Unpack only once on a bike & barge trip Splendid scenery on the Loire Valley Bike & Barge |  <i>Tanya & Rick McDonald</i> Wake up to a new view each day on the Bordeaux Bike & Barge |  <i>Efti Nure</i> Cycling through the villages of Provence |  <i>Erin Williams</i>
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4 of Belgium's Best Bike and Barge Tours

Discover Belgium with these magnificent bike and boat holidays

Join one of our exciting bike & barge adventures in Belgium. Whether you journey from Bruges to Brussels, Brussels to Amsterdam, Paris to Bruges or Amsterdam to Bruges, you'll be cycling though idyllic landscapes and quaint villages then barge cruising down the beautiful channels and waterways of Belgium, Holland, and France.

Here are four of the best barge and bike experiences in Belgium.

 

  1. Bruges to Amsterdam Bike and Barge Tour | Comfort

  2. Fluvius Barge used on our Amsterdam to Bruges bike and boat holidays

     

    Suitable for active families with children as young as 10, the Bruges to Amsterdam Bike and Barge Tour is a guided, barge-based cycling tour is designed to unveil the highlights of Belgium and Holland over eight days. 

    Beginning in Bruges and finishing in Amsterdam (or vice versa), from the comfort of your ‘boatel’ you will unpack only once, spending your holiday travelling by water and discovering a new place every day. Highlights include visiting small chocolatiers and waffle sellers in Bruges, taking a walking tour in the picturesque town of Ghent and exploring the peaceful waterways of Zeeland.

  3. Bruges to Amsterdam Bike & Barge Tour | Deluxe

  4. Cycle to Ghent on a bike and barge trip

     

    The Netherlands and Belgium are two of the most bicycle-friendly countries in the world and the Bruges to Amsterdam Deluxe Bike and Barge trip follows a well-signposted route along a string of exceptional Dutch and Flemish towns. While in Holland, discover the hidden gem of Bergen op Zoom, whose 800-year history is etched in its narrow streets and old squares, and once you cross over to Belgium, see for yourself why Antwerp remains one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. The final leg to Brussels is short to ensure plenty of time to explore the Belgian capital’s main sights, such as the opulent Grote Markt.

    The key difference with the Deluxe version of this tour is the use of a premium barge for extra comfort. There is also the reverse trip; the Amsterdam to Bruges Deluxe tour.

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  5. Belgium Bike and Barge Tour

  6. Cyclists preparing for a day of cycling in Belgium

     

    Discover the beautiful landscapes and charming towns of Belgium as you travel by bike and barge between Bruges and Brussels. Explore the magical town of Bruges, famous for its small channels, museums and picture postcard buildings. The cycling itinerary takes you to the North Sea and the seaside resort Blankenberge, and to medieval towns including Ghent and Antwerp. 

    There is time to visit the market squares en route, and sample the local waffles, chocolate and beer. Cruise in comfort on the small barge, along beautiful and winding rivers and channels. The trip ends in Brussels with a chance to wander the old town with its Gothic town hall and guild houses.

  7. Paris to Bruges Bike & Barge Tour

  8. Explore the old town of Ghent on an active holiday with UTracks

     

    Starting with a breakfast cruise on the Seine, the Paris to Bruges Bike and Barge trip links France and Belgium, two of Europe’s most romantic countries. In the company of an expert guide, you will cycle along the Seine, Oise and Somme rivers, soaking up the atmosphere of quaint provincial villages. Over two weeks, you will discover a superb collection of paintings at the Château de Chantilly, visit small art-deco towns like Ham and Ronse and explore on foot the medieval masterpieces of Ghent’s pedestrianised city centre.


 

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