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Cycle all round the Saarland in seven days
Discover Germany’s smallest federal state in all its variety while cycling on the approx. 221 miles (354 km) Saarland cycling route. It leads through beautiful scenery along the Saarland’s outer border. You will pass impressive reminders of the regions rich history such as Celtic and Roman excavations and much more. Be surprised!
Tour description First leg: Explore towns and countryside between Herbitzheim and Bexbach (23 miles/38 km) Things to see along the route are the “Gollenstein“ monolith, the Baroque historical town centre of Blieskastel and the Roman Museum in Homburg-Schwarzenacker.
Second leg: Enchanting towns and breathtaking clear views from Bexbach to the “Bostalsee“ lake In Bexbach, you can visit the mining museum. Cycling on via the “Jägerburger Weiher“ ponds and up the “Höcherberg“ you will reach the Bostalsee.
Third leg: Cycling through “Saarländische Schweiz“ to Weiskirchen (28 miles/45km) This part of the Saarland is called “Schweiz“ (Switzerland) because it is a bit hilly here which means you will be able to enjoy great views! You will cycle along the Prims, a tributary of the Saar, up to Weiskirchen.
Fourth leg: Green forests and quiet lakes from Weiskirchen to Orscholz (30.6 miles/49 km) Starting in Weiskirchen, you will pass small villages, get to know Losheim am See and finally reach Mettlach, the Saarland’s “ceramics capital“.
Fifth leg: Boundary stones and great views between Orscholz and Wallerfangen (47 miles/75km) Today, the Saarland cycling path runs along the Moselle. Alternatively, you can cut the route short via Borg and continue along the French-German border to Wallerfangen.
Sixth leg: Nature galore between Wallerfangen and Karlsbrunn (23 miles/38 km) Today, you will get to know the river Nied, another tributary of the Saar and cycle through the “Warndtwald“ forest. Your destination is Karlsbrunn with its Baroque hunting lodge and deer outdoor enclosure.
Seventh leg: A mixture of nature, archeology and industry between Karlsbrunn and Herbitzheim (42.5 miles/68 km) On your last day, you will reach the Saarland’s capital Saarbrücken via Völklingen and the World Heritage Site „Völklinger Hütte“ (former ironworks). You will cross the French border and get to Sarreguemines. The last part of your tour will take you to Herbitzheim, passing the European Culture Park in Bliesbruck-Reinheim. Don’t miss some beautiful orchids plots on the way.

Package includes:
  • 7 nights in selected hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Tour description
  • Bikeline guide “Saarland-Radweg“ (in German)
  • Information material
  • FreizeitCARD | CARTE Loisirs for free entry to sights for three days
Further optional services (not included in the price)
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (for two people or more): EUR 12 (per person and leg of the tour)
Booking information: can be booked throughout the year
Tour profile:
Tour is suitable for cyclists of average fitness. The tour is not about a sportive challenge but leisurely cycling through an enchanting scenery including breaks to relax and discover. Please note that leg three and four include some ascents.
Total lenghts: 221 miles/354 km

Prices and travel dates: price: from 391,00 EUR
Prices per person
  • In a double room from EUR 391
  • In a single room from EUR 528

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Autostadt in Wolfsburg - ZeitHaus
Experience more than 125 years of automotive history up close in the ZeitHaus. With its unmatched collection of classic cars, the ZeitHaus is the world's most-frequently visited automotive museum. The exhibits feature more than 50 different makes, along with trendsetters in design and technology that inspired drivers and served as archetypes for car manufacturers.

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All-round adventure resort: Van der Valk Resort Linstow (4 stars)
Family, wellness and activity: The Van der Valk Resort Linstow offers all-round holidays with lots of adventures for young and old. Thanks to the entertainment programme and the tropical indoor water park with white-water ride, giant slides and whirlpools there is action for the whole family.

Full relaxation offers the spa with its different saunas, a relaxation room, a solarium and its large outdoor area.

At Van der Valk Resort Linstow you can enjoy various sports and leisure time facilities such as badminton, miniature golf, soccer and trampoline.

All-round adventure holidays:
  • accomodation in hotel or holiday house
  • choose between buffet breakfast, half board or All Inclusive
  • free entry to the tropical indoor water park
  • entertainment programme
  • adventure playground, bouncy castle (seasonal) and indoor playground
  • childcare (6 months and older - charges apply)
  • show programme in western city (July / August - charges apply)
  • spa: different saunas, large outdoor area, relaxation room, solarium, massages and cosmetic (charges apply)
  • sport and leisure time facilities: soccer, fishing pond, badminton, bowling, bicycle rental, in-line skates rental, miniature golf, tennis, horse riding, squash, ping-pong and trampoline (charges apply)
Early booking discount: save € 2 p.p. and night in the hotel or € 10 per holiday house and night by booking until 31.3. and travelling between 1.4. - 31.10.
from €43 p.p. and night in a double room incl. buffet breakfast

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Fun for young and old: Familotel Sporthotel Feldberger Hof (4 stars)
The Familotel Sporthotel Feldberger Hof is located at 1.300 m at the foot of the mountain Feldberg. The surrounding area offers several hiking trails, biking tours and attractions. The Hotel is exceptionally family-friendly and is charactarized by its large range of leisure time activities. The Hochschwarzwaldcard offers free entry to more than 60 activities. Enjoy the "all inclusive" service with its delicious meals and buffets.

