Bike and Barge
Moselle Cycle Path

from Saarburg to Koblenz
  • DE100 / Germany
  • Bike and Barge For families Travel with children and teenagers: boats with family cabins, discounts, easy stages and the possibility of hiring bikes and accessories for the little ones.
  • Self-guided Self-guided Travel at your own pace following maps, roadbooks and information material. When travelling, you can always count on our assistance. Details
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  • Aug, Sep, Oct
  • 8 days
  • linear from Saarburg to Koblenz
  • Full board included

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Highlights

Saarburg, a picturesque town on the banks of the Saar River, and Trier, with its splendid Roman architecture, are featured on a tour with romantic and traditional flavors, where you can stop in medieval squares for tastings of Riesling. Flowing alongside you as you pedal is the Moselle River, which, at 544 kilometers long, is Germany's largest tributary of the Rhine and one of the largest navigable waterway in Germany.

 

  • The historic center of Beilstein, the "sleeping beauty on the Moselle"
  • Trier's Roman origins
  • The waterfall in the center of Saarburg

What awaits you

A week of biking and boating in the Moselle wine region. Most of the tour takes place along the river on a well-marked bike path that runs on both banks. The quality of the terrain is excellent. The route is mainly on paved roads or well-traveled dirt paths along the river and is without significant climbs, making it suitable even for more casual cyclists. The initial stage takes place along the Saar, the longest tributary of the Moselle and the largest in terms of water flow.

Accommodation

Overnight accommodation is provided aboard a riverboat, a floating hotel ready to follow you during the biking stages and welcome you aboard in the evening. The atmosphere is comfortable and is designed down to the smallest detail to ensure that you have an unforgettable stay. At dinner, the chefs and crew treat you to a feast of flavors and aromas. The cabins have private bathrooms and air conditioning.

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  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Sheets and towels
  • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 packed lunches
  • 7 dinners (drinks excluded)
  • Coffee or tea in the afternoon

If you are vegetarian, gluten-intolerant or allergic to some specific ingredients/substances please indicate it at the moment of booking. A supplement applies for gluten-free, lactose-free or vegan diets (to be paid in advance).

Once on board, make sure that the kitchen staff is aware of your allergies, in order to avoid unpleasant situations.

  • English-speaking tour leader on board

Each evening he/she gives a briefing of the next day’s stage, providing tips and information about the route and is your point of reference.

During the day you cycle independently with tracks and route descriptions provided.

The tour leader also cycles the routes and can be reached by phone in case of emergencies, problems or questions. If you want you can join in the ride with other international participants.

Before departure you will receive by email:

  • the link to download the tour information material in Pdf (Tour notes and Final tour details)

On board you will find:

  • maps and route descriptions
  • GPS tracks

We plan your trip carefully, but if you need assistance you can contact our helpline.

In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances occurring at the place of destination or in its immediate surrounding area and having a substantial impact on the execution of the package or on the transport of travellers towards the destination, the traveller has the right to withdraw from the agreement before using the package, without paying withdrawal costs.

In all the other cases of withdrawal from the travel agreement, the traveller is always required to pay a withdrawal penalty. Read more

Withdrawal penalties

  • 20% up to 84 days prior to departure date
  • 40% from 83 to 42 days prior to departure date
  • 60% from 41 to 28 days prior to departure date
  • 90% from 27 to 1 day prior to departure date
  • 100% no-show

Round trip not included.

  • Meals not mentioned in the section “price includes”
  • Drinks
  • Special diets supplement
  • Tips
    The amount is up to your discretion, we suggest 5-7 % of the cost of the trip.

You can rent bikes and accessories from our local partner.

The helmet is not mandatory, but we recommend wearing it and bringing your own.

  • Accommodation in single cabin
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
Practical information
  • Total length: 250 km
  • Terrain: bicycle paths, paved roads or well-trodden ground

Boarding is scheduled at 4 PM in Saarburg/Koblenz. Here you will meet the tour leader and other participants.

A) Direction Saarburg – Koblenz

Saarburg is the starting point of the tour to be reached independently.

