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Homepage > Germany > Moselle Bike and Barge (MS Patria)
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 1
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: On selected dates
  • Location: Koblenz/Saarburg
Tour Details

Taking a bike and barge cycling holiday in Germany is a superb way to relax. By the day you have gentle rides along beautiful lanes and cycleways while the barge moves to your next port of call. Of course, if you decide to stay on board no problem you can sunbathe and watch the world go by as the barge gently sails to the next port. You could even take our Moselle Valley cycle tour and the join this trip afterwards to extend your vacation by an extra week and return back by boat along the Moselle River. From Saarbruken you can then easily return to Metz or elsewhere by train. What better way to spend your bike vacation.

These are holidays to unwind, the combination of specially adapted river cruise boats and pedalling in the colourful countryside on the idyllic rivers Moselle and Saar sounds like a good recipe for a successful holiday. Enjoy tranquil river meadows and Savoir Vivre, art nouveau meets Little-Venice, old wine-growing villages, traces of Roman culture and culinary highlights. The pleasures of well-being are well-known on the rivers Moselle and Saar.

 Available Koblenz to Saarburg on
April 30th, May 28th, June 11th, 25th  July 23rd, August 6th & 20th, September 17th, October 1st, 15th, 29th.

Available from Saarburg to Koblenz on
May 7th, June 4th, 18th, July 2nd, 30th, August 13th & 27th, September 24th, October 8th & 22nd.

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Price Includes

  • 7 Nights aboard boat MS Patria
  • Cabin with shower/WC/air con
  • 7 x Full Board
  • Daily cleaning service / towels are changed upon request
  • Welcome meeting
  • Coffee and Tea in the afternoon each day
  • Daily tour briefing
  • All port and lock dues
  • GPS Files on request
  • Maps and Route Instructions
  • Tour leader onboard

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • High Season Supplement
  • 7 Speed Hybrid Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental Bike
  • Special diets
  • Own bike charged at £20 (on request only)
Trip Info

Subject to change. If a route cannot be shipped as a result of low or high water or bad weather, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this will not be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal).

Own Bikes

Own bikes can only be taken by request due to limited space on deck for additional bikes. Bikes are stored on deck.


You cycle on very good cycle paths. The Moselle cycle path follows mostly flat metalled roads. This cycle tour is perfectly suitable for first-timer. Moreover, you can stay on board any day.

Tour Route

Koblenz-Bernkastl-Kues-Trier-Saarburg or in reverse

MS Patria

MS Patria

A rustic, comfortable riverboat with a restaurant and saloon with a small bar which is air-conditioned. Partially roofed sun deck with seats and storage for bikes. Length 68 m, breadth 7,70 m, space for 68 guests, Dutch flag and captaincy. 15 cabins with air-conditioning (adjustable) on the cabin deck/main deck (windows cannot be opened), 19 cabins on the upper deck/promenade deck (no air-conditioning, windows can be opened), only twin-bed cabins (about 7 sqm, 2 separate beds), shower/toilet

MS Patria

MS Patria


NOTE: Minimum of 45 persons needed for this trip to go-ahead

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Individual arrival to Koblenz

Embarkation starts at 2 p.m. We spend evening in Koblenz (Saarburg, if starting in Saarburg)

Day 2Koblenz – Alken (by Ship), Alken – Moselkern – Cochem 18 miles 30 km

Today MS PATRIA brings you to Alken. From there you go by bike to Moselkern and on to Cochem. You can go onboard in Moselkern if you like to enjoy the cruise through the beautiful landscape along the waterway to Cochem. There will be a wine tasting in Cochem at one of the best winegrowers along the Moselle. Here you have the possibility to visit the Reichsburg which was built around the year 1000 from count palatine Ezzo (optional).

Day 3Cochem – Beilstein – Zell an der Mosel 25 miles 39 km

After breakfast, you cycle along the windings of river Moselle to Beilstein. After a short walkabout in Rothenburg you continue to pass the steepest vineyard in Europe, Bremmer Calmont, and continue to Zell an der Mosel – which is well-known through the vineyard “Zeller Schwarze Katz”.

Day 4Zell an der Mosel – Traben-Trarbach – Bernkastel-Kues  26 miles 43km

Today you cycle through romantic Traben-Trarbach, the city of Art Nouveau in this region. Afterwards, you continue through the well-known wine village of Kröv to Bernkastel. Precious half-timbered houses are seaming the medieval market square which invites you for a stroll. In the evening you have a chance for an optional excursion to sample some wine in a local vineyard.

Day 5Bernkastel-Kues – Piesport/Mehring 30miles  47 km.

Cycling today towards Piesport which is the oldest winegrowing region along the Moselle. You can take a guided tour of one of the wineries and the Roman cellars. Then onto  Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine village in Germany. Here you can visit a renovated Roman wine boat. After lunch, you continue in the early afternoon on to Mehring.

Day 6 Mehring – Trier 16 miles 26 km.

You cycle via Pfalzel to Trier where your boat is waiting for you, where you have the possibility of a city tour. Trier is one of the oldest cities in Germany. The roman roots are still alive through imposing buildings as the Porta Nigra, a city gate of gigantic size and the Constantine basilica

Day 7Trier – Saarburg 23 miles, 38 km.

Today you cycle along the river from Trier to Saarburg. Saarburg is also known as Little Venice. In its centre, you can find a small waterfall of 20m. On route, you shall cycle via Wasserbilling in Luxembourg.

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.


How to get there

Easy access to Koblenz from various central German airports

Return transfers to Koblenz – Saarburg

About 2 hours by train, cost approx. € 32 or by minivan, available from 4 persons, price per person €75. Limited number available, reservation requested when booking the tour. Payable locally. Own bikes 15€ each.

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