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Bike and Barge Germany: Saarburg – Koblenz | MS Patria

As far as cycle touring destinations in Europe go there are few better than the Moselle and Saar River valleys in Germany. In a word it is a “stunning” region highlighted by an enchanting countryside, fairy tale castles, award-winning vineyards on impossibly steep slopes and historic medieval towns and villages. The Rhine’s peaceful little sisters, the Moselle and Saar Rivers as they meander from picturesque village to village, offer unsurpassed views of castles high on the hills, stone-clad fortresses, picture perfect wineries and much, much more. On a day to day basis as you cycle through this magical region you will visit culturally rich cities, will soak up the sights of untouched nature, will meet local winegrowers and bottlers and, importantly, will get the opportunity to relive the rich history of the region. It is without doubt a cycle tour not to be missed!

Picturesque villages, castles and fortresses and picture perfect wineries – Saarburg to Koblenz

The history of the region along the banks of the Moselle and Saar Rivers dates back to the Roman Era, some 2000 or so years ago. For guests on a bike and barge tour on board the MS Patria there is much to see… beautiful timbered houses dating back to medieval times, vineyards, the Porta Nigra, built by the Romans in Trier and the oldest defensive structure in Germany, the “German corner” at the junction of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers in Koblenz and Saarburg, widely referred to as “Little Venice” are just a few of the highlights of this memorable trip.

The Moselle, with a length of 544 km, is the Rhine’s longest tributary and is also the second most important shipping route in Germany, while the Saar, with a length of 246 km, is the Moselle’s longest tributary. This tour is perfect for families with children or for anyone of any age for that matter as the cycle paths along the banks of the Moselle and Saar Rivers do not have any gradients of note and are asphalted or paved. Your floating hotel for the duration of the tour will be the MS Patria, a much loved ship for bike-boat holidays for many years.

On the Moselle and Saar Rivers by Bike & Barge Tour the 68 metre-long MS Patria is your sailing home away from home for the week.

The journey along the Moselle and Saar Rivers takes you from Koblenz to Saarburg, with the return trip taking place the following week from Saarburg back to Koblenz. On various dates the MS Patria also sails along the Rhine and Neckar Rivers from Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen and return a week later. Highlights of both tours include the fascinating cities of Heidelberg, Worms and Mainz and much more. It is therefore possible to combine both tours to create a particularly diverse 14-day bike-boat holiday.

 

 

 

  • MS Patria

    On the Moselle and Saar Rivers by Bike & Barge Tour the 68 metre-long MS Patria, which is capable of accommodating a maximum of 68 guests, is your sailing home away from home for the week. The MS Patria has been modernized to cater for boat and bike tours and in total has 34 twin cabins on upper and lower decks. All the cabins have two single beds in a right angle and are approx. 7 M², have a window (the windows on the upper deck can be opened, but for safety reasons those on the lower deck are fixed), a shower and a toilet. All the cabins on the lower deck also have individually regulated air conditioning as does the restaurant and salon. In total there are 15 cabins on the lower deck and 19 cabins on the upper deck (supplement). The MS Patria is an authentic river barge and features a nice salon with a bar and large windows in front of the top deck and a separate restaurant on the lower deck. On the partially covered sun deck there are sitting places (tables and chairs) for all guests and a cycle shed. The ship sails under the Dutch Flag and management and sailed in The Netherlands for many years. Since 2011 the MS Patria has been sailing exclusively in Germany and is a very popular ship for boat & bike tours. Language on board: German and English.

    barge-patria-embarking  Patria-Plattegrond

  • Tour Details Germany: From Saarburg to Koblenz | MS Patria

    Day 1 (Sat): Embarkation: Saarburg
    The MS Patria awaits you in Saarburg where the crew will welcome you on board from 4 pm. You will spend your first night and evening in Saarburg a welcoming city that you are encouraged to explore. Highlights include Saarburg Castle (Saar Castle), a massive complex mentioned in official documents as early as 964, the Saarburg Waterfall on the River Leuk and many historical buildings.

