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Biking Vacation Heart of Europe Bike & Barge: Cochem to Metz​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Pre-trip Extension:
Berlin · 3 nights $545

Post-trip Extension:
Munich · 3 nights $445
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The most enriching way to explore the bucolic Moselle Valley is at its river’s unhurried pace.

So we take our time cruising its waters on our private barge. We’ll unpack our bags, then cruise and cycle for seven glorious days past terraced vineyards, emerald hillsides, and charming timber-framed villages. Our journey flows into Germany, France, and Luxembourg … past historic outposts of the Roman Empire … to serene riverside picnic spots … through a collapsed volcano … and into the lives of locals who’ve invited us into their homes. And of course, there’ll be lots of the valley’s fine wines to sample.

What's Included

Bicycle Tour Only – without Air

  • 7 nights aboard a private deluxe canal barge
  • 16 meals – 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • Transfers
  • 19 meals – 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Guided walking tours of Koblenz and Luxembourg
  • Entrance into Cochem Castle
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Berlin – 3 nights for only $545  Post-trip: Munich – 3 nights for only $445

Both Vacation Options Include

  • 1 glass of wine with all dinners aboard the barge
  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • 6 days of cycling with FULL VAN SUPPORT during the cruise portion of your trip
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount

Cultural Highlights

  • Enjoy generous sightseeing, including walking tours of Luxembourg City, Metz, Trier, Cochem and Koblenz
  • Unpack just once on a 7-night cruise through a fairytale landscape of castles and vineyards
  • Sip local wines during a wine tasting in a fourth-generation, family-operated winery
  • Share hearty German fare with a local family in their home
  • Cycle along easy, quiet bike paths enjoying scenic river views
  • Pedal through a fascinating region of collapsed volcanoes and discover its history at a local museum

What to Expect

This tour offers easy terrain through the trip. Our VBT support shuttle is available every day at designated waypoints for those who need assistance.
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Average Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 miles
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 2 – 4 hours
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