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Moselle and Eifel Trail

€595 per person
Тhe classic (8-day) tour version is given below as itinerary and price. Get in touch to check details for the 6-day program.

Join us on a self-guided adventure blending an incredible sample of the cultural and natural heritage of Germany. Wonderful landscape views will change before your eyes as you walking from charming little wineries in the border triangle through the beautiful Moselle and Saar river scenery along the old Roman roads and all the way to Trier. The lively city is the home of 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which deserve your attention. The second part of the route follows the Eifel Trail through untamed and romantic nature and crossing a marvelous suspension bridge into the idyllic Kyll valley.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    8/6 Days I Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
  • What is included
    7/5 nights in 3* hotels and guesthouses incl. breakfast; Boat ride on the Mosel (for the 8-day option only); Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg); Wine tasting; Well prepared route guidance; Elaborated travel documents (1 set per room); Service-Hotline
  • What is not included
    Entry fees, other meals and drinks, transfer from/to airport, tourist tax.
  • Best period
    April, May, June, July, August, September
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Day 1: Arrival in Perl
You begin your independent walking tour from the little wine-growing Perl in the Saarland. The river Mosel acts as a natural border between Perl (Germany) and Schengen (Luxemburg).
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Day 2: Perl – Palzem (22km, 5-6hrs, +400m/-450m)
The first day of the self-guided walking tour will give you a great overview of the border triangle between Germany, Luxembourg, and France. You will spend the day walking through the captivating wine region around Palatinate and Palzem contemplating marvelous views of quiet forests, vast fields and beautiful vineyards. The overnight is in Palzem where we encourage you to try a glass of the world-famous local wine.
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Day 3: Palzem – Nittel (16km, 4,30hrs, +300m/-350m)
After a healthy breakfast, you can explore the peculiar local double-towered Helfant cathedral before you continue along the planned route. You follow the scenic paths to a short but steep ascent along the green meadows and forests. Enjoy some spectacular views of the river Mosel before you reach the next wine district - Nittel.
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Day 4: Nittel – Igel/Surroundings (22km, 5,30hrs, +450m/-450m)
Today you explore the nature protection area “Nitteler Felsen”, diverse in animal and plant species, as you enjoy dramatic panoramic views of the river Mosel and its unique limestone cliffs. Your route goes up through the Albachtal valley to a magnificent viewpoint with a remarkable chapel. In the afternoon you reach the place where the river Saar flows into the river Mosel, an ancient locality tracing back to Roman times.
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Day 5: Igel/Surroundings – Trier (18km, 4-5hrs, +350m/-350m)
This section of the independent hiking route follows the Roman road towards Trier. We recommend you take the time for a small detour to the Igel Column, a beautiful richly ornamented roman monument. You then continue through the Busen valley along the natural trails to Germany’s oldest town - Trier.
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Day 6: Circular walk Trier (10km, 2-3hrs, +150m/-150m)
Take the time to explore the abundant cultural heritage of Trier. Do some sightseeing and have a short walking tour. We recommend a walk along the Traumsteig up to the Petrisberg for a breathtaking view of Trier and the Mosel valley. In the afternoon, take a panoramic ship ride on the river Mosel.
*If you have chosen the 6-day option this will be your departure day
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Day 7: Trier – Kordel/surroundings (19km, 5hrs, +550m/-500m)
On the last day of the independent hiking tour, you will shift from the Moselsteig to the Eifelsteig trail for a scenic walk through the Butzerbach valley. Enjoy some impressive natural heritage sites such as the Genoveva and Klausen caves and the beautiful views over the Kyll river meanders and the impressive Burg Ramstein.
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Day 8: Departure

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Price
8-DAY ITINERARY:
615 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (03/04-13/06; 23/08-12/09; 27/09-10/10)
675 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (14/06-22/08; 13-26/09)
* N.B.: If your travel period falls into two periods with different prices, the one with the higher price will be invoiced!
6-DAY ITINERARY:
500 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (03/04-13/06; 23/08-12/09; 27/09-10/10)
545 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (14/06-22/08; 13-26/09)
* N.B.: If your travel period falls into two periods with different prices, the one with the higher price will be invoiced!
Single room & Solo traveler supplement
8-DAY ITINERARY:
Single room supplement: 180 Euro
Solo traveler supplement: 250 Euro (including single room supplement)
6-DAY ITINERARY:
Single room supplement: 140 Euro
Solo traveler supplement: 225 Euro (including single room supplement)
Tips
Daily departures from the beginning of April till the beginning of October. Take the train to Perl and then walk to your hotel in a few minutes. Return by train from Kordel to Perl, duration approx. 1.5 hours (change once), from Trier to Perl, duration approx. 1 hour.

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