If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
On the river Moselle with the MS Patria - that’s a somewhat different way to experience this holiday region beloved for generations. Ancient Roman history, medieval townscapes and the omnipresent viticulture on this regions’ typical steep slopes shape the foundation of this tourist destination, which seems to be constantly reinventing itself. Generous hospitality and Moselle-Franconian cheerfulness await you between Trier and Coblenz, which in itself is worth a visit if you fancy a brief detour up the river Saar. This tour on the Patria along the Moselle is perfectly suitable for untrained cyclists, your starting point is Saarburg.
Here you can find further information on the MS Patria.
Day 1 Arrival in Saarburg
Discover this quaint town below the castle with its picturesque houses built in several different centuries, as well as the waterfall and the shoreline row of trees. Embarkation from 2 pm.
Day 2 Saarburg - Wasserbillig - Trier, approx. 38 km/24 mi
The first day of cycling will take you to the Saar bight and later to the Roman Imperial city. The Porta Nigra and the Imperial Baths are Trier’s most famous, but certainly not its only sights.
Day 3 Trier - Mehring, 26-29 km/16-18 mi
Schweich is home to a small, idyllic harbour with a distinctive ferry tower. Mehring is home to a railway station of the formerly very popular but now defunct “Säuferbähnle” railway.
Day 4 Mehring - Bernkastel-Kues, approx. 47 km/29 mi
Neumagen and Piesport are two famous wine villages you will be passing through today. Roman history is brought to life in a wine presser and a replica wine ship.
Day 5 Bernkastel-Kues - Zell, approx. 43 km/27 mi
Traben-Trarbach is shaped by Art Nouveau, while Zell is the largest wine town along the Moselle, with an exceptional Riesling.
Day 6 Zell - Cochem, approx. 39 km/24 mi
The small town of Beilstein presents itself in a charming fashion; in Cochem you will discover the famous Reichsburg castle.
Day 7 Cochem - Koblenz, approx. 50 km/31 mi
The “Terrace Moselle” is slowly coming to an end in the town of Treis-Karden after which Coblenz is awaiting you, with its beautiful historic centre and a cable car up to Fort Ehrenbreitstein. Today's route might be challenging for beginners!
Day 8 Disembarkation and depature
After breaksfast, your tour of the Moselle on MS Patria concludes. Disembarkation until 9:00 am.
Here are the details on MS Patria.
Included in "On the Moselle with the MS Patria":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2022:
All prices are per person.
08.10. + 22.10.:
Arrival "On the Moselle with the MS Patria":
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.
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.