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Moselle Barge & Bike

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
8 days
From: $ 1,149 $ 144 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Cycling through the stunning Moselle Valley
  • Wine tasting in Kues and learning of the ancient wine growing traditions of the region
  • Experiencing the areas rich history through its impressive castles and towns
  • Relaxing on board the comfortable barge

Short Description

A relaxing cycle along the Saar and Moselle Rivers

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
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Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cycling & Biking

Destinations

Germany Luxembourg

Cities & Attractions

Bern Koblenz

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Itinerary

Day 1 Embark ship in Koblenz

On arrival in Koblenz, you are welcome on board the MS Patria, a river boat with a comfortable atmosphere, between 4 and 5pm. The captain and his crew will welcome you on board at approximately 6pm. Located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, the city has been an important defence centre for the region over its more than 2000 year history. Its impressive fortifications are still in good condition today and it's worth exploring these, as well as the old town with its ancient churches.

meals : D

Day 2 By boat to Alken then cycle via Moselkern to Cochem (29km/18mi)

The first section of the route today between Koblenz and Alken will be by boat. At Alken the cycle begins by crossing the river via a bridge and continuing along the banks of the Moselle. The first stop is Moselkern, a small town located at the confluence of the Elz and Moselle rivers. You can park your bike in the hikers carpark before walking (around 35 minutes) through the Elztal valley to Eltz Castle. Eltz Castle is considered one of the best preserved castles in Germany and has been privately owned by the Edlen Herren und Grafen (Lords and Counts) von und zu Eltz for more than 800 years. Guided tours are available in English. Continue cycling to the town of Cochem, overshadowed by the impressive Reichsburg Castle dating from 1051. The town is surrounded by vineyards and is located in the bend of the river providing stunning scenery and an old world atmosphere.

meals : B,L,D

Day 3 Cycle to Beilstein, then continue to the wine growing town of Zell (39km/24mi)

This morning you will cycle along the windings of the river Moselle to Beilstein. After a short walk around this city you will pass the steepest vineyard in Europe, Bremmer Calmont. Continue to Zell an der Mosel, which is well-known for the vineyard "Zellar Schwarze Katz". In the evening you will have the chance to visit a local winegrower where you can enjoy a wine tasting of some of the famous Moselle wines (supplement applies).

meals : B,L,D

Day 4 Cycle to Traben-Trarbach and Bernkastel-Kues (43km/26mi)

Today you will cycle to Traben-Trarbach, the city of Art Nouveau which displays historic architecture at its best. Afterwards you continue through the well-known village Krov to Bernkastel. Bernkastel-Kues is an ideal place to stroll around with its stylish medieval market square surrounded by half timbered houses. You will find the barge in Keus after cycling through the town.

meals : B,L,D

Day 5 Cycle to Germany's oldest wine village, Neumagen-Dhron, on to Mehring (47km/29mi)

Cycle tour to Piesport, the oldest winegrowing community along the Moselle. Here you can book a guided tour and visit the Roman cellars and the vineyards. Further on you come to Neumage-Dhron, the oldest wine village in Germany. Here you can visit the clone of a Roman wine boat. After lunch the cycle continues on to Mehring, a typical winegrowing village, where the boat is waiting for you.

meals : B,L,D

Day 6 Cycle to Trier via Pfalzel (26-29km/16-18mi)

The cycle this morning takes us past the small town of Pfalzel and on to Trier, considered to be Germany's oldest city, where the boat will be waiting there for you. In the afternoon you can explore the city in a special kind of way. Book a city walk with a "traditional Roman". There are numerous Roman and medieval sites of interest such as the Roman gateway, the Porta Nigra, which is not surprising given its incredible history and important position in the Roman Empire. Note: on some departures the overnight stop will be in Konz instead of Trier.

meals : B,L,D

Day 7 Cycle via Wasserbillig in Luxembourg to Saarburg (38km/23mi)

Today you will cycling along the river to Saarburg, also known as "Little Venice". As you explore the town you will enjoy the narrow alleys, half-timbered houses, baroque buildings and colourful fisher and boat houses. In the centre of town you'll also find a waterfall which is 20 metres deep.

meals : B,L,D

Day 8 Trip concludes Saarburg

Trip concludes after breakfast.

meals : B

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Most memorable moment? Cycling through the beautiful countryside and small villages of Holland

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Seeing so many residents on bikes, young and old, and admiring the beautiful neat and tidy Dutch homes and gardens.

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Only ground transport

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    7 nights barge

    Physical Requirements

    INTRODUCTORY - GRADE 1 This trip involves 6 days cycling of between 26km and 49km/16 to 29mi per day usually along paved cycle paths across generally flat terrain. In and out of the cities there will be some traffic. You need only carry your camera/rain gear and water bottle. Your luggage remains on the boat.The trip is a grade 1 due to the flat terrain and dedicated cycle paths and is considered suitable for beginners. Electric bikes are available - supplement applies. *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets be included as a compulsory item on your equipment list.

    Rules & Other Requirements

    Bike helmet, wet weather gear, sunscreen, jogging shoes and sun hat. (A detailed packing list is included in the pre departure information provided on booking).

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