2021
The Saar Cycle Tour

The Saar Cycle Tour

Leisurely Saar Bike Tour from Strasbourg to Luxembourg

Strasbourg – Trier – Luxembourg

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Petite France in Strasbourg, Völklingen Ironworks and the Roman monuments in Trier
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
8

km / day avg.
50

The Saar Cycle Tour takes you through three countries on wonderfully flat paths: Explore France, Germany and Luxemburg around the tranquil river with its many river bends. Leisurely stages, the culinary specialities of the Alsace region and the delicious Moselle wines set ideal conditions for a wonderfully relaxing cycling holiday. You will begin your bike tour in Strasbourg. The city is not located on the river Saar, but as a UNESCO world heritage site it is the ideal starting point for your tour along the Saar. The Saar Loop is a scenic highlight: Here is almost appears as if the river is changing directions. Near Trier the Saar flows into the Moselle. Don’t forget to take a picture in front of the Porta Nigra, before you cycling towards Luxembourg!

Itinerary

The Saar Cycle Tour
  • Booking Code
    SW-MOSL7
  • Start / Destination
    Strasbourg / Luxembourg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Strasbourg

The city on the French-German border is a UNESCO world heritage sight and offers many cultural highlights: The impressive cathedral is Strasbourg’s landmark and around it you will find countless half-timbered buildings, the charming district La petite France and the bridge Passerelle des Deux Rives. In the evening you will take part in an information meeting about your upcoming Saar bike tour and receive your rental bike (if booked).

Day 2: Strasbourg – Saverne, approx. 50 km

The first stage of your bike tour will take you along the Rhine-Marne Canal. Take a break at the impressive European Parliament. Take in the view of the hilly Alsace region, while cycling through small sleepy villages. The small town Saverne has an impressive castle: Castle Rohan, the Versailles of Alsace, is more than 140 metres long!

Day 3: Saverne – Saarbrücken, approx. 65 km + transfer

Your bike tour will take you through increasingly narrow valleys. There are many locks on your stage, but one is particularly unique: The Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane uses a lift to hoist ships up a slope. You will cycle along the Saar Canal until you reach Mittersheim. In the evening, a transfer will take you to Saarbrücken. The Baroque city is located directly on the Saar. In the evening you will have a little time to stroll through the romantic alleys.

Day 4: Saarbrücken – Merzig, approx. 50 km

On this stage you will continuously follow the river on the Saar cycle path. You will make good progress on the well-developed cycle paths – this is what makes an enjoyable bike tour! You will cycle through the former coal mining area and reach the Völklingen Ironworks. The huge industrial complex covers an area of 600 000 m2. The Ironworks are one of the most illustrative examples of German industrial history and were recently added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Your destination is Merzing, home of the Saarland apple wine.

Day 5: Circular tour through the Äppelkischd region, approx. 35 km

The soil is particularly fertile in the hilly landscape around Merzig – this is obvious from the countless fruit trees, which grow here. The Saargau has truly earned the name Äppelkischd (apple crate) with its countless apple trees! You will explore the landscape between the Saar and the French border on this leisurely cycle tour. You will not only marvel at the many fruit trees, but also at the artful border stones at the German-French border.

Day 6: Merzig – Treves, approx. 65 km

On your way to Trier you will cycle past the scenic highlight of your tour: The Saar Loop. Here the river makes a hairpin turn around a mountain ridge and appears to flow backwards! You will have a beautiful view from the Chloef viewpoint, which you will have to get to on foot. Shortly before Trier, the Saar flows into the Moselle and you will finish your stage in the Roman city. The Porta Nigra, the Amphitheatre and the Imperial Baths are only some of Trier’s countless highlights.

Day 7: Treves – Luxembourg, approx. 60 km

You will cycle over the Roman bridge to leave Trier and then cycle along the Moselle for a short stretch. You will cross the border to Luxembourg where the river Sauer flows into the Moselle. Cycle over soft picturesque hills and extensive cornfields and enjoy beautiful views. Your last stage will take you through Luxembourg and into its capital city.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension

On day 8 your Saar Cycle Tour along the river Saar and through Luxembourg ends. If you don’t want to leave the cosmopolitan capital of the Grand Duchy yet, we would be happy to extend your stay.

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Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Saturdays from 17.04.2021 to 09.10.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
17.04. - 23.04.
25.09. - 09.10.
ab699 €
Season B
24.04. - 21.05.
04.09. - 24.09.
ab749 €
Season C
22.05. - 03.09.

ab799 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Luxembourg
  • Transfer Saverne - Mittersheim incl. bike
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included is the City or visitor´s tax (if payable)

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

239 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Strasbourg

69 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Strasbourg

109 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
189 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

189 €

The Saar Cycle Tour
  • Booking Code
    SW-MOSL7
  • Start / Destination
    Strasbourg / Luxembourg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Return journey to Strasbourg
    Self-organised by train (French railway): direct connection or 1x change, duration approx. 3 hours.
  • Parking information
    Covered and supervised car park Wodli in Strasbourg, costs approx. 60 € per week.
    No reservation through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Note
    In France bicycle helmets are mandatory for children under 12 years of age. However, for safety reasons we generally recommend wearing a helmet.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
50