    Day 2 (Sun): Saarburg – Saarschleife – Igele Säule – Wasserbillig (Lux) – Trier (Approx. 26-64 km/16-39 mi.)
    Following the distribution of bicycles your first day of cycling will see you pedal from Saarburg via the picturesque Saarschleife (Saar Loop) to the Igeler Säule. From here you will continue on to Wasserbillig in Luxemburg before pedalling to Trier, your destination for the day and where the MS Patria will be waiting for you. If you are interested you can book an optional guided excursion of Trier (bookable on board). A walk through the 16 BC-founded Trier is an overwhelming journey through the millennia, with no other place in Germany able to give you a better chance to experience the time of the Romans. Highlights include impressive structures such as the Porta Nigra, the Konstantin Basilica and the Roman Amphitheatre.

    Day 3 (Mon): Trier – Pfalzel – Mehring (Approx. 26 km/16 mi.)
    After breakfast you will cycle from Trier via the charming village of Pfalzel to Mehring, famous for its white wine and home to the largest winegrowing community in the Moselle-Saar-Ruwer region. In the evening you will have time to explore the village.

    Day 4 (Tue): Mehring – Piesport – Bernkastel-Kues (Approx. 46 km/28 mi.)
    You will reach Bernkastel-Kues by bike. The market place from the Middle Ages with many wood timbered houses invites you for a rest. On your way you come to Neumagen-Dhron which is the oldest wine city of Germany. Further on you reach Piesport, the oldest winegrowing community along the Moselle. Here you can book a guided tour and visit the Roman cellars and the vineyards. In the evening you will have the chance to visit a local winegrowers place and enjoy a wine tasting with the famous Moselle wines (optional, bookable on board).

    Day 5 (Wed): Bernkastel-Kues – Traben-Trarbach – Zell (Approx. 46-49 km/28-30 mi.)
    Today’s bike tour will take you to the romantic village of Traben-Trarbach, located on the left bank of the Moselle and famous for its Jugendstil (art nouveau) architectural style. Further along the Moselle your destination for the night is Zell, well known in the wine industry for the wine “Zeller Schwarze Katz”.

    Day 6 (Thu): Zell – Beilstein – Cochem (Approx. 39 km/24 mi.)
    Beilstein, ‘the Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle’ and one of the best preserved historical villages along the length of the Moselle is the highlight of today’s cycle tour. Towering above the village, which you will have the opportunity to explore, are the ruins of Castle Metternich. Today’s tour will end in Cochem, a lovely little town that features historical half-timbered-houses, a picturesque old town and Reichsburg Castle.

    Day 7 (Fri): Cochem – Alken (Approx. 29 km/18 mi.) | Alken – Koblenz
    After breakfast your final day of cycling will see you pedal to Alken, one of the oldest cities on the Moselle, where the MS Patria will be waiting for you to sail to Koblenz, where you will spend your final night on board. Koblenz, a fascinating and historic city, has been an important defensive and economic centre for centuries. Highlights include the old castle of Ehrenbreitstein which dominates the right bank of the Rhine, the 12th century Alte Burg Castle and old Koblenz town.

    Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Koblenz
    After breakfast: disembarkation and end of the tour.

    Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

    Daily self-guided cycling tours. All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
    When guests do not want to cycle, they can stay on board, relax and enjoy sailing.
    The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.
    On the first day you are welcome to bring your luggage on board from 11am.

  • Tour Details Germany: From Koblenz to Saarburg | MS Patria

    Day 1 (Sat):  Embarkation: Koblenz
    The MS Patria awaits you in Koblenz where the crew will welcome you on board from 4pm. Your first night will be spent in this fascinating and historic city, an important defensive and economic centre for centuries. Highlights include the old castle of Ehrenbreitstein which dominates the right bank of the Rhine, the 12th century Alte Burg Castle and old Koblenz town.

    Day 2 (Sun): Koblenz – Alken | Alken – Moselkern – Cochem (Approx. 28 km/17 mi.)
    Your tour starts this morning as the MS Patria sails to Alken where, following the distribution of bicycles, you will start pedalling via Moselkern to Cochem, your destination for the day. Cochem is a lovely little town that features historical half-timbered-houses, a picturesque old town and Reichsburg Castle.

    Day 3 (Mon): Cochem – Beilstein – Zell on the Moselle (Approx. 39 km/24 mi.)
    After breakfast you will cycle to Beilstein, one of the best preserved historical villages along the length of the Moselle. Towering above the village, which you will have the opportunity to explore, are the ruins of Castle Metternich. After leaving Beilsten you will pass Europe’s steepest vineyard – with slopes between 50 and 55 degrees – at Bremmer Calmont. Today’s tour ends in the wine village of Zell.

