FROM SUCH MEDIEVAL CITIES AS FREIBURG – KNOWN AS THE GATEWAY to the Black Forest – to castles along the Mosel River, Germany is criss-crossed with gorgeous trails and well-marked paths that are ideal for hiking and biking enthusiasts. Several companies are selling biking and walking trips that give participants time to linger in small villages, browse the shops and dine on some of the local specialties. Following are a few of the latest selections.
Euro-Bike Tours lists several programs that either stay exclusively in Germany or combine it with such neighbors as Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria and Hungary. Prices cover land arrangements, most meals, accommodations, taxes, service charges and rail transfers.
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The six-day ‘Mosel Magic’ explores castles, villages and churches along the route known as the Wine Road. Participants can land in Luxembourg and take a 45-minute train ride to the starting point of Trier, or they may land in Frankfurt and board the train for a three-hour ride. The program ends in Koblenz. Continue reading Biking and Hiking Tours