European Biking vacation and luxury cruise

CASUAL BIKE AND BARGE CRUISES

The following barges feature a more basic level of service:  lunch and dinner on board without wine, sack lunch, crew member to cycle with the group, no entrance fees and bicycles.  These barge can be booked as a charter or as individual passengers.

The cycling cruises listed below are for those passengers wanting to cycle and are not looking for the open bar, wine with meals or included sightseeing tours.

These barges include an experienced guide who will escort the group cycling, who is familiar with the area, speaks the language and will lead you through the countryside with great enthusiasm.

You will cover a daily distance of 20 – 60 kilometers by bike, escorted by an experienced guide, and your floating hotel will be waiting for you at your destination.
Actually, the barges cover all of Europe. We change the itineraries a little every year, so that we can always offer you something new. Most of our tours are bike & barge tours. That doesn't mean you have to bike every day. You can always choose to go for a walk along the canal or relax in an easy chair on the sun deck.

Barge

Casual Barge  Itineraries

  2014   Price
Allure
8 days
20 pax

Miltenberg to Koblenz itinerary:

Miltenberg – Aschaffenburg – Frankfurt am Main - Mainz – Rüdesheim – St. Goar –
Koblenz.

August 23 - 30

$1790 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

10 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.

Allure
8 days
20 pax

Koblenz to Merzig itinerary:

Koblenz – Cochem – Zell - Bernkastel-Kues – Trier – Saarburg - Merzig.


Sept 27 - Oct 4

$1790 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

10 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.

Fiep
20 pax

Amsterdam to Burges Itinerary
Amsterdam - Vianen - Dordrecht - Tholen - Antwerp - Dendermonde - Ghent - Bruges

AMS - BRU

BRU -AMS
June 21 - 28
Oct 11 - 18

              $1690 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

10 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.

Fleur
15 days
20 pax

Paris to Bruges itinerary:

Paris – Coflans – Compiegne– St. Quentin – Cambrai – Oudenaarde  – Ghent – Bruges

Oct 11 - 25

$2990 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

10 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.


 Fleur
8 days
20 pax

Burgundy itinerary: 
Paris, Melun, Moret-sur-Loing, Nemours, Neronville, Montargis

 

Fleur Slideshow


July 26; Aug 16

Aug 23 (R)

                   $1790 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

10 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.


 Fleur
8 days
20 pax
Champagne itinerary: 
Paris – Meaux – La Ferte sous Jouarre – Château Thierry – Epernay - Reims

July 12

                  $1790 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

10 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.

  Iris 
8 days
24 pax
Germany & France itinerary
Metz - Remich - Saarburg - Trier - Bernkastel - Zell - Cochem


Jul 12 - M - C
Jul 19 - C - M


Oct 18 - M- C






 $1690 per person Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

12 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.

 Johanna 
8 days
6 pax

Flanders Fields

Bruges - Nieuwpoort – Diksmuide – Ypres - Veurne


B - V

June 20
July 18
Aug 15, 29
Sep 12, 26




 $2330 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) on boat, beer and wine with meals, bed linen, bike rental (with helmets)and cycling maps for cycling the area around the barge (Fietsroutenetwerk maps), gps and pre paid cell phone.

Not included guide for the cycling tours, entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, Listed meals ashore and personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

3 twin/double cabins with portholes, with en-suite facilities. Internet access. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.

 Johanna 
8 days
6 pax

Beer and Chocolate

Veurne – Ypres – Diksmuide - Nieuwpoort - Bruges


V - B

June 27
July 25
Aug 22
Sep 5, 19
Oct 3



 $2330 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) on boat, beer and wine with meals, bed linen, bike rental (with helmets)and cycling maps for cycling the area around the barge (Fietsroutenetwerk maps), gps and pre paid cell phone.

Not included guide for the cycling tours, entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, Listed meals ashore and personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

3 twin/double cabins with portholes, with en-suite facilities. Internet access. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.

 Johanna 
8 days
6 pax

Art Cities

Bruge - Ghent - Dendermonde - Mechelen - Leuven



B - L
July 4


L - B
June 13
Jul 11



 $2330 per person

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) on boat, beer and wine with meals, bed linen, bike rental (with helmets)and cycling maps for cycling the area around the barge (Fietsroutenetwerk maps), gps and pre paid cell phone.

Not included guide for the cycling tours, entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, Listed meals ashore and personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

3 twin/double cabins with portholes, with en-suite facilities. Internet access. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are air conditioned.

L'Estello
8 days
20 pax
Provence France between Avignon and Aigues Mortes

Avignon to Aigues Mortes
Apr 6, 20; May 18;  June 1, 15, 29;  July 13, 27;
Aug 10, 24; Sep 7, 21; Oct 5

Aigues Mortes to Avignon
Apr 13, 27; May 11, 24; June 8, 22; July 6, 20; Aug 3, 17, 30; Sep 14, 28; Oct 12

 $1690 per person barge and bike

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

10 cabins with portholes and twin beds with en-suite facilities. The barge is air-conditioned.

