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Rhine, Moselle & Saar 3-river tour in Germany

September 09 - 17 / 2024

Departure date: 09 september 2024
Average biking distance per day 30 to 55 km / Level: Easy


Bike, barge & cruise the mighty ‘father’ Rhine, the ever-romantic Moselle, and beautiful rivers of the Saar. Visit the charming town of Rüdesheim, and the ‘black cat’ city of Zell, before marvelling at the famous Bernkastel and Roman city of Trier, and heading for ‘Little Venice’ Saarburg. Cruise along ‘the Romantic Rhine’ with its Lorely, the Moselle with its vineyards, and the River Saar, surrounded by mountains. Bike along these rivers and enjoy an included wine-tasting session at the well-known winery ‘Storck’.

Rhine, Moselle & Saar 3-river tour in Germany
Departure port: Saarburg Destination: Mainz Travel time: 9 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day: 30 to 55 km / Level: Easy
Bike, Barge & Cruise the mighty ‘father’ Rhine, the ever-romantic Moselle, and beautiful rivers of the Saar. Explore the city's of Trier and Cologne. Wine tasting session incl
€ 2.545,- p.p.
All cabins booked by a travel agency

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1: Saarburg

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4 PM. There is a welcome aboard drink and crew introduction. We’ll also inform you about the tour and the ship, and give you a safety briefing. After dinner, there will be time to stroll through the city and enjoy a splendid view over the Saar valley. In the charming city itself, you’ll be impressed by the narrow alleys, framework houses, and Baroque constructions, as well as colourful seamen’s houses and fishermen’s dwellings. There is an overnight stay in Saarburg.

Day 2: Saarburg – Trier. Bike tour approx. 20 km or extend to 55 km
Day 3: Trier. Bike tour aprox. 58 KM
Day 4: Trier – Mehring – Bernkastel – Traben Trarbach. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 5: Traben Trarbach – Zell – Cochem. Bike tour approx. 41 km
Day 6: Cochem – Koblenz. Bike tour approx. 46 km
Day 7: Koblenz – Oberwesel – Rüdesheim. Bike tour approx. 30 km
Day 8: Rüdesheim – Mainz. Bike tour approx. 38 km
Day 9: Mainz

Your bike & barge cruise will include:

  • 8 nights on board 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: 8 x breakfast buffets, 7 x packed lunches and 7 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
  • Entrance to the castle of Eltz
  • Wine-tasting session at the Storck winery
  • Guided city tour of Trier


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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07 october 2017

We did the Koblenz to Merzig trip at the end of Sept 2017. It was a 60th bday celebration and we had a blast. The crew was exceptional. The bikes are great...much better than I expected. The mornings were chilly and sun in the afternoon. You will help arrange any post travel needs you have for a taxi, train, etc. Bed and food fantastic. Thank you for making our celebration so special!
Cindy Kreutz and friends, USA