Rhine Valley Barge & Bike

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  • We have just returned from our Europe holiday which included your Rhine/Neckar barge and bike and offer the following comments: Arrangements: instructions for arrival and boarding went as per instructions. Night stops were as per the pre-trip information and the boat was not difficult to find. Boat: the Patria was ideal for this type of adventure - cabins were clean and comfortable and crew were helpful. Wifi was available in the salon. Meals: particularly the evening 5 course meal much better than expected surely rivalling the much vaunted larger cruise ships on the Rhine. Bikes: were solid, reliable and adequate for the riding undertaken. The course: although we experienced unseasonal hot weather (39degrees) was not taxing and easily handled. Course briefings were helping and enjoyable. Our course leader was Gottfried Overall: we chose UTracks because of our good experiences in an earlier booking and would recommend this tour. J. Mulcahy. QLD, Australia
The Rhine River flows from high in the Swiss Alps through five countries and the majestic Lake Constance, to reach a vast delta in the Netherlands. The Neckar River joins the Rhine at Manheim and the stretch between Koblenz on the Rhine and Bad Wimpfen on the Neckar is the focus of this engaging journey by bike and barge. This compact region is home to numerous castles, Roman ruins, quaint medieval towns and a rich wine making tradition as evidenced by the terraced vineyards lining the river banks. With a relaxed pace of cycling, there is ample time to explore the cobblestone wine villages and absorb the fascinating history embedded in such towns as Heidelberg with its historic old town and castle ruin, the Dome of Worms and the Hornberg Fortress en route to Bad Wimpfen.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Koblenz DAY 2 By boat to Bingen, then cycle to Mainz (37km) DAY 3 Cycle to Nierstein with wine growing tour and dinner in the evening (20km) DAY 4 Cycle to Worms with its famous dome (40km) DAY 5 Cycle to Heidelberg, home to Germany's oldest university and a well preserved medieval old town (55km) DAY 6 Cycle to Eberbach via the Odenwald low mountain range (38km) DAY 7 Cycle to Bad Wimpfen (41km) DAY 8 Trip concludes
trip dates

20 September 2014 - 27 September 2014 H 1 Book Now »
27 September 2014 - 04 October 2014 2 Book Now »
06 June 2015 - 13 June 2015 H 1 Book Now »
13 June 2015 - 20 June 2015 H 2 Book Now »
18 July 2015 - 25 July 2015 H 1 Book Now »
25 July 2015 - 01 August 2015 H 2 Book Now »
15 August 2015 - 22 August 2015 H 1 Book Now »
22 August 2015 - 29 August 2015 H 2 Book Now »
12 September 2015 - 19 September 2015 H 1 Book Now »
19 September 2015 - 26 September 2015 2 Book Now »
H high season supplement


1 Trip begins in Koblenz.
2 Trip follows a reverse itinerary beginning in Bad Wimpfen. High season is from 17 May to 20 Sep and a supplement applies.

what's included
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners *7 nights lower deck cabin on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *bicycle, 7 speed with pannier *information pack including route notes & maps *daily cabin cleaning *welcome drink and information meeting on first evening aboard *all harbour, lock and bridge fees *linen and change of towels as required *emergency hotline
AT A GLANCE
Rhine Valley Barge & Bike
countries visited:
trip activity:
trip grading:
Introductory
duration:
8 days
trip code:
RVB
2014 PRICING
from NZ $1,790
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