Cultural cycling tour from Saarbrücken to Trier

If you like to cycle leisurely and take your time for all the things worth seeing along the way, this one is for you. This cultural cycling tour along the Saar and Moselle will take you to a number of cultural highlights, such as the Porta Nigra in Germany’s oldest city Trier, the so-called “little Venice“ in Saarburg, the ceramics manufacturer Villeroy & Boch, the World Heritage Site “Völklinger Hütte“ (former ironworks), the Baroque Saarbrücken and the city of the Sun King, Saarlouis.

Pause an der Saarschleife
Pause an der Saarschleife - © Eike Dubois

Tour description

Day 1: Arrival
Visit the Baroque historic city centre of Saarbrücken and current exhibition at the “Saarland-Museum“

Day 2: Saarbrücken – Saarlouis (18 miles/29 km)
Cycle on the Saar cycling route to Völklingen where you will have sufficient time to visit the ceramics manufacturer Villeroy & Boch, the World Heritage Site “Völklinger Hütte“ (former ironworks), the Baroque city of Saarbrücken and Saarlouis, the city of the Sun King.

Day 3: Saarlouis – Mettlach (21.8 miles/25 km)
Today you will be cycling along the Saar and pass the famous Saar Bow until you reach Mettlach. Do not miss visiting the Villeroy & Boch exhibition “Keravision“ in the old Benedictine abbey, showcasing the history of the famous ceramics manufacturer. And last but not least, how about a bit of shopping? There are some outlet stores to be found in Mettlach ...

Day 4: Mettlach – Trier (25.6 miles/41 km)
The route leads on to Saarburg, well known for its castle dating back to the 10th century, the historic town centre and its traces of the Middle Ages as well as a waterfall. Upriver, you will cycle along the Saar to Konz where Saar and Moselle meet. Following the course of the Moselle, you will reach your destination Trier, Germany’s oldest city, in the Rhineland-Palatinate.

Day 5: Departure
Visit the Roman city of Trier and departure.

Package includes:

  • 4 nights incl. breakfast in two- to four-star hotels
  • entry in the World Heritage Site “Völklinger Hütte“
  • entry in Villeroy & Boch Keravision
  • detailed maps and route information

Further optional services (not included in the price):

  • Touring bike
  • „E-Bike“ electro bike
  • Luggage transfer

Tour profile:
 Flat route on awarded cycling routes along the Saar and Moselle from Saarbrücken to Trier.
 Total length: Saarbrücken – Trier 65.6 miles/105 km

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