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Mosel by bike and boat Comfort - Patria

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8 days and 7 nights bike and boat trip from Koblenz or Sarrebourg with full board in comfort version aboard the Patria in the Moselle valley.

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The Saar and Moselle valleys on the Patria from Koblenz

 

 

The Moselle is one of the most popular destinations for cycle tourists and we understand it perfectly! The Moselle and Saar valleys cross breathtaking regions. The landscapes are magical between fairy-tale castles, award-winning vineyards and medieval towns and villages. Cycle through Germany between Koblenz and Sarrebourg on the Patria for an unforgettable cruise.

 

Main areas of interest during the stay:

  • Discover superb vineyards by bike
  • Roman history in Trier
  • Tasting of fine Riesling wines from the region


Day 1 - Koblenz

 

The Patria awaits you in Koblenz and the crew welcomes you from 4 p.m. Your first night is spent in this beautiful and historic city, which was once a strategic city with a thriving economy. Visit the old Ehrenbreitstein Castle which dominates the right bank of the Rhine, the 12th century Alte Burg Castle or the old town of Koblenz.

 

Day 2 - Koblenz - Alken | Alken - Moselkern - Cochem. 29 km

 

The Patria sails to Alken where you test your bikes for the first time. You drive to Cochem through Moselkern, a charming town with its half-timbered houses, old town and Reichsburg Castle.

 

 

Day 3 - Cochem - Beilstein - Zell sur Moselle. 39 km

 

After breakfast, your bike route takes you to Beilstein, one of the best-preserved historic villages on the banks of the Moselle. You can explore the ruins of Metternich Castle. Leaving Beilstein you cross the steepest vineyard in Europe, with an incline between 50 and 55 degrees at Bremmer Calmont. Zell is your destination for the day, you have the opportunity to visit a local winemaker in the evening and taste local wines (optional, bookable on board the boat).

 

Day 4 - Zell sur Moselle - Bernkastel Kues. 43 km

 

The first stop of the day is the romantic village of Traben-Trarbach located on the left bank of the Moselle, known for its "Art-Nouveau" style architecture (international modernist artistic movement). You then go to the wine town of Kröv and the popular Kröver wine. You stay in Bernkastel Kues for the night. The large half-timbered house located on the market square of the Middle Ages is to be discovered.

 

Day 5 - Bernkastel Kues - Piesport - Mehring. 47 km

 

The theme of the day is viticulture in the Moselle valley. Piesport is the oldest community of winegrowers in the Moselle. Take a guided tour of the historic cellars and vineyards (optional, bookable on board the boat).

You arrive in Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine producing village in Germany. After lunch; you go to another wine village, Mehring, famous for its white wine, where you stay for the night.

 

Day 6 - Mehring - Trier. 26 to 29 km

 

Trier (Trier in French) is definitely a must visit on this tour. The city is known as the oldest city in Germany. Indeed, the Romans invested it as early as 16 BC and the legacy of the empire gives an undeniable charm to Trier. You can admire the Porta Nigra, the Basilica of Constantine (Aula Palatina) or the Roman Amphitheater.

 

Day 7 - Trier - Wasserbillig - Saarburg. 38 km

 

You cycle along the river to Sarrebourg via Wasserbillig (Luxembourg). Sarrebourg is known as "little Venice".

 

Day 8

 

End of the tour after breakfast disembarkation around 9:00 am

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Bike cruise on the Moselle and the Saar aboard the Patria from Sarrebourg

 

 

Day 1: Sarrebourg

 

The MS Patria awaits you in Saarburg where you are greeted by the crew from 4 p.m. You can visit Saarburg, a very welcoming city and the Saar Castle which dates from 964, its 20 m high waterfall in the heart of the city and its many historic buildings.

 

Day 2: Sarrebourg - Saarschleife - Igele Säule - Wasserbillig (Lux) - Trier 26-64 km

 

After the bike test, you drive through the picturesque Saar loop to the Igele mausoleum. You then go through Wasserbillig (Luxembourg) to finish in Trier. You can take (optional, bookable on the boat) a guided tour of the city, considered the oldest in Germany by many historians. It is marked by the heritage of the Roman Empire which took over the place from 16 BC You can see monuments such as the Porta Nigra, the Basilica of Constantine (Aula Palatina) or the Roman Amphitheater.

 

Day 3: Trier - Pfalzel - Mehring. 26 km

 

After breakfast, take a cycling route to the charming villages of Pfalzel and then Mehring. They are known for their white wines and form the largest concentration of winegrowers in the Moselle-Saar-Ruwer region. In the evening, take a stroll through the village.

 

Day 4: Mehring - Piesport - Bernkastel-Kues. 47 km

 

Neumagen-Dhron is the first village to produce wine in Germany! As for Piesport, the next stage is the first village to have produced wine on the Moselle. Take the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Roman cellars and vineyards. Bernkastel Kues welcomes you with its half-timbered houses and its market square to discover. In the evening, you can visit a local winemaker and taste Moselle wines (optional, bookable on the boat).

