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Romantic trip through Germany’s River Main

'Travel through Bavaria, Germany along the scenic River Main"

July 22 - 28 / 2023

Departure date: 22 july 2023
Average biking distance per day 40 to 50 km

Highlights

Bike, Barge and Cruise along the charming Bavarian Main River. Be amazed by the metropolis that is Frankfurt,  the meandering streets and alleyways of romantic Miltenberg, as well as Aschaffenburg and the beautiful baroque city of Würzburg. Bike along the river named ‘Main’, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. Designated bike paths will lead you through old city centres, restored half-timber houses, Gothic & Baroque buildings, and cosy little towns. Enjoy an included brewery tour and beer-tasting session at the famous ‘Faust” brewery.

Would you like to stay on board and travel longer on the Merlijn? This is an excellent trip to combine with the successive Würzburg - Nürnberg Bike & Barge cruise> This combination means your tour will run from Mainz to Nürnberg.

Romantic trip through Germany’s River Main | 'Travel through Bavaria, Germany along the scenic River Main
Departure port: Mainz Destination: Würzburg Travel time: 7 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day: 40 to 50 km
Bike, Barge and Cruise along the charming Bavarian Main River. Designated bike paths will lead you through old romantic baroque city's. Beer-tasting & residence Würzburg incl.
€ 1.650,- p.p.

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1: Mainz – Rüsselsheim

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Merlijn will set sail for Rüsselsheim, passing the first lock on the river Main. We’ll present you with a welcome drink and introduce the crew. We will also provide information on the tour, the ship, and offer you a safety briefing. You will enjoy your first dinner on board while cruising.

Day 2: Rüsselsheim – Frankfurt am Main. Bike tour: approx. 45 km
Day 3: Frankfurt am Main – Offenbach – Aschaffenburg. Bike tour: approx. 45 km
Day 4: Aschaffenburg – Miltenberg. Bike tour: approx. 40 km
Day 5: Miltenberg – Wertheim – Lohr – Karlstad. Bike tour: approx. 50 km
Day 6: Karlstad – Würzburg. Bike tour: approx. 39 km
Day 7: Würzburg

Your bike & barge cruise will include:

  • 6 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, hand soap, soap, shampoo, sewing kit, vanity kit, bathrobe & slippers.
  • culinary care: 6 breakfast buffets, 5 packed lunches and 5 x 3-course dinners
  • coffee, tea and iced water
  • services of a tour guide
  • daily information about the trip of the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a waterproof pannier, towel and universal helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • GPS-tracks on most routes
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees.
  • all ferry fares en route
  • guided city tour at Residence Würzburg
  • beer-tasting session at the famous brewery Faust

 

Your bike & barge cruise does not include:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than those mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities

 

For your comfort, we rent out electric bikes at € 30,- each per day, reservations in advance are advisable.

 

The general terms and conditions of Merlijn de magie van water B.V. apply to all bookings, offers and agreements. Please find them on our website under ‘Terms & Conditions’.

Merlijn complies the General Data Protection Regulation to protect your privacy. Please find them on our website under ‘Privacy statement’.

We reserve the right to modify schedule and/or program. If (part of) the route is not navigable due to weather conditions and/or other nautical reasons and/or is closed off due to circumstances and/or for safety reasons, the operator and/or the captain has the right to change the schedule. This includes changing the location of departure and/or arrival and temporarily suspending departure. Nautical and/or meteorological reasons are understood to mean, among others, weather conditions, the tide, obstruction of waterways/shipping lanes, and the condition of the ship. Closed off due to circumstances and/or safety reasons are understood to mean, among others, terrorism, diseases, natural disasters. Changes in schedule and/or program do not give the customer the right on free cancellation.

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30 october 2019

Merzig to Cochem 'Moselle & Saar 2-river tour in Germany"

The entire trip was memorable , all 6 days of it , right from the moment we boarded till we disembarked everything was perfect, absolutely no complaints. The Barge Merlijn, the owners, Coen and Christina and their entire team were par excellence ! Our guide , Lia was fantastic, with great sense of Humour and was prompt in taking care of any bike related issues . The food was exquisite, the most delectable vegetarian food we ate lovingly prepared by Christina. The bike paths thru the Vineyards and the varied landscapes were perfect along the river Saar and Mosel. It was in reality doing a leisurely tour on a bike. The hike up the mountain to view the Saar Loop was awesome. Thanks once again Coen and Christina and not to forget the team. - Thanks and all the very best- Ravi