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With Bike and Barge from Saarburg to Koblenz - MS PATRIA

Beautiful river valleys, vineyards and picturesque towns

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  • departure 17.10.2020 the 7-speed rental bike is included.

The history of this region even 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 but 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.

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

Day
Route

Embarkation between 4 and 5 p.m. You will spend the first night and evening in Saarburg. In its centre you will find a waterfall of 20 meters deep as well as many baroque buildings and fisher houses.

Today you will cycle from Saarburg along the idyllic nature reserve of the abandoned meander of the River Saar. Further on to Wasserbillig in Luxemburg and from here to the Igeler Säule. Later you will reach Trier, where MS PATRIA is already waiting for you.

After breakfast you will cycle via Pfalzel to Mehring, the largest winegrowers’ community in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region.

Today you will reach Bernkastel-Kues by bike. The market place from the Middle Ages with many wood timbered houses invites you for a rest. On your way you visit Neumagen-Dhron which is the oldest wine city of Germany. Further on you reach Piesport, the oldest wine growing community along the Moselle. You should take the time to enjoy the popular wines.

Today’s bike tour brings you to romantic Traben-Trarbach, where Jugendstil architecture shows its best side. Continuing to Zell, well known wine village on the Moselle. In the evening you will have the chance to visit a local winegrowers place and enjoy a wine tasting with the famous Moselle wines (optional, bookable on board).

The perfect maintained historical centre of Beilstein, “the Sleeping Beauty of the Mosel”, is waiting for you. Today’s tour ends in Cochem with the Reichsburg. Cochem is a lovely little town with historical half-timbered-houses and a picturesque Old town.

Today you can spend the day on board and relax on the sundeck. Enjoy the beautiful Moselle landscape passing by and stroll along the “Deutsche Eck” in Koblenz in the afternoon, where Moselle and Rhine flow together. Experienced cyclist can cycle from Cochem to Koblenz and visit Burg Eltz.

Disembarkation after breakfast until 9:00 a.m. 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
Prices and services may vary depending on the travel year
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Place of arrival: Saarburg
  Season A
17.10.2020 |
Season B
18.04.2020 |
Season C
02.05.2020 | 03.10.2020 |
Season D
30.05.2020 | 13.06.2020 | 27.06.2020 | 25.07.2020 | 08.08.2020 | 22.08.2020 | 19.09.2020 |
Bike & Boat Mosel and Saar - Saarburg-Koblenz - MS Patria - main deck, DE-MOSSK-08I-H
Base price
499.00
629.00
749.00
849.00
% charge for double cabin in single use 50% 295.00 315.00 355.00 405.00
Bike & Boat Mosel and Saar - Saarburg-Koblenz - MS Patria, upper deck, DE-MOSSK-08I-O
Base price
639.00
739.00
849.00
949.00
% charge for double cabin in single use 50% 320.00 370.00 420.00 470.00
Season A
17.10.2020 |
Season B
18.04.2020 |
Season C
02.05.2020 | 03.10.2020 |
Season D
30.05.2020 | 13.06.2020 | 27.06.2020 | 25.07.2020 | 08.08.2020 | 22.08.2020 | 19.09.2020 |
Bike & Boat Mosel and Saar - Saarburg-Koblenz - MS Patria - main deck, DE-MOSSK-08I-H
Base price
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
Bike & Boat Mosel and Saar - Saarburg-Koblenz - MS Patria, upper deck, DE-MOSSK-08I-O
Base price
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
499.00
295.00
639.00
320.00
629.00
315.00
739.00
370.00
749.00
355.00
849.00
420.00
849.00
405.00
949.00
470.00
Filter
7-gear with back brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
75.00
75.00
165.00

Services & information

Services
  • 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)
Not included

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

Infos

Transfer back to Saarburg:

Travelling by train takes about 2 hours, approx. € 24,- per person or transfer by mini bus (minimum 4 persons), approx. € 75,- 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 to 5:00 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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