What to expect on a bike and boat cycling trip

If you are excited to unpack once as you sleep aboard your floating hotel each night, then Bike and Boat tours are for you! Bike and Boat tours are designed to give you the best of both worlds: spend your day cycling through small villages and fascinating cities and spend your evenings enjoying a beverage on the deck of your private boat while cruising European waterways or the Mediterranean Sea.

What’s Included

  • Lodging: On all our Bike and Boat tours, we use private boats with comfortable cabins and en-suite bathrooms as well as shared indoor and outdoor spaces, comparable to 3-4 star lodging. For more information about which barge or boat is on an itinerary you are interested in, check out the lodging links on each itinerary.
  • Meals: On our Bike and Boat tours, included dinners will be freshly prepared by the on board chef most nights with some dinners in town. All breakfasts are included along with a few picnic lunches. Refer to the itineraries for included meals. Boats and barges are equipped with bars. 
  • Tour leaders: Our tour leaders start with an unlimited supply of energy, and mix in talent, resourcefulness, and knowledge of local history and geography. These expert interpreters will be there when you need them and have a sixth sense for knowing when to help, and when to let adventure happen naturally.
  • Wine or Beer with group dinners.
  • Bikes: Choose a high-quality, lightweight titanium hybrid or road bike, or tandem. E-bikes are also available with a surcharge. Review the options on our bikes page
  • Navigation: ExperiencePlus! chalk arrows are your primary tool for navigating on Bike & Boat tours. GPS-tracks, though not necessary, are also provided for you to download to your own device. Daily route maps will also be available.
  • Terrain: Routes on Classic tours are on paved roads and paths. You’ll find specific information about the tour level, the daily terrain, mileage and elevation gain on each tour’s itinerary page.
  • Van Support: Bike and Barge/Bike and Boat tours will have full vehicle support including: luggage shuttle, water and snack resupply, mechanical assistance, and rides for tired cyclists! Depending on the route logistics and your trip, vehicle support might be with local cars and taxis. Also, depending on the ride, the support vehicle may not always be able to follow the cyclists but it’ll make sure to check in at designated locations. 
  • Local Experiences: Special events like wine tastings, cultural and artisanal visits as described in the trip itinerary.
  • Tips and gratuities at tour hotels and group meals.
  • Travel assistance with transportation to and from the tour, including arranging extra nights at the tour starting and/or ending hotels.
  • Complimentary gift.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what to expect on a Bike and Boat cycling trip at our FAQ page.

What’s not included:

  • Transportation to and from the bicycling tour including airfare or ground transportation.
  • Helmets – we ask that you bring your own to ensure the safest fit
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tour leader gratuity
  • Trip Insurance – learn more about trip insurance at our travel planning pages

Find a tour

Start your bike and barge tour in bustling Amsterdam

Bike and Barge: Amsterdam to Bruges

A bike and barge tour like no other. ExperiencePlus!’s premium bikes will take you down local routes that you won’t find anywhere else.
9 days
From USD$5495
Bike and Boat Level 1.0
  • May 04, 2024 – May 12, 2024
    One cabin now available. Private rooms and will-shares not available.      

  • Jul 12, 2024 – Jul 20, 2024
    Sold out – wait list available.

Start your bike and barge tour in bustling Amsterdam

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

Bike and Barge through through Zeeland (Holland) for the first 7 days of this tour and then explore the Breweries of Flanders in Belgium.
12 days
From USD$5995
Bike and Boat Level 1.5
  • May 04, 2024 – May 15, 2024
    One cabin now available. Private rooms and will-shares not available.      

  • Jul 12, 2024 – Jul 23, 2024
    Sold out – wait list available.

Bike and Boat Croatia

Bike and Boat: Cycling Croatia’s Islands

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and its islands have been a favorite seaside destination among Europeans for over a century. Join us as we explore this spectacular limestone coastline by bicycle AND boat!
8 days
From USD$5350
Bike and Boat Level 3.0
  • Jun 09, 2024 – Jun 16, 2024
    Contact us for availability 

  • Oct 06, 2024 – Oct 13, 2024
    Departure confirmed to go! Will-shares not available. 1 private rooms available.    

  • Jun 08, 2025 – Jun 15, 2025
    Contact us for availability

  • Oct 05, 2025 – Oct 12, 2025
    Book now and save $200 per person

Biking on the Seine in France

Bike and Barge: the Seine

This week-long bike and barge cruise is perfect for beginner bike travelers. Explore the Seine River Valley’s splendid estates by day and unpack for the entire trip as you’ll settle into the boat each evening.
8 days
From USD$5395
Bike and Boat Level 1.5
  • Aug 24, 2024 – Aug 31, 2024
    Sold out – waitlist available. 

  • Jun 01, 2025 – Jun 08, 2025
    Book now and save $200 per person.

Biking on the Seine in France

Bike and Barge: the Seine Plus! Castles of the Loire

This bike and barge cruise takes you along the Seine River Valley as you will pedal past splendid estates and France’s finest chateaus. Enjoy some of France’s finest foods, easy riding, and unpack for the entire trip as you’ll settle into the same room aboard your boat each evening.
11 days
From USD$6895
Bike and Boat Level 1.0
  • Aug 24, 2024 – Sep 03, 2024
    Sold out – waitlist available. 

  • Jun 01, 2025 – Jun 11, 2025
    Book now and save $200 per person.

Bike and Boat Cycling Greece Plus

Bike and Boat: Cycling Greece’s Dodecanese Islands Plus! Samos

Our 12-day cycling tour of the Dodecanese features seven days on a privately chartered gulet, which allows us to explore the beautifully carved coastlines of the islands we visit by bike and enjoy leisurely stops in impressive bays with crystal-clear water. This extended tour takes you beyond the first islands to some of the least trodden islands in the Mediterranean.
12 days
From USD$6695
Bike and Boat Level 3.5
  • Jun 01, 2024 – Jun 12, 2024
    Sold Out – Wait List Available 

Bike and Boat Cycling Greece's Dodecanese Islands

Bike and Boat: Cycling Greece’s Dodecanese Islands

Join this bike and boat tour in the Dodecanese Islands and explore Byzantine and Ottoman rule.
8 days
From USD$5095
Bike and Boat Level 3.5
  • May 18, 2024 – May 25, 2024
    Private departure. Not available to the public.  

  • Jun 01, 2024 – Jun 08, 2024
    Sold Out – Wait List Available 

  • Sep 28, 2024 – Oct 05, 2024
     Private departure. Not available to the public.

  • Oct 05, 2024 – Oct 12, 2024
    Sold out! Waitlist available.