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Star bike tour from Saarbrücken

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ST SMR 02
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price
From 559 €
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Price calculator last updated: January 01.03.2024, XNUMX

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Et voilà – the Saarland.

From the lively city of Saarbrücken you will discover the most beautiful sights of Saarland on this star bike tour. The smallest federal state is a bit German, a bit French and offers limitless possibilities. You cycle through the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Völklingen Ironworks, discover the old coal mining area in France and are even on the trail of the Romans. Nature lovers will cheer at the sight of the Saar loop, on the bike in fragrant forests or during breaks at lonely ponds. A lot of sun and the changing nationality have left their mark, also in the kitchen. Enjoy the life motto of the Saarlanders "Hauptsach gudd gess" and the relaxed French way of life "savoir-vivre". Try 'Dibbelabbes', shrimp or paté, a Viez or Pastis as an aperitif and feast your way through the sweet creations of the confectioners. Let's go to Saarbrücken Bon appetit and cheers!

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • Over 30 years of experience

Look forward to Saarbrücken with its Franco-German charm, to the popular St. Johanner Markt with its pubs, bistros and restaurants and to historical treasures such as Saarbrücken Castle and the Ludwigskirche. All those traveling by car can park their vehicle free of charge at the hotel, all those traveling by train travel to Saarbrücken Hbf. No matter how you arrive, the rental bike you have booked is already waiting for you at the hotel and is waiting to show you the Saarland.

Overnight place: Saarbrucken

You can start your journey of discovery comfortably, because you take the train to Blieskastel (approx. 30 minutes) and thus into the middle of the Bliesgau biosphere reserve. Idyllically you cycle on signposted cycle paths through the gently rolling landscape. Enjoy lovely meadows, meadow orchards with gnarled apple and plum trees and vast beech forests. The small river Blies winds its way through this unique nature and takes you to the European Culture Park Bliesbruck-Reinheim. The remains of a villa from Roman times have been excavated here since 1987. At 70.000 m², it is one of the largest of its kind in the Saar Moselle-Space matters. The archeology park is on the border between France and Germany. On the German side, discover the remains of a Roman villa, the more than 2000-year-old grave of a princess from Celtic times and the Schaub Museum with finds from the nearby area. The French side presents a small Gallo-Roman town, which at that time offered space for about 2000 people, a thermal baths and the exhibition center. Strengthen yourself in the Roman tavern before you follow the cycle paths along the Blies to just before Saargemünd (France). Here you will meet the still young Saar, which will take you back to Saarbrücken in a relaxed manner on the beautiful Saar Cycle Path. If you want, you can also take the train from Saargemünd (40 km) or take a short bike ride through the city center in Saarbrücken (61 km).

Overnight place: Like the day before in Saarbrücken

A completely different cycling day awaits you today. Along the Burbach and its forest pond you cycle up and down through wide forests right into the former coal mining area of ​​the Saar. In many small towns you can still find evidence of this past today. Look forward to the highlight of the day in Völklingen. Here you definitely have to visit the world cultural heritage site Völklinger Hütte (included). It is currently one of 51 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany! In terms of importance, it is on a par with the Egyptian pyramids, the Great Wall of China and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. A visit to the Völklingen Ironworks is like a huge expense: you go deep into the dark corridors of the Möllerhalle and the climb leads high up to the viewing platform at the blast furnace. You can plan a lot of time for this visit, because then you follow the flat Saar cycle path back to Saarbrücken (12 km) or you can easily use the good train connection from Völklingen (direct journey, 15 minutes).

Overnight place: Like the day before in Saarbrücken

A slight climb on a beautiful forest path takes you to the German-French border. Today you cycle sometimes in France, sometimes in Germany and you will feel it again and again in many little things. Make a stopover worth seeing at Parc Explor Wendel. The Wendel colliery on the French side was built in 1862 and is now closed. Visit the imposing colliery individually or join a guided tour. Then you go down more than 1200 meters in an old pit cage like the miners used to and discover the coal mining sites with their amazing angles of inclination. You will then cycle through the old mining settlement of Petite Rosselle. A winding cycle path along the Rossel river brings you back to the Saar near Völklingen. From now on you stay in Germany. Enjoy cycling on the Saar cycle path to Saarlouis and admire the historic ramparts of the former fortified city. Saarlouis was founded by King Louis XIV in 1680 and developed by his master builder Vauban as the foremost northern defensive bastion of the Kingdom of France. Today the remains are cleverly integrated into the cityscape. In the casemates you will find modern cafes and restaurants. Then enjoy another 12 km on the flat Saar Cycle Path before you take the train back to Saarbrücken in Beckingen (direct journey, 30 minutes).

Overnight place: Like the day before in Saarbrücken

In just 35 minutes, the DB takes you to Mettlach, where the Villeroy & Boch adventure center is well worth seeing. But the impressive Saarschleife is even more attractive. The cycle path runs very close to the river here. Swap the bike for walking shoes and walk up to the 'Cloef' viewpoint. Only 30 minutes and the view of the Saar loop is simply breathtaking! The treetop path, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Saar loop, is also really worthwhile. Then follow the Saar cycle path via Merzig to Saarfels, where the small Nied flows into the Saar. From here you can undertake a wonderful circular tour through the Niedtal. You cycle on small paths through wide meadow orchards, sometimes very close, sometimes winding along the Nied stream to the Wackenmühle, which entices you to dream in an idyllic forest location. Stop in and enjoy the sun terrace and the beer garden of the Wackenmühle before you cycle back to the Saar cycle path on the other side of the river. Now it is only 3 km to the train station in Beckingen, where you can return to Saarbrücken by train in a relaxed manner.

