Bike and boat on the Moselle?
Two dreams in one tour.
Germany’s beautiful river landscapes on the Moselle and Saar invite you! Combine varied cycling tours with a pleasant stay on board the MS OLYMPIA.
During this 8-day trip, explore Saarburg, among other places, which is sometimes called “Little Venice”. However, the city is by no means the only highlight of this trip for romantics and pleasure seekers. Beautiful half-timbered houses, vineyards, the Porta Nigra in Trier, the old arm of the Saar: they will all be small highlights.
While you are active during the day, the ship will follow you along the river and then be back at your disposal as your hotel ship at the day’s destination. Moselle and Saar present themselves in the best light.
Enjoy the Moselle valley in wonderful days between lovely wine villages, steep mountain slopes of Eifel and Hunsrück, once mighty castles of the Trier, Chur-Main and Cologne archbishoprics. Enjoy the Mosel hospitality at every turn.
Please note: In season 1, on 06.05. the tour starts in Bonn and NOT in Koblenz!
Your ship: The MS Olympia
On board of the comfortable and cozy riverboat MS Olympia the crew welcomes you in a family atmosphere.
The panoramic salon with bar, furnished in English club style, and the bright and friendly restaurant provide ample space for relaxed hours on board. On the spacious, partially covered sun deck, there are plenty of sun loungers at your disposal.
Board language: German & English
All 49 cabins are outside cabins, comfortably and tastefully furnished.
They have shower/WC, hairdryer, air conditioning, TV, on-board radio, telephone, a small refrigerator and a safe.
On the upper deck you will find 22 two-bed cabins of approx. 11m2 each and four larger ones in the rear part of the ship as well as two 1-bed cabins (approx. 9m2). The panoramic windows on the upper deck can be opened.
The main deck offers 21 2-bed cabins of about 11m2 each. These cabins are also all outside and each has a panoramic window, which, however, cannot be opened.
Technical data of the vessel
Year of built 1984 | renovation 2015/2016 | flag Switzerland | length 88.50 m | width 10.50 m | draft 1.50 m ½.
Crew approx. 21 | Passengers max. 96.
Cycling tour requirements
> The bike tours you ride individually and unguided. The gates are pre-discussed on a daily basis.
> They cover between 35 and 50 km a day. The total bike tour length is about 230 km.
> They mostly ride on paved bike paths and embankment roads or quiet country roads without any significant inclines. The tour is best suited for pleasure cyclists and beginners.
> The terrain is mostly flat, has hardly any inclines and is suitable for pleasure cyclists, beginners and children.
The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.
>7-speed unisex touring bikes or 8-speed e-bikes (limited availability), Velo de Ville brand (custom made).
> Each with handbrake, freewheel or coaster brake (please specify as non-binding customer request when booking)
> Equipped with luggage carrier bag; incl. Rental bike insurance
Please indicate your height when booking.
> Bringing your own bikes is possible only on request is limited due to limited space. Please book the option “own bike”.
> You take them with you at your own risk. We cannot be held liable for any damage/loss etc. to your own bike during the entire bike trip or for transport damage. Neither on board nor on land.
For your own safety, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours.
Short overview arrival & departure times
|1st day||Embarkation 16:00:
> on 04.05. in Bonn (!) instead of Koblenz (!) (1)
|2nd day||Koblenz (on 05.05. Andernach)||07:00|
|Day 8||Saarburg, disembarkation 09:00 hrs|
(1) Special schedule exclusively on 04.05.2024: Embarkation in Bonn instead of Koblenz, departure Bonn 17:00 Arrival in Andernach on 04.05.2023 at 22:00. Departure on day 2 from Andernach at 07:00. Arrival in Alken at 10:00. The further course according to the timetable.
Please note that changes are possible at any time. If, for example, due to low water, high water or bad weather, a route cannot be taken, the captain reserves the right to change the route for your safety. Please understand that this is not a reason for a free travel cancellation.
We recommend that you arrive by train. Get on vacation at your home and enjoy the journey to the Rhineland.
Both Koblenz and Saarburg are easily accessible by long-distance and regional trains of the Deutsche Bahn. For more information on schedules, visit www.bahn.de.
For a stress-free start to your trip, we recommend that you allow plenty of time and arrive at the quay no later than 17:00.
You can use a public parking garage near the pier in Koblenz from about € 125,- / week. From there you take the public bus to the city. No reservation possible.
From Saarburg you can easily take the train back to Koblenz in direct hourly connections. The return journey on the Moselle Valley Railway is a real experience! You are on the road for just under 2 hours. Find and book connections and tickets e.g. at www.bahn.de.
How about bike and boat on the Rhine ?!
No problem – this trip has three pairs of pretty twins at once:
Things to see on the way ...
- Trier, probably the oldest city in Germany
- Koblenz, the most beautiful fortified city at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers