Rotterdam - Cologne, MS Arkona
8 Days | Self-guided tour
‘Kölle alaaf’ takes place once a year in the famous city of Cologne on the Rhine. But it’s not only during carnival time that everyone talks about Cologne. The Cologne dialect also brings cheerfulness, pragmatism and is an expression of one’s own culture. By bike you will explore the Lower Rhine from Rotterdam via Dordrecht, Gornichen, Rhenen, Emmerich, Dusseldof and on to the cathedral city of Cologne. The geographic and linguistic proximity to the Netherlands has ensured that bicycles have always been regarded as a classic means of transport. So you experience a place made for cycling as you wind through the maze of rivers, canals and waterways. Details of the bike and boat trip from Rotterdam to Cologne Aboard the MS Arkona, you set sail on the Lower Rhine. On the eight-day bike and boat tour you will enjoy the comfortable ambiance of this cosy ship. After boarding you sail to Rotterdam. Over the next few days you cycle past windmills from the 18th century. In Dordrecht you explore the oldest city in Holland and admire the historic buildings, the inner city ports and the quintessentially Dutch landscape. In the evening, aboard the MS Arlene II you can enjoy a secluded spot in the lounge to reminisce about your day on the bike. Highlights at a glance National Park De Biesbosch: On day three you reach one of the worlds few freshwater tidal areas. An intricate maze of rivers with crystal clear water and small islands is waiting for you! Cologne, the cathedral city on the Rhine: In addition to Cologne Cathedral, which is world famous, there are many more sights to admire. The old town with its historical charm, quaint streets and traditional houses is especially worth a visit! Useful information about the bike and boat trip from Rotterdam to Cologne The combined bike and boat trip offers you a varied picture of industry and idyllic countryside. The tour not only visits interesting cities such as Rotterdam, Wesel, Emmerich and Cologne but also provides an insight into how the Dutch and German influences intermingle. Over eight-days you will travel on cycle paths of the highest quality. The route mostly runs on paved roads, without significant gradients. So this tour is ideal for entry-level and hobby cyclists! Have you always wanted to travel by boat but at the same time travel on two wheels across the mainland? Then with the bike and boat trip from Eurobike you have killed two birds with one stone. Book this combined trip now!