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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 (KM) 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 (KM): 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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30 october 2019

Merzig to Cochem - October - 2019 -The entire trip was memorable , all 6 days of it , right from the moment we boarded till we disembarked everything was perfect, absolutely no complaints. The Barge Merlijn, the owners, Coen and Christina and their entire team were par excellence ! Our guide , Lia was fantastic, with great sense of Humour and was prompt in taking care of any bike related issues . The food was exquisite, the most delectable vegetarian food we ate lovingly prepared by Christina. The bike paths thru the Vineyards and the varied landscapes were perfect along the river Saar and Mosel. It was in reality doing a leisurely tour on a bike. The hike up the mountain to view the Saar Loop was awesome. Thanks once again Coen and Christina and not to forget the team. - Thanks and all the very best- Ravi