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I had asked this on another thread but the title may have meant it got overlooked so this time I have been specific :D

I wonder if anyone who ‘did’ the Mosel this year would like to recommended their favourite Stellplatz and perhaps say why (y)

We are going that way come the weekend so any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance :)
 
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Mosel beach is nice but the cruise boats can be a problem , noise and diesel fumes
Zell was lovely -2 Aires there
Reil is great too
 
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There are lots of good ones, especially those that were right next to the river. Great watching the river traffic going up and down. All are in pretty towns and villages selling local wines. Look at TripAdvisor and you will also find lots of nice places to eat.

The ones we liked and why were (in the order we visited them)
  • Sarburg, not strictly the Mosel, but on a large tributary called the Saar. Nice easy walk along the banks of the Saar to get into a beautiful little town with lots of good restaurants. Also had a chair lift up to a lookout point.
  • Trittenheim. Overlooked the river and the vineyards on the slopes on the other bank. Can catch a river boat up river to Trier, or downriver to Berncastel. We did the downstream one, which was well worth it.
  • Zell. No electrics but a lovely view over to the town of Zell and the vineyards above the town. Cross the pedestrian footpath into the lively Town. Visit the TO and Museum above.
  • Koblenz. Not really a Stelplatz, unless you are really lucky to find a place. Instead stayed at the adjacent campsite. Situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine, so views over both rivers, which were busy with ships and boats of all sizes. Koblenz itself is reached by a foot ferry and is a bustling town. Get the cable car over the Rhine and up to the Castle with fabulous views over both rivers and the surrounding countryside.
 
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another large site that should be OK for 12 month opening
https://www.google.com/maps/place/54340+Klüsserath,+Germany/@49.8419462,6.8580794,15.5zdata=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47be2b20d22ca385:0x422d4d510db1750!8m2!3d49.8441918!4d6.8539016

Also 2 stellplatze at Zell , also o/night up at the Globus hypermarket
Dont stop at Sankt Aldegund as very noisy (road/rail)

2 best places to visit Bernkastel-Kues , and Cochem JMHo

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That’s the stuff team! Keep em coming (y)
 

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We stayed a couple of nights on a nice site at a winery in Ernst and used it as a base to explore Cochem. The site is 8 Euros a night and you get a free 1/3 bottle of their wine.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...4a8ef25bc6!8m2!3d50.1430901!4d7.2326101?hl=en


Cochem which is about 5k away which we cycled to and has a beautiful castle above it with a very good guided tour in English each day at 12 midday. There is a shuttle bus to the castle from near the tourist info centre or a 20 minute walk up the steep lanes to it.

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The Cochem has plenty of good eating places and bars for coffee and beers plus a nice assortment of shops to mooch around.

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We liked Reil - great wine bar within walking distance. Also liked Piesport - walkable into village. Also liked Moselle Beach - great bar/restaurant. There seems to be a theme here :D
Pictures in order:-
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190918 Above Piesport (6).JPG


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100918 Bill, Lynn, Phil, Andrea Mosel Beach (3).JPG
 
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We stayed a couple of nights on a nice site at a winery in Ernst and used it as a base to explore Cochem. The site is 8 Euros a night and you get a free 1/3 bottle of their wine.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...4a8ef25bc6!8m2!3d50.1430901!4d7.2326101?hl=en


Cochem which is about 5k away which we cycled to and has a beautiful castle above it with a very good guided tour in English each day at 12 midday. There is a shuttle bus to the castle from near the tourist info centre or a 20 minute walk up the steep lanes to it.

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The Cochem has plenty of good eating places and bars for coffee and beers plus a nice assortment of shops to mooch around.

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A view from the castle

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Stayed at Urmitz last year. Outside of Koblenz but an easy short train trip into the city with the station an easy short walk from the Stellplatz. Lovely place to stay on the banks of the Rhine. Supermarket a short walk, but for mega shopping try Globus nearby, its mahoosive. Enjoy your weekend
 

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We stayed a couple of nights on a nice site at a winery in Ernst and used it as a base to explore Cochem. The site is 8 Euros a night and you get a free 1/3 bottle of their wine.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...4a8ef25bc6!8m2!3d50.1430901!4d7.2326101?hl=en


Cochem which is about 5k away which we cycled to and has a beautiful castle above it with a very good guided tour in English each day at 12 midday. There is a shuttle bus to the castle from near the tourist info centre or a 20 minute walk up the steep lanes to it.

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The Cochem has plenty of good eating places and bars for coffee and beers plus a nice assortment of shops to mooch around.

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The tour guide in Cochem castle also let us take our dog in.(y)
 
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We only spent a few days on the Mosel before escaping south to find better weather but did enjoy our stay at Mosel Beach, Mehring. Think it was €11 inc 6A hookup.
Had a meal at the restaurant and Kate hasn't stopped raving about the schnitzel she had and my steak was one of the best ever.
Cruise boats do sometimes tie-up right in front and block the view though.

