Pedal Towards Your Next Adventure with European Waterways

Here at European Waterways, we pride ourselves on catering for all tastes and types of people. If relaxing in the spa pool while picking at a platter of French cheeses is your thing, then no problem. However if you’d prefer to go out and get active, exploring your surroundings from a different perspective, then we have just the answer – create your own adventure by turning your holiday into a cycling cruise.

Let’s Go Exploring

If you’re getting itchy feet sitting on the deck of the barge, watching the scenery float serenely by and wanting to immerse yourself in it – you can! It’s easy for you and your family or friends to grab a bike and helmet from the range on board the barge and whiz off to explore. Our helpful crew members will be happy to moor up along the bank wherever you choose, and will meet you at some point along the canal or river to pick you back up. Just take the towpath and enjoy the picturesque views of the scenery from your two wheels.

Get the Best out of Your Biking

For those who want to push themselves just that little bit more, we’ve created the brilliant Biking Plus option. Now on a number of our Classic Cruises (including Renaissance, L’Impressionniste, L’Art de Vivre, La Belle Epoque, Panache, Anjodi, Finesse and Enchante) you can pick a route designed by our team which lets you discover the full wonder of beyond the waterway. Whether it’s village or countryside you want, there’s a perfect course for everyone, and for a variety of abilities since the routes vary from 10 to 20 miles. There’s no need to worry about getting lost either, as our crew will easily be able to find you, otherwise you can meet the barge back where you started or a little way along the river. These cycling cruises are so well planned by our crew that you won’t miss out on any of the excursions, or even much of the sailing. So you can just enjoy your adventure and take your time.

This is a new and exciting way to explore somewhere, as it’ll be you doing the navigating, and you’ll get to choose what path to take and how far to go. It’s a chance to really get to know your surroundings and get close to nature, as well as an opportunity to stretch your legs and get some exercise. You might even find something really special – an abandoned abbey, or a little place that serves the perfect coffee.

A Holiday with a Difference

A cycling cruise is perfect for anyone who loves to mix in some action with their relaxation. With our biking options, you can immerse yourself in the places you visit and see things you wouldn’t have known existed. Plus, that cheese platter will still be waiting for you when you get back.

Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK's most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury barge holidays throughout Europe and the UK. If you're looking for a themed cycling cruise European Waterways offers a range of different ways to explore the wonderful landscape and culture. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.

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