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Bavarian Main-river tour in Germany

August 28 - September 04 / 2021

Departure date: 28 august 2021
Average biking distance per day 35 to 55 km


This trip can be booked through our partner Tripsite


Bike the charming Bavarian Main river, from the beginning till the end. Be amazed by Metropol Frankfurt – Aschaffenburg - the meandering streets and alleys of romantic Miltenberg - beautiful Baroque city Würzburg - former fishing settling small Venice Bamberg. Bike along the river called ‘Main’, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. Good solid bike paths will lead you to old city centres - restored half-timber houses - gothic & baroque buildings - cosy little towns.


Do you want to travel longer on the Merlin? This is an excellent trip to combine with the next Bike & Barge cruise BAMBERG - REGENSBURG, combined your tour will be from Frankfurt to Regensburg and you will travel the whole way from the Rhine to the Danube river.

Bavarian Main-river tour in Germany
Departure port: Frankfurt Destination: Bamberg Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day: 35 to 55 km
Bike, Barge and Cruise the charming Bavarian Main river. Good solid bike paths will lead you to Romantic Baroque city's. Brewery tour and entrance to residence Würzburg incl.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Frankfurt am Main

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Merlijn sails in approx. 1 hour to Offenbach, where we stay overnight. We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also we inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. Dinner will be during the cruise.

Day 2 (Sun): Offenbach – Aschaffenburg. Bike tour approx. 45 KM
Day 3 (Mon): Aschaffenburg – Miltenberg. Bike tour approx. 40 KM
Day 4 (Tue): Miltenberg – Wertheim - Lohr – Gemünden. Bike tour approx. 50 KM
Day 5 (Wed): Gemünden – Würzburg - Marktbreit. Bike tour approx. 45 KM
Day 6 (Thu): Marktbreit – Schweinfurt. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 7 (Fri): Schweinfurt - Hassfurt – Bamberg. Bike tour approx. 35 KM
Day 8 (Sat): Bamberg

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: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x packed lunches and 6x 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information of the trip on the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees
  • brewery tour and beer tasting Miltenberg
  • guided tour and entrance to the Residence Wurzburg

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t includes:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • excursions 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 € 30 each per day, reservations ahead are advisable.

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31 may 2018

Authentic Holland, May 19th - 25th 2018

"Dear Merlijn & staff, Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We could not have had a more fun family vacation. It's usually only once in a lifetime that a family can all be together and have so much fun. You are the best crew ever and EVERYTHING on the Merlijn was just perfect. The boat is spotless, the food amazing, the beer & bourbon exceptional, the bicycling through the country was gorgeous and each day brought new scenery. The E-bikes were so much FUN even though some of us felt a little lazy using them! We did turn them on and off so we wouldn't feel so guilty. And singing Karioke had to have been the highlight! We didn't know he had such talent!! That was definitely a surprise. And a very special Thank-you to you for your unsurpassed hospitality and the Birthday "Surprise" for Lauren. (Definitely keep those placemats). You are the Hostess with the Mostest!

We love you all and thank you so very much. We already miss your smiling faces.

Bruce, Theresa, Donna, Nolan, Lauren & Jordan