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Moselle & Saar 2-river tour in Germany

August 01 - 07 / 2020

Departure date: 01 august 2020
Average biking distance per day (KM) 20 to 45 KM


Bike, Barge & Cruise the beautiful Saar & charming Moselle rivers. Explore the the Roman city of Trier – Visit Little Venice Saarburg - the charming ‘black cat’ town Zell – famous Bernkastel. Cruise along the Saar surrounded by mountains - the Moselle with its vineyards. Bike on great bike paths along these rivers and enjoy an included wine tasting at the well-known winery ‘Storck’.

Moselle & Saar 2-river tour in Germany
Departure port: Cochem Destination: Merzig Travel time: 7 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day (KM): 20 to 45 KM
Bike, Barge & Cruise the charming Moselle & beautiful Saar river. Mountains, vineyards, grapes, wines & lots of history! Incl. Wine tasting at the well known winery 'Storck'.
€ 1.495,- p.p.
11 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

DAY 1 (Sat): Arrival in Cochem

The Merlijn already awaits you in the port of Cochem. Embarkation starts at 3:30 pm. The crew welcomes you on board and while you enjoy your welcome drink you will get information about the ship, the tours and the bicycles. After dinner your guide takes you on a stroll through the city.

DAY 2 (Sun): Cochem – Zell – Traben Trarbach (45 km)
DAY 3 (Mon): Traben-Trarbach - Bernkastel Kues (45 km)
Day 4 (Tue): Bernkastel Kues – Trier (45 km)
DAY 5 (Wed): Trier – Saarburg (25 or 55 km)
DAY 6 (Thu): Saarburg - Merzig (32 km)
DAY 7 (Fri): Departure from Merzig

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 6 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 6x breakfast buffet, 5x packed lunches and 5x 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
  • city tour Trier
  • wine tasting Traben-Trarbach

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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05 may 2017

Belgium and Netherlands, from Bruges to Amsterdam, April 22nd 2017

Hi friends of Merlijn, We had a wonderful first bike/barge trip with all of you! The food was delicious, and the accommodations were great. I loved all the colorful table settings, and how friendly everyone was. Sorry the electric bike did not work out for me. I was able to handle the mileage well without it, and was more comfortable on a "regular" bike. We had nice visiting in Amsterdam (though very crowded for the holiday) and also in Haarlem. Again, thank you for a memorable trip!
Fran and John Betz