Soleo
8 days
22 pax
Provence France between Avignon and Aigues Mortes

Avignon to Aigues Mortes
Apr 6, 20; May 18;  June 1, 15, 29;  July 13, 27;
Aug 10, 24; Sep 7, 21; Oct 5

Aigues Mortes to Avignon
Apr 13, 27; May 11, 24; June 8, 22; July 6, 20; Aug 3, 17, 30; Sep 14, 28; Oct 12

 $1690 per person barge and bike

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

11 cabins with portholes, have 6 with twin beds and 4 double bedded cabin and 2 single cabins with en-suite facilities. The barge is air-conditioned.

Ave Marie
8 days - 11
34  pax

Italy itinerary: Mantova –  Zelo – Castelguglielmo – Ferrara – Adria – Porto Levante – Chioggia - Venice

 

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Barge & Bike only

Depart from Mantova:
Mar 29; Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24; June 7, 21; Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 16, 30; Sep 13, 27; Oct 11, 25

Depart from Venice:
Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14, 28
Jul 12, 28; Aug 9, 23; Sep 6, 20; Oct 4, 18;
Nov 1

Barge, Bike & hotel

Mar 26; Apr 9, 23; May 7, 21; June 4, 19; Jul 2, 16, 31; Aug 13, 27; Sep 10, 24; Oct 8, 22

 $1950 - $2100 per person barge and bike

*$2300 per person barge and bike and hotel

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

8 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities, 3 double superior cabins, 6 triple cabins. The barge is air-conditioned.

Vita Pugna
8 days - 11
21  pax

Italy  itinerary: Mantova –  Zelo – Castelguglielmo – Ferrara – Adria – Porto Levante – Chioggia - Venice

 

 

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Barge & Bike only

Depart from Venice:
Mar 29; Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24; June 7, 21; Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 16, 30; Sep 13, 27; Oct 11, 25


Depart from Mantova:
Apr 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14, 28
Jul 12, 28; Aug 9, 23; Sep 6, 20; Oct 4, 18;
Nov 1

 

 *$1640 per person barge & bike

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

10 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins ARE NOT airconditioned.

Sailing Home  
8 days
26  pax
Germany & France itinerary
Metz - Remich - Saarburg - Trier - Bernkastel - Zell - Cochem

not available for 2014



    

Included in the price: nights spent, breakfast, packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) bed linen, bike rental/helmet and tour guide.

Not included in the price are: entrance fees for museums and the like, drinks on board, personal insurances and transfers to and from the barge.

13 double cabins with portholes, have two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned. The cabins are airconditioned.

Shannon Princess
7 days
10 pax

 Shannon River Itinerary:
Athlone, Banagher, Terryglass, Galway, Mountshannon, Killaloe, Dublin




Charter $32,000 for 10 persons

Full board in Twin/ Double Cabin with Modern Bathroom.
Full use of Ships Facilities.
Welcome Aboard & Farewell Cocktail Receptions.
Two Guided Shore Excursions
Complimentary House Wine with Dinner
Unlimited Tea/ Coffee.
Complimentary Fruit & Snacks.
Complimentary Organic Toiletries.
Transfer to & from Barge.
Services of our onboard Walking Guide.
Bicycles for cycling

 

ALL INCLUSIVE BIKE AND BARGE CRUISES

Imagine you and your friends combining your love of biking with a leisurely cruise aboard a fully-crewed hotel barge, drifting along tranquil waterways past some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. Your floating hotel is furnished with every modern comfort

The finest gourmet cuisine is prepared by your on-board master chef, complemented by a wide array of fine regional wines and an open bar, and of course the experienced and knowledgeable crew is there to attend to your slightest need

We can offer you biking in the beautiful Highlands region of Scotland and also the Burgundy and Loire regions of France, with a choice of itineraries for both recreational bikers and those who take their biking more seriously

We can customize any barge itinerary to feature cycling for group charters only.

The following barges include the regular services of the barge including, the open bar, all sightseeing and bicycles.

Biking vacations in Scotland and France for all fitness levels

Barge

All Inclusive Barge  Itineraries

 

Charter Itineraries Only 
2013 Price

L'Art de Vivre
7 days
8 pax 
Burgundy itinerary:
Clamecy, Villiers Sur Yonne, Tannay, Chitry Les Mines, Sardy, Bayle
  Charter:

$31,800 - $36,000
Le Phenicien
7 days
18  pax
Southern France itinerary: 
Avignon, Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Pont de Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Carmarque, Beaucaire,  St Gilles



9 passenger Charter
$42,840 - $55,570  

18 passenger Charter
$54,460 - $68,630 

Meanderer
6 pax

Upper Loire Itinerary:
Paris, Montargis, Montcresson, Chatillon-Coligny, Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses, Briare, Chatillon-Sur-Loire, Paris

Multi excursions available - including individual guided bike tours

$4600-5430 $26,550 - 31,400
Nymphea
7 days
6 pax

  Loire Valley itinerary:
Tours, Azay Sue Cher, Moulin de Nitray, Blere, Chissay en Touraine, St Aignan, Montrichard, Nitray, Tours

  Charter:

$22,800
Scottish Highlander 
7 days
8 pax

Caledonian itinerary:
Inverness, Dochgarroch, Foyers, Laggan, Banavie, Fort Augustus, Dochgarroch, Fort Williams

  Charter:

$30,200 - $34,000