Saarburg - Coblenz, 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 Moselle and Rhine) in Koblenz and Saarburg (also known as “little Venice”) are but a 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 path along the Moselle is 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 between 4 and 5 p.m. You will spend the first night and evening in Saarburg. In its centre you will find a waterfall of 20 meters deep as well as many baroque buildings and fisher houses.

Today you will cycle from Saarburg along the idyllic nature reserve of the abandoned meander of the River Saar. Further on to Wasserbillig in Luxemburg and from here to the Igeler Säule. Later you will reach Trier, where MS PATRIA  is already waiting for you.

After breakfast you will cycle via Pfalzel to Mehring, the largest winegrowers’ community in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region.

Today you will reach Bernkastel-Kues by bike. The market place from the Middle Ages with many wood timbered houses invites you for a rest. On your way you visit Neumagen-Dhron which is the oldest wine city of Germany. Further on you reach Piesport, the oldest wine growing community along the Moselle. You should take the time to enjoy the popular wines.

Today’s bike tour brings you to romantic Traben-Trarbach, where Jugendstil architecture shows its best side. Continuing to Zell, well known wine village on the Mosel. In the evening you will have the chance to visit a local winegrowers place and enjoy a wine tasting with the famous Moselle wines (optional, bookable on board).

The perfect maintained historical centre of Beilstein, “the Sleeping Beauty of the Mosel”, is waiting for you. Today’s tour ends in Cochem with the Reichsburg. Cochem is a lovely little town with historical half-timbered-houses and a picturesque Old town.

Today you can spend the day on board and relax on the sundeck. Enjoy the beautiful Moselle landscape passing by and stroll along the “Deutsche Eck” in Koblenz in the afternoon, where Moselle and Rhine flow together. Experienced cyclist can cycle from Cochem to Koblenz and visit Burg Eltz.

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

Tour character

You cycle along good quality bike paths. The Moselle cycle path runs along tarmac roads that are in a good condition and there are not any noteworthy climbs. This means that this tour is suitable for those who are not trained.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 18, 2020 |
Season 2
May 2, 2020 | Oct 3, 2020 |
Season 3
May 30, 2020 | Jun 13, 2020 | Jun 27, 2020 | Jul 25, 2020 | Aug 8, 2020 | Aug 22, 2020 | Sep 19, 2020 |
Season 4
Oct 17, 2020 |
Bike & Boat Mosel and Saar - Saarburg-Koblenz - MS Patria - main deck, 8 days, DE-MOSSK-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & Boat Mosel and Saar - Saarburg-Koblenz - MS Patria - upper deck, 8 days, DE-MOSSK-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
629.00
315.00
739.00
370.00
749.00
355.00
849.00
420.00
849.00
405.00
949.00
470.00
499.00
295.00
639.00
320.00
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
  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with group)

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Saarburg's main station is about 1 km from the pier
  • Parking in Saarburg: street parking spaces near the landing stage cost about €25 per week, no reservation possible
  • Return journey to Saarburg: By train it takes about 2 hours and costs about €24 (bookable there) or by minibus if you are at least 4 people for €75 per person. Transfer of your own bike costs €15 per bike. Limited space available, a reservation when booking the tour is necessary, payable there.

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 40 people

 

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