• Travelcode: 406

    Moselle 3-Countries by Bike + Boat

    3 countries - Germany, Luxemburg, France

    • Along the river Mosel you cross the countries Germany, Luxemburg and France. Also you will visit the old villages Cochem and Bernkastel where you can enjoy a wine tasting. In Germany we find the oldest city with roman fountain. In the charming village Saarburg there is a waterfall in the middle of the center of the city. In France villages are famous for their hospitality. The last destination of the tour is the village Metz with an wonderful cathedrale.

      Tour profile / level 2

      Leisure bikers: Slightly rolling, light hilly terrain, few uphill stretches, average physical condition required.

      Itinerary Cochem - Metz

      Day 1: Cochem
      Individual arrival. Embarkation as from 2 p.m., the crew will welcome you on board.

      Day 2: Cochem - Beilstein - Traben Trarbach - Bernkastel Kues, approx. 28 - 51 km
      The ship will bring you to Beilstein. There you can visit the famous black madonna in a chapell. The bike tour starts here and you cycle along the river Mosel. You reach Traben Trarbach with its world famous architecture. After the sightseeing in Traben you get on the ship and it will bring you to the last stop of the day Bernkastel. It is a lively, historic and scenic village.

      Day 3: Bernkastel Kues / Trip to Daun, approx. 62 km
      Today we will leave the river and the vineyards. With a bus we explore the city Daun. Here we start to cycle our route above bridges and along volcanic crater lakes. At the afternoon we make a break in a small village where we enjoy some ice cream at a sidewalk café.

      Day 4: Bernkastel Kues - Neumagen - Schweig - Trier, approx. 28 - 54 km
      This day we pass the villages Brauneberg, Piesport and Trittenheim. Piespot is famous for the excellent white wine. Trittenheim is surrounded by some big wine fields. At the early afternoon we will reach Neumagen which was an important center for the wine production in the roman period. In Neumagen you can go on board or you cycle until Schweig. In Schweig you go on board and the ship will bring you to Trier. It is the oldest city in Germany and an interesting city with a lot of universities.

      Day 5: Trier - Saarburg, approx. 28 km
      At the start of the day we will have a sightseeing tour with our guide in Trier. You will also have some time to explore Trier by yourself.
      After lunch we cycle along the rivers Mosel and Saar to Saarburg. It is a charming old village. In the center of the city there is a waterfall of 20m. Today we won’t have diner on board because you have the possibility to visit a restaurant in Saarburg.

      Day 6: Saarburg - Remich, approx. 45 - 53 km
      Today you’ll have two options: 1. Cycling along a river: it is easier but a little bit longer. 2. Cycling in a hilly landscape and a little bit difficult. But both routes takes you to Luxemburg. The river Mosel forms a line between Germany and Luxemburg. Luxemburg is small country but the capital is an important financial center (for the European Union). Near the village Remich you can visit an amazing and colorful mosaic ground.

      Day 7: Remich - Schengen - Thionville - Metz, approx. 30 km
      We enjoy our breakfast while the ship will bring us to Schengen. Here we start our cycling tour today. Along the Mosel we will reach France. Here you’ll see the sights like the palace of "Graf Lothringen" or the castle of Sierck - les - Bains. At the afternoon we will reach Thionville. It is a beautiful french city. At the old town you’ll find some beautiful garden and the gorgeous St. Maximi Church. From Thionville to Metz we will be on board. Metz impresses with its cathedrales, architectures and flying buttresses.

      Day 8: Metz
      After breakfast disembarkation and end of the tour by 9:30 a.m. Individual departure.

      Itinerary Metz - Cochem

      Day 1:Metz
      Individual arrival. Embarkation as from 2 p.m., the crew will welcome you on board.

      Day 2: Metz - Remich, approx. 41 - 49 km
      We enjoy our breakfast while the ship will bring us to Thionville. It is a beautiful french city. At the old town you’ll find some beautiful garden and the gorgeous St. Maximi Church. Along the Mosel we will reach Schengen. After Schengen we cycle to Remich. Near the village Remich you can visit an amazing and colorful mosaic ground.

      Day 3: Remich - Saarburg, approx. 40 - 48 km
      Today you’ll have two options: 1. Cycling along a river: it is easier but a little bit longer. 2. Cycling in a hilly landscape and a little bit difficult. But both routes takes you to Saarburg. It is a charming old village. In the center of the city there is a waterfall of 20m.

      Day 4: Saarburg - Trier, approx. 32 km
      At the start of the day we will have a sightseeing tour with our guide in Trier. You will also have some time to explore Trier by yourself.
      Today we won’t have diner on board because you have the possibility to visit a restaurant in Trier.

