Bike & Barge Moselle and Saar

Boat and bike Moselle and Saar

Koblenz - Saarburg

„Little Venice“ is the destination of this bike & barge trip and the analogy hits the point. Saarburg is proud of 1000 years history, a medieval past and vivacious present. Nestling in midst of vineyards and forests within the triangle Germany-France-Luxembourg the heritage shows in many a monument.
The cultural and historic heritage will be a constant companion during this cycle trip: from the Romans who settled here and left Porta Nigra in Trier, to medieval little towns and places with gingerbread houses, vineyards and the spectacular Saar river bend. A tour that combines highlights of two rivers and a comfortable way of exploring them with your swimming hotel always there to meet you after an exciting cycling day.


  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 45
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Embarkation between 4 and 5 p.m. 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 Jugendstil 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 PATRIA 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 until 9:00 a.m. Individual journey home.

The route

Very good cycle paths, mostly with asphalted or metalled surface. No climbs worth mentioning. Therefore this tour is perfectly suited for beginners.

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Prices and events

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Services & Extras

  • 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)
  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with group)

Services 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.


Travelling by train takes about 2 hours, approx. € 24,- per person (your tour guide will assist you with buying the tickets) 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.

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 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.

Important notes

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Tour operated by SE-Tours in Bremerhaven

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4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Jürgen L. DE | 15.10.2018
Eine ausgezeichnete Reise, sehr empfehlenswert
Urlaub von der ersten Minute an. Kompetente und stets freundliche Reiseleitung und Crew. Die Strecken sind gut ausgebaut. Ausflüge waren gut dosiert und sehr informativ. Am schönsten war die Weinprobe im Weinberg Piesporter Goldtröpfchen. Anregung: Verlängern sie die Reise bis Mettlach.
4 stars
Hans Dieter Gänsslen DE | 15.09.2018
Es gibt ein Problem, wenn man mit eigenen Rädern anreist. Wie kommt man wieder zu seinem Wagen in Koblenz zurück? Ein Transfer (teuer) wird zwar angeboten, kann aber erst vor Ort gebucht werden, wenn vier Personen zusammenkommen. Das wäre wohl bei unserer Reise nicht der Fall gewesen. Wir mussten also einen Tag vorher nach Koblenz anreisen. Am Samstagmorgen fuhr ich das Auto nach Saarburg und kam mit Bahn und Bus zurück nach Koblenz. Das ist doch ein gewisser Umstand

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