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Main, Rhine & Neckar Premium 3-river tour in Germany

September 25 - October 02 / 2021

Departure date: 25 september 2021
Average biking distance per day 25 to 55 KM


This trip can be booked through our partner Tripsite

Bike, Barge and cruise the Main river, the mighty Rhine and charming Neckar river –Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and castles you will cycle your way thru Germany’s best kept secrets - Visit the romantic cities of Mainz – Worms – Heidelberg - Heilbronn. Included excursion to the vineyards of Nierstein and a wine-tasting.

Main, Rhine & Neckar Premium 3-river tour in Germany
Departure port: Frankfurt Destination: Ludwigsburg Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day: 25 to 55 KM
Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and castles you will cycle your way through Germany’s best kept secrets. Excursion to the vineyards of Nierstein and a wine-tasting included
€ 1.635,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Frankfurt - Mainz

Check in: 3:30 PM – 5 PM Merlijn sails to Mainz, 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. After dinner there will be a change to make a city walk in Mainz, the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Day 2 (Sun): Mainz – Nierstein. Bike tour approx. 25 KM
Day 3 (Mon): Nierstein – Worms. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 4 (Tue): Worms – Mannheim - Heidelberg. Bike tour approx. 42 KM
Day 5 (Wed): Heidelberg - Eberbach. Bike tour approx. 32 KM
Day 6 (Thu): Eberbach - Heilbronn. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 7 (Fri): Heilbronn – Marbach - Ludwigsburg. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 8 (Sat): Ludwigsburg

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
  • mountain tour and wine tasting

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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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