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Koblenz to Mainz 8 Day Bike & Barge Tour (Level 1)

  • 8days
  • Germany

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Pleasure Cycling on the Rhine River, Koblenz - Mainz (Self-Guided)

Your voyage through the most beautiful wine-growing areas along the Rhine River begins in Koblenz. From this city, located on the meeting point of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, and surrounded by majestic vineyards and mystic castle ruins, your floating hotel sets sail for Mainz. On board the ship as well as on your bike tours, you pass through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley with its picturesque small towns, coloured half-timbered gable buildings and legendary castles. Short cycle tours through the idyllic landscape and plenty of time to discover each town, make this journey a special event for beginners and for people who enjoy pleasure.

Tour Character: Level 1 Easy

Most of the stretches are paved or asphalted, and lead alongside the Rhine dikes without any gradients of note. Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy.

Accomodation: 

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 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: 

  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bed cloths as necessary
  • Welcome-Drink
  • 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
  • Printed instructions and maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • Tour guide on board

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Shuttles
  • Bike rentals
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • City maps
  • Ferry fees
  • Travel insurances
  • Parking fees
  • Helmet (25 EUR, limited)
  • Tips
  • Drinks on board
  • Personal expenses

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

Arrival/ departure/ parking: 

  • 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.
  • By train from Mainz to Koblenz in 1 hour, approx. € 25,- per person.
  • Embarkation from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. | Disembarkation from 9.00 a.m

Notes: 

  • Upper deck cabins available from 1149 EUR p.p 
  • 75 guests minimum
  • To bring your own bike is request only due to lack of space
  • 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)
  • We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.
  • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Cycling is not mandatory

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  • Day 1

    Koblenz

    Individual arrival and embarkation between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. On the ship, you will be welcomed by your captain and crew and the tour management.

  • Day 2

    Koblenz - Boppard, Cycle Tour approx. 22 km

    You begin your first cycle tour at the gate to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, in the historic city of Koblenz. Surrounded by vineyards and castle ruins, cycle alongside the Rhine River in the direction of Boppard

  • Day 3

    Boppard - Oberwesel, Cycle Tour approx. 20 km

    From Boppard, start off for a cycle tour that leads along the Rhine to Oberwesel. On this short trip, you come by many scenic outposts from where you have the possibility to enjoy the varied landscape. From the bank of the river, the many fortresses and the legendary Loreley cliff offer a picturesque backdrop all along the way.

  • Day 4

    Oberwesel - Rüdesheim, Cycle Tour approx. 26 km

    Todays cycle tour starts in Oberwesel. Riding past slate cliffs and through thick forests, on your way you pass sights like the Pfalzgrafenstein Castle near Kaub and the Niederwald Monument before reaching todays destination, the wine town of Bingen. Here we suggest that you visit the world-famous Drosselgasse

  • Day 5

    Rüdesheim – Mainz, Cycle Tour approx. 30 km

    On this stretch, the Rhine River shows off again all of its beauty. On your way, you ride past Eltville am Rhein. The towns landmark, the Electoral Castle, is well worth a visit. Mainz, todays destination, is home to numerous impressive buildings. You may want to visit St Martin`s Cathedral, one of the proud imperial cathedrals in Germany, or the Electoral Palace. Lined with beautiful half-timbered buildings and wine taverns, pretty narrow lanes and marvellous squares like the Augustinerstraße and the Kirschgarten Square invite you for a stroll through the Old Town.

  • Day 6

    Mainz – Nierstein, Cycle Tour approx. 20 km / Boat Tour Nierstein – Worms

    A short leg of the journey with lots of time to indulge: directly alongside the Rhine, you cycle on the well-paved Rhine Cycle Route to Nierstein. With almost 1.000 hectares of vineyard surface area, Nierstein is the biggest wine-growing municipality on the Rhine. You may also want to visit the historic Old Town with its medieval market square and the noble houses. In the afternoon, enjoy the boat tour from Nierstein to Worms.

  • Day 7

    Worms – Nierstein, Cycle Tour approx. 40 km / Boat Tour Nierstein - Mainz

    Start off for today`s cycle tour in Worms, the city of the Nibelungs. On an extensive cycle tour alongside the bank of the Rhine River, you will have again the possibility to fall for the charms of the vineyards and to enjoy the scenery along the Rhine. Coming from the south, you cycle towards Nierstein, also referred to as the Riesling City. From there, your ship sets sail for Mainz.

  • Day 8

    Departure from Mainz

    After breakfast, disembarkation until 09:00 am.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jun 01 2024 Jun 08 2024 96 Single rooms 1,299€
Double rooms 999€

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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