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On Neckar and Rhine - With bike & barge from Bad Wimpfen to Koblenz

Historical towns and legendary landscapes

Is the Neckar more picturesque at Marbach, the birthplace of the writer and poem Schiller, or perhaps at the Odenwald, which the river flows through? Maybe you prefer “Father Rhine”, which is associated with the famous Nibelungen saga, the Lorely rock, and numerous museums in Mainz or the famous city of Heidelberg? After you have returned home, you will enjoy browsing your photos: of course Heidelberg with its magnificent Castle, the narrow streets of the old town centers of Eberbach and Koblenz, which are just a few of the highlights of this trip along the Rhine and the Neckar. Every photo revives your pleasant memories. What more could you expect from such a wonderful trip? The quality of cycling tracks is very good: usually you will cycle on paved tracks along the rivers without any gradients of note. This makes the trip also suitable for relatively unpractised cyclists. You will live and travel on board the MS PATRIA, which has been a favourite ship for bike-boat holidays for many years.

Please note the route changes in the chapter "Services & informations".
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Tour details

Day
Route

Embarkation as from 4 p.m., the crew will welcome you on board. You will spend the evening and first night in Bad Wimpfen.

By bike to Neckarzimmern, from here you can go on foot or by bike to the castle Burg Hornberg, where Götz von Berlichingen once lived. Continue your bike tour to the old picturesque town of Eberbach.

The first destination: Hirschhorn, the “Pearl of the Neckar valley”. You cycle through the Odenwald to Neckarsteinach, then via Ziegelhausen to Heidelberg. A walk through the old town and a visit to the castle are highly recommended.

You start your cycle tour in Heidelberg, cross the Neckar and have a perfect view to Heidelberg and its castle. Further on by bike to Mannheim and leave the valleys of the Neckar behind. The ship is waiting for you in Mannheim and takes you during lunch to Nierstein, a popular destination for exploring the vineyards with a tractor wagon.

From the biggest vine growing community on the river Rhine you cycle to Mainz. Romance, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque - today you will explore the city of Mainz.

Picturesque houses and the beautiful landscape along the way from Mainz to Rüdesheim make your bike tour an experience. The heart of Rüdesheim's old town is a meeting place for locals and visitors from all over the world. Overnight stay in Rüdesheim or in Bingen.

Cycle on the left river bank to Boppard and enjoy the panoramic view of the unforgettable Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO Word Heritage site. On your way, you will pass castles and burgs alongside the celebrated Rock of Lorely. In the afternoon, MS PATRIA takes you to Koblenz where the rivers Rhine and Moselle meet.

After breakfast disembarkation until 09:00 am. Individual journey home.

Tour character

The quality of the cycle ways along the route is excellent. Most of the stretches are paved or asphalted, and lead alongside the Rhine dikes without any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for unpractised cyclist.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
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Place of arrival: Bad Wimpfen
  Season 1
16.05.2020 | 11.07.2020 | 05.09.2020 |
Bike & Boat on the Rhine and Neckar - Bad Wimpfen-Koblenz - MS Patria - main deck, DE-RHSBK-08I-H
Base price
849.00
% charge for double cabin in single use 50% 405.00
Bike & Boat on the Rhine and Neckar - Bad Wimpfen-Koblenz - MS Patria - upper deck, DE-RHSBK-08I-O
Base price
949.00
% charge for double cabin in single use 50% 470.00
Season 1
16.05.2020 | 11.07.2020 | 05.09.2020 |
Bike & Boat on the Rhine and Neckar - Bad Wimpfen-Koblenz - MS Patria - main deck, DE-RHSBK-08I-H
Base price
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
Bike & Boat on the Rhine and Neckar - Bad Wimpfen-Koblenz - MS Patria - upper deck, DE-RHSBK-08I-O
Base price
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
849.00
405.00
949.00
470.00
Filter
7-gear with back pedal brake
Electric bike
7-gear with freewheel
75.00
165.00
75.00

Services & information

Leistungen
  • 7 nights in outside cabin on MS PATRIA with private facilities and air condition
  • Programme according itinerary
  • Port fees included
  • Captains greeting and Welcome drinks
  • Daily cabin cleaning, Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
  • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x light lunch on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 7x dinner
  • Daily information meeting
  • Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • SE-Tours Tour guide on board (does not cycle with group)
Services not included

Arrival and departure, transfers to/from the docking place in Bad Wimpfen/Koblenz, bike rental, ferry fares, travel insurances, parking fee, drinks on board, tips.

