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New Bike and Barge Tour in 2019!

by Jessie Beyer - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Book Early and Save $200!

We’re thrilled to announce that a new, Bike and Barge tour along the Seine in France will be floating your way in 2019.  This new Bike and Barge trip starts in Paris and after a week on the Seine you have the option to continue on our Plus! itinerary which explores the beautiful Castles of the Loire Valley.  Imagine an evening cocktail from the deck of  your private barge as you float away from the Eiffel Tower on your floating hotel!

We’ve also posted 2019 dates for Bike and Barge Amsterdam to Bruges Plus! Belgium’s Breweries. Look forward to only unpacking once as you settle into one of our three private barges to spend your days cycling through small port towns and along scenic back roads of the Netherlands.  Take advantage of our Early Booking Discount, submit your reservation by November 15th, 2018 and save $200 (per person) on any 2019 Bike and Barge bike tour.

Bike and Barge the Seine Plus! Castles of the Loire

Start with a few extra days visiting Paris before you jump on this week-long bike and barge cruise that will take you along the Seine River Valley, passing by splendid estates including the castle and grounds at Fontainebleau, and through small medieval towns on the way to Montargis. Enjoy this scenic ride on canal paths, with frequent stops to sip café au lait in quiet French villages. Our boat for the week floats quietly along the Seine River, slipping through locks and under bridges while sumptuous meals are prepared on board. This tour is ideal for anyone who loves the French joie de vivre, and those who are new to cycling and want to try their feet at traveling by bike without having to pack and unpack their bags. Our Plus! tour is land based and gives those who want to keep exploring the chance to spend another few days pedaling between important chateaux’s including Blois, Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceau – the best of the Loire Valley.

Highlights:  Paris, Castle of Fontainebleau, “artists’ villages” – towns that inspired 19th and 20th century Impressionist painters, medieval fortified towns and castles.

Dates:

Jun 22-Jul 2, 2019
Aug 17-27, 2019

Read the full itinerary here.


Bike and Barge: Amsterdam to Bruges Plus! Belgium’s Breweries

On this bike and barge tour you will discover the southern region of Zeeland in the Netherlands finally dipping into the West Flanders region of Belgium. By day you’ll bicycle through regions known for the phenomenal sightseeing and cycling terrain. In the evening you’ll cruise to new destinations on our private boats. You will travel between the world famous cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, and Bruges and visit iconic places including Gouda and the famous windmills of Kinderdijk. Delve deep into local culture when we meet small cheese farmers and visit a working windmill in the small town of Tholen. In Belgium, explore the battlefields of WWI around the towns of Poperinge and Ypres, and the brewing tradition of fine Belgian beers while visiting St. Sixtus and St. Bernadus abbey cafés.

Highlights: Important cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges, Working windmill visit, Extra bicycling available on most days, Gouda and its cheeses, UNESCO World Heritage Sites -Kinderdijk Windmilles, Bruges, Cycling along bike paths and canals, Luxury barge, Painter Peter Paul Rubens

Dates:

May 17-28, 2019
Jul 26-Aug 6, 2019

Read the full itinerary here.

Contact us for more details or if you’re ready to book and save!


 

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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