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Top 10 Bike & Barge Trips in Europe

For Lovers of Active Barge Holidays

Bike & barge trips allow travellers to cover a great distance while only having to unpack once. Add in getting to wake up to a different view each morning, and it’s easy to see why Bike & Barge trips are so popular! 

Whether you prefer following meandering rivers or cycling along canals and waterways on board a comfortable barge, there’s a trip for you in our list of the Top 10 Bike and Barge holidays in Europe.


  1. The Danube by Bike & Barge Tour

  2. Cycling in beautiful Bratislava

    See the highlights of the Danube River on this popular bike & barge journey. Starting in Passau in Germany, you’ll follow Europe’s second longest river through three countries and some of the most picturesque landscapes in Europe.  

    Highlights of this trip include cycling along the Danube Bike Path and through the stunning Wachau Valley, exploring the romantic city of Vienna and picturesque Bratislava, and relaxing atop the sundeck of your comfortable barge and watching the timeless scenery pass you by.

  3. Croatia Bike & Sail Tour

  4. Cycling in Croatia

    Journey with a small group of like-minded travellers through the charming chain of islands in Southern Dalmatia on a bike and boat trip that has the perfect balance of activity, culture and relaxation. 

    Highlights include exploring the old township of Korcula, Hvar with its Venetian architecture, the dramatic scenery, azure waters and ambiance of seaside towns you dock in.

  5. Amsterdam to Bruges Bike and Barge Tour

  6. The Gouda cheese market

    Explore the lowlands of the Netherlands and Belgium on this classic introductory-level bike and barge holiday that’s perfect for people who are new to cycling or active holidays. 

    Cycle through landscapes dotted with windmills, explore the Biesbosch natural reserve, sample local specialties including cheese in Gouda, Belgian waffles, beer and mussels, and walk the cobblestone streets of historic cities including Amsterdam, Bruges and Ghent.

  7. Veneto Bike & Boat Tour

  8. the quiet canal town of Chioggia where cycling is the chosen mode of transport |  <i>Kate Baker</i>

    This enchanting guided bike & boat trip takes cyclist from Italy’s 'floating city' of Venice along the canals and waterways of the Po River, Italy’s longest river. 

    Highlights include the magical city of Venice, the walled city of Ferrara, cycling through the Po Delta natural reserve and the Renaissance town of Mantova.

  9. Ionian Islands Bike & Sail Trip

  10. Kayaking off Paxos |  <i>Kate Baker</i>

    Discover some of the less visited regions of Greece on this bike & boat trip that starts in Corfu, including Ithaca, Lefkas, Kefalonia and Paxos. 

    Trip highlights include exploring small towns and villages you cycle through, visiting a bird sanctuary, mountainous Kefalonia, and the authentic food and hospitality on board your comfortable yacht.

  11. Burgundy Bike and Barge tour

  12. Unpack only once on a bike & barge trip

    Experience the beautiful countryside, the medieval villages, the vineyards and the meandering rivers of Northern Burgundy from the comfort of your well appointed barge. 

    As you cycle each day you will soak up the beauty of the region, while sampling some of the best wines, cheeses, honey and ciders that Burgundy has to offer. Northern Burgundy is referred to as “The Land of Good Living” and by the end of this week long tour you’re sure to understand why!

  13. Provence Bike and Boat Tour

  14. MS Provence cruising through Lyon, France

    Discover the waterways and famous Rhone Cycle Route between Avignon and Aigues Mortes on this scenic bike and barge trip. 

    Highlights include tasting the wine varieties of the region, cycling along peaceful country roads, visiting châteaux, museums and abbeys, and exploring the impressive towns of Lyon, Arles, Viviers and Valence.

  15. Croatia Family Adventure

  16. Children cycling into the town of Jelsa on the island of Hvar |  <i>Ross Baker</i>

    Explore the beautiful Croatian coast and its islands on this exciting multi-activity adventure that the whole family can enjoy.  

    Highlights of this family-friendly bike and barge trip include visiting the most remote inhabited island off the Dalmatian mainland, stories and legends that help bring to life the sites you visit, the dramatic scenery of the Southern Dalmatian Islands, and historic Croatian towns and villages such as Korcula.

  17. Moselle Barge & Bike Tour

  18. Patria barge

    This bike and barge trip along the Saar and Moselle Rivers has an ideal blend of activity, history, culture and relaxation. 

    The highlights of this trip include learning about ancient wine growing traditions, wine tasting, visiting impressive castles and the stunning Moselle Valley.

  19. Turkey's Hike & Sail Trip

  20. The bikes are loaded on to the small boat which takes the group to the Dalyan rock tombs |  <i>Erin Williams</i>

    Hike and cruise the Lycian Coast between Marmaris and Fethiye and soak up the combination of sublime landscapes, rich cultural history and legacies from ancient civilisations. 

    Explore the ruins of Kayaköy, the spectacular Sakklikent Canyon, and enjoy the ambiance of the port cities you dock in and the hospitality on board a traditional Turkish gulet.


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