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Moselle 3-Countries tour

‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”

October 23 - 30 / 2021

Departure date: 23 october 2021
Average biking distance per day 35 to 45 km / Level: Easy


Bike, Barge & Cruise the charming Moselle, touching three countries. Fall in love with the French countryside & the German mountains while cycling along the Moselle river on good bike paths - Taste the wines from Luxembourg while visiting a wine cellar - Explore the ancient French cities Metz & Thionville - Enjoy a guided tour in former Roman city Trier – Visit famous Bernkastel with its magnificent framework houses, ‘black cat’ city Zell & romantic Cochem – Climb the road to see the stunning castle ‘Burg Eltz’.

Moselle 3-Countries tour  | ‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”
Departure port: Nancy/Frouard Destination: Koblenz Travel time: 8 days Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany Average biking distance per day: 35 to 45 km / Level: Easy
Bike, Barge & Cruise along the Moselle river, touching Germany, Luxembourg & France. Fall in love with the French countryside & the German mountains. Wine tasting included.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
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4 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Nancy/Frouard - Dieulouard

Frouard is a small town (and the first port) just outside Nancy.

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4 PM We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. We will also inform you about the tour, the ship and offer you a safety briefing. 5 PM Merlijn sails to Dieulouard, a tiny French town! After dinner you can enjoy an evening walk.

Day 2 (Sun): Dieulouard - Metz. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 3 (Mon): Metz – Richemont - Remich. Bike tour approx. 44 km or short route 35 km
Day 4 (Tue): Remich - Trier. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 5 (Wed): Trier – Mehring – Bernkastel – Traben-Trarbach. Bike tour approx. 45 km
Day 6 (Thu): Traben-Trarbach – Zell - Cochem. Bike tour approx. 35 km
Day 7 (Fri): Cochem - Koblenz. Bike tour approx. 40 km
Day 8 (Sat): Koblenz

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: 7 times breakfast buffet, 6 times packed lunches and 6 times 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information about the trip of the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees.
  • wine cellar visit in Luxembourg
  • guided city tour Trier
  • entrance to Burg Eltz


Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t include:

  • one dinner
  • drinks 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 for € 30 each per day, reservations in advance are advisable.

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12 july 2019

Magdeburg to Berlin 'West meets East Germany tour"

Thank you, Coen and Christina! This was our third trip aboard the Merlijn and we had a wonderful time. Your hospitality is excellent—our whole family enjoyed the cruise—and we recommend your bike and barge trips for people who appreciate great biking, comfortable accommodations, and an all-around great experience. Merlijn continues to be magic on the water and we look forward to our next cruise with you.