What is a Bike and Barge Tour?
You are served a nutritious and varied breakfast buffet every day, after which you make your own packed lunch (sandwiches, fruit and something to drink). You usually leave the ship between 8:30 and 9:30. While the boat is travelling to the next harbour, you set off on your cycle ride, over mostly quiet paths and lanes and past all the interesting sights. The daily cycling distance varies – depending on your trip – from around 25 to 60 kilometres. Every day you will have lots of time to go sightseeing, explore the towns and villages, enjoy a break at a café or visit one of the many museums en route. At the end of the day you will be welcomed back aboard by the crew, where you will be able to chat with the other guests (different nationalities) about your interesting day!
Do you not feel like cycling? Then stay aboard to enjoy watching the countryside sail by! Simply find a nice spot on the sun deck or in the salon. That is what is so perfect about our Bike and Barge Tours! (The barge doesn’t sail parallel to the cycle route, so you can't stop cycling halfway)
In the evenings you will be served a delicious three-course meal. Various drinks (such as coffee, tea, beer, wine, water, soft drinks) are available at the bar (for a fee). You can spend the rest of the evening in the salon, at the bar or outside on deck. The tour guides will tell you about next day’s cycle ride and there will be several city walks (no extra costs) for you to go on. Of course if you would rather explore on your own, that is fine too. The boats are usually docked close to or in the town centre, making sure the sights, museums and shops are all in walking or cycling distance.