Start at the main street in Emmelshausen, Rhein-Mosel-Straße, in front of the tourist information. Westbound, you bike past Liesenfeld. Keep following that trail past Nieder-Gondershausen, Mermuth, Beulich, Morshausen and through the forest to Burgen.
Now follow the trail northbound alongside river Mosel. You will pass some more hamlets until you get to a bridge shortly behind Niederfell. Bike across it to get to Kobern-Gondor. Stay on the left bank of river Mosel, which is a known wine area.
Shortly afterwards you reach Güls, the first suburb of Koblenz. Bike further across the bridge Kurt-Schuhmacher, past Metternich, and soon you'll reach the so-called 'German Corner', where river Mosel merges into river Rhine.
This is the end of the tour. To make your way back particularly fun, you might try a boat tour. A boat that runs between Cologne and Dusseldorf will take you on a special tour upstream past various castles.
Get out in Boppard and enjoy the special atmosphere of that town before you take the train back to Emmelshausen. The train is called Hunsrückbahn and runs on North Germany's steepest railroad line. Eventually, at the train station in Emmelshausen, simply bike back to where you started the tour.
Where to eat
There are restaurants available in every town you pass, however, you should still bring some food and drinks with you because there are longer stages without passing any town.
- You're traveling a distance of 34 miles on this strenuous trail. This makes it a relatively long bike trail. Average length of all bike Trails in the Rhineland-Palatinate is 58 miles.
- If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.
Highlights of the tour
Not only wine lovers will enjoy this beautiful tour alongside river Mosel.
In Koblenz, instead of crossing the bridge Kurt-Schuhmacher, you may continue further and cross the river at the barrage.You have to bike across some steps to go this way.
When you reach Koblenz you may take the ferry to Boppard and from there the train back to Emmelshausen.
To get to Emmelshausen take either A61 or B327. Parking is available at the tourist information center in Emmelshausen.
On public transportation:
You can get to Emmelshausen by train. Trains run every hour between Boppard and Emmelshausen. You may also take the bus from the train station in Koblenz.