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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

Highlights

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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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 may 2019

Amsterdam - Den Bosch

Our tour from Amsterdam to Den Bosch was a trip of a lifetime!!! Coen and his wife Cristina made us feel like family and the accommodations were fabulous!!! Cristina was the Chef and the food was beyond compare. Captain Coen was the most skilled and versatile I have ever sailed with. Lia was our guide and I learned more about the Netherlands in one week than I learned in the four years I lived in Holland forty years ago. This is a small group experience where you come aboard as strangers and leave as life-long friends. Many thanks to Captain Coen and his crew!!! Ernie & Kelly-USA