Paris to Bruges Bike and Barge

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Paris and Bruges are must-visit destinations for any European travellers. On this superb bike and barge tour you'll experience both, along with the diverse scenery and history of northern France and the region of Flanders. Along the way, you'll explore small art-deco towns such as Ham and Ronse, and marvel at the stunning scenery which inspired many painters including Van Gogh, Permeke, Van Eyck and Corot. You'll pass many reminders of the First World War including the Armistic and Peronne museums. Impressive cathedrals, abbeys, chateaus and palaces can be seen and visited during the trip. Cycling along the rivers Seine, Oise and Somme, in the company of your expert guide, through farmland and past small villages, ensures you gain a unique insight into this special region. Returning each evening to your comfortable floating hotel you'll make new friends, relax and enjoy delicious meals onboard.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Embarkation in Paris mid afternoon DAY 2 Breakfast cruise on the Seine, city walk in central Paris DAY 3 Cycle along towpaths to St Germain and Auvers (40km/24mi) DAY 4 To Beaumont sur Oise and afternoon visit to Chantilly Chateau (50km/31mi) DAY 5 Cruise to Pont Saint Maxence, then by bike through small towns to Verberie and Compiegne (55km/34mi) DAY 6 Visit the Armistice de la Clairiere where the WWI armistice was signed, continue past ruins and woodlands to Noyon (40-55km/24-34mi) DAY 7 Through Ham to Peronne (65km/40mi) DAY 8 Rest day in the charming town of Peronne DAY 9 Cycle along the Somme river to Ruyaulcourt (45km/27mi) DAY 10 Visit Cambrai, pass the marshlands of Chantraine and on to rural Arleux (45km/27mi) DAY 11 Cross the border into Belgium and cycle towards Tournai (65km/20mi) DAY 12 By bike through farmland to Ronse and Oudenaarde (50km/31mi) DAY 13 Cycle along the Scheldt river through idyllic scenery to Ghent (35-50km/21-31mi) DAY 14 Cruise to Aalter then pass quiet villages and castles to Bruges (50km/31mi) Day 15 Trip concludes in Bruges
trip dates

29 September 2018 - 13 October 2018 2 S Closed Enquire »

Closed = This departure is full or not available. Contact us to discuss similar trips or other options around your desired date.

1 Trip operates in reverse, commencing in Bruges. On the departures marked with 'S' a second barge is used and follows a slightly different itinerary with a rest day in St Quentin with a day excursion to the battlefields in the Somme Valley (see trip notes for details). Single cabin prices are on request only for this barge.
2 A low season discount applies for the September departure.

what's included
MEALS: *14 breakfasts, 13 picnic lunches, 13 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *14 nights on a Category A barge in a twin berth cabin with ensuite facilities (2 lower beds) GUIDES: *welcome drink and briefing on the first evening *multilingual tour leader for fully guided cycling tours and daily briefings *information pack including route notes and maps (one set per cabin) *emergency hotline EQUIPMENT: *11 speed trekking bike rental with pannier and helmet (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) PLUS: *entrance to Clairiere de l'Armistice, Chateau Chantilly and Oudenaarde city hall *linen and change of towels as required *daily cabin cleaning
Paris to Bruges Bike and Barge
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trip grading:
15 days
trip code:
AU $4,290
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