Your benefits:
  •  all inclusive
  • coffee and cake as well as hot chocolate and ice cream for the kids in the afternoons
  • free WiFi (26.4.-23.11.)
  • Hochschwarzwaldcard: more than 60 leisure time activities for free
  • free childcare (6 months and older)
  • fun for young and old: e.g. indoor-water-playground, climbing park, pony farm, petting zoo, playground, ping-pong and especially at school holidays kids-disco and ranger-tours
  • e.g. indoor miniature golf, squash and skittles (charges apply)
  • indoor-pool and saunas
  • solarium and massages (charges apply)
  • fitness center
from €79 p.p. and night in a double room with All Inclusive

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Heavenly hours in the Old Vicarage
Price includes
  • Two nights in a comfort room including breakfast
  • One bubbly welcome greeting
  • One regional 3-course menu
  • One gourmet 5-course menu
  • One info package
  • One complimentary parking space
Prices and travel dates:

price: from 173,00 EUR
Price per person
  • In a double room 173,00 €
  • In a single room 193,00 €

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Wolves, gardens and more
Eleven premium trails near the hotel „ROEMER“ will make every rambler’s heart beat faster. While staying here, you can visit the unique wolf park in Merzig, an education and research facility where more than 20 wolves live. The park is also your starting point for the “Merzig wolf’s trail“ leading via the “Garden of the Senses“, a beautiful garden nestled between the three countries of Germany, Luxembourg and France.
Further premium trails are located in the area.
Package includes
  • 2 nights incl. breakfast buffet
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per room
  • 2 three-course menus
  • Free of charge parking
Hiking suggestions Wolf’s trail (5.8 miles/9.4 km)
Saar Bow gourmet tour (10.1 miles/16.2 km)
Gorge trail (6.6 miles/10.5 km)

Prices and travel dates:
price: from 109,00 EUR
Prices per person
  • In a double room EUR 109
  • In a single room EUR 129

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Neandertal-Package
Explore the Stone Age period and experience the history of humankind. At Gut Höhne you will be attuned to the following visit of the Neanderthal Museum with a half-hour interactive introduction. The famous Neanderthal skeleton was found less than 10 km away from Gut Höhne. The Neanderthal Museum promises an exciting and inspiring day out for everyone – an interactive journey through four million years of human history. You can add many fascinating options to your museum visit: explore the original discovery site where the Neanderthal was found, take a walk along the “human trace” art trail or watch wild horses, aurochs or bison in the nearby game enclosure. If required we gladly provide our bikes for a ride to the museum.

Back at Gut Höhne you can visit the Neandertal Thermal Spring with swimming pool and sauna can be a great way to relax and to let the natural elements sink in.

Back to nature is also the theme of our Stone Age Menu that will be waiting for you on your first evening in one of our restaurants – Tenne or Gutshofrestaurant. Be amazed by the creativity of our kitchen staff.

This Neandertal-Package includes following services per person:
  • two overnight-stays in a comfortable double room
  • one ticket to the Neanderthal Museum
  • one half-hour interactive introduction into the life of Stone Age people
  • one Three-Course-Stone-Age-Menu on your first evening
  • utilization of the Neanderthal Thermal Spring with sauna, swimming pool and Neandertal-Fitness
  • one Neandertal-Cocktail
  • Stone Age snack in your room
  • one bottle of Neandertal water
  • our extensive breakfast buffet every morning
  • one food voucher for 28,00 €
  • free parking
  • one bottle of organic wine
The modern, family-run Conference and Wellness Hotel with two restaurants – Gutshofrestaurant and Tenne – is surrounded by a quiet and peaceful landscape and close to the natural reserve. The castle-like estate lies in the surroundings of Düsseldorf, 1500 meters away from the highway exit Mettmann/Hubbelrath, near Neandertal. Furthermore the nearby metropolis Cologne and the Ruhr region – the largest urban agglomeration in Germany with a rich industrial heritage – offer a huge range of cultural activities.
Prices:

For two nights:
Starting at 290,00 € per person in a double room.
Starting at 580,00 € per person in a auperior double room.

Arrival: every day!
Available day:
from 01.02.2013 to 31.12.2014
from 290 Euros