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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

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Good food! Good wine!
Rhine
Whilst enjoying your gourmet culinary tour, why not visit various wine growing areas. Start with the Ahr Valley, the country’s largest red wine region and continue in the middle Rhine region, where over 120 km of prime vineyards stretch along the Rhine River. Your journey ends in the Ringhotel Winzerhof in Baden, Germany’s southernmost wine-growing region, with its own vineyard.

6-Days-Package
The roundtrip can be booked from Bad Neuenahr via Ruedesheim to Rauenberg or in reverse order and includes numerous services.
In each ringhotel:
  • 2 nights' accommodation incl. breakfast buffet
Regional services included:
  • In Bad Neuenahr: 1 bottle of Ahrwine in your room, 1 seasonal menu (5-course) with correspondent wines, 1 dinner, 1 map of walks for the red wine area, 1 hired bathrobe, use of the indoor swimming pool
  • In Rüdesheim: 1 dinner "En Supp un Rheingauer Tapas" with coffee flambéed, 1 gourmet menu (4-course) with appetizer, 1 winetasting in a "Rüdesheimer" winery
  • In Rauenberg: 1 welcome drink "Winzersekt" from own production, 1 "Kraichgauer" menu (2-course), 1 amuse-bouche-menu with wines from own winery, rental bike to explore the vineyards, 1 token coin for the solarium, use of the swimming pool, sauna and steam bath


from 582,00 €

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Cycling deluxe along the Saar Bow
Even better than cycling along the Saar Bow is being pampered in the Hotel Saarpark. What you will find here is a phantastic location right on the Saar and any kind of comfort you need. All this comes with the “savoir vivre“ and hospitality that is typical for the region.

Package includes
  • 2 nights in a comfort room incl. breakfast buffet
  • 1 vitamin cocktail upon arrival
  • 1 three-course menu
  • 1 gourmet menu
  • Underground car park for bikes
Suggestions for cycling tours: Saar cycling path, Saar Bow, Trier, Merzig, Saarlouis, Saarbrücken, Perl, Borg, Nennig, France and Luxembourg
Package can be booked throughout the year

Prices and travel dates:
price: from 120,00 EUR
Price per person

  • In a double room EUR 120
  • In a single room EUR 150

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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.
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
  • Three-day FreizeitCARD | CARTE Loisirs entitling to free entry to all sights described
  • travel guide in German
  • Detailed maps and route information
Further optional services (not included in the price):
  • Touring bike
  • „E-Bike“ electro bike
  • Half-board
  • Luggage transfer
Booking information:
Prices ans travel dates:

price: from 245,00 EUR
Prices per person
  • In a double room EUR 245
  • In a single room EUR 336
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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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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Two Hanseatic towns by bicycle
From the statue of the fabled Town Musicians of Bremen to Hamburg’s famous “Speicherstadt”.
Your bicycle tour, which combines the two best known Hanseatic cities, will take you down roads less traveled, through the landscapes for which northern Germany is known and loved.

2/3-Days-Package

Both tours take you from Bremen to Zeven and Hamburg, then back to Bremen.
In each ringhotel:
  •    1 night's accommodation incl. breakfast buffet
  •     bicycle parking
  •     use of the wellness and leisure facilities
  •     free parking in Bremen
from 116,00 €

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Special offer SHL032: Hiking tours on the ridge of the Thuringian Forest
Vesser valley hike: Wegscheide car park – Vesser spring- Upper Vesser valley with the Ten Ponds - Vesser - Gasthaus Stutenhaus - Wegscheide back to Suhl
Suhler Hütte: Großer Beerberg, Plänckners Aussicht - Schneekopf - Schmücke – Suhl
Circular hiking trail around Oberhof with all attractions
Goethe hiking trail: Ilmenau – Marien spring - Manebach - Kickelhahn – Stützerbach

Hotel Thüringen Suhl**** in Suhl
5 x nights including breakfast buffet and half-board
suggestions for hikes on your own initiative
EUR 215.00 p.p. in a double room
valid until 31st Oczober 2013
bookable until 5 days prior to arrival

EUR 215.00 p.p. in a double room