The tour takes you through a wonderful, varying region along the River Mosel, with sections in France, Luxembourg and Germany. Picturesque little towns have rich histories and the conditions for cycling are nearly ideal. The tour begins in Metz, France. Its splendid cathedral is an architectural and cultural highlight of the region. We pedal through charming French countryside with welcoming villages, where the inhabitants are proud of their sweet, smooth wines and golden “Mirabellen” liqueur (plum liqueur). Another highlight is a visit to Fort Hackenberg, an important part of the Maginot line, the line of concrete fortifications and a defense against a possible attack from Germany in World War II.
The cycling itinerary continues into Luxembourg where we’ll enjoy a night in interesting Remich. In Germany we’ll first follow the River Saar to charming Saarburg, with the unusual, stunning waterfalls in the city center. Later we’ll reach Trier, the oldest city of Germany with the Porta Nigra Gate dating from the first century AD. After Trier we follow the Mosel downstream along the bountiful vineyards and the enchanting old cities Bernkastel and Cochem. It goes without saying that we will taste the local wines whenever we can.
US$ 1480 Guided
7 nights on board the ship (sheets, blankets and two towels)
7 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and 6 dinners
Coffee and tea on board
8 or 11-speed bicycle, including helmet, water bottle, pannier, lock, and bike insurance
Tour guidance (multilingual)
Drinks (other than coffee or tea)
Transfer between airport and barge
Gratuity for the guide
Trip cancellation insurance
Admission fees to the various museums or places of interest (about € 35 per person)