      Day 5: Trier - Schweig - Neumagen - Bernkastel Kues, approx. 27 - 53 km
      This day we pass the villages Trittenheim, Piesport and Brauneberg. Trittenheim is surrounded by some big wine fields. Piespot is famous for the excellent white wine. At the early afternoon we will reach Neumagen which was an important center for the wine production in the roman period. In Neumagen you can go on board or you cycle until Bernkastel Kues. It is a lively, historic and scenic village.

      Day 6: Bernkastel Kues / Trip to Daun, approx. 62 km
      Today we will leave the river and the vineyards. With a bus we explore the city Daun. Here we start to cycle our route above bridges and along volcanic crater lakes. At the afternoon we make a break in a small village where we enjoy some ice cream at a sidewalk café.

      Day 7: Bernkastel Kues - Traben Trarbach - Zell - Cochem, approx. 38 - 61 km
      The ship will bring you to Traben Trarbach with its world famous architecture. The bike tour starts here and you cycle along the river Mosel (but you can also start at Zell). The last stop of our tour is Cochem. It is a small comfortable village with some vineyards and castels. It is the perfect place for drinking some regional wine.

      Day 8: Cochem
      After breakfast disembarkation and end of the tour by 9:30 a.m. Individual departure.

      Important Information

      Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes to routing and program.
    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Metz (ETZ)

      Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Metz-Ville

      The actual timeable and prices you will find via » www.oebb.at and www.bahn.com.


      TRANSFERS

      Between Cochem and Metz there is a really good train connection. More information here: www.trainline.eu or www.bahn.com.


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Gluten-free and lactose-free meals € 50,- payable locally


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    • Included services:
      •    Tour and accommodation on board 8 days / 7 nights

      •    6 x three courses diner

      •    Packed lunch + coffee and tea on board

      •    Daily short cleaning of the cabin

      •    Guide (18 guests or more: 2 groups, 2 guides)

      •    Helmet, waterbottle

      •    All port and lock dues

      •    Entry: castle in Cochem

      •    Transfer Daun

      •    Wi-Fi / WLAN

      •    GPS-Track

      •    Daily bike tour meeting

      •    Maps and information material per cabin

    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

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      20.07. - 27.07.19 Cochem - Metz
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      10.08. - 17.08.19 Metz - Cochem
      19.10. - 26.10.19 Metz - Cochem

      Extras

      Bicycles & equipments
      8-speed bike 80
      E-bike 175
       
      Additional
      Gluten-free and lactose-free meals (payable locally) 50
       

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • WELCOME ON BOARD THE QUO VADIS

      The cosy barge Quo Vadis sails in Belgium. The comfortably furnished and appointed barge which will make you feel right at home was put into service in April 2006 and is owned by the captain, Rendert Jan de Waard. The Quo Vadis sails under Dutch flag and management and is a very popular small barge for cycling cruises.
      On the upper deck you will find the gorgeous, air conditioned open lounge with large windows, corner seats,  TV, a restaurant and small but well equipped bar and a guitar and piano for live music. Wi-Fi is available. The barge also has a beautiful sundeck with awning. On nice evenings or while cruising, you can enjoy the scenery from here.


      TECHNICAL INFORMATION

      Lenght 45 m

      Width 6,6 m

      12 Cabins

      max. 24 Passengers

      Flag and Management Dutch


      CABINS

      On the lower deck, the Quo Vadis has twelve comfortable  twin cabins (9 m² – 97 sq.ft.) with two single beds that can be put together. Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and basin. The cabins all have individually adjustable air conditioning, a ventilation system and central heating; windows cannot be opened for safety reasons. Furthermore, you will find a mini safe and hair dryer in each cabin.


       

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:
      8-speed-bikes UNISEX

      The bicycles are VSF Fahrradmanufaktur T-50 SHIMANO NEXUS 8 with 8-speed hub gear. All bicycles have a comfortable gel saddle (height adjustable), a lock on the frame and pannier bag.


      E-bike

      The E-Bikes are Kreidler VITALITY ECO 3 SHIMANO NEXUS 7 E-bikes. The E-bikes have a comfortable gel saddle with saddle suspension, a lock on the frame and a pannier bag. Because of the limited number of E-bikes, early booking of an E-bike is strongly recommended.


      Additional information

      Bicycle breakdowns can happen, also when bikes are well serviced and maintained, flats can be fixed by yourself. If there’s a difficult repair, you may call the local representative. Please don´t get any repairs done on the bike without informing the touroperator/local representative and their approval.
      You will have the opportunity to take out an insurance for the bicycle (not for own bicycles) for the whole journey.


      Own Bikes

      If you bring your own bicycle, please pay attention to the following aspects: You are personally responsible for your own bike on board and ashore. Protect your bike against theft on board, as well as on land with a lock. The bikes will be brought on board and from board by the crew. Due to the local conditions we cannot prevent scratches and damages on the bikes. Please understand that we cannot accept any liability.

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