Originating in the Vosges Mountains in the French region of Alsace, the fabled Moselle River flows north along the Luxembourg border and into Germany for 545km in total before it meets the Rhine River at the cultural city of Koblenz. The picturesque valley formed by the river is home to a rich tradition of wine making, Germany's oldest town and a strong Roman and medieval heritage. The section between Koblenz and Cochem is known as 'castle country' due to its abundance of castles including the fairytale Eltz Castle, considered to be one of the finest in Germany. Based on a comfortable barge, this cycle journey along the Moselle and its tributary, the Saar, offers an ideal balance of activity, history, culture and relaxation.
DAY 1 Arrive Koblenz DAY 2 By boat to Alken then cycle via Moselkern to Cochem (28km / 17.5mi) DAY 3 Cycle to Beilstein, then continue to the wine growing town of Zell (39km / 24mi) DAY 4 Cycle to Traben-Trarbach and Bernkastel-Kues (46-49km / 28.5-30.5mi) DAY 5 Visit Germany's oldest wine growing town, Neumagen-Dhron and on to Mehring (46km / 28.5mi) DAY 6 Cycle to Trier via Pfalzel (26km / 16mi) DAY 7 By boat to Saarburg, then round cycle to Mettlach (26 or 64km / 16 or 39.5mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
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1 Trip begins in Koblenz.
2 Trip follows a reverse itinerary beginning in Saarburg. High season is from 27 May to 30 Sep, mid season is for the 6 May and 7 Oct departures - supplement applies to mid and high season departures. A discount (D) applies for the 15 Apr and 21 Oct departures.
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners *7 nights main deck cabin on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (supplement applies for other categories of berths on main or upper deck) *bicycle, 7 speed with pannier (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *information pack including route notes and maps per cabin *daily cabin cleaning *linen and change of towels as required *welcome drink and information meeting on first evening aboard *all harbour, lock and bridge fees *daily briefing *emergency hotline