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Bonn to Saarburg 8-Day Bike and Barge Tour (Level 1)

  • 8days
  • Germany

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Beautiful river valleys and vineyards on Moselle and Saar

The history of this region goes back to the Roman Era, some 2.000 years ago. Beautiful timbered houses, vineyards, the Porta Nigra in Trier, the “German corner” (conjunction of Moselle and Rhine) in Koblenz and Saarburg (also known as “little Venice”) are only a few of the highlights during this trip. The Moselle, with a length of 544 km, is the Rhine’s longest tributary and it is also the second most important shipping route in Germany. The Saar, which has the greatest abundance of water and a length of 246 km, is the Moselle’s longest tributary. The quality of the cycle paths along this route is excellent. Most of the path along the Moselle is paved or asphalted and does not have any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for relatively unpractised cyclists.

Tour Character: Level 1 easy

Most of the stretches are paved or asphalted without any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for unpractised cyclists.


The ship was refurbished in 2015/2016. The panoramic salon with bar in gentlemen club-style and the bright and friendly restaurant are waiting for you to pass relaxing hours here. A spacious, partly shaded sun deck and storage space for bicycles.  A total of 48 comfortable outside cabins for a max. of 94 guests. Main deck: 20 twobed-cabins (about 11 qm). Upper deck: 24 two-bed-cabins (about 11 qm), 4 cabins of bigger size at the stern of the ship (12 qm, 3 of which feature twin beds; during the trip increased noise perception) as well as two single cabins about 9 qm). All cabins boast en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, telephone, TV, individual air conditioning/heating, fridge, safe und large panoramic window. On the Upper deck, cabins feature opening windows. 

Included in the tour: 

  • 7x nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Program according to routing
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Welcome-Drink
  • Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bedclothes as necessary
  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast, 6x lunch package for cycle tours or snack on board (non-cyclists), 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours
  • Digital tour documents via GUIBO-app with GPS tracks
  • Tour guide on board

Not included: 

  • Arrival and departure
  • Parking fees and shuttles
  • Bike rentals
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • City maps, ferry fees
  • Travel insurances
  • Tips
  • Helmet (please BYO, or 40 EUR on board selling cash only)
  • Drinks on board
  • Personal expenses

Arrival/ Departure/ Parking:

  • Public parking near the pier in Saarburg (unguarded, not reservable). Costs approx. € 25.-/week.
  • Parking space near the train station in Saarburg (unguarded, not reservable). Costs approx. € 10.- per week.
  • Public car park near the pier in Koblenz from approx. € 125.-/week and free commuter parking outside. From there you can take the public bus into the city. No reservation possible.
  • Parking in Koblenz at Ehrenbreitstein station (unguarded, not reservable). Costs from approx. € 15.-/week. Please note: In Koblenz, the car cannot be loaded or unloaded in front of the ship!
  • Return to Koblenz - By train from Saarburg to Koblenz in 2 hours, approx. € 25.- per person.
  • Embarkation at 4.00 p.m. | Disembarkation from 9.00 a.m


  • Upper deck cabins available from 1249 EUR p.p twin (on request only)
  • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Bring your own bike is on request only
  • Excursions: We offer a small excursion program that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English)
  • If you still prefer to receive all documents from us in printed form beforehand, an additional fee will apply. We will send you all travel information in advance via Email, and the maps for your bike tours will be available exclusively on board.

If you would like to rent a bike (89 EUR) or E-Bike (199 EUR), please email [email protected] when booking

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  • Day 1

    Arrival to Bonn

    Embarkation from 4:00 pm.

  • Day 2

    Boat tour Koblenz – Alken | Alken – Moselkern – Cochem, Cycle tour approx. 29 km

    By ship to Alken, where your bike tour starts. You are cycling to Moselkern and then on to Cochem. Cochem is a lovely little town with historical half-timbered-houses and a picturesque Old town. Inexperienced cyclists we recommend spending the day on board and use the day off to visit Cochem in the afternoon

  • Day 3

    Cochem – Zell on the Moselle, Cycle tour approx. 39 km

    The bike tour will take you to Beilstein first, which you can explore during a short tour on your own. Pass Europe’s steepest vineyard at Bremmer Calmont. Today´s tour ends in the wine village of Zell on the Moselle. You should take the time to enjoy the popular wines.

  • Day 4

    Zell on the Moselle – Bernkastel-Kues, Cycle tour approx. 43 km

    You are cycling from Zell to romantic Traben-Trarbach, where Art Nouveau architecture shows its best side. After that, the middle-aged market place of Bernkastel-Kues invites you for a rest. You will reach the ship in Kues after a tour through town.

  • Day 5

    Bernkastel-Kues – Mehring, Cycle tour approx. 47 km

    Cycle tour to Piesport, the oldest winegrowing community along the Moselle. Visit the Roman cellars and the vineyards on your own. Further on you are going to Neumagen-Dhron which is the oldest wine city of Germany. After lunch break the tour continues to Mehring.

  • Day 6

    Mehring – Trier, Cycle tour approx. 26-29 km

    You will cycle via Pfalzel to Trier, where MS OLYMPIA is already waiting for you. Trier is one of the oldest cities of Germany and its Roman roots are still visible in impressive buildings as the Porta Nigra, the Konstantin basilica and the Amphitheatre.

  • Day 7

    Trier – Wasserbillig (Luxemburg) – Saarburg, Cycle tour approx. 38 km

    Today you will be cycling along the river from Trier via Wasserbillig in Luxembourg to Saarburg, also called “little Venice”. In its centre you will find a waterfall of 20 meters deep as well as many baroque buildings and fisher houses.

  • Day 8

    Departure from Saarburg

    Disembarkation after breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Individual journey home.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 03 2025 May 10 2025 96 Single rooms 1,249€
Double rooms 1,099€

Car rental in Germany

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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