    Day 4 (Tue): Zell on the Moselle – Bernkastel-Kues (Approx. 46-49 km/28-30 mi.)
    Today you will cycle from Zell to the romantic village of Traben-Trarbach, located on the left bank of the Moselle and famous for its Jugendstil (art nouveau) architectural style. From there you pass through the wine city of Kröv – famous for producing the popular Kröver wine – to Bernkastel-Kues, your destination for the night. The grand half-timbered houses that surround Bernkastel-Kues’s market place date back to the Middle Ages and are a photographer’s delight. You will reach the ship in Kues after a tour through town. In the evening you will have the chance to visit a local winegrowers place and enjoy a wine tasting with the famous Moselle wines (excursion, optional, bookable on board).

    Day 5 (Wed): Bernkastel-Kues –Piesport – Mehring (Approx. 46 km/28 mi.)
    Today’s cycle tour is all about the history of wine growing along the Moselle. After breakfast you will cycle to Piesport, the oldest winegrowing community along the Moselle where, if you are interested, you can take part in an optional excursion (bookable on board) of a guided tour to historic Roman cellars and vineyards. Later in the morning you will cycle to Neumagen-Dhron, widely recognised as the oldest wine growing city in Germany. After the lunch break the tour continues to Mehring, another village famous for its fine white wine, where your floating hotel the MS Patria will be waiting for you.

    Day 6 (Thu): Mehring – Trier (Approx. 26 km/16 mi.)
    You will cycle via Pfalzel to Trier, where the ship is waiting for you. In the afternoon you can explore the city in a special kind of way. Book a city walk with a “traditional Roman”. Trier is undoubtedly the historic highlight of the tour. A walk through the 16 BC-founded Trier is an overwhelming journey through the millennia, with no other place in Germany able to give you a better chance to experience the time of the Romans. Highlights include impressive structures such as the Porta Nigra, the Konstantin Basilica and the Roman Amphitheatre.

    Day 7 (Fri): Trier –  Saarburg – Mettlach – Saarburg (Approx. 26-64 km/16-40 mi.)
    You have two choices today: you can either cycle from Trier to Saarburg along the banks of the Saar River or you can elect to take it easy and enjoy the beautiful scenery from your barge the MS Patria. Saarburg, also known as “Little Venice”, features Saarburg Castle (Saar Castle), a massive complex mentioned in official documents as early as 964, the Saarburg Waterfall on the River Leuk and many historical buildings. If you elect to cycle from Saarburg to Mettlach you can visit the “Villeroy & Boch” factory before returning to Saarburg.

    Day 8 (Sat): Saarburg
    After breakfast: disembarkation and end of tour.

    Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

    Daily self-guided cycling tours. All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
    When guests do not want to cycle, they can stay on board, relax and enjoy sailing.
    The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.
    On the first day you are welcome to bring your luggage on board from 10am.

  • Tour Details Germany: From Saarburg to Koblenz | MS Patria

    Day 1 (Sat): Embarkation: Saarburg
    The MS Patria awaits you in Saarburg where the crew will welcome you on board from 4 pm. You will spend your first night and evening in Saarburg a welcoming city that you are encouraged to explore. Highlights include Saarburg Castle (Saar Castle), a massive complex mentioned in official documents as early as 964, the Saarburg Waterfall on the River Leuk and many historical buildings.

    Day 2 (Sun): Saarburg – Wasserbillig (Lux) – Trier (Approx. 38 km/23 mi.)
    Following the distribution of bicycles your first day of cycling will see you pedal from Saarburg along the idyllic nature reserve of the abandoned meander of the River Saar. Further on to Wasserbillig in Luxemburg and from here to the Igeler Säule. Later you will reach Trier, your destination for the day and where the MS Patria will be waiting for you. If you are interested you can book an optional guided excursion of Trier (bookable on board). A walk through the 16 BC-founded Trier is an overwhelming journey through the millennia, with no other place in Germany able to give you a better chance to experience the time of the Romans. Highlights include impressive structures such as the Porta Nigra, the Konstantin Basilica and the Roman Amphitheatre.

    Day 3 (Mon): Trier – Pfalzel – Mehring (Approx. 26-29 km/16-18 mi.)
    After breakfast you will cycle from Trier via the charming village of Pfalzel to Mehring, famous for its white wine and home to the largest winegrowing community in the Moselle-Saar-Ruwer region. In the evening you will have time to explore the village.

