On the Moselle with the MS Patria - Map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Saarburg / Coblenz
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    193-245km / 120-153 mi
  • Distance per day:
    26-50 km / 16-30 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:
    by minibus or 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. 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.

On the Moselle with the MS Patria

Saarburg - Coblenz from EUR 499

The Tour

Moselle with the MS Patria - Cochem

On the river Moselle with the MS Patria - 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, which in itself is worth a visit if you fancy a brief detour up the river Saar. This tour on the Patria along the Moselle is perfectly suitable for untrained cyclists, your starting point is Saarburg.
Here you can find further information on the MS Patria.

Moselle with the MS Patria - Moselle Cycle Path
Moselle with the MS Patria - MS Patria

Day 1 Arrival in Saarburg
Discover this quaint town below the castle with its picturesque houses built in several different centuries, as well as the waterfall and the shoreline row of trees. Embarkation from 4 pm.

Day 2 Saarburg - Wasserbillig - Trier, approx.  38 km/24 mi
The first day of cycling will take you to the Saar bight and later to the Roman Imperial city. The Porta Nigra and the Imperial Baths are Trier’s most famous, but certainly not its only sights.

Day 3 Trier - Mehring, 26-29 km/16-18 mi
Schweich is home to a small, idyllic harbour with a distinctive ferry tower. Mehring is home to a railway station of the formerly very popular but now defunct “Säuferbähnle” railway.

Day 4 Mehring - Bernkastel-Kues, approx. 47 km/29 mi
Neumagen and Piesport are two famous wine villages you will be passing through today. Roman history is brought to life in a wine presser and a replica wine ship.

Day 5 Bernkastel-Kues - Zell, approx. 43 km/27 mi
Traben-Trarbach is shaped by Art Nouveau, while Zell is the largest wine town along the Moselle, with an exceptional Riesling.

Day 6 Zell - Cochem, approx. 39 km/24 mi
The small town of Beilstein presents itself in a charming fashion; in Cochem you will discover the famous Reichsburg castle.

Day 7 Cochem - Koblenz, approx. 50 km/31 mi
The “Terrace Moselle” is slowly coming to an end in the town of Treis-Karden after which Coblenz is awaiting you, with its beautiful historic centre and a cable car up to Fort Ehrenbreitstein. Today's route might be challenging for beginners! 

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

Moselle with the MS Patria - Cochem
Moselle with the MS Patria
Moselle with the MS Patria - Trier


Here are the details on MS Patria.

Included in your package "On the Moselle with the MS Patria":

  • 7 nights aboard the MS Patria in your chosen category
  • full board (7x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches or a little snack, 7x dinner)
  • 6x afternoon coffee and cake
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • free welcome drink
  • all passenger and harbour charges
  • on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike
  • optional tickets for guided tours, bookable on board
  • optional return transfer by minibus


  • outside cabins, approx. 7 sqm (75 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access beds, positioned with a slight offset
  • cabins on the main deck have air conditioning
  • cabins on the upper deck offer openable windows

Rental bicycles:

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

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    08.08. + 22.08. + 19.09. + 03.10. + 17.10. 
  • Minimum number of participants: 40. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 3 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

17.10. rental bikes included:

  •   499 EUR main deck
  •   639 EUR upper deck
  •   794 EUR main deck, double cabin single occupancy
  •   959 EUR upper deck, double cabin single occupancy

18.04. rental bikes included:

  •   629 EUR main deck
  •   739 EUR upper deck
  •   944 EUR main deck, double cabin single occupancy
  • 1109 EUR upper deck, double cabin single occupancy

02.05. + 03.10.: 

  •   629 EUR main deck
  •   739 EUR upper deck
  •   944 EUR main deck, double cabin single occupancy
  • 1109 EUR upper deck, double cabin single occupancy

Further dates:

  •   849 EUR main deck
  •   949 EUR upper deck
  • 1254 EUR main deck, double cabin single occupancy
  • 1419 EUR upper deck, double cabin single occupancy
  •     75 EUR rental bike
  •   165 EUR e-bike
  •     75 EUR return transfer by minibus
        15 EUR return transport of private bikes
        payable on site

The booking process

The Tour



  • Arrival by car:
    Unattended car park in close proximity to the harbour, costs approx. EUR 10/week
  • Arrival by train:
    Saarburg station
  • Arrival by plane:
    Frankfurt Airport, by train to Saarburg, duration approx. 3,5 h, 1-2 x changes, standard fare approx. EUR 60.

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. 2 hours, no train changes, normal fare EUR 30
- by minibus (minimum: 4 passengers), please reserve with your original booking, payable on site, price: EUR 75 per person.

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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