 

Day 5: Bernkastel-Kues - Traben-Trarbach - Zell. 43 km

 

Traben-Trarbach is a romantic village, located on the left bank of the Moselle. It is recognizable by its "Art-Nouveau" style architecture. Also along the Moselle, Zell is a village well known by wine lovers for the production of its "Zeller Schwarze Katz".

 

Day 6: Zell - Beilstein - Cochem. 39 km

 

Cycling route to Beilstein, nicknamed the "sleeping beauty of the Moselle". It is one of the best preserved historic villages on the Moselle. You can explore the ruins of the Metternich Castle.

Cochem is a very charming and picturesque village with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. This is where you spend the night.

 

Day 7: Cochem - Alken | Alken - Koblenz. 29 km

 

Bike tour of Alken, one of the oldest towns on the Moselle. The MS Patria then sails to Koblenz which has been for centuries an important economic center and a strategic city. The highlights of the city are Ehrenbreitstein Castle which dominates the right bank of the Rhine, the 12th century castle Alte Burg and the old town.

 

Day 8: Koblenz

 

End of the tour after breakfast.

 

 

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General information :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Comfort level of the barge : Comfort
  • Spoken languages on board : German and English
  • Child prices : please contact us

Dates :

 

Departure from Koblenz on Saturdays


From 10/04 to 09/10

  • Season A : 10/04
  • Season B : 09/10
  • Season C : 24/04
  • Season D : 08 and 22/05, 19/06, 03 and 31/07, 14 and 28/08, 25/09

Departure from Saarburg on Saturdays


From 17/04 to 16/10

  • Season A : 16/10
  • Season B : 17/04
  • Season C : 02/10
  • Season D : 01, 15 and 29/05, 26/06, 10/07, 07 and 21/08, 04/09

Included :

  • Full board stay (picnic lunch)
  • Travel documents : we will provide you with the information relating to the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary upon validation of your reservation, subject to change.
  • Guided line tour on upper deck

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits

Options :

  • Bike rental
  • Personal bike location (mandatory if no rented bike)
  • Theft insurance for rented bikes
  • Cancellation insurance

Level :


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat, very smooth roads and paths. 90% program on cycle paths.

 

Weather :


Temperatures in the Moselle valley are relatively mild. It can be very hot in summer, with dry weather.

 

Technicality :


0 to 50 km of cycling per day, or about 3 to 5 hours of cycling.

 

Bibliography :


- Guides about Moselle by bike
- Hiking maps about Germany

 

Participants :


On board, you will meet an international community of all ages, men, women, single or couples with children. We offer aboard this boat 65 places maximum in cabins of 2 and 3 people.

 

Accompaniment :


People responsible for your bike and boat holidays are : 
On board, the captain and his mate. They are responsible for the smooth running of the vacation on the boat, and bring the boat from stage to stage. The cook prepares the meals.
A daily briefing about the course is planned. A roadbook per cabin with maps and instructions is distributed.

 

Meals :


Breakfast : on board, you will find a substantial and dutch breakfast, worthy of a cyclist.
Lunch : after the breakfast, you will prepare by yourself a “lunch” (sandwich, fruit, snack, drinks).
Snack : after the daily route, you will find, when you arrive on the boat, various drinks such as tea and coffee prepared for your return, with a cake.
Dinner : at least three very good quality dishes. After dinner, you will have a choice of coffee and tea.
Other drinks, such as wine, beer, lemonade and mineral water, are not included but can be purchased on board at a reasonable price.

 

Bike :


At the beginning, on Saturday afternoon, a bike corresponding to your height, will be assigned to you. After a test ride, you will sign a receipt. The bike (7 or 24-speed bike) will be at your disposal all week until Friday afternoon, when the bike is handed over. The bike will be fitted with panniers as well as an anti-theft device, a container and a tire repair kit. There is no helmet on board.


If you take your own bike, it cannot be insured against theft by our company, you will have to make the necessary arrangements with your usual insurer. Do not forget your anti-theft. The return of your bike will be at your expense.

 

Transport : 

 

In the direction Koblenz - Saarburg : 

By train : the connection between Paris and Germany is quite good. You can get there easily with Deutsche Bahn.
By road : Koblenz is 5 hours 45 minutes from Paris on the A4.
By plane : Frankfurt Airport is the closest to Koblenz with regular direct flights.

 

In the direction Saarburg - Koblenz :

By train : TGV and Eurostar station to Trier, then “local” train to Saarburg.
By road : Saarburg is 445 km east of Paris. A31 between Luxembourg and Nancy or A4 between Paris, Luxembourg and Trier, to Saarburg.
By plane : Metz airport.

 

Your vehicle : 


We strongly advise against parking cars on the streets of Koblenz and Saarburg. You can park your vehicle in Koblenz in one of the car parks on the outskirts of the city, or in the city center near the Moselle, and in Saarburg in the station car park.

 

Cancellation insurance :


In order to guarantee the refund of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more, please click here.

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