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Bike & Barge holidays in Europe

Meander the scenic waterways of Europe as majestic castles, rolling vineyards and pastoral farmlands unfold around you. Our relaxing bike & barge journeys let you experience the countryside by foot or by bicycle during the day and at the end of the day, return to the comfort of your barge as you cruise overnight to the next destination.

Bike & barge holidays are one of the most popular ways for individuals and families to experience the numerous hidden corners of Europe. Unlike inns, B&B’s and the small family run hotels that dot the European landscapes, bike & barge based active holidays are extremely limited in capacity so you must plan your trip well in advance to ensure you don’t miss the boat!

Most barges offer twin cabins in a bunk style configuration (though some have side by side beds and triple/quad cabins suitable for families). Cabins are compact but comfortable. The cabins may have ensuite facilities and accommodate between 15 and 20 passengers plus crew depending on the boat. There is a communal dining area and meals are taken onboard. The barges travel along calm waterways, usually travelling no faster than 15km per hour. Refer to the detailed trip notes for more information about the barge used on a particular trip.

Below are some of our most popular bike & barge holiday destinations:

Bike & Barge in France: Discover the Loire Valley or sample a Taste of Burgundy.

Bike & Barge in Holland: The canals of Holland provide a wonderful way to experience the Dutch countryside and towns for everyone – including families.

Bike & Barge in Belgium: Travel from Brussels or Bruges to Amsterdam.

Bike & Barge along the Danube River: A classic active European experience. Browse our wide range of Danube bike & barge tours that travel through Austria, Germany and Hungary.

UTracks also offers Cycle & Sail holiday options exploring some of Europe's most stunning coastlines in Greece, Croatia, Turkey and Montenegro.



Introductory  |  8 days
Enjoy the must-see highlights of Holland and Belgium by bike and barge
Introductory  |  4 days
Experience the quintessential Dutch sights by barge and bike during spring when the tulips bloom
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the highlights of the Danube from Passau to Vienna and Bratislava by bike and boat
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Cycle through the Loire's vineyards and villages by day, retiring to our private barge in the evenings
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Bike & barge from Amsterdam through the northern Dutch countryside to the tranquil Ijssel lake
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the Dutch countryside encountering welcoming villages and resplendent castles
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Cycling and cruising from the 'green heart' to the coastal sand dunes to discover the charm of Holland
Introductory  |  8 days
Experience the delight of cycling through Holland with your family
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Disxcover the canal ways and the famous vineyards of Burgundy by bike
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Journey by bike and river cruise through Austria and Hungary along the mighty Danube
Introductory  |  5 days
Experience the quintessential Dutch sights on a deluxe bike and barge mini break
Introductory  |  8 days
A relaxing cycle along the Saar and Moselle Rivers
Introductory  |  8 days
Encounter castles, Roman ruins, medieval towns and a rich wine making tradition on this idyllic journey by bike and barge along the Neckar and Rhine Rivers
Introductory  |  5 days
Explore the quintessential Dutch sights in springtime by bike then return to your premium barge
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Explore the quintessential Provence landscape that inspired Van Gogh by barge and bike
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
An enchanting guided cycle journey from the magical city of Venice along the canals and waterways of the Po River
moderate  |  8 days
Explore the best preserved delta in Europe by bike and boat with its prolific birdlife and natural beauty
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Journey from the historic town of Bruges to the Belgian capital city, Brussels, by bike and barge
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Travel by barge and bike from Berlin along the Oder River and to the Baltic sea
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
An inspirational journey by bike and barge between the royal chateaux of Compiègne and Fontainebleau and including a canal cruise through Paris
introductory to moderate  |  8 days
Travel by bike and barge from the Golden City of Prague along the Vlatva and Elbe Rivers
Introductory  |  8 days
Explore the highlights of Holland and western Belgium by bike and on board a comfortable barge
introductory to moderate  |  15 days
Travel the Danube between Passau in Germany and the Iron Gates National Park on the Romanian Serbian border by bike and river cruise
moderate  |  8 days
Discover the rolling hills of France's premier wine growing region by bike and from the comfort of your barge hotel
Introductory  |  8 days
Explore the storybook inspired landscapes of the Middle Rhine Valley by bike and barge
moderate  |  8 days
Discover Paris, the Marne River Valley and the stunning region of Champagne by bike and barge
Introductory  |  8 days
Explore the highlights of Holland and western Belgium by bike and on board a comfortable barge
introductory to moderate  |  7 days
Explore the river valleys and historic towns of Luxembourg and the Lorraine in France by bike
moderate  |  15 days
Discover the diverse scenery and history of the fascinating region between Paris and Bruges by bike and barge
moderate  |  8 days
Discover the royal splendour of Paris and the Seine Valley by bike and barge
Introductory  |  8 days
Travel by bike and barge along the majestic Rhine Valley and the Neckar and along the Neckar to Heidelberg
introductory to moderate  |  7 days
Experience Bavaria's beer, medieval wonders and natural landscapes by bike & barge
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