Coblenz - Saarburg, MS Patria

Moselle and Saar by bike & boat

Germany’s beautiful river landscapes along the Moselle and Saar are calling you! Combine varied bike tours with a comfortable stay on board the MS PATRIA. Explore during this 8-day tour, amongst other places, Saarburg, which gets nicknamed “Little Venice”. However, this city is not the only highlight on this holiday great for romantics and sensualists. Beautiful half-timbered houses, vineyards, the Porta Nigra in Trier, the old Saar loop: they will all be highlights too. During the day you are out and about, whilst the boat follows you along the river and will be ready to welcome you in the evening as your "floating hotel". And if you do not want to cycle, you can enjoy the tour on board. Moselle and Saar are presented at their best on this tour. 

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided


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

Today you will cruise on the MS Patria to Alken. From there you shall cycle to Moselkern and on to Cochem. Historical half-timbered houses in the old town, the town hall and the old market place with the Marints fountain are all awaiting you! You also have the possibility to visit the Reichsburg, which was built in about 1000AD by Count Palatine Ezzo (optional).

The bike tour will first take you to Beilstein, which you will have time to look around yourself if you wish. You then go past Europe’s steepest vineyard at Bremmer Calmont. Today’s tour ends in the wine village of Zell on the Moselle. In the evening you will have the chance to visit a local winegrowers place and enjoy a wine tasting with the famous Moselle wines (excursion optional, bookable on board).

This bike ride starts in Zell and takes you to the romantic place of Traben-Trarbach where Jugendstil architecture shows its best side. After this, the middle-aged market place of Bernkastel-Kues invites you for a rest. You will reach the ship in Kues after a tour through town.

The first place you will cycle to today is Piesport. This is the biggest municipality for wine growing along the Moselle river. Optional: Visit and go on a guided tour of the biggest Roman wine press system north of the Alps. In Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine village in Germany, you can visit the clone of a Roman wine boat. In the early afternoon you will continue to Mehring.

Today you cycle via Pfalzel to Trier, where the ship will be waiting for you. In the afternoon you can explore the city in a special way. Book a city walking tour with a “traditional Roman”. Trier is one of the oldest German cities. Its Roman roots are still visible in impressive buildings like the Porta Nigra, the Konstantin basilica and the Amphitheatre.

Disembarkation takes place after breakfast.

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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 6, 2019 |
Season 2
Apr 20, 2019 |
Season 3
May 4, 2019 | Oct 5, 2019 |
Season 4
Jun 1, 2019 | Jun 15, 2019 | Jun 29, 2019 | Jul 27, 2019 | Aug 10, 2019 | Aug 24, 2019 | Sep 21, 2019 |
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
Rental bike 7-gear
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike

Services and infos

  • Program according to tour course
  • 7 overnight stays in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: breakfast buffet, lunch package for bike tours or lunch snack, coffee and cake in the afternoon, 3- or 4-course-dinner
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Rental bicycle at arrival 06.04. and 20.04. inclusive
  • Linen and change of towels if required
  • Passenger and harbour fees
  • Daily briefing of bike tours on board
  • 1 route book for self-guided trips per cabin
  • Tour guidance on board
  • Rental bike insurance

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 persons


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