Categories: Belgium, Croatia, Destinations, France

A Deeper Look at Bike and Boat Tours

by Jessie Beyer - Thursday, July 25, 2019

A Deeper Look at Bike and Boat Tours

What to expect when you’re on board (and off).

Arguably one of the best parts of bike and boat tours: you only have to unpack once! Spend your days cycling through small villages and stunning cities from Amsterdam to Bruges Plus! Belgium’s Breweries or Bike and Barge: the Seine Plus! Castles of the Loire and relax in the evening as you enjoy a drink on deck while cruising calm canals. Or, if you prefer hillier terrain and love the sea, cruise the Mediterranean while Cycling Croatia’s Islands by Bike and Boat, and explore picturesque islands followed by a refreshing dip in the salty waters as you take in Croatia’s stunning limestone coastline. No matter your choice, you can look forward to settling into your cozy cabin and only unpacking your bags once as you explore new places each day.

While the ‘boat’ might be an exciting twist, the ‘regular’ tried and true elements of an ExperiencePlus! tour remain:

  • well-researched cycling routes that take you further off the beaten path,
  • great food,
  • high-quality titanium bikes,
  • a support van,
  • fantastic tour leaders,
  • and our trusty arrows to lead the way.

Because we intentionally design our tours for diverse daily experiences and build in opportunities for travelers to create their own adventure when out on the bicycle, it is hard to describe a ‘typical’ day on tour. However some things remain consistent. On our bike and boat tours you can expect to:

  • sleep in the same bed each night,
  • enjoy local dishes prepared by your on board chef,
  • explore new territory by land and by water,
  • have the flexibility to stay on board and not pedal if you prefer,
  • and above all, dive deep into local culture on great cycling routes.

If beginning or ending your cycling day with a dip in the Mediterranean sounds like an ideal part of your bicycle tour, take look at the daily itinerary for Cycling Croatia’s Islands by Bike and Boat. Or, if enjoying an evening cocktail on the deck of a private barge cruising canals is more your pace, take a look at the daily itinerary for our Bike and Barge: The Seine or the daily itinerary for our Bike and Barge: Amsterdam to Bruges.

To learn what else to except on tours involving a boat, dive into all the details on our Bike & Boat tours, and don’t forget to check out our Bike & Boat FAQ as you dream and research. Or better yet, contact us and we’ll be happy to chat!

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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