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The one just above Bernkastel on the riverside

Campground Graach / Mosel (Sun Park)

Graach has a few restaurants & bars. Lovely site with all the facilities and nice people.
Short cycle into Bernkastel or get the bus which stops outside
 
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A vote for Reil from me. 10 euros a night inc electricity, 7th night free.Short walk to village and a licensed Imbiss (wine/beer/food at decent price) on site. Toilets also on site.
 
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Keep them coming guys and gals

We are also heading that way and this seems much more interesting than the Romantic road

Actually we really enjoyed the Romantic Road...... but depends on whether or not you like medieval walled and fortified towns..... we do :D2

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I'm thinking we might cycle the Moselle next year rather than the Rhine.
Why? Easier for regional train plus the guide book splits the route into sections of around 30 - 40 km and at the end/start of almost every section has somewhere to park up complete with electric for bike battery charging.
 
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I'm thinking we might cycle the Moselle next year rather than the Rhine.
Why? Easier for regional train plus the guide book splits the route into sections of around 30 - 40 km and at the end/start of almost every section has somewhere to park up complete with electric for bike battery charging.
Helen, it is a cycling paradise. Off road cycle paths almost the whole length. And lots of Stellplatz, nearly all with EHU, for the motorhome.
 

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Helen, it is a cycling paradise. Off road cycle paths almost the whole length. And lots of Stellplatz, nearly all with EHU, for the motorhome.

The guide book arrived today :) I don't think we would start right at the source but at stage 2 in the book. Lots of planning to do :)
 
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The guide book arrived today :) I don't think we would start right at the source but at stage 2 in the book. Lots of planning to do :)
Dam. I could have given you ours. We were going to go cycling in the Mosel but after Angela fell off her bike and broke her arm she is not going on one again.

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I wrote up our trip down the Mosel recently, starting at the 26 Sep post on this page.
https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/two-go-back-in-time.182641/page-6
Some of the aires are huge and I wasn't that impressed by them and to an extent one bit of the region is much like the next. But we enjoyed this part of our trip but we won't be rushing back. :)

So we spent 5 days in the Mosel valley and now that that is done I have to say I agree with you. Cochem is virtually all the towns and villages in one! No real need to see any others!

It was nice to experience the Mosel but as you say it is very repetitive and one village/town looks just like the next :eek:

I think (for us) the Alsace has much more to offer in every way. Nicer villages, cheaper wine and free (FREE) aires.

Mosel? ‘Tick’ no need to go again :rolleyes:
 
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@Puddleduck we don’t have the book but we did cycle 80 miles worth of the river. Some of the cycle paths spend much of the time along the main road and some of the surfaces are a bit dodgy. Hopefully your guide book will give you all the tip offs that we did not have!

I would say give The section from Trier a miss as it is very industrial and not very pretty at all. Once you are a good 10k further downstream things improve.

Also I would imagine the area/cyclepaths to be steaming with people in high season! Maybe May or Late September might be best. Certainly Nov is a bit hit and miss although we were lucky and it stayed dry and mild.

Either way, enjoy (y)
 
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So we spent 5 days in the Mosel valley and now that that is done I have to say I agree with you. Cochem is virtually all the towns and villages in one! No real need to see any others!

It was nice to experience the Mosel but as you say it is very repetitive and one village/town looks just like the next :eek:

I think (for us) the Alsace has much more to offer in every way. Nicer villages, cheaper wine and free (FREE) aires.

Mosel? ‘Tick’ no need to go again :rolleyes:

I agree with that, too. We have been to Germany a lot, over the years. It's a wonderful country. We would describe the Mosel as being 'quite pleasant,' but we view it as being a stop-off, rather than a destination.
We went to Alsace and the Black Forest this year, and had a brilliant time. We also like Bavaria. :)
 

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Also I would imagine the area/cyclepaths to be steaming with people in high season! Maybe May or Late September might be best. Certainly Nov is a bit hit and miss although we were lucky and it stayed dry and mild.

Either way, enjoy (y)

Thanks for that. We are aiming for September or October :) and my idea is to start at Remiremont and see how far we get.

"The book" does warn that it is industrial around Trier and that the route parallels a motorway. We might end up doing mostly the French section and then maybe one of the excursions...... a lot depends on how we feel and the weather.
 

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I'm thinking we might cycle the Moselle next year rather than the Rhine.
Why? Easier for regional train plus the guide book splits the route into sections of around 30 - 40 km and at the end/start of almost every section has somewhere to park up complete with electric for bike battery charging.
I think it would be a very civilized ride - and not many hills! The cycle path wasn't busy when we were there in October.

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