The Moselle Cycle Route
From the source to the Rhine at Koblenz
By Mike Wells
A guidebook to the Moselle Cycle Route. Cycle the entire length of the Moselle river, from its source in the Vosges Mountains in eastern France to its confluence with the Rhine at the west German city of Koblenz. Suitable for cyclists of all experience levels, the 512km route is well-waymarked and the route is mostly on well-surfaced cycle tracks.
Seasonsroute can be cycled at any time of year, but best between April and October
Centresroute from Col de Bussang to Koblenz, passing through Nancy, Metz and Trier, with extra excursions from Konz and Koblenz
Difficultya straightforward cycle ride, mostly off-road on well-surfaced (mainly asphalt) cycle tracks with little ascent; suitable for all levels of cyclist, on all types of bike, although racing cyclists may wish to use the alternative routes described in the guide to avoid a few short sections of gravel.
Must Seethe Vosges Mountains; Lorraine; Luxembourg; the German Rheinland; the great cities of Nancy and Metz; the spectacular Mosel gorge; the Hunsrück and Eiffel Mountains.
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Mike Wells is an author of both walking and cycling guides. He has been walking long-distance footpaths for 25 years, after a holiday in New Zealand gave him the long-distance walking bug. Mike has also been a keen cyclist for over 20 years. After completing various UK Sustrans routes, such as Lon Las Cymru in Wales and the C2C route across northern England, he then moved on to cycling long-distance routes in continental Europe and beyond. These include cycling both the Camino and Ruta de la Plata to Santiago de la Compostela, a traverse of Cuba from end to end, a circumnavigation of Iceland and a trip across Lapland to the North Cape. He has written a series of cycling guides for Cicerone following the great rivers of Europe.View author profile
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