With Bike and Barge from Bonn to Saarburg, MS OLYMPIA

Beautiful river valleys and vineyards on Moselle and Saar

The history of this region goes back to the Roman Era, some 2.000 years ago. Beautiful timbered houses, vineyards, the Porta Nigra in Trier, the “German corner” (conjunction of Moselle and Rhine) in Koblenz and Saarburg (also known as “little Venice”) are only a few of the highlights during this trip. The Moselle, with a length of 544 km, is the Rhine’s longest tributary and it is also the second most important shipping route in Germany. The Saar, which has the greatest abundance of water and a length of 246 km, is the Moselle’s longest tributary. The quality of the cycle paths along this route is excellent. Most of the path along the Moselle is paved or asphalted and does not have any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for relatively unpractised cyclists.

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Tour details

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Embarkation between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. You will spend the evening and first night in Koblenz.

By ship to Alken, where your bike tour starts. You are cycling to Moselkern and then on to Cochem. Cochem is a lovely little town with historical half-timbered-houses and a picturesque Old town. Inexperienced cyclists we recommend spending the day on board and use the day off to visit Cochem in the afternoon.

The bike tour will take you to Beilstein first, which you can explore during a short tour on your own. Pass Europe’s steepest vineyard at Bremmer Calmont. Today´s tour ends in the wine village of Zell on the Moselle. You should take the time to enjoy the popular wines.

You are cycling from Zell to romantic Traben-Trarbach, where Art Nouveau architecture shows its best side. After that, the middle-aged market place of Bernkastel-Kues invites you for a rest. You will reach the ship in Kues after a tour through town.

Cycle tour to Piesport, the oldest winegrowing community along the Moselle. Visit the Roman cellars and the vineyards on your own. Further on you are going to Neumagen-Dhron which is the oldest wine city of Germany. After lunch break the tour continues to Mehring.

You will cycle via Pfalzel to Trier, where MS OLYMPIA is already waiting for you. Trier is one of the oldest cities of Germany and its Roman roots are still visible in impressive buildings as the Porta Nigra, the Konstantin basilica and the Amphitheatre.

Today you will be cycling along the river from Trier via Wasserbillig in Luxembourg to Saarburg, also called “little Venice”. In its centre you will find a waterfall of 20 meters deep as well as many baroque buildings and fisher houses.

Disembarkation after breakfast from 9:30 am. Individual journey home.

Tour character

Most of the stretches are paved or asphalted without any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for unpractised cyclists.

Map Bike and Boat Koblenz-Saarburg

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Bonn
  Season 1
06.05.2023 |
Saturday
MS Olympia, Bonn - Saarburg, UPPER DECK, DE-MOSBS-08I-O
Base price
1,149.00
2-bed cabin for single use 1,449.00
2-bed cabin astern 1,099.00
1-bed cabin 1,149.00
MS Olympia, Bonn - Saarburg, MAIN DECK, DE-MOSBS-08I-H
Base price
999.00
2-bed cabin in single use 1,299.00
Season 1
May 6, 2023 |
Saturday
MS Olympia, Bonn - Saarburg, UPPER DECK, DE-MOSBS-08I-O
Base price
2-bed cabin for single use
2-bed cabin astern
1-bed cabin
MS Olympia, Bonn - Saarburg, MAIN DECK, DE-MOSBS-08I-H
Base price
2-bed cabin in single use
1,149.00
1,449.00
1,099.00
1,149.00
999.00
1,299.00
Filter
7-gear with back brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with coaster brake
Electric bike with free wheel
79.00
79.00
189.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & information

Services
  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Program according to routing
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Welcome-Drink
  • Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bedclothes as necessary
  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast, 6x lunch package for cycle tours or snack on board (non-cyclists), 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours
  • Printed instructions and maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
  • GPS tracks for cycle tours
  • Tour guide on board
Not included

Arrival and departure, parking fees and shuttles, bike rentals, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees, travel insurances, tips, drinks on board and personal expenses.

Infos

Important remarks

All guests must be fully vaccinated or recovered (so-called 2G-rules i.e. 2G stands for “geimpft”=vaccinated or “genesen”=recently recovered). Unfortunately, unvaccinated guests or guests without a valid certification of recent recovery from Covid-19 may not participate in our trips. Government restrictions are changing regularly and rapidly. All cruise guests are required to keep themselves updated about current restrictions in good time prior to departure. All cruise guests are solely responsible for complying with applicable Covid-19 travel regulations. For the safety of all persons present on board, you are obliged to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene. For this purpose, you will receive our ship-specific hygiene concept when booking/inquiring.

Passenger car parking options in Saarburg (subject to change, as of May 2022):

Public parking near the pier in Saarburg (unguarded, not reservable). Costs approx. € 25.-/week.

Parking space near the train station in Saarburg (unguarded, not reservable). Costs approx. € 10.- per week.

Passenger car parking options in Koblenz (subject to change, as of May 2022):

Public car park near the pier in Koblenz from approx. € 125.-/week and free commuter parking outside. From there you can take the public bus into the city. No reservation possible.

Parking in Koblenz at Ehrenbreitstein station (unguarded, not reservable). Costs from approx. € 15.-/week.

Please note: In Koblenz, the car cannot be loaded or unloaded in front of the ship!

Return to Koblenz

By train from Saarburg to Koblenz in 2 hours, approx. € 25.- per person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bikes:

  • 7-gear-Unisex-trekking bikes and 8-gear-E-Bikes (brand: Velo de Ville - special SE-Tours edition)
  • With hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability, please indicate as a non-binding customer request by the booking)
  • Pannier bag and rental bike insurance included
  • E-Bikes on a limited number only
  • Please indicate your body height by the booking

Travel safe and secure with SE-Tours: We recommend to wear a bike helmet. Onboard Selling: UVEX I-VO € 40.- per helmet, limited number.

Embarkation from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. | Disembarkation from 9.30 a.m.

Minimum number of participants 75 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure

To bring your own bike On request only – due to lack of space on sun deck

Excursions We offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English)

Schedule and program changes Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). Same applies to previously unbeknownst administrative orders of lock or bridge repairs.

Travel documents EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.
This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.

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