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.
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" in Germany and "Moselle" in France.