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Between Ruhr and Lippe
Ruhr area Your host, the Riepe family, invites you to choose the starting point of your journey from five bicycle-friendly Ringhotels, when you compile your very own self-powered expedition.
An exciting bicycle tour around Dortmund, the metropolitan center of the Ruhr region, through the rural districts of Muensterland to the picturesque Ruhr Valley. Your designated cycling route will take you along former railroad routes, along the Ems canal, the Lippe and Ruhr rivers.

2-Days-Package
Your roundtrip can be individually booked: Select at least two of the listed Ringhotels – the choice is yours! (all are within easy reach of one another).
In each ringhotel:
  • 1 night's accommodation incl. buffet breakfast
  • personal introduction incl. informative literature and maps
  • baggage transport (minimum 4 persons)
  • service hotline and emergency aid

from 128,00 €

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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 - The mobility experience
Your journey begins here, at the Autostadt. In an inspiring world which offers much more than you might expect: expeditions into the future of mobility, time travel through the 126 years of automobile history, journeys of discovery into the world of technology and innovation, international excursions into contemporary art, and a meander through a universe of culinary delights.

Prices:

Adults: 15,00 euros
Reduced Price*: 12,00 euros 
Children/youth ticket (age 6-17), scholars: 6,00 euros
Families (2 adults + all children up to 17 years): 38,00 euros 
Evening ticket (from 16:00 h): 7,00 euros

* students, apprentices, members of the Military, national service volunteers, the unemployed, the disabled (all groups), senior citizens (form 60 onwards). Valid identity card required.



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The Romantic Route
Bavaria
The 410 kilometers composing the bestknown vacation route in Germany run from the Main river, through the Franconian wine lands and up to the splendor of the Alpine peaks.
Our three Ringhotels await you along the way from Wuerzburg to Augsburg and Fuessen, where they are idyllically nestled in the richly varied and romantic cultural landscape of Southern Germany.
6-Days-Package
The roundtrip can be booked from Bad Mergentheim via Augsburg to Pfronten/Eisenberg or in reverse order and includes numerous services:
In each ringhotel:
  • 1 welcome drink
  • 2 nights' accommodation incl. halfboard
  • 1 information kit about "The Romantic Route" (in the first hotel)
  • use of the wellness and leisure facilities
Regional services included:
  • In Augsburg: "Hotelticket" (using the public transport for 2 days and a lot of benefits for sights in Augsburg)
  • In Eisenberg: "KönigsCard" (All-Inclusive-Card withe more then 250 services for nature, culture, leisure time and sports)
from 497,50 €

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Gourmet cycling in the Saarland
Next to France, you will not only find mellow hills and an enchanted scenery but also first-class cooking and selected wines. This seven-day cycling tour will take you all round the Saarland to discover the region’s variety and charm. Look forward to a fascinating route with different landscapes including forests, orchard meadows, vineyards as well as idyllic rivers and lakes.
At the end of each day you will be rewarded with an outstanding meal and spend the night in a bike-friendly hotel. Try typical dishes of the region or wine and dine in style.
Tour desription First leg: Saarbrücken – Mettlach, approx. 37.5 miles/60 km This first section of the tour will take you along the Saar from Saarbrücken to Mettlach. Do not miss stopping off at the World Heritage Site “Völklinger Hütte“, a unique former ironworks, or in Saarlouis, the secret capital of the Saarland. Once you have reached your destination Mettlach, go and visit the world-famous ceramics manufacturer Villeroy & Boch with its “Keravision“ exhibition displaying the company’s history stretching back over 250 years.
Second leg: Mettlach – Perl, approx. 28 miles/45 km On day two you will cycle along orchard meadows on the Saarland cycling route until you reach the wine village of Perl. It is worthwhile visiting the Roman Villa Borg nearby to see the best-preserved mosaic floor north of the Alps and learn about the sublime bathing culture of the Romans. In the evening, you will be treated to a four-course gourmet dinner including aperitif and corresponding regional wines.
Third leg: Perl – Weiskirchen, approx. 43 miles/70 km On the third day, you will have to tackle the most challenging bit of the tour, leading through the hilly low mountain range area of the Saarland. However, you can shorten your trip and take the bike bus from Merzig to Weiskirchen. Cheeky ...
Starting off in the wine village of Perl, you will cycle past vineyards, unmistakable scenery and ancient villages. Your destination of the day is the climatic spa of Weiskirchen. Here, you can look forward to a relaxed evening in your hotel “Vitalis Zentrum“ which is also a health and spa centre. And, of course, there will be another delicious dinner.
Fourth leg: Weiskirchen – Nohfelden, approx. 25 miles/40 km This part of the way runs on the Saar-Bostalsee cycling route and willl take you through the nature park Saar-Hunsruück to Nohfelden-Bosen on the “Bostalsee” lake.
Fifth leg: Nohfelden – Kirkel, approx. 31 miles/50 km Day five will bring you lots of clear views in an enchanting region while cycling up on the Saar-Nahe cycling route. Part of the way coincides with a former Roman road. Your destination is the village of Kirkel. The municipality oozes the spirit of the Middle Ages with a castle ruin located just a few metres from the centre. Dinner will be a gourmet menu – yes, another one – with four-courses and a champagne cocktail.
Sixth leg: Kirkel – Saarbrücken, approx. 34 miles/55km This is your last day, leading through the picturesque Bliesgau region. If you fancy a short trip over to France, just cycle over to Sarreguemines and then take the Saarbahn train to Saarbrücken. Your trip will end in style here with a freshly brewed Pils waiting for you at the region’s oldest brewery “Stiefelbräu“ accompanied by a typical meal.

