This part of the tour tells stories of times gone by through its historic architecture and leads past the famous "Zeller Schwarze Katz” vineyard.
The seventh stretch of the Moselle Cycle Route leads from the traditional Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach to Enkirch. It is worth leaving the cycle path for a short time in order to take a closer look at the treasure trove of traditional Rhineland half-timbered houses. As you cycle along the narrow lanes of the wine-making town, the beautifully carved street signs will catch your eye as well as the diverse gable and bay decorations to be found on the town's carefully restored half-timbered houses. Back on the Moselle Cycle Route, the journey continues via Burg to the wine-producing village of Pünderich. The village’s historic centre, with its stylishly restored half-timbered buildings, provides the perfect backdrop for taking a break. The cycle path then leads through the wine-making village of Briedel to Zell (Mosel), home to the "Zeller Schwarze Katz” vineyard. Here the Moselle Cycle Route changes to the left side of the river via a bridge. Now it isn't far to Bullay, the end stop for this part of the tour, where the town's historic railway bridge awaits. Germany’s first double-decker, steel framework bridge traverses the Moselle - the top for trains, the bottom for road traffic.
A detour to the Marienburg is worthwhile for anyone who still has energy to spare. It offers stunning views over the Zell landscape!
Starting point: Traben-Trarbach, B 53 between Bernkastel-Kues and Zell (Mosel)
Destination: Bullay via the B 53
Traben-Trarbach: Parking on both sides of the Moselle (partly play and display)
Bullay: Parking at Bullay train station
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Bikeline cycle tour planner "Mosel-Radweg: Von Metz an den Rhein" (published by Esterbauer)
Free brochure: “Meine Radreise”. An overview of all cycle paths in the Moselle region is included in this brochure. Descriptions of the 10 sections of the Moselle Cycle Route from Perl to Koblenz are also provided as well as descriptions of other enjoyable cycle routes. As well as this, the brochure contains important information and tips for your holiday and for planning your cycle route. (Available from Mosellandtouristik GmbH, www.visitmosel.de, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 0049 (0) 6531/97330)
Author’s map recommendations
www.radwanderland.de (responsible for the infrastructure and route descriptions in the Rhineland Palatinate section)
A smartphone to access the audio tour "Lauschpunkte am Mosel-Radweg": Get to know the Moselle region via a series of listening stop-off points. 40 listening stations between Perl and Koblenz encourage you to take a closer look and guide you to surprising discoveries along the way. The “Lauschtour” audio tour app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Remember to take your cycle tour book and your camera.