The Moselle by boat and bike - Map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Coblenz / Saarburg
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    220-225 km / 136-140 mi
  • Distance per day:
    26-47 km / 16-29 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 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.

The Moselle by boat and bike

Coblenz - Saarburg on the MS Patria from EUR 499

The Tour

The Moselle by boat and bike

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 Patria.

The Moselle by boat and bike - MS Patria

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 2 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. Disembarkation until 9:00 am.

The Moselle by boat and bike - Reichsburg Cochem
The Moselle by boat and bike - Treves
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Patria.

Included in "The Moselle by boat and bike":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS-tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional tickets for guided tours, bookable on board


  • 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 2022:

  • Arrival on saturdays
  • Minimum number of participants: 45. 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.

30.04. + 29.10. rental bikes included:

  •   499 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck
  •   649 EUR 2-bed cabin upper deck
  •   799 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck, single occupancy


  •   649 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck
  •   749 EUR 2-bed cabin upper deck
  •   949 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck, single occupancy


  •   799 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck
  •   899 EUR 2-bed cabin upper deck
  • 1149 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck, single occupancy

further dates: 

  •   949 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck
  • 1049 EUR 2-bed cabin upper deck
  • 1299 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck, single occupancy
  •     75 EUR rental bike
  •   165 EUR e-bike
  • booking code "The Moselle by boat and bike":
  • how you can save some money
  • costs of cancellation

The booking process

The Tour


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

  • Arrival by train:
    Koblenz station
  • Arrival by plane:
    Frankfurt Airport, by train to Koblenz Hbf, duration approx. 1,5 h, 0-1 x changes, standard fare approx. EUR 30.

Return transfer:

  • Under your own steam by train, duration approx. 2 hours, no train changes, normal fare EUR 30

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.

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.
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