Day 1: Metz
Embarkation and check-in from 2 pm in Metz. After the welcome, you will have time to do a trial tour on your bike. After dinner, the guide will take you on a walking tour of Metz. Metz offers a lot of beautiful architecture, flora and pubs. We recommend coming to Metz one or more days early to have enough time to discover this interesting city.
Day 2: Metz – Remich, approx. 41 or 49 km
During breakfast, you will take a boat to Thionville. Outside of Thionville, today’s bike tour begins. Among other things, you will pass the castle of Sierck-les-Bains, one of the palaces that were inhabited by counts of Lorraine. Through the beautiful Moselle valley you will reach the border between France and Luxembourg at Schengen. Almost every European knows about the Schengen Agreement, but hardly anyone knows that the agreement owes its name to this small town on the 3-country border. In Nennig, near Remich, you can visit a wonderful Roman mosaic floor - with 3 million individual tiles, images of a gladiatorial contest are depicted here.
Day 3: Remich – Saarburg, approx. 40 or 48 km
The Moselle River forms the border between Germany and Luxembourg here. You start the bike tour on the German side of the river, but soon continue on the Luxembourg side. In Luxembourg we visit a winegrowers’ cooperative that specializes in "Cremant", which is also considered the Champagne of the Moselle. Today there are two tour options: One is easier, but a little longer and goes along the river bank. The more challenging option takes you over hilly landscapes. No matter which option you choose, today you will head to Saarburg, a charming old town and located on the most beautiful part of the Saares River. Here the banks are densely forested. The castle of Saarburg was built here in the middle of the 10th century. In the middle of the town center there is a 20m high waterfall. At the foot of the waterfall there is an old mill, which is driven by the river. In this part of the town the oldest houses from the 17th and 18th centuries have been preserved and give the town a picturesque flair.
Day 4: Saarburg – Trier, approx. 32 km
After breakfast, the guide will take you on a short bike ride to Trier, arriving in the morning or early afternoon. After a guided walk, you will have time to discover Trier on your own. Trier is the oldest city in Germany and offers exciting historical sights. There is no dinner on board today. You can visit one of Trier’s restaurants.
Day 5: Trier – Schweig – Neumagen – Bernkastel-Kues, approx. 27 or 53 km
During breakfast, the ship departs for Schweig, where today’s bike tour begins. You have now reached "the romantic Moselle". Here you will find countless beautiful, stretched out vineyards. First we pass Trittenheim and Piesport. Trittenheim is located in a sharp bend of the Moselle. Piesport produces some good white wines. Especially the ’Piesporter Goldtröpfchen’ enjoys great fame. In the morning or early afternoon you will reach Neumagen. Here you have the option of already disembarking or to continue cycling to Bernkastel-Kues. Bernkastel is a lively, historical and picturesque town with the best wine region of the Middle Moselle. The pride of the town is the market square with its picturesque half-timbered houses. If you walk to the castle, you can enjoy a wonderful view.
Day 6: Bernkastel-Kues – Traben-Trarbach – Zell on the Moselle, approx. 45 km
Your bike tour today will take you to the romantic town of Traben-Trarbach, located on the left bank of the Moselle and known for its Art Nouveau architecture. You will then continue along the Moselle to your destination for today’s stage, Zell an der Mosel. Among wine connoisseurs, this town is known for its wine "Zeller Schwarze Katz". In Zell you will have extensive opportunity to get to know the good Moselle wines.
Day 7: Zell - Beilstein – Cochem, approx. 39 km
Beilstein, the "Sleeping Beauty on the Moselle," is one of the best-preserved historic villages on the banks of the river and the highlight of our bike tour today. You will have time here to explore the mighty ruins of Metternich Castle, which tower high above the village. Then it’s on to the destination of your trip, the typical Moselle town of Cochem with its cozy wine taverns, impressive castle and pretty half-timbered houses, surrounded by steep vineyards and wooded slopes. A perfect place for a glass of wine from the region. On the agenda is a visit to the Reichsburg Castle.
Day 8: Cochem
End of the trip. Disembarkation after breakfast until 09:30. Individual departure