Embarkment starts at 4 p.m. Captain and crew give you a warm welcome at 6 p.m.
We recommend discovering the Old Town on your own. The small town is situated below the fortress of the Saarburg by the Saar. Vineyards and woods surround Saarburg. The Leukbach flows through it and established the basis for the early heydays of the local community life. “Little Venice” is how the ensemble of romantic rows of houses and small bridges crossing the creeks on the butter market was already referred to by the Berlin architect Schinkel.
Your first bike tour starts afetr breakfast and leads you to the old Saar-loop. You can do a side trip to Wasserbillig in Luxembourg where the Sauer river flows into the Moselle. The ship will already be waiting for you in Trier. In Trier you can participate in a guided city tour organized by your tour guide. Here, you will have the unique chance to follow 2000 years of history step by step. Visit the Porta Nigra, a Roman town gate of gigantic size, the basilica, the Roman thermal baths or the electoral palace.
In a comfortable pace, you cycle to Mehring on the even Moselle bike trail. There, on an acclivity above the Moselle, excavations of the Villa Rustica, a Roman manor, can be visited.
After breakfast, your route takes you to Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest winegrowing place by the Moselle. Marvel at the rock relief of the wine ship and at its beautiful remake. Later on you will cycle to Trittenheim and from there to Piesport with its worthwhile Roman wine press. The community, known as the biggest winegrowing establishment in the Moselle-Saar-Ruwer-region, is surrounded by vineyards, woods and meadows. Already the Romans came here to enjoy the stunning landscape with its natural prosperity. The famous winegrowing town Bernkastel-Kues will be reached after a short time of cycling through the vineyards. Neat small towns lie on both sides of the Moselle. Noble half-timbered houses seam the steep market place in Bernkastel. Enjoy the incomparable atmosphere of the picturesque Old Town full of history.
Today’s route leads through the famous winegrowing area "Kröver Nacktarsch“. You will be tempted to stop and taste the various wines. In Traben-Trarbach, it is time to take a relaxing break in order to explore the beautiful town. The next stop will be in Enkirch, whose half-timbered houses and narrow streets invite to walk around. You will not be back on your bikes for long before the next big winegrowing area comes up. The route leads past vines of the “Schwarze Katz” (black cat), into the middle of the small but beautiful town.
Behind a narrow curve in the course of the Moselle lies the small winegrowing town Bremm with its winding lanes. Here you are going to pass the steepest vineyard in Europe, the “Calmont”. Another highlight of the day surely is Beilstein, whose heavenly townscape has served as the scenery for five movies. A perfect place for a nice break. Today’s destination is Cochem. The perfectly restored Old Town and the impressive castle watching over the town make Cochem the most frequented town by the Moselle. Your ship is waiting for you by the bridge over the Moselle with a great view over town and castle.
Today you can look forward to a day of relaxation on board. Enjoy the passing Moselle landscape from the sun deck and stroll in the afternoon in Koblenz along the "Deutsches Eck", where it is well known that the Moselle and the Rhine converge. Experienced cyclists can alternatively cycle from Cochem to Koblenz and pay a visit to Eltz Castle.
Your journey back home starts after breakfast at 9 am.
All bike and ship trips may underlie spontaneous changes of the route due to certain weather conditions. For this trip exist special terms of cancelation.
The journey from May 4 to May 11 2024 starts in Bonn!
Prices / Dates
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
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.
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 / Koblenz
Parking 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).
Parking 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 on the MS Olympia in Saarburg and Koblenz is possible from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 pm.
For lack of space please abstain from hard-top cases, storage space is limited.
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.
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.
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.
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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