    Day 4 (Tue): Mehring – Piesport – Bernkastel-Kues (Approx. 47 km/29 mi.)
    You will reach Bernkastel-Kues by bike. The market place from the Middle Ages with many wood timbered houses invites you for a rest. On your way you come to Neumagen-Dhron which is the oldest wine city of Germany. Further on you reach Piesport, the oldest winegrowing community along the Moselle. Here you can book a guided tour and visit the Roman cellars and the vineyards. 

    Day 5 (Wed): Bernkastel-Kues – Traben-Trarbach – Zell (Approx. 43 km/26 mi.)
    Today’s bike tour will take you to the romantic village of Traben-Trarbach, located on the left bank of the Moselle and famous for its Jugendstil (art nouveau) architectural style. Further along the Moselle your destination for the night is Zell, well known in the wine industry for the wine “Zeller Schwarze Katz”. In the evening you will have the chance to visit a local winegrowers place and enjoy a wine tasting with the famous Moselle wines (optional, bookable on board).

    Day 6 (Thu): Zell – Beilstein – Cochem (Approx. 39 km/24 mi.)
    Beilstein, ‘the Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle’ and one of the best preserved historical villages along the length of the Moselle is the highlight of today’s cycle tour. Towering above the village, which you will have the opportunity to explore, are the ruins of Castle Metternich. Today’s tour will end in Cochem, a lovely little town that features historical half-timbered-houses, a picturesque old town and Reichsburg Castle.

    Day 7 (Fri): Cochem – Alken (Approx. 29 km/18 mi.) | Alken – Koblenz
    After breakfast your final day of cycling will see you pedal to Alken, one of the oldest cities on the Moselle, where the MS Patria will be waiting for you to sail to Koblenz, where you will spend your final night on board. Koblenz, a fascinating and historic city, has been an important defensive and economic centre for centuries. Highlights include the old castle of Ehrenbreitstein which dominates the right bank of the Rhine, the 12th century Alte Burg Castle and old Koblenz town.

    Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Koblenz
    After breakfast: disembarkation and end of the tour.

    Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

    Daily self-guided cycling tours. All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
    When guests do not want to cycle, they can stay on board, relax and enjoy sailing.
    The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.
    On the first day you are welcome to bring your luggage on board from 11am.

  • Tour Details Germany: From Koblenz to Saarburg | MS Patria

    Day 1 (Sat):  Embarkation: Koblenz
    The MS Patria awaits you in Koblenz where the crew will welcome you on board from 4pm. Your first night will be spent in this fascinating and historic city, an important defensive and economic centre for centuries. Highlights include the old castle of Ehrenbreitstein which dominates the right bank of the Rhine, the 12th century Alte Burg Castle and old Koblenz town.

    Day 2 (Sun): Koblenz – Alken | Alken – Moselkern – Cochem (Approx. 29 km/18 mi.)
    Your tour starts this morning as the MS Patria sails to Alken where, following the distribution of bicycles, you will start pedalling via Moselkern to Cochem, your destination for the day. Cochem is a lovely little town that features historical half-timbered-houses, a picturesque old town and Reichsburg Castle.

    Day 3 (Mon): Cochem – Beilstein – Zell on the Moselle (Approx. 39 km/24 mi.)
    After breakfast you will cycle to Beilstein, one of the best preserved historical villages along the length of the Moselle. Towering above the village, which you will have the opportunity to explore, are the ruins of Castle Metternich. After leaving Beilsten you will pass Europe’s steepest vineyard – with slopes between 50 and 55 degrees – at Bremmer Calmont. Today’s tour ends in the wine village of Zell. In the evening you will have the chance to visit a local winegrowers place and enjoy a wine tasting with the famous Moselle wines (excursion, optional, bookable on board).

    Day 4 (Tue): Zell on the Moselle – Bernkastel-Kues (Approx. 43 km/26 mi.)
    Today you will cycle from Zell to the romantic village of Traben-Trarbach, located on the left bank of the Moselle and famous for its Jugendstil (art nouveau) architectural style. From there you pass through the wine city of Kröv – famous for producing the popular Kröver wine – to Bernkastel-Kues, your destination for the night. The grand half-timbered houses that surround Bernkastel-Kues’s market place date back to the Middle Ages and are a photographer’s delight. You will reach the ship in Kues after a tour through town. 

