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.
We generally refer to this valley as "Mosel" in Germany and "Moselle" in France.