Infos

Transfer back to Bad Wimpfen:
Travelling by train takes about 3.5 hours, approx. € 45,- per person or transfer by mini bus (minimum 4 persons), approx. € 85,- per person (own bikes will be carried for an extra charge of € 15,- per bike). Limited space, reservation for the transfer bus required in advance, to be paid on spot.

Important:

• Embarkation: from 4:00 p.m. • Disembarkation: until 9:00 a.m. • Bike Hire on Board: smooth-running 7 speed - unisex- city bikes (custom built for SE-Tours) with hand- and back pedal brakes or with free-wheel hub (please indicate upon booking) and pannier bags. Electric bikes (limited availability – timely booking required) Please inform us about your body height upon booking. • To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck. Storage of bikes inside the ship is not possible. Cycle Tours: unguided. You will cycle between 17 and 46 km per day. The kilometres indicated for the suggested cycle tours are approximate. Cycle routes/ level of difficulty: The quality of the cycle ways along the route is excellent. Most of the stretches are paved or asphalted, and lead alongside the Rhine dikes without any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for unpractised cyclist. • Optional Excursions: tour legs and the ship‘s time in port permitting, an optional excursion programme will be organised. Excursions can only be booked and paid (in cash) aboard the ship. • Luggage on board: We recommend waterproof rain gear, bike helmet, sun hat and sports shoes. We would like to ask you to do without hard-side luggage, as storage space in the cabin is very limited! Alterations of schedule or programme:  Subject to change. If a route cannot be shipped as a result of low or high water or bad weather, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this will not be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). 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.

Minimum number of participants: 40 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure). You may cancel the booking at any time. For cancellation fees, please refer to the booking conditions of SE-Tours. The tour operator’s terms and conditions apply: SE-Tours GmbH Am Grollhamm 12a, 27574 Bremerhaven. We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.

Route changes

Dear Sirs,

with this letter we would like to inform you that the annual lock closure on the Moselle has been postponed this year from May 2020 to autumn 2020 due to Corona.
Affected is the period 20.09. - 01.10.2020 and therefore also the following bike & boat trips on the Moselle with MS PATRIA, which cannot take place as planned:

12.09. – 19.09.2020 Koblenz - Saarburg
03.10. – 10.10.2020 Saarburg - Koblenz
10.10. – 17.10.2020  Koblenz - Saarburg
17.10. – 24.10.2020 Saarburg - Koblenz

 

 

 

 

 

In consultation with the shipping company and the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSA) we will carry out these trips as follows:

12.09. – 19.09.2020  Koblenz - Koblenz  Disembarkation in Koblenz instead of Saarburg
03.10. – 10.10.2020 Koblenz - Saarburg Reverse direction
10.10. – 17.10.2020 Saarburg - Koblenz Reverse direction
17.10. – 24.10.2020  Koblenz - Saarburg Reverse direction

 

The tour on 12.09.-19.09.20 Koblenz-Koblenz changes only minimally. The boat will leave Trier in the evening on day 6 and return to Traben-Trarbach where it will stay overnight. The bike tour on day 7 from Trier to Saarburg will be omitted, but on day 7 the guests will have a longer stay in Traben-Trarbach and can explore the city and surroundings by bike or on foot. This is followed by a cruise from Traben-Trarbach to Koblenz, arriving at about 6 pm.

The last three dates are in the opposite direction, but the tours are identical, only the embarkation and disembarkation ports are swapped.

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Lisa-Marie Hill
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