By plane

Saarburg is connected with the following airport: Luxembourg.

From Luxembourg Airport (LUX):

  • bus VD Luxembourg Transit (with 1 change) to Saarburg (approx. 1 hour)

By train

Saarburg (Bz Trier) is the closest station.

 

 

B) Direction Koblenz – Saarburg

Koblenz is the starting point of the tour to be reached independently.

By plane

Koblenz is connected with the following airports: Cologne/Bonn and Frankfurt.

From Cologne Bonn airport (CGN):

  • bus SWB to Bonn. From here direct train DB Bahn to Cologne (approx. 1 hour)
  • alternatively, direct train DB Bahn to Koblenz (approx. 1,5 hour)

From Frankfurt airport (FRA):

  • direct train DB Bahn to Koblenz (approx. 1,5 hour)

By train

Koblenz Hauptbahnhof is the closest station.

 

For an overview of prices, airlines and flight schedules we suggest rome2rio.com or Google Maps, which also show options via train or bus, even for the last mile. For reliability and security, we recommend purchasing your flight on the official website of your chosen airline.

How to return home

A) Direction Saarburg – Koblenz

Koblenz is the city at the end of the tour. From here you can return home. 

By plane

Koblenz is connected with the following airports: Cologne/Bonn and Frankfurt.

To get to Cologne Bonn airport (CGN):

  • direct train DB Bahn to Koblenz (approx. 1,5 hour)
  • alternatively, train DB Bahn to Cologne (approx. 1 hour), then bus SWB to Bonn

To get to Frankfurt airport (FRA):

  • direct train DB Bahn (approx. 1,5 hour)

By train

Koblenz Hauptbahnhof is the closest station.

B) Direction Koblenza – Saarburg

Saarburg is the city at the end of the tour. From here you can return home. 

By plane

Saarburg is connected with the following airport: Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Airport (LUX):

  • bus VD Luxembourg Transit (with 1 change) to the airport (approx. 1 hour)

By train

Saarburg (Bz Trier) is the closest station.

If you are a citizen of the EU or of a Schengen country – i.e. most EU countries and four European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – you are free to travel to other Schengen countries without having to go through border controls.

Even if you don’t need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you.

If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport:

  • valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting,
  • which was issued within the previous 10 years
  • and possibly a visa

You should apply for a visa from the consulate or embassy of the country you are visiting. If your visa is from a Schengen area country, it automatically allows you to travel to the other Schengen countries as well.

 

Do not forget your travel, health and/or car insurance documents.

For further information visit Your Europe official website.

 

Always thoroughly check the document you travel with: expiration date and integrity.

The official language is German.

Internet and telephone

With a European SIM card, roaming services are free throughout Europe. Please check your rates with your mobile/internet provider before departure.
The international phone prefix for Germany is +49.

 

Emergency numbers

112 – Common Emergency Number. This is the European emergency number which can be called in any emergency from any telephone (landline and mobile phone). Calls are free.

110 – Police Help Number
112 – Fire Department

 

Electricity

The electrical net is 230 volts – 50 Hz. Type C or F power sockets.

We recommend to always carry a universal adapter for electronic devices.

The currency in Germany is the euro (€).

Luggage

  • Bags instead of suitcases (space on board is limited)

Personal equipment

  • a reusable water bottle
  • a holder to fix for your mobile phone on the handlebar
  • a power bank
  • basic first aid kit which includes sticky bandages, gauze and low grade disinfectant
  • sun glasses for eye protection
  • protective sun lotion
  • insect repellent

Clothes

  • padded cycling shorts
  • comfortable shoes with stiff soles
  • light weight waterproof/windproof tops
  • leggings and long sleeved tops for cooler mornings or evenings
  • small close-fitting rucksack to carry small items during the day while cycling
  • swimsuit
  • clothes to cover your shoulders when you visit churches

Tour programme variations

  • Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.
  • Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

Travel insurance

  • It is advisable to take out an insurance policy against expenses arising from cancellation of the tour package, accidents, luggage (loss and damage), as well as a contract covering expenses in case of repatriation. Insurance policies are not included in the tour package offered by the operator.
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