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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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06 july 2019

Dear Coen and Cristina, your extended family crew, and of course Felix our tour guide, You all made our first trip to Germany a fantastic and memorable time. The boat and accommodations exceeded our expectations, and your service and food on board (and the packed lunches off board) was the best! Felix, our tour guide is a great addition to your family team and his daily entertainment on the trails, and knowledge of the historical sites and bakeries along the way each day seemed to make our day just that much better. Thanks for a great time, and we look forward to doing it all over again on the Merlijn for another trip down the road! Best to you all and hope you have great year ! Bob and Faith McDonald, So Burlington, Vermont USA"