Saarbrücken - Coblenz
On river Saar and Moselle.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Saarbrücken
Stroll through Saarbrücken and feel the French flair. The changing affiliation of the city has left its tracks everywhere, as well in the cuisine. For the inhabitants it is common to eat snails or pate and to drink Pastis as aperitive. St. Johanner market with its pubs, bistros and restaurants is the heart of life here. The people meet each other here or stroll through the picturesque alleys around the market square. Between old baroque houses are noble boutiques and antique shops. So take your time for Saarbrücken, an early arrival is worth it. Your rental bikes are waiting in the hotel.
From Saarbrücken along river Saar to the ancient French city Saarlouis. In Völklingen you should plan a stopover to visit “Völklinger Hütte” which is part of UNESCO world cultural heritage. Afterwards you follow Saar bike path through Merziger Land to the impressing Saar loop at Mettlach. Exchange your bike with your trekking shoes and walk to viewpoint “Cloef”. Within 30 minutes you reach the top – enjoy the breath-taking views onto the river!
Via Saar bike path you continue to Saarburg, where the fortress is located majestic above many alleys. A coffee break in the picturesque inner city strengthens for the next kilometers. Along roman tracks you cycle via Konz to Trier. Be pleased about an individual city tour through the historic inner city, the thermal spa and Porta Nigra.
This day is a real classic with roman history and today´s wine culture. Along Moselle bike path you cycle to Mehring where villa Rustica is awaiting you which is a country house in the Roman Empire. You can visit the reconstructed buildings and walls. You continue relaxed to Trittenheim where a nature trail informs you about the work of winemakers. Before you reach your aim Neumagen-Dhron is awaiting you, it is the oldest wine village in Germany. You should taste a Schoppen here.
Today you visit well-known Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach as well as wine-growing district “Kröver Nacktarsch”. Be astonished about the colorful half-timbered houses on the market square of Bernkastel-Kues and enjoy a wonderful journey by ship in Traben-Trarbach.
Today you discover Enkirch, a jewel of half-timbered architecture and Zell, a wine village. You should plan a stopover in Beilstein, which is also named “Rothenburg on river Moselle”. Be pleased about Cochem with its picturesque centre and the old fortress from 11th century.
Today you should make a detour to medieval fortress Eltz, before Moselle bike path leads you in well-worth seeing wine villages as Koben Gondorf and Winningen. Enjoy the wide views onto beautiful Rhine valley and be pleased about a nice evening in Coblenz.
Departure or extension
Today your beautiful tour ends in the heart of Coblenz. Time to say goodbye.
Relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
Category: comfortable middle class hotels
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Service hotline
- Return transfer by minibus every Sunday, costs € 70 per person incl. your bike, reservation is necessary
- Guided City Tour in Trier, daily at 10.30 am or 2.30 pm, € 12 per person
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Saarbrücken train station
- Public car park costs € 9 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
- Good train connections from Coblenz to Saarbrücken