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2022 Germany Bike and Barge - Trip Full

Saturday, July 23, 2022 to Saturday, July 30, 2022
Merljin boat will be docked in Saarburg, Germany. Exact dock location to be provided closer to trip

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Andrew Kirby
847-975-6875 (c)
Sharyl Hess Dawes
6785572523 (c)
Event with non-member option
Registration is closed
Payment By Schedule Only
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Procedures
The confirmation e-mail states the cancellation policy for that event. Unless otherwise stated in the announcement and the confirmation letter, confirmed reservations can be cancelled at no penalty until 21 days after opening date. Subsequent cancellations will be charged up to the full trip price, as determined by the appropriate trip or activity director, depending on the loss incurred by LSSC. The minimum cancellation penalty will be $20 for weekend trips and $30 for major trips. The minimum cancellation penalty will be $10 for one-day trips, events or activities. No shows will be charged up to the full trip or event price, as determined by the appropriate trip or activity director, depending on the loss incurred by LSSC.

LSSC will not be liable for cancellation/delay of air or ground transportation due to strikes, labor disputes, weather, government actions, or other cause beyond its control. LSSC reserves the right to change mode of transportation or schedules, and participant hereby releases any claims against LSSC regarding cancellation/schedule change.
Payment Schedule
Initial Payment: $ 900.00
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Regular Package
Electric Bike Rental Add-On
Additional Cost Adjustment
Additional E-Bike Charge
2022 German Bike and Barge Trip - July 23 to July 30, 2022 - Trip is Full!

Bike, Barge & Cruise the beautiful Saar river surrounded by mountains, charming Moselle with its vineyards,  the romantic
Rhine and the Bavarian Main rivers. Bike along the Moselle river on good bike paths - Explore the cities of Trier, Koblenz, Mainz & Frankfurt - Visit little Venice Saarburg, black cattown Zell, old Bernkastel-Kues and charming Beilstein. Enjoy an included wine tasting at the well-known winery Storck.

Average biking distance 12 to 28 miles per day (20 to 45 km).


Here is a detailed itinerary: Four German River Tours


Enjoy comfortable accommodations on the barge “Merlijn- the lady of magic.” Wine and other drinks can be purchased from the on-board bar, and enjoyed on the front deck and in the dining room.


What is included: 7 nights abound the Merlijn. Welcome drink and daily cleaning of cabin. 7 breakfast buffets, 6 packed lunches (to take on bike), and  6 dinners (3 courses). Use of a 24 speed bicycle with bike bag, water bottle, towel, and helmet. Tour guide and daily information of trip for next day.  Entrance to castle at Eltz and wine tasting at Storck.


What is not included: Transportation to and from Chicago to boat location; one dinner on your own in Koblenz. Wine and other drinks can be purchased from on board bar; Tipping is customary at conclusion of trip.

Total Cost (Double-Occupancy): 
   Non-Members: $1870
NOTE: A $70 surcharge has been added to the final trip price to cover trip postponement and currency conversion. 

Payment at Registration: $900.00
Payment by 2/1/2022:     $500.00
Remainder by 4/1/2022: $435.00 (or $470 if Non-member) + $35.00 (if you reserve an e-bike + an exchange rate adjustment)

Note on E-Bikes:  
A limited number of e-bikes will be available for reservation for an additional 30E/day. Please note: The bike path is primarily along a river and therefore relatively flat. So unless you have a specific health concern or issue, e-bikes may not be necessary. Payment for the e-bike will be calculated in your final payment.

Note On Exchange Rates: the final price will be adjusted for any change in the cost of the trip resulting from an increase (or decrease) in the exchange rate, as well as any change in the cost of an e-bike rental, if you select that add-on.

Note on Minimum Registrations:: We will need a minimum of 21 paid registrations by November for the trip to proceed. If the trip is cancelled because of too few sign-ups or if you choose or need to cancel before November, your deposit will be fully refunded. After November, the Club will not be able to refund your deposit or any other money’s paid thereafter.

Note on Trip Insurance: While “all cause” trip insurance that covers cancellation due to CV-19 would be highly recommended, we have not found such a policy so far. However, there is "Cancellation for Any Reason" Insurance that would provide coverage at a higher price point.  If your research finds better options, could you please share this information with the trip leader.

Travel to Germany: Germany has recently opened to tourists from the US that are fully vaccinated. You must show your proof of vaccination but you need not quarantine or be tested as long as you have not travelled to one of their restricted countries recently.   Since the trip has been postponed, we will update the travel policy to and from Germany as necessary.

Departure Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Return Date: SaturdayJuly 30, 2022

Leader: Andrew Kirby 

Assistant: Sharyl Hess Dawes
Phone: 678-557-2523