Moselle tour from Metz to Cochem - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Metz / Cochem
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    225-260 km / 140-162 mi
  • Distance per day:
    27-53 km / 17-33 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • 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 (no dinner in Trier). 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.

Moselle tour from Metz to Cochem

Premium tour on MS Princesse Royal from 1509 €

The Tour

Moselle tour from Metz to Cochem - Metz

This Moselle tour from Metz to Cochem takes you through France, Luxembourg and Germany. In this border region, which is ideal for an autumn holiday, you’ll see traces of Roman and medieval history wherever you go. Enjoy the impressive landscape, the excellent wines of the Moselle valley and the life on board a comfortable premium boat. Your starting point is Metz.
Here you can find further information on MS Princesse Royal.

Moselle tour from Metz to Cochem - MS Princesse Royal

Day 1 Arrival in Metz
Explore the fortress town of Metz, which once lay at the heart of the Franconian Empire and was the ancestral home of the Carolingians. Embarkation from 2 p.m.

Day 2 Thionville - Remich, 41-49 km/26-31 mi
Today, you’ll cycle through the Lorraine and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The border village of Schengen gave the European agreement its name.

Day 3 Remich - Saarburg, 40-48 km/25-30 mi
In Luxembourg you can sample the excellent Moselle sparkling wines (Cremants), before cycling along the Moselle and Saar to the romantic town of Saarburg.

Day 4 Saarburg - Trier, approx. 32 km/20 mi
Just a little cycling, then there is plenty of time to explore the imperial Roman city of Trier. The Porta Nigra and Imperial Baths are the most famous, but by far the only sights.

Day 5 Schweig - Bernkastel-Kues, 27-54 km/17-34 mi
You’ll leave Trier by boat. Piesport and Neumagen are famous wine towns you’ll encounter along your route today.

Day 6 Bernkastel-Kues - Zell, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Traben-Trarbach is characterized by Art Nouveau design, while Zell is the second largest wine town on the Moselle with excellent Riesling wines.

Day 7 Zell - Cochem, approx. 39 km/24 mi
The town of Beilstein is charming, while Cochem offers remarkable town houses from across many centuries below the famous Imperial Castle.

Day 8 Disembarkation and depature
After breakfast, your Moselle tour from Metz to Cochem on MS Princesse Royal concludes. Disembarkation until 9:30 am.

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Princesse Royal.

Included in "Moselle tour from Metz to Cochem":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 6 x dinner; no dinner in Saarburg)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • several short guided city tours
  • entrance Cochem Castle
  • wine tasting
  • all ferries
  • guided bike tours
    from 22 persons 2 tour guides
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • rental helmet
  • optional rental bike


  • outside cabins, approx. 11-14 sqm (118-151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • flat screen tv
  • non-openable portholes

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a waterproof bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2023:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    20.05. + 03.06. + 01.07.
    29.07. + 23.09. + 21.10.


All prices are per person.


  • 1509 € 2-bed cabin
  • 1709 € 2-bed premium cabin
  • 1919 € single cabin
  • 2229 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy

further dates: 

  • 1709 € 2-bed cabin
  • 1909 € 2-bed premium cabin
  • 2209 € single cabin
  • 2529 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • 100 € rental bike
  • 220 € e-bike
  •   10 € private bike
  •   25 € private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival "Moselle tour from Metz to Cochem":

  • Arrival by car:
    - Parking garage "Parking Theatre": approx. 75 € per week
    - Parking garage Relais Rochambeau and P+R Rochambeau

  • Arrival by train:
    Cochem main station
  • Arrival by plane:
    - Airport "Charles de Gaulle" via TGV to Lorraine train station (approx. 1.5 h), Lorraine train station - Metz train station via bus "Moselles Navettes" (approx. 30 min)
    - Frankfurt airport via train to Metz (about 4 hours)

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.

Return transfer:
Under your own steam by train, duration approx. 3 hours, 1 x train changes, normal fare 30 €.

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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