    Day 5 (Wed): Bernkastel-Kues –Piesport – Mehring (Approx. 47 km/29 mi.)
    Today’s cycle tour is all about the history of wine growing along the Moselle. After breakfast you will cycle to Piesport, the oldest winegrowing community along the Moselle where, if you are interested, you can take part in an optional excursion (bookable on board) of a guided tour to historic Roman cellars and vineyards. Later in the morning you will cycle to Neumagen-Dhron, widely recognised as the oldest wine growing city in Germany. After the lunch break the tour continues to Mehring, another village famous for its fine white wine, where your floating hotel the MS Patria will be waiting for you.

    Day 6 (Thu): Mehring – Trier (Approx. 26-29 km/16-18 mi.)
    You will cycle via Pfalzel to Trier, where the ship is waiting for you. In the afternoon you can explore the city in a special kind of way. Book a city walk with a “traditional Roman”. Trier is undoubtedly the historic highlight of the tour. A walk through the 16 BC-founded Trier is an overwhelming journey through the millennia, with no other place in Germany able to give you a better chance to experience the time of the Romans. Highlights include impressive structures such as the Porta Nigra, the Konstantin Basilica and the Roman Amphitheatre.

    Day 7 (Fri): Trier –  Wasserbillig – Saarburg (Approx. 38 km/23 mi.)
    Today you will be cycling along the river from Trier via Wasserbillig in Luxembourg to Saarburg, also called “little Venice”. In its center you will find a waterfall of 20 meters deep.

    Day 8 (Sat): Saarburg
    After breakfast: disembarkation and end of tour.

    Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

    Daily self-guided cycling tours. All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.
    When guests do not want to cycle, they can stay on board, relax and enjoy sailing.
    The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.
    On the first day you are welcome to bring your luggage on board from 10am.

  • INCLUDED:
    – Tour and accommodation on board 8 days/7 nights (Saturday-Saturday) from/to Koblenz or Saarburg, cabin in the booked category;
    – Full board (7x breakfast, 6x picnic lunch during bike tours or noontime snack, 7x three or four course dinner);
    – Daily coffee and tea till 4 PM;
    – Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels daily possible); daily short cleaning of the cabin;
    – Welcome drink;
    – Board manager (multilingual English and German) with daily briefings of the bike tours;
    – The board manager doesn’t cycle but can always be reached on his cell phone;
    – Printed instructions and detailed maps for the daily bike tours, 1 set per cabin.

    NOT INCLUDED:
    Transfers to/from the docking place in Koblenz or Saarburg;
    Reservation fee;
    Rental bicycle (are incl. on April 15 and 22, Oct. 21 and 29, 2017 / 2018: are incl. on April 7, 14 and 21 and Oct. 13);
    Other transfers;
    Parking fee;
    Entrance fees & excursions
    Fees for ferries;
    Drinks on board;
    Personal insurances;
    Gratuities (at your discretion);
    Dietary requirements on request/surcharges may be calculated.

    Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligatory)
    Rental bicycle
    with 7 gears, with hand- and backpedal brakes or freewheel hubs (must be reserved in advance, limited number) : €70 per week. All bikes have pannier bags included.
    Rental E-Bike with pannier bag: €165 per week (limited number available, only on request and after confirmation)

  • PRICES „MOSELLE & SAAR“ SEASON 2017 (per person):

     Cabins:forMain seasonOff seasonEarly & late season *Super saver*
    Twin cabin below deck2 pers.€       819€     699€     599€   499
    Twin cabin upper deck  2 pers.€       929€     829€     729€   629
    Twin cabin below deck for single use 1 pers.€    1,049€     929€     829€   729
    Twin cabin upper deck for single use  1 pers.€    1,159€  1,059€     959€   859

    DATES SEASON 2017 MOSELLE & SAAR:
    Koblenz – Saarburg: departures  April 15 and 29, May 27, June 10,  July 8 and 22,  Aug. 5 and 19, Sept. 16 and 30,  Oct. 14, 2017
    Saarburg – Koblenz:
    departures  April 22, May 6,  June 3 and 17, July 15 and 29,  Aug. 12 and 26,  Sept. 23, Oct. 7 and 21, 2017.
    Super Saver season dates
    *: departure dates April 15 and Oct. 21, 2017 *: only on these dates rental bicycle included!
    Early & late season dates*: departure dates April 22 and 29 and Oct. 14, 2017 *: only on April 22 and Oct. 14 rental bicycle incl.!
    Off season dates:  departure May 6 and October 7, 2017
    Main season dates: all other departures as from May 27 until and incl. 30.09.

