Costa Rica Traverse

it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seamless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain.
It really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy.

Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

Liz | London

Rhine Valley Barge & Bike

The Rhine River flows from high in the Swiss Alps through five countries and the majestic Lake Constance, to reach a vast delta in the Netherlands. The Neckar River joins the Rhine at Manheim and the stretch between Koblenz on the Rhine and Bad Wimpfen on the Neckar is the focus of this engaging journey by bike and barge. This compact region is home to numerous castles, Roman ruins, quaint medieval towns and a rich wine making tradition as evidenced by the terraced vineyards lining the river banks. With a relaxed pace of cycling, there is ample time to explore the cobblestone wine villages and absorb the fascinating history embedded in such towns as Heidelberg with its historic old town and castle ruin, the Dome of Worms and the Hornberg Fortress en route to Bad Wimpfen.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Koblenz
DAY 2 By boat to Bingen, then cycle to Mainz (37km)
DAY 3 Cycle to Nierstein with wine growing tour and dinner in the evening (20km)
DAY 4 Cycle to Worms with its famous dome (40km)
DAY 5 Cycle to Heidelberg, home to Germany's oldest university and a well preserved medieval old town (55km)
DAY 6 Cycle to Eberbach via the Odenwald low mountain range (38km)
DAY 7 Cycle to Bad Wimpfen (41km)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

We have just returned from our Europe holiday which included your Rhine/Neckar barge and bike and offer the following comments:
Arrangements: instructions for arrival and boarding went as per instructions. Night stops were as per the pre-trip information and the boat was not difficult to find.
Boat: the Patria was ideal for this type of adventure - cabins were clean and comfortable and crew were helpful. Wifi was available in the salon.
Meals: particularly the evening 5 course meal much better than expected surely rivalling the much vaunted larger cruise ships on the Rhine.
Bikes: were solid, reliable and adequate for the riding undertaken.
The course: although we experienced unseasonal hot weather (39degrees) was not taxing and easily handled. Course briefings were helping and enjoyable. Our course leader was Gottfried
Overall: we chose UTracks because of our good experiences in an earlier booking and would recommend this tour.

J. Mulcahy. QLD, Australia

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Trip Code: RVB
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cruising Cycling
Next Trip:  23 August 2014
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price: £850.00 GBP

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Single Supplement - main deck £ 220
Single Supplement - upper deck £ 290
H high season supplement £90

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