Cycling along Moselle with MS Flora - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Coblenz / Merzig
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    225-250 km / 140 -155 mi
  • Distance per day:
    27-54  km / 17-33 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat, along the Saar you can choose to go on a hilly route away from the river
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths, in built-up areas sometimes on roads
  • Return transfer:
    individually by train, look at "Info/arrival"

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Cycling along Moselle with MS Flora

Coblenz - Saarburg on the Moselle cycle path from EUR 1099

The Tour

Cycling along Moselle with MS Flora

On and alongside the river Moselle by boat and bike - that’s a somewhat different way to experience this holiday region beloved for generations. Ancient Roman history, medieval townscapes and the omnipresent viticulture on this regions’ typical steep slopes shape the foundation of this tourist destination, which seems to be constantly reinventing itself. Generous hospitality and Moselle-Franconian cheerfulness await you between Trier and Coblenz; you may also fancy a brief detour up the river Saar. This cycling tour on and alongside the Moselle is perfectly suitable for untrained cyclists. Your starting point is Coblenz.
Here you can find further information on the MS Flora.

Cycling along Moselle with MS Flora
 
Cycling along Moselle with MS Flora

Day 1 Arrival in Coblenz
The historic centre around the “Deutsches Eck” (German corner) area is well worth a visit, as well as the cable car up to the Ehrenbreitstein. Embarkation from 2 pm.

Day 2 Boat trip, Alken - Cochem, approx. 40 km/25 mi
The “Terrace Moselle” offers the right kind of ambiance in Hasenport and Treis-Karden, which is supplemented by romantic flair of timber-framed houses and the Reichsburg castle in Cochem.

Day 3 Cochem - Zell, approx. 39 km/25 mi
Famous vineyard sites are situated on several of the Moselle’s sinuosities, along which the small town of Beilstein charmingly presents itself.

Day 4 Zell - Bernastel-Kues, approx. 45 km/28 mi
In the mid-Moselle region you will come past the art-nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach. In the evening you will enjoy a wine tasting session in the medieval town of Bernkastel.

Day 5 Bernkastel-Kues - Schweich, 27-54 km/17-34 mi
The famous wine towns on today’s itinerary are Piesport and Neumagen. Roman history comes alive in the form of the wine press and the wine ship replica.

Day 6 Trier - Saarburg, 38 km/24 mi
Different paths can lead you to the beautiful town of Saarburg and on the way you'll stop in Luxembourg. 

Day 7 Saarburg - Merzig, approx. 37 km/24 mi
Today you'll cycle along the Saar loop, which is best observed from the platform im Cloef. Also you could stop by the famous ceramics factory in Mettlach!.

Day 8 Disembarkation and depature
After breaksfast, your tour of the Moselle by bike and ship concludes. Disembarkation until 9.30 am.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Flora.

Included in your package "The Moselle by boat and bike":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches or a little snack, 6 x dinner, no dinner in Saarburg)
  • 6 x afternoon coffee and tea
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • free welcome drink
  • guided cycle tours
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 8 sqm (85 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access single beds
  • all cabins with openable portholes
Rental bicycles:
  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes/freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    cancelled!

Prices:

All prices are per person in a double beth cabin.

  • 1099 EUR double cabin
  • 1649 EUR double cabin single occupancy 
  •   999 EUR triple cabin 
  •   80 EUR rental bike
  • 180 EUR e-bike
  •   10 EUR rental helmet

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Arrival by car:
    - public carpark close to the Schiffslände, price: approx. EUR 125 / week
    - free parking on park & ride carparks outside the city centre, take the bus to the boat

  • Arrival by train:
    Koblenz station
  • Arrival by plane:
    Frankfurt Airport, by train to Koblenz Hbf, duration approx. 1,5 h, 0-1 x changes, standard fare approx. EUR 30.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Return transfer:
under your own steam by train, duration approx. 2 hours, no train changes, normal fare EUR 35

Please note:
As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.

The Tour
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