Germany Bike and Barge Tour June 10 - 17, 2017 | from $2,365.00 CAD per person (double occupancy)

Main destination Germany · About Adventure

Germany Bike and Barge Tour June 10 - 17, 2017 | from $2,365.00 CAD per person (double occupancy)

Main destination Germany · About Adventure

Your hosts Willy van Kemenade and Cathie Hagenson invite you to join them on another European Bike and Barge adventure. Our Germany tour follows three rivers, the Main, the Rhine and Moselle. We will experience towns with historical attractions and scenic vineyards. We pass the Loreley on the narrowest part of the Rhine Valley which is lined with castles. Finally, we follow the Moselle River to our final destination in Cochem, famous for its cozy streets and 11th-century hill-top castle, Reichsburg....Beautiful scenery on this trip.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday - June 10, 2017 – Miltenberg – Tour introduction, town walk in this typical German village with many cross-timbered houses. Local wines can be tasted in the oldest inn in Germany, “den Riesen”.

Day 2: Sunday – June 11, 2017 - Miltenberg - Aschaffenburg (40 km) – Today we cycle through several small villages famous for their fine red wines. Johannisburg Palace, the grandest of all Renaissance palace complexes is the first thing you will see as you enter Aschaffenburg.

Day 3: Monday – June 12, 2017 - Aschaffenburg – Frankfurt-am-Main (45 km) – Along with other villages and after crossing the River Main on a small ferry we arrive at the romantic city of Seligenstadt. We continue to Hanau (where the famous Grimm Brothers were born) and continue to Frankfurt-am-Main.

Day 4: Tuesday – June 13, 2017 - Frankfurt-am-Main – Mainz (45 km) – Today’s destination is Mainz. We will have time to explore this interesting city filled with spacious plazas and a charming atmosphere.

Day 5: Wednesday – June 14, 2017 - Mainz - Rüdesheim / Bingen (35/50 km) – After cycling through rolling vineyards and villages we arrive in Rüdesheim where there is opportunity to visit the half-timbered town of Eltville and monastery Eberbach which are definitely worth seeing (+14 km).

Day 6: Thursday – June 15, 2017 - Rüdesheim / Bingen – Koblenz (40 km) – During breakfast we sail past the Loreley, the narrowest part of the Rhine Valley. We cycle to the city of Boppard before reaching the oldest preserved Roman Fort walls north of the alps. We continue to the beautiful city of Koblenz, where the Rhine & the Mosel rivers meet.

Day 7: Friday – June 16, 2017 - Koblenz – Cochem (40 km) – After sailing to Alken, the biking begins enroute to Moselkern. Then we will bike into the Eltztal to visit the castle Eltz. We continue to Cochem with it’s cozy streets and famous 11th-century castle Reichsburg.

Day 8: Saturday – June 17, 2017 – After breakfast our tour ends and we depart for home or other destinations.

Skill Level - This guided bike and boat tour is rated as easy, with average daily distances between 40 - 45 km. The route is along mostly quiet bike paths and country roads. Itinerary subject to change based on local conditions.

This tour can be done in conjunction with UK Hiking Trip June 19 - 26, 2017


Our Barge - Iris (24 passengers) – Comfort Plus Class

Our barge, the Iris was put to sea in April 2005. The Iris is a refitted freight barge that accommodates 24 overnight passengers. The interior of the Iris is fresh, tasteful and comfortable. The Iris has two decks. On the top deck you find the salon, a roomy a cozy bar and a sun deck. The whole barge has central heating and air-conditioning. Below, the Iris has 12 spacious, comfortable guest cabins for two (no bunk beds) and each cabin has a private bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. Hair dryers are available on board. Wi-Fi is available on board but cannot be guaranteed in all locations.

Tour Includes

Included in the price:

  • Pre-trip group reception
  • Souvenir T-shirt
  • Trip planning services including pre and post arrangements
  • 7 nights accommodation on air conditioned “Iris”
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches, 6 dinners and coffee and tea.
Day 4 dinner is not included
  • 24-speed bicycle with insurance,
  • Pannier, lock, water bottle and helmet
  • Multi-lingual Local Tour Guide
  • Trip support by Willy van Kemenade and Cathie Hagenson
Not included in the price: Airfare, pretrip hotels, transfers from gateway cities, meals not specified and incidentals.

Cost

Price per person in CAD.

Bike & Barge Trip
Based on Double occupancy $2,440.00
(if paid by credit card)
Reduction if paid by cheque $ 75.00
Total Cost $2,365.00

Based on Single occupancy $3,670.00
Reduction if paid by cheque $ 110.00
Total Cost $3,560.00

Only 2 single cabins available.

Price includes all taxes.

Recommended barge staff tip 25 - 40 euros per participant paid locally.

Terms and Conditions:

Insurance - We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Please contact us for a quote.

Payment - $900 per person (including “Save me a spot” payments) is due at time of booking confirmation by cash, cheque (payable to Square 1 Travel) or credit card (Visa & MasterCard only). Final payment is due by April 10, 2017.
Cancellation Penalties - Bike and Barge trip - From Booking date to November 15, 2016 $300 non-refundable.

From Nov 18 to April 10, 2017 - Additional $600 non-refundable. From April 10 to travel date - 100% Non-refundable.
Name changes are permitted for a fee of $100 per person plus any supplier fees, only if there is a waiting list .

Possible rate changes - Rates could change depending on exchange rate fluctuations between the Euro and Canadian
Dollar. Current rate 1.50 CAD = 1 Euro. Fuel price increases if increase greater than of 5% of Feb 2016 prices.

Responsibility: Square 1 Travel is a vacation organizer only and cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or physical
or personal injury of any nature resulting from delays, suppliers, Acts of God or any other force majeure.


Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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