I'll be visiting Germany next month and I'm looking for more information on best ways to reach the middle Mosel from Frankfurt. It seems that a train goes between Frankfurt and Koblenz, and then from Koblenz to Bernkastel it looks like the only option is bussing it...is this true? If we rent a car, is it likely the places we stay will have a place to park it? We were interested in using trains as much as possible, and biking between the small villages to tasting appointments. Is this feasible? I definitely don't want to find myself having to take 4 busses and spend 4 hours to go somewhere that would otherwise take an hour. Any advice from other travelers who have been would be much appreciated! Thanks!
I drove from a car from Frankfurt and didn't have any problems parking the car in the Mosel or the Ahr Valley. I think renting a car is the best option so that you can make possible stops on the drive to the Rheingau or Nahe. The Ahr and Rheingau have a great train system that will take you to all the villages.
Have a great trip and remember not much is open in Germany on a Sunday...