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Saar–Moselle: bike & boat Koblenz - Saarburg

Moselle and Saar by bike and ship

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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1,049.00 €
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Cycle along the neat Saar-bike trail. Discover Saarburg, the “Little Venice” of the Saar and visit the castle and the old Saar-loop before reaching the Moselle with the historical Roman town Treves. You should not miss out on a visit of the Roman thermal baths, the Porta Nigra and the historical town centre. The Moselle-bike trail will impress you. You will roll along green vineyards and visit well-known places along the Moselle like Traben-Trarbach, Zell and Bernkastel-Kues. Further highlights of your tour will be impressive passages on the ship’s sundeck or a side trip to Burg Eltz, which will definitely not disappoint you! The last stage of your trip is Koblenz with the “Deutsche Eck”.

This Tour is perfect for:

  • City enthusiasts: Saarburg enchants with its charm.
  • Nature lovers: Not only the Saar Loop invites you to marvel, but also green forests and the fascinating landscape of the region.
  • Ship fans: Discover the Saar region from a whole new perspective!

Highlights

Saarburg
Saarburg was founded in 964 by Count-Siegfried of Luxembourg with the construction of the castle high above the river Saar.

Saarburg

Wiltingen Saar Loop
Wiltingen is the center of the Riesling cultivation on the lower Saar with world-famous vineyards such as the Scharzhofberg. The picturesque altar of the Saar, also called Wiltinger Saarbogen, is today designated as a nature reserve.

Wiltingen Saar Loop

Loop Treetop Path

Mehring, Villa Rustica
The Villa Rustica in Mehring is a Roman mansion (Villa Rustica) in Mehring on the "Roemischer Weinstrasse". 

Mehring, Villa Rustica

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein
At 118 metres above the Rhine, the fortress has the most fantastic views over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.

Koblenz, Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Saar–Moselle: bike & boat Koblenz - Saarburg

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Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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The MS Olympia is a comfortable and cozy riverboat with a family atmosphere. The ship was renovated in 2015/2016. The panorama saloon with bar, furnished in the English club style, and the bright and friendly restaurant invite you to spend relaxing hours on board. Look forward to the spacious, partly covered sun deck with seats, which also serves as a parking space for bicycles. In total, the MS Olympia offers 49 comfortable outside cabins for a maximum of 96 guests. On the main deck there are 21 two-bed cabins with a size of approx. 11 square meters,

on the upper deck there are 22 two-bed cabins, which are also approx. 11 square meters, and 4 larger cabins in the rear part of the ship (12 square meters). 3 of them are equipped with a double bed. In these cabins, noise can be heard more intensely while driving. Here are also the 2 single cabins, which are about 9 square meters. All cabins have a shower/toilet, hairdryer, telephone, TV, individually adjustable air conditioning/heating, refrigerator, safe and a panoramic window. The windows on the upper deck can be opened, all other windows cannot.

Tour

Individual arrival and embarkation from 16:00.

Your journey today will take you by boat to Alken. From there you will continue your journey by bike, first to Moselkern and then on to Cochem. In Cochem, historic half-timbered houses await you in the old town, the imposing town hall and the old market square with St. Martin's Fountain. Above it all rises majestically, as if from a fairy tale, the Reichsburg Castle.

For less experienced cyclists, we recommend spending the day on board the ship and enjoying the free afternoon in Cochem. This will allow you to explore the charming town and its sights without having to embark on a lengthy bike ride.

After you have had breakfast, you will continue your bike tour along the picturesque meanders of the Moselle, first towards the charming little town of Beilstein. Beilstein has even gone down in film history as "Rothenburg on the Moselle". After a short tour of this charming town, your route will take you past the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Bremmer Calmont, to Zell an der Mosel. Take the opportunity to get to know and taste the delicious wines of the Moselle region.

