included). You have reached your today´s destination with Traben-Trarbach. The city offers many architectural masterpieces of art nouveau and Belle Epoch.
Also today the vineyards will escort your way. Enkirch is a trinket of half-timbered houses and ideally suitable for a brake. Always following the river Moselle you will pass another famous wine growing district which is called “Zeller Schwarze Katz”. Cycling over Beilstein, widely known as „Rothenburg on the Moselle River”, you will soon roll into Cochem. The charming center and the castle from the 11th century are just some highlights. Take enough time for a visit.
After a short distance you should make a side trip to the medieval castle „Burg Eltz“, which counts among the most beautiful and best preserved castles of Germany. Located in the heart of nature it offers magnificent views. Back to the Moselle bike path you pass numerous charming wine villages, before you reach your final destination Koblenz. The center is situated at the confluence of the Moselle River and the Rhine River and is extremely well-suited for a stroll.
In Koblenz there is much to discover. If you are interested in we would be pleased to book some extra nights for you. Our transfer from Coblenz to Saarbrücken is very comfortable, daily, departure: directly from the hotel, reservation required at time of booking).
The Saar and Moselle bike path run mostly on paved and asphalted roads and bike paths. There are just a few short passages having a little more traffic. Both bike paths are well signposted. Overall it is an easy bike tour which requires just basic condition.
Category: comfortable middle class hotels
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Saarbrücken train station
- Parking space on request
- Return transfer by minibus daily, price: € 75 per person incl. your bike, reservation required at time of booking
- Good train connections from Coblenz to Saarbrücken