Whether you are a regular
cyclist or have never taken a cycling holiday before, the Mosel Valley
is a good choice. It is well provided with cycle paths, pleasant places
to visit and spend the night, bicycle hire and repair shops, a railway
and bus routes. Some stretches can even be travelled by boat, with or
without your bikes.
Not sure if a bike trip along the Mosel is for you? Have a look at a what a typical day would be like.
If you book a Mosel bike
tour through a travel agent or tour operator you will pay anything from
about €480 to $3,000 depending on exactly what you are getting. At the
top end of the scale, the prices seem to include a hefty mark-up.
Our estimate of the cost of a reasonably comfortable holiday (ie staying
in medium to high quality hotels, and drinking and eating well) and
assuming you rent a bike, based on a tour of 6 nights and 7 days for two
people sharing a room is:
||Cost in Euros
| Bike hire
|| €10/day per bike for 7 days
|| €65/night for 6 nights
| Food and drink
|| €50 per person per day, for 7 days
| Public transport
|| say €5/day per person on average
|| say €50 per person
making €1,400 in total, or €700 per person.
A lot of the smaller
tourist web sites are written in German only. This should be no barrier
to you using or them as Google offers a number of translation
solutions. Our preferred option is the Google toolbar
which can be downloaded, as the quality of translation is reasonable
and in most cases the web page will appear in English as you read down
it. This means it is always up to date and integrated with the
website. We generally refer to this valley as "Mosel" when German and
"Moselle" when French and we don't mention Mosele.