Today you continue your bike tour and first pass through the picturesque Traben-Trarbach, a town of Art Nouveau on the Middle Moselle. Your route then takes you through the world-famous wine town of Kröv to Bernkastel-Kues. In this enchanting town, impressive half-timbered houses line the medieval market square, which literally invites you to linger. Enjoy the atmosphere and the opportunity to take some well-deserved time out.

Your journey leads on the fifth day of the tour to Piesport, the largest wine-growing community on the Moselle. Here you will also find the largest Roman winepress ever discovered north of the Alps. In Neumagen-Dhron, Germany's oldest wine village, you will have the opportunity to see a replica of a Roman wine ship. You will then continue your tour in the early afternoon and reach Mehring.

You continue your bike tour and cycle via Pfalzel to Trier. This one of the oldest cities in Germany deserves a detailed tour: its Roman origins are reflected in imposing structures such as the Porta Nigra, a city gate of impressive size, and the Basilica of Constantine, which have been preserved to this day. Take time to explore these historical treasures.

On this day your bike tour leads along the river from Trier via Wasserbillig in Luxembourg to Saarburg. The town of Saarburg is characterized by its narrow streets, half-timbered houses, baroque buildings and the picturesque fishermen's and boatmen's houses. This charming townscape contributes to the special atmosphere of Saarburg and invites you to discover the beauty of the town.

Disembarkation after breakfast at 09:00 and individual journey home.

Exclusive departure 04.05.2024: Embarkation in Bonn instead of Koblenz, departure Bonn 5 pm Arrival in Andernach on 04.05.2023 at 10 pm. Departure on day 2 from Andernach at 7 am. Arrival in Alken at 10 am. The further course according to the timetable.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 7 nights in outside cabins of the booked category with shower/WC
  • Program according to itinerary
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board with 7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch for bike tours or lunch snack, 6 x afternoon coffee and cake and 7 x 3-course dinner
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Change of bed linen and towels as required
  • Daily bike tour briefing
  • On-board tour guide
  • All passenger and port charges
  • 1 x map and information material per cabin
  • GPS data
Worth knowing about the Saar - Moselle boat & bike tour

Please find more information about the Saar - Moselle boat & bike tour below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival Saarburg

The pier in Saarburg is about 3 km away from the main station. Detailed information you will receive with your travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Parking in Saarburg

Unguarded parking lot for the duration of your trip close to the pier (approx. 25 Euro/week/car, no reservation possible, payable on site).

(as of May 2023)

Parking in Koblenz

Parking in a public multi-storey car park near the pier costs around € 125 per week. Free Park & ​​Ride parking spaces are available outside of Koblenz. From there you can take the bus / train into the city. No reservation possible, payable on site.

(as of May 2023)

Embarkation

Embarkation on the MS Olympia in Saarburg and Koblenz is possible from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 pm.

Lactose-free and gluten-free food

If you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet, this is possible on board, but there is a surcharge for this, which must be paid on site. Please let us know at the time of booking or at least 14 days before arrival if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

Luggage

For lack of space please abstain from hard-top cases, storage space is limited.

Optional excursions

If the bike stages and lay times allow, an excursion program will be put together, which can only be booked and paid for on board. Depending on the group of participants, the excursions may be offered bilingual German-English.

Condition of cycle paths

The quality of the bike paths is good The Moselle cycle path usually runs on paved roads without significant gradients.

Available rental bikes

We provide 7-speed gear shift unisex bikes with hand and pedal brake by KTM and a pannier. A limited number of freewheel bikes and electric bikes is available.

Own bikes

You can travel with your own bike, by prior appointment (exclusion of liability for damage, loss and theft). Due to the limited space on the sun deck, you can only bring your own bike on request and only to a limited extent.

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

By train in 2 hours: approx. 25,- € per person.

Changes

Subject to changes. If a route cannot be traveled due to low or high water or bad weather, the skipper reserves the right to change the route for your safety. This is not a free reason to withdraw.

Extra costs which are not included in the travel price

Arrival and departure, transfers, rental bike, optional excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, insurance, tips and personal expenses.

7 days hotline service

Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.

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