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Why you should try a Bike & Boat holiday

Posted 28 May 2019

Our Bike & Boat tours are the perfect blend of a laid-back river cruise and invigorating, outdoor adventure. By day you'll explore the land from the saddle, and by night you'll be welcomed back aboard the barge with a well-earned drink, a hot meal. Our barges and river cruisers are fully equipped floating hotels, with spacious en-suite rooms, a restaurant and even WiFi. 

Here are 4 reasons why you should try a Bike & Boat holiday in 2019.

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1. Everything is taken care of from start to finish

Forget squeezing your belongings into one small bag, or lugging them around on your bike. Right from the start of your holiday, your luggage is taken care of – and it will never be far away if you need to grab something from your suitcase. The full-board hotel boat means that a restaurant and bar are always on hand, so you can just focus on enjoying a glass of wine as you watch the sunset. Flights, transfers, accommodation and food are all included, so you don't have to worry about a thing.

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2. You will meet lots of friendly faces

A river cruise is the perfect place to meet like-minded people. A welcome cocktail on arrival will help you get to know your fellow guests (a maximum of 120 passengers), and a gala dinner on the final night will provide a last hurrah. You can either choose to cycle your own way, or, stick with your guided group and one of the knowledgeable guides aboard your boat. Each of our holidays includes optional visits – such as wine-tasting at Chateâu Margaux in France – giving you the opportunity to swap your wheels and explore on foot with new friends.

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3. They're full of adventure

On our holidays, you'll see the best a country has to offer – without losing valuable hours travelling or figuring out complicated itineraries. You can visit four countries in eight days with our wonderful Danube tour, or explore the many highlights of Holland with ease. These trips are all about maximising the time you spend discovering the delights of each destination, from glorious countryside to magnificent architecture. With the longer portions of travel happening as you sleep, you'll be able to pack in more adventures.

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4.  A culture-filled trip

From exploring historical Roman ruins in Croatia to taking a gondola ride through magical Venice, our Bike & Boat holidays give you the opportunity to experience an incredible variety of cultural highlights. You can sample regional culinary specialities, discover UNESCO World Heritage landscapes and admire local art and theatre – before hopping back on your bike or putting your feet up on the boat.

Our Bike & Boat trips are one of our most popular holidays and they sell out incredibly quickly. We are about to release our 2020 Bike & Boat holidays, so If you want to try one next year, make sure you book early to guarantee yourself a spot and save yourself any last-minute disappointment.

If you need any more reasons to pedal and cruise your way through Europe, then just take a look at our website.

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