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Mainz to Koblenz 8-Day Self-Guided Bike and Barge Tour (Level 1)

  • 8days
  • Germany

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Legendary Rhine River, Mainz - Koblenz over 8 days

Your voyage through the most beautiful wine-growing areas alongside the Rhine River begins in Mainz. From here, past gorgeous vineyards and mystic castle ruins, your ship sails to Koblenz. 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 houses 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

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.

Your 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 accomodation with ensuite facilities
  • Program according to routing
  • 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: 

  • Journey way
  • Shuttles
  • Bike rentals
  • Helmets (onboard selling for 25 EUR)
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • City maps
  • Ferry fees
  • Travel insurances
  • Parking fees
  • Tips
  • Drinks on board
  • Personal expenses

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

Notes: 

  • Upper deck cabins available on request from 1149 EUR p.p 
  • To bring your own bike On request only – due to lack of space on sun deck. We exclude any liability for loss, theft and damage - this also applies to damage caused by transportation from shore to ship or vice versa.
  • Embarkation at 4.00 p.m. | Disembarkation from 9.00 a.m
  • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Arrival/ Departure: 

  • Car Park at the central station (unguarded, cannot be booked in advance) in Mainz. Parking fee approx. € 55,- per week.

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Mainz

    Individual arrival in Mainz and embarkation at 4.00 pm. On the ship, you will be welcomed by your captain and crew and the tour management.

  • Day 2

    Mainz - Nierstein, Cycle Tour approx. 17 - 26 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 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 3

    Worms – Nierstein, Cycle Tour approx. 37 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 varied scenery of the Rhine. Today, you cycle from the south towards Nierstein, also referred to as the Riesling City. From there, your ship sets sail for Mainz.

  • Day 4

    Mainz – Rüdesheim, Cycle Tour approx. 32 km

    Today the Rhine River and its surrounding area show you the reason why the Upper Middle Rhine Valley has been declared UNESCO World Heritage. Beautiful Rhine islands, steep slate cliffs and vineyards characterize the area around Rüdesheim. On the bike tour, cycle past Eltville with electoral castle, and Oestrich-Winkel, whose landmark is a historic wine loading crane, to Rüdesheim. Here we suggest that you visit the world-famous Drosselgasse.

  • Day 5

    Rüdesheim – Oberwesel, Cycle Tour approx. 26 km

    In the morning, start off from Rüdesheim by bike. Past thick forests and gorgeous vineyards, riding always alongside the Rhine, you will pass sights like the Niederwald Moument and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, before reaching Oberwesel, today`s destination.

  • Day 6

    Oberwesel – Boppard, Cycle Tour approx. 20 km

    From Oberwesel, you start for a short cycle tour along the Rhine to Boppard. 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 7

    Boppard – Koblenz, Cycle Tour approx. 22 km

    Cycle from Boppard to Koblenz, today`s destination. Here the Moselle River joins the Rhine. One last time, cycle past impressive buildings like the Marksburg Castle in Braubach and Stolzenfels Castle. Let the day come to an end at the Deutsche Eck, the German Corner, or ride to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view over the city of Koblenz.

  • Day 8

    Departure from Koblenz

    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.
Aug 03 2024 Aug 10 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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