The Mosel help

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  1. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    After meeting with bobandjane we've decided to try the Mosel this July/August.
    We only have 2 weeks and would like any advice you can offer from experience.

    Q route options
    Q engine and weight restrictions
    Q tolls
    Q anything I should know
     
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    Have never done it in July/August but we did the Rhine on fire last September and will be doing it again this year. We started at Binden and worked up to Koblenz, then down the Mosel and across to Luxembourg. There are stellplats every few kilometres, so no need for campsites. The only downside I can see would be that the time you are thinking of going will be very busy, as its a very popular area.
     
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    Just about non of the above from memory. It's a main road in a river valley. Simples. It's a short road from Tier too.

    Head for Belgium, Luxembourg, fill up, head for Tier, do it. Enjoy.

    It's worth turning down the Rhine in Koblenz and visiting Boppard and Sankt Goar.
     
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    as above . but drive slowly ,dont be in a rush .
    its a great trip.
     
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    Take plenty of cash especially if buying wine from a local producer. Cards are not as widely used as in Italy,France etc.
    There's a baker who comes to the stellplatz in Ediger Eller who has the best bread and cakes according to my hubby. Passes at 8.30am.
    Enjoy it's lovely
     
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    Used to take coaches out to this area a lot and quickest route is as follows - all non-toll motorways. Used to do this in under 6hrs driving time at coach speeds.

    From Calais (or Dunkerque, same route) A16/E40 then A18/E40 to Ostende, Brugges, Brussels.
    Take Brussels Ring clockwise R22 leaving Ring at A3/E40, always following signs for Liege.
    In about 12km take A2/E314 Louvain then stay on E314 following Aachen.
    At German Border road becomes A4/E40 to Koln - after Aachen there is a decent service area - go straight through lorry park to other end.
    Before reaching Koln, take A61 to Koblenz - care here, keep right all the time.
    Past the Koblenz turns cross a VERY high viaduct then take J39 down a long steep hill until you meet the Mosel. Turn left under the bridge then

    SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY.
     
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    When we did it, as advised by others..

    Left at Calais, up into Belgium using free motorways via Namur and Luxembourg (fill cheap fuel) then onto trier?? I recall we easily did it within the day.
    We went from Trier up to koblenz.
    Trier has a big aire (plus some wild camp near Mcdonalds) you can do a search on YouTube to view it.... In the town is a tourist office near the roman gate and you can pick up a map of the river in English for a few euros..
    loads of Stellplazts, fantastic views... defiantly worth the visit, we will do it again..

    Arrive at aires in the day as they can get busy and fill up quick.....

    Great biking area, even wife had a ride out and that's very unusual...
     
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    We stayed on a small camp site at Sankt Goar, right at side of the Rhine, with EHU, small marina, very picturesque watching the barges go up & down river, nice small town:thumb:
     
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    While you are there both on the Rhine and the Mosel leave the camper behind and use the water buses - if you can pick one doing commentary in English then you will get an insight into the myths mysteries and legends of the area and do visit Bernkastel some of the back street wine bars are cheap for a bottle and 2 glasses for some very nice wines. Its an old world village and the castle is well worth a visit
     
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    Great info, thanks everyone :thumb: especially the route Terry :BigGrin:
     
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    Try the camp site at the Deutsches Eck opposite Koblenz at the Rhine Mosel confluence. The site is expensive and at your time of year probably needs booking, but what a location and Koblenz is certainly worth a visit.

    As you are a technical sort of bloke you may find an evening sitting watching the mighty Rhine barges passing fascinating for an hour or two, of course you can do that from any Rhine riverside Stellplatz or camp site.
     
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    Did Trier to Koblenz last Sept. Great place to be, plenty of Stellplatz ( aires), and very camping car friendly area. All the way great towns and villages. Could be busy July/Sept though.
    Phil
     
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    Don't miss a wine festival. There's one in July at Traben-Trarbach. Loads of Stelpltze, every town/village has one. Enjoy.
     

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  15. Techno

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    Pro's and cons of these? pleez
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    Just returned from Sankt Goar, lovely campsite very near the Rhine, Friedenau N50-8-57 E7-41-40. Enjoy, the whole area is fabulous.
     
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    Do we need an Umwelt sticker for the Moselle? - we are thinking of going the end of July but are wondering if a) if we need an Umwelt sticker and b) Non acceptance of UK Credit cards, if it is going to be worth the hassle......
     
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    Looks like we dont need a sticker for the Moselle.
     
  19. Techno

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    This time next week I'll be heading for Dover :)

    Where I can't get wifi I'll be using my Orange roaming at £3 per 100mb per day.
    I hope to add a good few new galleries
     
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    If you hit Brussels during rush hour it's extremely busy. I went toll free via Lille, congestion is not an issue but pot holes is. Not a problem during the day as you can see them. Belgium is road poor, however they are now undertaking significant road repairs. In spite of this, still my preferred route.
     
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