Coblenz - Saarburg, MS Patria

Moselle and Saar by bike & boat

 

Beautiful river valleys, vineyards and picturesque towns The history of this region even 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 Moselleand Rhine) in Ko-blenz and Saarburg (also known as “little Venice”) are but a few of the highlights during this trip. The Mo-selle, with a length of 544 km, is the Rhine’s longest tributary and it is also the second most important ship-ping 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 Moselleis paved or asphalted and does not have any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for relatively unpractised cyclists.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Embarkation from 4pm onwards. The crew will welcome you on board. You will spend the evening and first night in Coblenz.

By ship to Alken, where your bike tour starts. Youare 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.

The bike tour will take you to Beilsteinfirst, 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.

You are cyclingfrom Zell to romantic Traben-Trarbach, where Jugendstil 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 aftera tour through town.

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

You will cycle via Pfalzel to Trier, where MS PATRIA is already waiting for you.Trier is one of the oldest citiesof Germany andits Roman roots are still visible in impressive buildings as the Porta Nigra, the Kon-stantin basilica and the Amphitheatre.

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 manybaroque buildings and fisher houses.

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

Tour character

The quality of the bike paths is very good. The Moselle cycle path leads along good and asphalted roads without noteworthy climbs. Therefore this journey is even suitable for novice cyclists.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 11, 2020 |
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 |
Season 3
May 23, 2020 | Jun 6, 2020 | Jun 20, 2020 | Jul 18, 2020 | Aug 1, 2020 | Aug 15, 2020 | Sep 12, 2020 | Sep 26, 2020 |
Season 4
Oct 10, 2020 |
Bike & Boat Mosel and Saar - Koblenz-Saarburg - MS Patria - main deck, 8 days, DE-MOSKS-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & Boat Mosel and Saar - Koblenz-Saarburg - MS Patria - upper deck, 8 days, DE-MOSKS-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
499.00
295.00
639.00
320.00
749.00
355.00
849.00
420.00
849.00
405.00
949.00
470.00
629.00
315.00
739.00
370.00
Price
Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
75.00
75.00
165.00

Services and infos

  • 7 nights in outside cabin on MS PATRIA with private facilities and air condition
  • Programme according itinerary
  • Port fees included
  • Captains greeting and Welcome drinks
  • Daily cabin cleaning, Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
  • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x light lunch on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 7x dinner
  • Daily information meeting
  • Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • guide on board (does not cycle with group)

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Coblenz main station is about 3 km away from the pier
  • Parking possibilities in Coblenz: Public park house near the landing stage in Coblenz for about €125 per week as well as free park & ride parking spaces. By public bus into the city. No reservation possible.
  • Return journey to Coblenz: By train in 2 hours for about €24 (bookable there) or by minibus from 4 persons for € 75 per person. Transfer of your own bike € 15 per bike. Limited space available, a reservation when booking the tour is necessary, payable there.

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 40 people until 21 days before arrival

 

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