Bike Tour Reviews  German Wine Country Along The Saar & Mosel Rivers


German Wine Country along the Saar & Mosel Rivers

COUNTRY: Germany

7 nights
4.5/5 (2)
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours

4.5/5 (2)
7 nights

Guided from EUR € 1475

Guided:
From Mettlach: Sep 03, 17; Oct 01, 15, 2023. Jul 08, 22; Aug 05, 19; Sep 02, 16, 30; Oct 14, 2024.
From Cochem: Aug 27; Sep 10, 24; Oct 08, 2023. Jul 01, 15, 29; Aug 12, 26; Sep 09, 23; Oct 07, 2024.

Description:
This tour along the Mosel and Saar combines the best of the German "Bundesländer" Rheinland Pfalz and Saarland. While cycling from Cochem to Mettlach, you'll discover the legacy of the Roman empire. Go beyond your bounds and meet the "Queen of grapes.…

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  • German Wine Country
    (4/5) Jane Fletcher 5 months ago

    Lovely towns along the Mosel

    We really enjoyed our trip down the Mosel and Saar rivers. The Zwaan is a great boat and we really enjoyed the bike tour with a small group. Lots of storybook villages to explore along the way. We were lucky to be there while the grapes along the Mosel were being harvested and it was really interesting to see that going on. We also had the opportunity to try Federweißer, fresh pressed wine. It was very good while being totally different from what you think of as wine. We had e-bikes for the trip which flattened out the hills and made the riding very easy. It was very interesting to see all of the remnants of Roman civilization as well as lots of medieval buildings. So much history. The patchwork quilt of vineyards along the river were amazing especially in some areas where it seemed they rose straight up. So difficult to work on those steep slopes.

    What was the date of your tour?
    September 2023
    How many tours have you completed?
    20+
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens, Families with young kids
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • The Zwaan, our biking group, guide, captain and chef (photo by Jane Fletcher)
    • Riding along vineyards (photo by Jane Fletcher)
    • The waterfalls through the middle of town in Saarburg (photo by Jane Fletcher)
    • Bernkastle (photo by Jane Fletcher)
    • We generally stopped for coffee and pastries in the morning as well as a wine or coke break in the afternoon (photo by Jane Fletcher)
    • A patchwork of vineyards (photo by Jane Fletcher)
    • 5/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 4/5 Route selection
    • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
  • (5/5) frank September 5, 2018

    Amazing scenery in a part of the world I did not know about.

    This was a week long immersion in German culture in the Mosel /Saar river valleys. The rides were slow, easy rides on the riverbanks on dedicated bike paths alongside steep, wine grape orchards. Every day we would pull into a tiny picturesque German village. The Zwaan was our home base boat and we grew to really love the little barge, the food served and the group of new friends we made. Amazing Dutch crew that went out of their way to make us all feel at home. The guide was funny, easy going and very helpful.

    What was the date of your tour?
    08/19/20108
    How many tours have you completed?
    3
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 4/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 4/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
    • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)