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Moselle & Saar 3-Countries tour

‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”

October 16 - 23 / 2021

Departure date: 16 october 2021
Average biking distance per day 20 to 45 km / Level: Easy

Highlights

Bike, Barge & Cruise the beautiful Saar and charming Moselle, touching three countries. Bike along the Moselle river on good bike paths - Enjoy a guided tour in former Roman city Trier - Fall in love with the French countryside - Explore the ancient cities Thionville, Metz & Nancy - Cruise the Saar surrounded by mountains and the Moselle with its vineyards - Taste the wines from Luxembourg while visiting a wine cellar.

Moselle & Saar 3-Countries tour | ‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”
Departure port: Merzig Destination: Nancy/Frouard Travel time: 8 days Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany Average biking distance per day: 20 to 45 km / Level: Easy
Bike, Barge & Cruise the Saar and Moselle rivers, touching Germany, Luxembourg & France. Visit picturesque towns, ancient cities and fall in love with the French countryside.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Merzig - Schwemlingen

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 Schwemlingen, a beautiful dock in nature! After dinner you can enjoy an evening walk.

Day 2 (Sun): Schwemlingen - Saarburg. Bike tour approx. 32 km
Day 3 (Mon): Saarburg - Trier. Bike tour approx. 20 km
Day 4 (Tue): Trier – Wasserbillig - Remich. Bike tour approx. 34 km
Day 5 (Wed): Remich – Thionville - Metz. Bike tour approx. 35 km or extend to 44 km
Day 6 (Thu): Metz – Pont-à-Mousson. Bike tour approx. 35 km
Day 7 (Fri): Pont-à-Mousson – Nancy - Frouard. Bike tour approx. 47 km
Day 8 (Sat): Nancy/Frouard

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.
  • guided city tour Trier
  • wine cellar visit in Luxembourg

 

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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20 august 2020

Wij hebben begin augustus een midweek gelogeerd op De Merlijn. Vanuit Dordrecht hebben we gefietst in de Alblasserwaard en de Biesbosch. De binnenstad van Dordrecht lag op loopafstand zodat we s avonds nog makkelijk even wat konden eten of drinken. Elke dag kregen we een heerlijk ontbijt, geserveerd aan tafel vanwege de Corona voorschriften. De eerste avond hadden we een voortreffelijk (voor mij vegetarisch) diner. De bemanning is zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Een aanrader!