Moselsteig Wine and Castles: from Neef to Cochem

5 days
T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
250 - 500 m ascent per day
> From Neef to Cochem
> Walk along castles and vineyards
> Stay in pleasant Gasthofen and hotels

Castles, vineyards, and the Moselle? The Moselsteig has not been around as long as the Eifelsteig and the Rheinsteig, for example, and not every hiker has heard of it. This makes the Moselsteig perhaps Germany's best-kept hiking secret. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans, discover the most beautiful vineyards and end your hiking days with a delicious glass of wine. You will find the good life on the banks of the Moselle.

During this 5-day hiking holiday, you will hike past castles and vineyards. Each day you will cover between 10 and 25 kilometers and spend approximately 6 to 8 hours hiking. Your accommodation in comfortable Gasthofen and hotels along the way is arranged, and your remaining luggage is always driven to your next accommodation. All you have to do is concentrate on the route and think about which wines you want to taste today.

Itinerary

Day
1

Arrival in Neef

Today you will arrive in Neef. Herzlich Willkommen! Tomorrow your hike starts and you will already pass by the Bremmer Calmont. So you can relax today and go for one of the local wine tastings, for example.

Gästehaus Mona Lisa (Neef)

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Gästehaus Mona Lisa (Neef)
Day
2

Neef - Ediger-Eller

The section between Neef and Ediger-Eller is the shortest of the 24 stages - but it offers perhaps the most challenge of all: the Moselsteig trail leads directly to Europe's steepest vineyard, the Bremmer Calmont.

A few steps further, you will see the ruins of the Stuben Monastery in the valley and the legendary Vierseenblick (a division of the Moselle into four separate parts). If you fancy a challenge, you have the option of taking the Via Ferrata at Calmont to tackle the steep slopes here. You won't need any Via Ferrata equipment for this, but it gives you spectacular views as you hike through the vineyards. The Calmont Klettersteig will take about 2 hours of your time. At the end of the stage, the route takes you along an idyllic vineyard path to Ediger-Eller.

B&B Hotel Moselterrasse (Ediger-Eller)

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B&B Hotel Moselterrasse (Ediger-Eller)
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3

Ediger-Eller - Beilstein

Duration: 04:48 h
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 390 m
Descent: 350 m
A challenging stage, passing through cultivated vineyards and offering varied views of the Mosel Valley. After starting in Ediger-Eller, the route leads past numerous shrines. A trip to the Roman tombs in Nehren, whose vault paintings are the best preserved north of the Alps, is ideal for a diversion. After a vineyard section, the route continues on a narrow forest path through Briedener Schweiz, which is captivating due to its impressive nature. Past the large Carmelite church, the path leads over the famous monastery stairs to the end of the stage in Beilstein. The small Mosel village is also called the "Sleeping Beauty of the Mosel region" because in the past it was often used as a filming location for local films with its small alleys and half-timbered houses.

Hotel Restaurant Alte Stadtmauer (Beilstein)

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Hotel Restaurant Alte Stadtmauer (Beilstein)
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Included

  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Moselsteig in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive Moselsteig hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire Moselsteig trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.

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