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 10th & 24th, May 8th & 22nd, June 19th, July 3rd & 31st, August 14th & 28th, September 25th, 9th October
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April 17th, May 1st, 15th & 29th, June 26th, July 10th, August 7th & 21st, September 4th, October 2nd & 16th.
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 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.
Koblenz-Bernkastl-Kues-Trier-Saarburg or in reverse
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
NOTE: Minimum of 40 persons needed for this trip to go-ahead
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.
Embarkation starts at 4 p.m. The captain and his crew are welcoming you onboard around 6 p.m.
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).
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”.
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.
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.
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
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.
Depart after breakfast.
Easy access to Koblenz from various central German airports
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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Special Cancellation Terms Apply – please ask for information (Deposit of 30% per person is required for this tour)