Traveling three countries from the source to the Rhine
The Moselle originates at Col du Bussang in the Vosges mountains, in the East of France. Shortly after leaving the mid-range it turns North. Other rivers as La Moselotte and Vologne join the rivulet and it becomes an actual river. On its way North it passes Épinal, Nancy and Metz. After having traveled for more than half its entire length it reaches Schengen. The famous village marks the border between France, Luxembourg and Germany. For the next 22 miles it forms the natural border between Luxembourg and Germany.
Shortly after leaving the border region near Konz a noteworthy river joins the Moselle: The Saar River. The Saar provides more fantastic cycle paths along a gently flowing waterway.
Very soon it passes Trier, one of Germany's oldest cities. Most cyclists start their cycling holidays here and cycle downstream. From Trier, it is about 120 miles to Koblenz where the river tributes to the Rhine after a total of 340 miles. Most people make this last section in five cycling days. However, you could easily do it in less time while you can easily spend more than five days. There is quite a lot to see, and to taste.
Note: The route presented on this map is supposed to give you a rough understanding of the geography. The precise cycle paths are different. We recommend getting a printed map of the Moselle cycleway.