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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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Cologne Cable Car
Enjoy Cologne from a cable car! And experience Cologne’s unique panorama, floating above "Old Father Rhine". Step aboard and become airborne!

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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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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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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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Into the Harz - Maritim Berghotel Braunlage
Into the Harz from 97 € per Person
Bookable all year until 19th December 2014, with the exception of public holidays
For those special moments with your family, grandchildren, or just for two. Our tip: one 12-year old child per adult can stay free of charge in their parents’ room. Children under 16 years pay 50% of the package price.

 Included 

  • 1 night's accommodation including Maritim's signature breakfast buffet
  • Dinner on a half-board basis (theme buffet on Wednesdays and gala buffet on Saturdays)
  • Full board for children: ice cream voucher, lunch and dinner from the children’s menu
  • SwinGolf (an easy version of golf) for the adults and children, including one ball and a rental club
  • Rent-a-bike for adults
  • Participation in activity programme for example: walking, sightseeing tours or SwinGolf (partial with surcharge)
  • Entry to the Puppe’s adventure golf park or to the ice rink (depending on season and weather conditions)
  • 10% reduction on all wellness treatments
  • Complimentary use of the swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness area
Price per person and day
Single or double room: 97 € 
This package can be reserved upon request subject to availability.

Maritim Berghotel Braunlage
Am Pfaffenstieg
38700 Braunlage, Germany
Phone: + 49 (0) 5520 805-0
Fax: + 49 (0) 5520 805-380
Reservation phone: + 49 (0) 5520 805-351
E-Mail: info.brl@maritim.de
A business establishment of Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Strasse 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen








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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 €