If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
On and alongside the river Moselle by boat and bike - 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; you may also fancy a brief detour up the river Saar. This tour on and alongside the Moselle is perfectly suitable for untrained cyclists. Your starting point is Coblenz.
Here you can find further information on the MS Olympia.
Day 1 Arrival in Coblenz
The historic centre around the “Deutsches Eck” (German corner) area is well worth a visit, as well as the cable car up to the Ehrenbreitstein. Embarkation from 3 pm.
Day 2 Alken - Cochem, approx. 29 km/18 mi + boat trip
The “Terrace Moselle” offers the right kind of ambiance in Hasenport and Treis-Karden, which is supplemented by romantic flair of timber-framed houses and the Reichsburg castle in Cochem. Today's bike route might be a little challenging for beginners.
Day 3 Cochem - Zell, approx. 39 km/25 mi
Famous vineyard sites are situated on several of the Moselle’s sinuosities, along which the small town of Beilstein charmingly presents itself.
Day 4 Zell - Bernkastel-Kues, approx. 43 km/27 mi
In the mid-Moselle region you will come past the art-nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach. In the evening you will enjoy a wine tasting session in the medieval town of Bernkastel.
Day 5 Bernkastel-Kues - Mehring, approx. 47 km/28 mi
The famous wine towns on today’s itinerary are Piesport and Neumagen. Roman history comes alive in the form of the wine press and the wine ship replica.
Day 6 Mehring - Trier, 26-29 km/16-21 mi
The towns of Schweich and Ruwer are situated on the way to Trier, the Roman imperial city with its impressive buildings and ruins.
Day 7 Trier - Wasserbillig - Saarburg, approx. 38 km/24 mi
Different paths can lead you to the beautiful town of Saarburg, if you wish you can follow the river Saar up to its famous bight.
Day 8 Disembarkation and depature
After breaksfast, your tour of "Moselle by bike and ship" concludes.
Here are the details on MS Olympia.
Included in "The Moselle by boat and bike":
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 2023:
All prices are per person.
06.05. (rental bike included):
Arrival "The Moselle by boat and bike":
Arrival by car:
- public carpark close to the Schiffslände, price: approx. EUR 125 / week
- free parking on park & ride carparks outside the city centre, take the bus to the boat
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.
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.