- approx. 40 kilometers round-trip
- level bike path combined with partial steep hiking trails
- return path is possible by train or boat (reducing the trip to approx. 20 kilometers)
- day trip
We will meet up at our bike station to start to tour at 9 a.m. First, we will cycle along the Mosel River, which we will cross over on a railway bridge. Arriving in the town of Güls, we will take the bike path that gave our tour its name: the Wine Bicycle Trail. This path guides us through vineyards to the small village of Winningen.
In 1985, the village of Winningen won a national beautification competition. Because of this, participants will find it well worth the time to park the bicycles here to wander through the narrow streets of the village. Here, you will see the traditional framework architecture of the region and many little wine taverns. In the 17th century, this area was well known for its witch-hunts, and the center of the town features a memorial fountain that honors the 21 victims who were burned at the stake during this period.
If you find yourself in here between the end of August and the beginning of September, you can also experience Germany’s oldest wine festival, which is held in Winningen annually.
After exploring the village you can enjoy a good glass of wine alongside delicious regional food in one of the numerous vine taverns. With more than 2 million vine stocks, Winningen is the largest vine-operating village in the area. This makes it exceptionally easy for visitors to find a good wine here.
We will start the one-hour hiking tour through the vineyards once everyone has finished exploring Winningen. The path features more than 30 information boards that explain details you might want to know about the vineyard and wine culture of the area. Along the path, you will also find a couple of nice benches that allow you to take a break and enjoy the scenery.
After our hiking tour we will get back onto our bikes and cycle towards the little village of Kobern. There you will find numerous relics from an eventful past: such as the Chateau Liebig (famous for its wedding celebrations) or the St. Matthias Chapel that sits high above the village. This beautiful chapel is the destination at the end of our second hiking tour. Even though the hike is exhausting – it features a nearly 600 meter (almost 2,000 feet) change in altitude – the view from the top will more than compensate for the effort of climbing the hill.
There are several options for the trip back to Koblenz. Those who still have the energy and want to keep on moving can cycle all the way back to Koblenz. Those who find that the first half of the day has featured sufficient activity or those who have already had their fill of local wine can take a train or boat back to Koblenz. Both the train station and the jetty are just a couple of minutes away from the town center. It is just noted at this point that the costs for the boat and train are not included in our original offer, but are very affordable should you find these options more appealing to you at the end of the day.
All together this day trip offers a lot of variety and we are sure that you will remember it fondly for a long time to come.
Costs vailable on request.
Registration is required!
The tour guides do not assume any liability. Participation in the tours is at your own risk.