Summer sports enthusiasts need not worry about missing any part of their favourite event while on one of our unique barge cruises. Time it right and a special themed cruise can even be booked for the entire week of Wimbledon or during the Tour de France. Don’t be concerned that being on a river cruise will condemn you to the viewer’s chair – each trip can be tailored to provide active participation opportunities as well as the best seat in the house.
A Summer of Sport: Cruising Options for Active Bargers
Tennis on the Thames
Grab your tennis partner and climb aboard the magnificent Magna Carta to glide down the River Thames in style. This beauty comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests and offers the best combination of classic and contemporary features. A cruise during the week of Wimbledon offers guests the opportunity to play at some of the UK’s finest riverside clubs such as the Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, the Royal Berkshire and Lensbury, in between viewing the nail-biting excitement of the tournament itself.
Cycling in the South of France
If the racing speed of the Tour de France is more of an appeal then a strategically planned cycling cruise can get you close to all the action in the most unique way. Barge cruises and cycling are a match made in heaven as your very own floating luxury hotel delivers you to (and picks you up from) some of the most stunning cycling paths that meander alongside the waterways and guide you through quaint villages and gorgeous scenery.
Biking charters can be tailored to follow the route of the Tour de France as geographically possible. A number of our luxury barges, including Enchante, Athos and Anjodi, make weekly stops in Carcassonne which is one of the planned stops on the Tour’s 2018 itinerary. Experience the excitement of the race as well as the beautiful scenery found on the bike path that follows the Canal du Midi all while gently gliding down the river on one of the waterways’ finest vessels.
Start Planning Your Summer of Sport
Be sure to call one of our expert travel coordinators to set up your ultimate summer cruise experience. What better way to keep you at the front row of all the active action as well as offering you many opportunities to participate in your favourite sport?