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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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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

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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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Sovereigns and souvenirs
East Germany
Experience historic beauty every step of the way, enjoying tours of the palaces in Potsdam, the baroque historic district in Dresden and the parks in Bad Muskau, plus a barge ride in the Spreewald forest!
Join us on a royal adventure trip! All of these destinations and more will lead you in the footsteps of prominent sovereigns and allow you to discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
4-Days-Package
Your roundtrip can be individually booked and includes numerous services: Select at least two of the listed Ringhotels – the choice is yours!
In each ringhotel:
  • 1 welcome drink
  • 2 nights' accommodation incl. breakfast buffet
  • 1 menu (3-course)
  • 1 hired bathrobe
  • use of the swimming and sauna area
Regional services included:
  • In Dresden: 1 sightseeing tour Dresden
  • In Bad Muskau: 1 combi-ticket Fürst-Pückler-Park Muskau (guided park tour, permanent exhibition, visit to the castle tower and garden) or 1 combi-ticket Fürst-Pückler-Park Branitz (castle, estate and royal stud)
  • In Burg: 1 boat trip, 1 admission to the mini golf course
  • In Schwielowsee: 1 city and castle tour in Potsdam
  • In Wörlitz: 1 guided tour through the Wörlitz park or 1 visit of the "Bauhaus Dessau"
from 280,00 €

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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

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Hotel Fire & Ice: 2 Powder Days
• 1 Overnight stay in a double room including buffet breakfast
• A one day lift pass for the slopes
• 1 x Half-Board
• Free Parking
• Complimentary access to our wellness centre
• Complimentary W-Lan
from 109 Euros

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All inclusive family holidays: DJH Resort Neuharlingersiel (3.5 stars)
Fun and games for the whole family in the middle of the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park: The first club youth hostel in the world offers a wide range of activities for young and old. Thanks to "All Inclusive" you will be invigorated for a holiday full of sport and action. Archery, soccer, beachvolleyball, slackline, ... everyone will find his favourite holiday activity. The "Kinnerhus", the environment laboratory "Watthus", the "School of Rock" and more are waiting for all small guests.

Our services for your action-loaded All Inclusive family holidays:

  • All Inclusive with weekly events (barbecue & theme buffets) as well as special kids buffet & baby food
  • accomodation: appartements (free linen and towels provided)
  • several sporting facilities: SixCup, slackline, archery, soccer, basketball, beachvolleyball, billards, ping-pong and fitness room
  • for our small guests: "Kinnerhus" with childcare and youth club, environment laboratory "Watthus" for handicraft work and woodwork, "School of Rock", cinema, disco, courses and the "Tüderrum" with billards and library
  • free child's wagon rental
  • parlor games and books for free use
  • babyset inclusive (prior notification)
  • bycicle and canoe rental (charges apply)
from €40 p.p. and night in an appartement with All Inclusive