    On other dates the ship is sailing the tour “Rhine & Neckar” tour between Koblenz and Bad Wimpfen (info on request).
    Min. number of pass.: 40 persons

  • PRICES „MOSELLE & SAAR“ SEASON 2018 (per person):

     Cabins:forMain seasonOff seasonEarly season *Super saver*
    Twin cabin below deck2 pers.€       829€     729€     629€   529
    Twin cabin upper deck 2 pers.€       939€     839€     739€   639
    Twin cabin below deck for single use1 pers.€    1,244€  1,094€     944€   794
    Twin cabin upper deck for single use 1 pers.€    1,409€  1,259€  1,109€   959

    DATES SEASON 2018 MOSELLE & SAAR:
    Koblenz – Saarburg: departures  April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 16 and 30,  July 28,  Aug. 11 and 25 and Sept. 6, 2018
    Saarburg – Koblenz:
    departures  April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26,  June 23, July 7,  Aug. 4 and 18,  Sept. 1 and 29 and Oct. 13, 2018.

    Super Saver season dates
    *: departure dates April 7 and Oct. 13, 2018 *: only on these dates rental bicycle included!
    Early season dates*: departure dates April 14 and 21, 2018 *: only on these dates rental bicycle included!
    Off season dates:  departure dates  April 28, May 5 and 12 and October 6, 2018
    Main season dates: all other departures as from May 19 until and incl. 29.09.

    On other dates the ship is sailing the tour “Rhine & Neckar” tour between Koblenz and Bad Wimpfen (info on request).
    Min. number of pass.: 40 persons

  • BICYCLES:
    The bicycles on board are mostly unisex touring bikes with normal mount (ladies model), with 7 gears, handbrake and/or pedal brake and a pannier bag. There are a limited number of bikes with freewheel hubs available on request. E-Bikes are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and at limited number. A rental bicycle is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operators are in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles. In Germany bikers are not obligated by law to wear a bike helmet. Bike helmets are not available on board.

    TRANSFERS:
    Between Saarburg and Koblenz by train (in 2 hrs. for about €24 p.p., group tickets can be bought on board by the tour leader) or minivan as from 4 persons (approx. €70 p.p. (2018: € 75 p.p.), bike €13 / 2018: €15). Limited number available, pre-application for minivan transfer is required, to be paid on site.

    Important information:
    Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. • Embarkation: Guests may bring their luggage on board as from 10:00 hours, boarding will take place in the afternoon from 15:00 hours to 17:00 hours. • Disembarkation: After breakfast by 09:00 hours. Bicycles on board: Unisex bicycles with normal mount (ladies model), 7 gears, hand brake and pedal brake and pannier bag, limited number of freewheel hub bikes. E-Bikes are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and at limited number. Please indicate your body height by booking. Own bikes can be brought at your own risk (limited number of own bikes, no responsibility for lost and damages). Cycle tours: All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours: are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy. Excursions: The excursions mentioned in the programme are all optional (surcharge – not included in the tour price) and can be booked directly on board at the tour guide.• Luggage: we recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. Diet: (i.e.: lactosefree, glutenfree) possible on request and for an extra charge of € 50. Must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure. (to be paid directly on board) • Travel documents: EU-nationals need a valid passport.

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
    The General Conditions (travel conditions) of Boat Bike Tours B.V. apply to cycling cruises, as well as to confirmation and cancellation of such tours. In principle, children are very welcome on board. However, before booking, we advise that you satisfy yourself that your child is able to manage daily cycle trips. Guests are allowed to bring their own children’s bikes or child seats. Of course you may stay one or more days on board (children under the age of 18 years must be under supervision). Children’s discount on request. The interior of the ship is a no-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are no-smoking zones.

    CONTACT:
    Boat Bike Tours BV
    ’t Prooyen 3-B
    1141 VD Monnickendam
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 299 313071
    Fax: +31 299 313065
    info@boatbiketours.com
    www.boatbiketours.com

    Updated: May 16th, 2017