Travel past authentic Italian villages by bike or boat in the Veneto region
When it comes to bike and boat trips, the further in advance you book, the better. Early bookers have their choice of boat, cabin type and departure date. We’ve closed off a many departures in 2019 already and with interest in European bike and boat trips at an all time high, don’t leave it too late to lock in your plans or you'll miss the boat.
While it’s hard to pinpoint which tours will book up and when, if you are planning on travelling in the heart of European summer, these departures will book out quicker than in the shoulder season. And there are certain destinations where it pays to do your research. For example, if you want to see the tulips in bloom in Holland, you should plan your trip between March and May, or June to August for Provence’s lavender fields.
Private charters are secured a minimum of 12-18 months in advance, so groups of 8 or more friends should contact us early. We showcase below our top 5 ‘most likely to book out’ bike and boat trips for 2019.
The port city of Ghent is famous for its medieval architecture
Amsterdam to Bruges
This is one of our most popular itineraries for good reason! You’ll discover the vibrant cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges, sample local specialties including Belgian waffles, beer and mussels and cycle through spectacular countryside past locks, windmills and cheese farms on a classic introductory-level bike and barge tour.
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Croatia Bike & Sail
This unique cycling trip captures the highlights of Southern Dalmatia with an ideal balance of activity, culture and relaxation. Fall in love with the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesque old town and the lavender island of Hvar with its Venetian architecture. You even have the option of hanging up your pannier for a day and going white water rafting. This trip is graded moderate and e-bikes are available to take the edge off the islands’ infamous hills. After a rewarding day of cycling, enjoy the facilities on your comfortable yacht or swim in the azure waters that the region is famous for.
Explore the stunning Wachau Valley, with its rolling hills, vineyards and fortresses, by bike and barge
Danube boat trips
Europe’s second longest river flows through ten nations on its way to the Black Sea and is a popular option for active travellers because the terrain is relatively flat and lends well to cycling. Enjoy cycling on the famous Danube Cycle Path, across the spectacular Wachau Valley and past rolling vineyards, fairy-tale hilltop castles, meadows, forests and the best preserved delta in Europe. Fall in love with majestic cities like Vienna, Passau, Bratislava and Budapest. After a day of cycling or hiking, relax on the sundeck of your boat and watch the timeless scenery pass you by.
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The Pont du Gard is one of many Roman masterpieces you'll discover on the Provence Bike & Boat
Provence Bike & Boat
Explore the stunning and varied landscapes of the Provence region on our most popular bike and barge itinerary in France. Highlights of this trip include seeing pink flamingos and wild white horses in the Camargue, visiting picturesque Provençal villages and vineyards that inspired Van Gogh, swimming in the Mediterranean, marvelling at the impeccably preserved Pont du Gard and enjoying local delicacies in charismatic medieval villages.
Italy's colourful Veneto region is best explored on a barge trip from Venice to Mantova
Veneto Bike & Boat
This bike and barge trip is the perfect introduction to Italy. Starting in the magical city of Venice, you’ll cycle explore the landscapes of the Venetian lagoon and the Po Delta area, which is a bird lover’s paradise. Visit medieval Mantova, the ancient Greek port of Adria and the ‘city of bicycles’. As you cycle, stop to sample local delicacies including wine and cheese and soak up the best of Italian hospitality on board your comfortable barge in the evenings. Check availability on the Veneto Bike & Boat
At present, UTracks offers 48 active boat based itineraries in Europe, with boats ranging from 16 to 135 passengers. Click here
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