From Koblenz to Cochem

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  • Author: Katrin
  • Created: April 29, 2018
  • Updated: May 2, 2018
Route type: Cycle path
Difficulty grade: Easy

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 58 km
  • Time 3 h 31 min
  • Speed 16.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 633 m
  • Descent 636 m

Sunday morning was the exact opposite from the day before: despite the noise inside and outside the hotel, I woke up refreshed and in a super relaxed mood.

Where the Mosel runs into the Rhine: Deutsches Eck

 

After the breakfast, I packed up my things and wanted to get on the road. But just before I got going, it started to rain - and not only a little. So I put on my rain gear before I cycled to the Deutsche Eck, the point in Koblenz where the Mosel runs into the Rhine river and where the Mosel cycling path starts.

 

 

Kaiser-Wilhelm monument at Deutsches Eck

 

Being Sunday, bad weather and relatively early, the town center was pretty much empty, except for some guided tourist groups. The ride to the Deutsche Eck took me about 10 minutes and when I arrived there, the rain had pretty much stopped.

 

 

 

 

Who can spot the rainbow?

 

And just for me - and some other observant passer-bys - a rainbow appeared on the other side of the Mosel.

 

What a nice start into the day :-)

 

 

 

 

Hydroelectric plant

 

The signposting was excellent, so I could focus on the surroundings, like the hydroelectric plant in Trier, and enjoy the ride.

There were also a lot of other cyclists, everybody was in a good mood and every few minutes one greeted or was greeted by another person.

 

 

 

The water vapor is lifting after the rain

 

Also the cycle path itself was a dream: most of the time, the cycle path was along the road but in a separate lane and in such a nice shape :-)

And when I'm in a good mood and everything runs smoothly, I'm taking a lot of pictures :-)

 

 

 

Vineyards at the Mosel

The sun is coming out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of many castles along the Mosel

Another nice Mosel view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cochem at the Mosel

I also arrived in Cochem quite early, around 1PM, and checked into the soooooooooooooooo nice guesthouse "Pension Becker" which is also a pastry shop, therefore a perfect match for me :-)

After unpacking my things and taking a shower, I tried the cake (excellent) in the shop and explored Cochem a bit.

There was a children's festival in town, so the whole town center was crowded with locals and tourists.

I first went up to the castle "Reichsburg Cochem" from where one has a beautiful view over Cochem and the Mosel - and went afterwards into town, strolling through the narrow alleys and looking at the nice little shops.

 

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