International Moselle - Metz-Cochem - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Metz / Cochem
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    215-250 km / 134-155 mi
  • Distance per day:
    28-54 km / 17-34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths, in built-up areas sometimes on roads
  • Return transfer:
    by train, organised by you independently

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

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board (no dinner in Trier). 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.

International Moselle - Metz-Cochem

Premium tour on MS Princesse Royal from EUR 1299

The Tour

This bike tour along the Moselle takes you through Germany, Luxembourg and France. In this border region, which is ideal for an autumn holiday, you’ll see traces of Roman and medieval history wherever you go. Enjoy the impressive landscape, the excellent wines of the Moselle valley and the life on board a comfortable premium boat. Your starting point is Metz.
Here you can find further information on MS Princesse Royal.

 

Day 1 Arrival in Metz
Explore the fortress town of Metz, which once lay at the heart of the Franconian Empire and was the ancestral home of the Carolingians. Embarkation from 2 p.m.

Day 2 Thionville - Remich, 41-49 km/26-31 mi
Today, you’ll cycle through the Lorraine and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The border village of Schengen gave the European agreement its name.

Day 3 Remich - Saarburg, 45-53 km/28-33 mi
In Luxembourg you can sample the excellent Moselle sparkling wines (Cremants), before cycling along the Moselle and Saar to the romantic town of Saarburg.

Day 4 Saarburg - Trier, approx. 32 km/20 mi
Just a little cycling, then there is plenty of time to explore the imperial Roman city of Trier. The Porta Nigra and Imperial Baths are the most famous, but by far the only sights.

Day 5 Schweich - Bernkastel-Kues, 28-54 km/17-34 mi
You’ll leave Trier by boat. Piesport and Neumagen are famous wine towns you’ll encounter along your route today.

Day 6 Bernkastel-Kues - Zell, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Traben-Trarbach is characterized by Art Nouveau design, while Zell is the second largest wine town on the Moselle with excellent Riesling wines.

Day 7 Zell - Cochem, approx. 39 km/24 mi
The town of Beilstein is charming, while Cochem offers remarkable town houses from across many centuries below the famous Imperial Castle.

Day 8 Disembarkation and depature
After breakfast, your tour of the Moselle on MS Princesse Royal concludes. Disembarkation until 9:00 am.

Moselle with the MS Patria - Cochem
 
Moselle with the MS Patria
 
Moselle with the MS Patria - Trier
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Princesse Royal.

Included in "International Moselle":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 6 x dinner; no dinner in Trier)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • several short guided city tours
  • all ferries
  • entrance Cochem Castle
  • wine tasting
  • guided cycle tours with 2 guides
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike with helmet

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 11-14 sqm (118-151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • some cabins with 3rd bed (only for children)
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • flat screen tv
  • non-openable portholes

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a waterproof bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    31.07. + 28.08. + 25.09. + 23.10.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

23.10.

  • 1299 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1499 EUR 2-bed premium cabin
  • 1689 EUR single cabin
  • 1949 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • 1249 EUR triple cabin
  • 1449 EUR triple premium cabin

Further dates: 

  • 1499 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1699 EUR 2-bed premium cabin
  • 1949 EUR single cabin
  • 2249 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • 1449 EUR triple cabin
  • 1649 EUR triple premium cabin
  •     95 EUR rental bike
  •   210 EUR e-bike
  •     10 EUR private bike
  •     25 EUR private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Arrival by car:
    follows

  • Arrival by train:
    Cochem train station
  • Arrival by plane:
    Cologne/Bonn Airport, by train to Cochem train station, duration approx. 2 h, 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.

Return transfer:
Under your own steam by train, duration approx. 3 hours, 1 x train changes, normal fare EUR 30.

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.

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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