Overnight place: Like the day before in Saarbrücken

Take the train to Homburg (25 minutes), where your Roman and nature discovery tour starts. You cycle along the Erbach to Schwarzenacker on beautiful, well-paved bike paths. Visit the interesting Roman Museum, an archaeological open-air museum with a beautifully landscaped baroque garden. Wander through excavated floor plans of ancient Roman buildings, streets and canals. Marvel at reconstructed Roman buildings with murals and heated floors, a replica temple, and many replica columns and statues. Then you will meet "an old friend" again on your bike, the Blies, which you will follow for 7 km before the bike paths along the Würzbach show you the way. Enjoy this bike tour, because it leads through beautiful nature. Take a break at the Würzbacher Weiher, where the café and beer garden beckon. The Frohnsbachtal, Geißbachtal and Glashüttental with their ponds lead you to St. Ingbert, with about 37.000 inhabitants the fifth largest city in Saarland. You then cycle through the Gumbachtal back to Saarbrücken on well-paved cycle paths. Take a well-deserved break at the idyllic market square of St. Arnual, Saarbrücken's oldest district. Marvel at the Collegiate Church of St. Arnual, a Gothic three-aisled basilica built around 1390 before cycling the last few kilometers along the tobacco mill and through the Franco-German Garden back to the hotel.

Overnight place: Like the day before in Saarbrücken

After breakfast, your eventful star bike tour ends at the hotel. If you want, you can stay longer to discover more of the Saarland.

 

The individual cycling stages

The order of the daily stages is flexible; which stage you cycle on which day is up to you. And on each day you can choose individually how many km you want to cycle, because every tour has at least one shorter and one longer variant. Either the route provides an opportunity to shorten the route, or there is a practical rail connection to bridge a section. This means you can spontaneously decide every day how much time you want to spend in the bike saddle.

Overnight place: Saarbrucken

  • 6 nights with breakfast in the 4-star superior Victor's Residenz-Hotel Saarbrücken
  • 1 x bottle of water upon arrival
  • Wellness area with sauna (no pool)
  • Bathrobe in the room
  • Train journeys including bike and free choice of train: (Saarbrücken – Blieskastel, Beckingen – Saarbrücken (2 x)), Saarbrücken – Mettlach, Saarbrücken – Homburg/Saar and Völklingen – Saarbrücken (optional),
  • Entrance fees: European Cultural Park Bliesbruck-Reinheim, UNESCO World Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte, Parc Explor Wendel, Villeroy & Boch Adventure Center AlteFromtei, Schwarzenacker Roman Museum, Saarbrücken city tour,
  • GPS data on request
  • 7-day hotline service

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat II
04.04.2024/17.04.2024 - XNUMX 559,00 €
18.04.2024/01.05.2024 - XNUMX 659,00 €
02.05.2024/05.06.2024 - XNUMX 759,00 €
06.06.2024/14.08.2024 - XNUMX 709,00 €
15.08.2024/18.09.2024 - XNUMX 759,00 €
19.09.2024/02.10.2024 - XNUMX 709,00 €
03.10.2024/09.10.2024 - XNUMX 659,00 €
10.10.2024/17.10.2024 - XNUMX 559,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat II
04.04.2024/17.04.2024 - XNUMX 799,00 €
18.04.2024/01.05.2024 - XNUMX 899,00 €
02.05.2024/05.06.2024 - XNUMX 999,00 €
06.06.2024/14.08.2024 - XNUMX 949,00 €
15.08.2024/18.09.2024 - XNUMX 999,00 €
19.09.2024/02.10.2024 - XNUMX 949,00 €
03.10.2024/09.10.2024 - XNUMX 899,00 €
10.10.2024/17.10.2024 - XNUMX 799,00 €

Rental bikes

  • Touring bike (7-speed or 27-speed): 99,00 €
  • Electric rental bike: 259,00 €

Saarbrucken

Room price per person Cat II
Double room including breakfast 79,00 €
Single room including breakfast 119,00 €

Saarbrucken

Room price per person Cat II
Double room including breakfast 79,00 €
Single room including breakfast 119,00 €

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Reisecode
ST SMR 02

Star bike tour from Saarbrücken

Duration
7 days
Overnight stays
6 nights
Overnight stays
about 173 - 252 km

Every Thursday April 04.04th to October 17.10.2024th, 18.05; Additionally from May 24.05th to May 13.07th. and possible daily from July 23.08.2024th to August XNUMXrd, XNUMX

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat II
Double room including breakfast From 559 €
Single room including breakfast From 799 €

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Train: To/From Saarbrücken train station

Parking: The Victor's Residenz-Hotel Saarbrücken offers good parking options. The 70 outdoor parking spaces are available free of charge. An underground parking space costs approx. €9,00 per day (not guaranteed, subject to availability, no advance reservation possible, payable on site)

General tip for traveling by car

You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

Rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet

Category II: 4-star superior Victor's Residenz-Hotel Saarbrücken

Not included: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers not listed, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses

This trip/s is/are not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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