Package includes
  • 6 nights in two- to four-star hotels
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 6 dinners (different types including gourmet or traditional regional cuisine)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed maps (“SaarRadLand“, 1:150.000, “Bikeline Saarland“, 1:50.000)
Further optional services (not included in the price)
  • Touring bike
  • “E-Bike“ electro bike
Booking information:
The package can be booked for two people or more. Individual legs of the tour can be booked as well. Please phone us for further information.
Tour profile:
Completely flat along the rivers Saar, Moselle and Blies. More demanding sections through the Saarland winegrowing region and the Black Forest high forest area. Tour is suitable for cyclists of average fitness.
Total length: 200 miles/320 km

Prices and travel dates:
price: 539,00 EUR
Prices per person
  • In a double room EUR 539
  • In a single rooum EUR 639

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Hiking on top trails
The three-star family-friendly “Seehotel Losheim“ is located in the holiday and hiking paradise Losheim am See where visitors can find Germany’s best hiking trails. You will discover spectacular paths, wild romantic creek valleys and breathtaking views. In a nutshell, highlights choc-a-block.
Tour description “Gorge path“, awarded German hiking trail of the year in 2006 (6.6 miles/10.5 km), “Rock trail“, awarded German hiking trail of the year in 2005 (8.5 miles/13.6 km), “Oppig Grät Weg“ trail (6.2 miles/9.9 km)
Package includes
  • 2 nights incl. breakfast buffet
  • Two-course dinner on arrival day
  • 1 schnapps per person
  • Hiking maps of the area
  • Three-course dinner on second evening
  • Free of charge use of sauna and sunbeds
  • Free entry to lido at “Losheimer Stausee“ (artificial lake)
Prices and travel dates:
price: from 129,00 EUR
Price per person

  • In a double room EUR 129
  • In a single room EUR 150

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Saar-Hunsrück-Steig: From Perl to Idar-Oberstein
Package includes
  • 13 nights incl. breakfast in inns/B&Bs/hotels
  • Rooms with shower and toilet
  • Maps
Further optional services (not included in the price)
Luggage transfer
2–4 persons EUR 258.00
5–8 persons EUR 420.00
Day 1: Arrival in Perl
Day 2: Hike to Eft-Hellendorf (approx. 12.4 miles/20 km)
Day 3: Hike to Mettlach (approx. 12.4 miles/20 km)
Day 4: Hike to Britten (approx. 8.7 miles/14 km)
Day 5: Hike to Losheim (approx. 7.5 miles/12 km)
Day 6: Hike to Weiskirchen (appox. 11.2 miles/18 km)
Day 7: Hike to Grimburg (approx. 11.8 miles/19 km)
Day 8: Hike to Hermeskeil (approx. 13 miles/21 km)
Day 9: Hike to Neuhütten (approx. 11.2 miles/18 km)
Day 10: Hike to Deuselbach (approx. 13.7 miles/22 km)
Day 11: Hike to Morbach (approx. 11.2 miles/18 km)
Day 12: Hike to Kempfeld (approx. 11.8 miles/19 km)
Day 13: Hike to Idar-Oberstein (approx. 9.3 miles/15 km)
Day 14: Departure
Prices and travel dates
price: from 645,00 EUR
Price per person

  • In a double room EUR 645,00
  • In a single room EUR 830,00