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Koblenz-Saarburg 8-day Bike & Barge Tour (OL)

  • 8days
  • Germany

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Picturesque 8 day Bike & Barge tour Koblenz to Saarburg

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 onlya 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 pathalong the Moselle is paved or asphalted and does not have any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for relatively unpractised cyclists. 


Comfortable and cosy river ship with family environment. 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 topass relaxing hours here. A spacious, partly shaded sun deck and storage space for bicycles. 49 outside cabins, comfortable and cosy with en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, tel-ephone, TV, individual air condition-ing/heating, fridge and safe. Main deck 21x 2-bed-cabins (approx. 11m2), panoramic window (not opening win-dows). Upper deck 22x 2-bed-cabins (approx. 11m2) + four 2-bed-cabins of bigger size at the stern of the ship (= 2-bed-cabins astern: perceptive engine and generator noise when ship is in motion and in locks, approx. 12m2, three of them feature twin beds) as well as two single cabins (approx. 9m2). Panoramic windows to be opened

Included in the Bike and Barge Tour:

  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Full board - 7x breakfast, 6x lunch package during bike tours or snack on board, 7x three course dinner, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon. 
  • Room cleaning daily, changing of towels and bedclothes as necessary.
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Program according to routing
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily briefings of the bike tours
  • Digital tour information via GUIBO-app with GPS tracks
  • Tour guide on board

Not included in the tour:

  • Transfers to/from the docking place in Koblenz or Saarburg
  • Rental bicycle 
  • Other transfers
  • Parking fee
  • Entrance fees & excursions
  • Fees for ferries
  • Drinks on board
  • Personal insurances
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Dietary requirements on request/surcharges may be calculated
  • Helmets (please BYO or 40 EUR each on-board selling cash only)

If you would like to rent a bike (89 EUR) or E-bike (199 EUR) please contact our office when making your booking: [email protected] 


  • Upper deck cabins available from 1249 EUR p.p. (twin)
  • Excursion program organised, bookable and payable on board
  • The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins, this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas. 
  • Languages on board: German, English 
  • 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)
  • Minimum number of participants 75 guests, max 96 (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure)
  • To bring your own bike On request only–due to lack of space on sun deck
  • Luggage we recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers.
  • Schedule and program changes:  Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). Same applies to previously unknown administrative orders of lock or bridge repairs.
  • Travel documents EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six(6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.
  • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility 
  • We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurance
  • 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.

Arrival/ Departure/ Parking:

  • Between Saarburg and Koblenz by train (in 2 hrs. for about € 25 p.p.)
  • Public car park near the pier in Koblenz from approx. € 140.-/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!
  • Embarkation at 4:00pm | Disembarkation from 9:00am 

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  • Day 1

    Arrival to Koblenz

    Embarkation between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. You will spend the evening and first night in Koblenz.

  • Day 2

    Koblenz – Alken | Alken – Moselkern – Cochem (Approx. 29 km/17 mi.)

    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 – Beilstein - Zell on the Moselle (Approx. 39 km/24 mi.)

    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 (Approx. 43km/28-30 mi.)

    Today you will cycle from Zell to the romantic village of Traben-Trarbach, located on the left bank of the Moselle and famous for its Jugendstil (art nouveau) architectural style. From there you pass through the wine city of Kröv – famous for producing the popular Kröver wine - to Bernkastel-Kues, your destination for the night. The grand half-timbered houses that surround Bernkastel-Kues’s market place date back to the Middle Ages and are a photographer’s delight. You will reach the ship in Kues after a tour through town..

  • Day 5

    Bernkastel-Kues – Mehring (Approx. 47 km/28 mi.)

    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 (Approx. 26 km/16 mi.or 29 km/18 mi.)

    You will cycle via Pfalzel to Trier, where your barge 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 (Lux) – Saarburg (38 km/23 mi.)

    Today you will be cycling along the river from Trier via Wasserbillig in Luxembourg to Saarburg, also called “little Venice”. The cityscape is characterized by narrow streets, half-timbered houses, Baroque buildings, colorful fishermen and boatmen houses and ofcourse the waterfall of 20 meters deep

  • Day 8


    End of tour. After breakfast: disembarkation until 9am

    *All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When guests do not want to cycle, they can stay on board, relax and enjoy sailing. The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Aug 10 2024 Aug 17 2024 96 Single rooms 1,499€
Double rooms 1,199€
Aug 24 2024 Aug 31 2024 96 Single rooms 1,499€
Double rooms 1,199€
Sep 07 2024 Sep 14 2024 96 Single rooms 1,499€
Double rooms 1,199€
Sep 21 2024 Sep 28 2024 96 Single rooms 1,499€
Double rooms 1,199€
Oct 05 2024 Oct 12 2024 96 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 1,049€
Jul 26 2025 Aug 02 2025 96 Single rooms 1,549€
Double rooms 1,249€
Aug 23 2025 Aug 30 2025 96 Single rooms 1,549€
Double rooms 1,249€
Sep 06 2025 Sep 13 2025 96 Single rooms 1,549€
Double rooms 1,249€
Sep 20 2025 Sep 27 2025 96 Single rooms 1,549€
Double rooms 1,249€
Oct 04 2025 Oct 11 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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