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Biking Cruises

Biking & Barging the European Waterways Way

Biking Cruises

We offer cycling theme cruises on many of our hotel barges. All cycling routes offer a relaxing and interesting cycling experience, with something for every cyclist to enjoy, quaint villages, wonderful scenery and of course, your very own floating luxury hotel to return to each day! Your itinerary will be fully customisable so you can be sure the distances will be right for you.

There is a small supplement to be paid on our cycling cruises which we use to upgrade all bikes on board and hire a specialist cycling tour guide, an expert in both cycling and the areas you ride through. Your chef will even drive your lunch to a point on your route to prevent you having to return to the barge to eat.

A cycling cruise can be booked any time by a group chartering the barge. If you are booking just one or two cabins and you wish to join other like-minded people then we may have a pre-arranged departure date for this purpose. If our date does not fit in with your plans then we can waitlist your request to see whether anyone else is interested in a cycling cruise on that date.

If you enjoy cycling but wish to also explore other aspects of the region, some of our classic cruises include “biking plus” and the crew have extensive knowledge of the region.

Hotel Barges for Biking Cruises

LArt De Vivre

L’Art de Vivre is a first-class, 8 passenger hotel barge that offers Biking Cruises in Burgundy between Auxerre and Chevroches from April to October

Nymphea

Nymphea is a first-class, 6 passenger hotel barge that offers Biking Cruises in the Loire Valley between Moulin de Nitray and Montrichard from June to September

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