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Koblenz-Saarburg 8-day Bike & Barge Tour (OL)
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
Language on board: German and English.
If you would like to rent a bike (79 euros) or e-bike (189 euros) please contact our office when making your booking: [email protected]
Covid 19 info
All guests must be fully vaccinated or recovered (so-called 2G-rules i.e. 2G stands for “geimpft”=vaccinated or “gene-sen”=recently recovered). Unfortunately, unvaccinated guests or guests without a valid certification of recent recovery from Covid-19 may not participate in our trips. Government restrictions are changing regularly and rapidly. All cruise guests are required to keep themselves updated about current restrictions in good time prior to departure. All cruise guests are solely responsible for complying with applicable Covid-19 travel regulations. For the safety of all persons present on board, you are obliged to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene.
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Arrival to Koblenz (Bonn on the 6th May 2023!)
Embarkation between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. You will spend the evening and first night in Koblenz (or in Bonn on 6th May 2023).
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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
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.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 06 2023||May 13 2023||96||Single rooms||1,299€|
|May 20 2023||May 27 2023||96||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Aug 12 2023||Aug 19 2023||96||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Aug 26 2023||Sep 02 2023||96||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Sep 09 2023||Sep 16 2023||96||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Sep 23 2023||Sep 30 2023||96||Single rooms||1,349€|
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