Koblenz to Saarburg

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8 Day(s)
Easy
544 Km
avg 78 Km
Self-guided

Description

As far as cycle touring destinations in Europe go there are few better than the Moselle and Saar River valleys in Germany. In a word it is a “stunning” region highlighted by an enchanting countryside, fairy tale castles, award-winning vineyards on impossibly steep slopes and historic medieval towns and villages. The Rhine’s peaceful little sisters, the Moselle and Saar Rivers as they meander from picturesque village to village, offer unsurpassed views of castles high on the hills, stone-clad fortresses, picture perfect wineries and much, much more. On a day to day basis as you cycle through this magical region you will visit culturally rich cities, will soak up the sights of untouched nature, will meet local winegrowers and bottlers and, importantly, will get the opportunity to relive the rich history of the region. It is without doubt a cycle tour not to be missed!
Picturesque villages, castles and fortresses and picture perfect wineries – Saarburg to Koblenz
The history of the region along the banks of the Moselle and Saar Rivers dates back to the Roman Era, some 2000 or so years ago. For guests on a bike and barge tour on board the MS Patria there is much to see… beautiful timbered houses dating back to medieval times, vineyards, the Porta Nigra, built by the Romans in Trier and the oldest defensive structure in Germany, the “German corner” at the junction of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers in Koblenz and Saarburg, widely referred to as “Little Venice” are just a few of the highlights of this memorable trip.

The Moselle, with a length of 544 km, is the Rhine’s longest tributary and is also the second most important shipping route in Germany, while the Saar, with a length of 246 km, is the Moselle’s longest tributary. This tour is perfect for families with children or for anyone of any age for that matter as the cycle paths along the banks of the Moselle and Saar Rivers do not have any gradients of note and are asphalted or paved. Your floating hotel for the duration of the tour will be the MS Patria, a much loved ship for bike-boat holidays for many years.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Germany
From:
Koblenz / Saarburg
To:
Saarburg /Koblenz

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Easy
More Options:
Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English|German|Dutch
Cost From:
EUR 499

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
544 Km
Riding Days:
7
Month(s):
April|May|June|August|September|October

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Booking Conditions:

Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligatory)

Inclusions

Tour and accommodation on board 8 days/7 nights (Saturday-Saturday) from/to Koblenz or Saarburg, cabin in the booked category;
Full board (7x breakfast, 6x picnic lunch during bike tours or noontime snack, 7x three or four course dinner);
Daily coffee and tea till 4 PM;
Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels daily possible); daily short cleaning of the cabin;
Welcome drink;
Board manager (multilingual English and German) with daily briefings of the bike tours;
The board manager doesn’t cycle but can always be reached on his cell phone;
Printed instructions and detailed maps for the daily bike tours, 1 set per cabin.

Exclusions

Transfers to/from the docking place in Koblenz or Saarburg;
Reservation fee;
Rental bicycle (are incl. on April 15 and 22, Oct. 21 and 29, 2017 / 2018: are incl. on April 7, 14 and 21 and Oct. 13);
Other transfers;
Parking fee;
Entrance fees & excursions
Fees for ferries;
Drinks on board;
Personal insurances;
Gratuities (at your discretion);
Dietary requirements on request/surcharges may be calculated.

Options

Rental bicycle: with 7 gears, with hand- and backpedal brakes, pannier bag € 70,00 per week
Rental E-Bike (“Pedelec”): € 165,00 per week (limited number available, only on request and after confirmation)

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