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Mosel and Saar River route
Tour Location
Cochem / Merzig
Merzig / Cochem
Tour Information
8 days
Flat (mostly)
Bike Options:
Bike included
Tour Language:
Tour Type:
Bike and Boat
Cost From:
USD 1410
Tour Distance & Dates
Aug, Sep, Oct
Tour Operator:
Van Gogh Tours
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Mosel and Saar River route

8 Days Easy

This tour along the Mosel and Saar combines the best of the German ‘Bundesländer’ Rheinland Pfalz and Saarland. While cycling from Alken to Merzig, you will go back in time as you visit the Roman villas and public baths along the two rivers, the Saar and the Mosel. In Trier you can visit the Porta Nigra. This ancient gateway is one of the best-known monuments from the Roman era. On day six we take a trip to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the village of Wasserbillig. As you cycle through one of Germany’s major wine-growing areas, it is possible to taste a lot of different wines and see where they grow and how they are made. You can get acquainted with the excellent but uncomplicated wines from the Saar and the so-called ‘Spitzenweinen’ along the Mosel like the ‘Zeller Schwarze Katz’. The main ingredient for those wines is the Riesling, a white grape variety that dates back to the 15th century and is crowned the ‘Queen of grapes’.
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
7 nights on board the ship (sheets, blankets and two towels)
7 breakfasts, 7 packed lunches and 7 dinners
Coffee and tea on board
24-speed bicycle, including helmet, water bottle, pannier, lock, and bike insurance
Tour guidance (multilingual)
Ferry fees
Reservation fee
Drinks (other than coffee or tea)
Transfer between airport and barge
Gratuity for the guide
Trip cancellation insurance
Admission fees to the various museums or places of interest (about € 15 per person)
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