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Moselle 3-Countries tour

‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”

October 21 - 28 / 2023

Departure date: 21 october 2023
Average biking distance per day 35 to 45 km / Level: Easy

Highlights

Bike, Barge & Cruise the charming Moselle, touching three countries. Fall in love with the French countryside and German mountains while cycling along the Moselle River on solid bike paths, and sample nectarean Luxembourg wines while visiting a wine cellar. Explore the ancient French cities of Metz and Thionville, and enjoy a guided tour in the former Roman city of Trier. Your other stops include the famous Bernkastel with its magnificent framework houses, the ‘black cat’ city of Zell and romantic Cochem.

Moselle 3-Countries tour  | ‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”
Departure port: Nancy/Frouard Destination: Cochem Travel time: 8 days Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany Average biking distance per day: 35 to 45 km / Level: Easy
Bike, Barge & Cruise along the Moselle river, touching Germany, Luxembourg & France. Fall in love with the French countryside & the German mountains. Wine tasting included.
€ 1.740,- p.p.
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7 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1: Nancy/Frouard - Pont-á-mousson

Frouard is a small town (and the nearest port) just outside Nancy.

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4 PM We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew, as well as inform you about the tour and the ship, and offer you a safety briefing. At 5 PM, Merlijn will set sail for Pont-á-mousson. After dinner you can enjoy an evening walk.

Day 2 : Pont-á-mousson - Metz. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 3: Metz – Richemont - Remich. Bike tour approx. 44 km or short route 35 km
Day 4: Remich - Trier. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 5: Trier. Bike tour approx. 58 KM
Day 5: Trier – Mehring – Bernkastel – Traben-Trarbach. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 7: Traben-Trarbach – Zell - Cochem. Bike tour approx. 35 km
Day 8: Cochem

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 7 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 7 times breakfast buffet, 6 times packed lunches and 6 times 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information about the trip of the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees.
  • wine cellar visit in Luxembourg
  • guided city tour Trier

 

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t include:

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

 

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

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Merzig to Nancy/Frouard

October 16 - 23 / 2021
My wife and I, along with 11 other couples had a fantastic bike and barge adventure on the Merlijn. Captain Coen was a very gracious host His wife Christina cooked us gourmet meals every day. Danille our server was a real delight, and Carla kept everything clean. The ship was spotless! Our tour guide Ilysa (sp?) kept our group of 24 riders in sync. This was a journey of a lifetime and I highly recommend it to others.