We are thinking of cycling the Moselle Valley starting in France, through Luxembourg and ending in Germany (Koblenz) in September 2019. We are still deciding where to start in France (either Moselle source Col de Bussang or maybe Metz). We know there are a lot of tour companies that offer these types of trips, but are investigating doing our trip independently.
We are looking for advice of companies that we would be able to hire bikes and equipment (panniers etc) starting in France and ending in Germany. We would also be looking to have some luggage transported from our start point and stored at our German destination (Koblenz).
Would also like advice about the need to pre-book accommodation at this time of year. Is it possible to take our chances, or should we pre-book in some areas?