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Neckar & Rhine, Premium 2-river tour in Germany

October 02 - 09 / 2021

Departure date: 02 october 2021
Average biking distance per day 25 to 55 KM

Highlights

This trip can be booked through our partner Tripsite

Bike, Barge and cruise the charming Neckar river and the mighty Rhine - Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and castles you will cycle your way thru Germany’s best kept secrets - Visit the romantic cities of Heilbronn - Heidelberg – Worms – Mainz. Included excursion to the vineyards of Nierstein and a wine-tasting.

Neckar & Rhine, Premium 2-river tour in Germany
Departure port: Ludwigsburg Destination: Mainz Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day: 25 to 55 KM
Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and castles you will cycle your way through Germany’s best kept secrets. Excursion to the vineyards of Nierstein and a wine-tasting included
€ 1.635,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Ludwigsburg – Marbach

Check in: 3:30 PM – 5 PM Merlijn sails to Marbach, where we stay overnight. We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also we inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. Dinner will be during the cruise. After dinner there will be a change to vist Marbach, a charming city on the Neckar river where the famous writer Schiller was born.

Day 2 (Sun): Marbach – Besigheim – Heilbronn. Bike tour approx. 42 KM
Day 3 (Mon): Heilbronn – Neckarzimmern – Eberbach. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 4 (Tue): Eberbach – Heidelberg. Bike tour approx. 32 KM
Day 5 (Wed): Heidelberg - Ladenburg – Worms. Bike tour approx. 42 KM
Day 6 (Thu): Worms – Nierstein. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 7 (Fri): Nierstein – Mainz. Bike tour approx. 25 KM
Day 8 (Sat): Mainz

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: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x packed lunches and 6x 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
  • mountain tour and wine tasting

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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31 may 2018

Authentic Holland, May 19th - 25th 2018

"Dear Merlijn & staff, Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We could not have had a more fun family vacation. It's usually only once in a lifetime that a family can all be together and have so much fun. You are the best crew ever and EVERYTHING on the Merlijn was just perfect. The boat is spotless, the food amazing, the beer & bourbon exceptional, the bicycling through the country was gorgeous and each day brought new scenery. The E-bikes were so much FUN even though some of us felt a little lazy using them! We did turn them on and off so we wouldn't feel so guilty. And singing Karioke had to have been the highlight! We didn't know he had such talent!! That was definitely a surprise. And a very special Thank-you to you for your unsurpassed hospitality and the Birthday "Surprise" for Lauren. (Definitely keep those placemats). You are the Hostess with the Mostest!

We love you all and thank you so very much. We already miss your smiling faces.

Bruce, Theresa, Donna, Nolan, Lauren & Jordan