The German stretch of the Mosel Cycle trail starts in Perl, near the French border, and runs dramatically alongside the river for nearly 275 km as far as the so-called ''Deutsches Eck'' in Koblenz. It is one of the most popular long-distance routes for cyclist and combines the local tradition of winemaking with a landscape rich in diversity as well as many cities and towns worth visiting.
Running along the banks of the Mosel, the continious and mostly asphalted cycle trail allows you to experience all the unique features of the Mosel valley - rustic-wine-growing estates, world-famous vineyards, ancient historical sites and romantic castles. Many villages offer attractive stop possibilities surrounded from idyllic timber-framed or elegant Art Noveau buildings.
Thanks to its proximity to the river, the Mosel Cycle Trail has a mostly flat elevation. Downriver there is an overall falling and rising elevation gain of 560 m and 430 m respectively. This means the trail is an excellent choice for cycling tours with children as well as for bike trailers and tandems.
From the gentle valleys of the Upper Mosel through to the forest-fringed vineyards of the Central Mosel and finally the cliff-like Mosel terraces, cycling is a relaxing way to experience the fascinating Mosel Valley.