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Weser-Hills tour in Germany

‘Following in Theodor Fontane’s footsteps”

June 06 - 13 / 2020

Departure date: 06 june 2020
Average biking distance per day (KM) 30 to 45

Highlights

Bike, Barge and Cruise through the ‘Weser-hills’ landscape & along the midland canal in Germany – Bike the Weser-Cycling-Route, one of the most popular German cycling routes – Explore the cultural highlights of Hannover, Braunschweich & Magdeburg - Follow in Theodor Fontane’s footsteps and visit small villages in typical March style – Cruise the Weser river & the Midland canal – Tourists are hard to find - Entrance to the Autostadt, the home of Volkswagen included – Extend your holiday in Bremen, This 1200 years old Hanseatic city has much to offer.

Weser-Hills tour in Germany | ‘Following in Theodor Fontane’s footsteps”
Departure port: Bremen Destination: Magdeburg Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day (KM): 30 to 45
From the Bremen Town Musicians to Magdeburg’s Golden Rider Statue. Bike, Barge and Cruise through the ‘Weser-hills’ landscape, where tourists are hard to find.
€ 1.525,- p.p.
7 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Bremen - Verden

Check in: 3:30 PM – 5 PM Merlijn sails to Verden, 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. While sailing, you will enjoy the scenery of the ‘Weser-bergland’ already. After dinner you may want to stroll through the equestrian city of Verden, the mecca of the Hanoverian horse, a world-famous and powerful German warm-blood breed of horse.

Well worth seeing in Verden are the historical old city center along the Aller River with its pedestrian area ‘Große Straße’ (Big street). The Cathedral Quarter at the Lugenstein with its bars, the town hall, the ‘Domherrenhaus’ (Cathedral Chapter House), the vintage train and much more.

Day 2 (Sun): Verden – Nienburg
Day 3 (Mon): Nienburg – Stolzenau – Minden
Day 4 (Tue): Minden – Sachsenhagen - Hannover - Peine
Day 5 (Wed): Peine - Braunschweig - Wolfsburg
Day 6 (Thu): Wolfsburg - Haldensleben
Day 7 (Fri): Haldensleben - Magdeburg
Day 8 (Sat): Magdeburg

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
  • entrance and guided tour Volkswagen autostadt

 

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 - October - 2019 -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