France Bike + Barge Tours

4.2/5 (300 ratings)   France bike tour reviews

Can you imagine sipping a glass of Bourgogne Rouge from the deck of a boat as it gently slips up the Seine to downtown Paris? On a bike and boat tour in France, you will have an opportunity to do so! We have several to offer, some beginning in Paris, some ending here, or perhaps the Loire Valley and boating on the Loire River interests you more? The flavor of our bike and barge tours in France reflect the people and culture in general, the Art de Vivre, an appreciation for the good things of life but never to excess.  France is indeed a varied culture, people, and terrain, perfect for a multi-faceted cycling adventure. Like the wine, there is no mediocrity here! Come and enjoy!

If France is not your thing, check out all of our featured bike and boat tours, or our full list of bicycle tours.

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Burgundy to Provence Photo

Burgundy to Provence France 2020 Lyon to Arles:    Season 1: March 21, April … Breaking news! A brand new bike and boat tour in France featuring both Burgundy and Provence! Your floating accommodation, the deluxe MS Provence, will …

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TypeBoth
SkillModerate
Length8 days
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Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz Photo

Metz to Cochem or Cochem to Metz France, Luxembourg, Germany 4.8/5 (33 ratings)2019  Metz to Cochem Quo Vadis October 19, 2019 … This bike and boat tour in Germany highlights the heart of Europe following the path of the Mosel River through the land of the ancients. Vineyards climb the …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
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Auxerre to Paris and Paris to Auxerre Photo

Auxerre to Paris and Paris to Auxerre France 4.9/5 (8 ratings)2019  Elodie, 11 day tour Auxerre to Paris: August … This bike tour in France takes you through Burgundy, one of the country's most fascinating regions, and often labeled as the land of fine art and living. This …

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TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length11 days
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Champagne Tour Photo

Champagne Tour France 4.5/5 (18 ratings)2020 Zwaantje (8-day tour) Paris to Epernay: May 30 … During this bike and boat tour in France, you will pedal through the beautiful Marne River valley and the world famous Champagne region, either beginning in …

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TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8–11 days
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Provence - Wilderness of Camargue Photo

Provence - Wilderness of Camargue France 4.4/5 (45 ratings)2019 Avignon to Aigues Mortes:  August 31, September … Amid the wilderness of Camargue and the landscapes that were so dear to Van Gogh, you will cycle through delightful Provençal villages, vineyards, and fields …

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TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From1095
Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine Photo

Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine France 4.4/5 (58 ratings)2019 Castets-en-Dorthe to Libourne Low Season: … The region of Bordeaux, located in sun-drenched, south-west France is the perfect setting for a bike and boat tour. Set at the confluence of the Garonne River …

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TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From1135
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges Photo

Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges Belgium, France 4.7/5 (60 ratings)2020 Comfort Boat Zwaantje: Bruges to Paris: May … This incredible Bruges to Paris bike and boat tour (or v.v.) goes along rural country roads, towpaths, and paved forest trails and occasionally, a short …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length15 days
From2370
Lorraine Tour Photo

Lorraine Tour France, Germany, Luxembourg 4.6/5 (16 ratings)2019  Wasserbillig to Toul August 24, September 7, … The lovely setting for this bike and boat adventure in France is the green heart of Lorraine, a region of culture and history. The art and architecture in …

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TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length7 days
From939
Around Paris Photo

Around Paris France 4.6/5 (29 ratings)2019  Compiègne to Moret-sur-Loing: September 21, … Paris, City of Light, is the focus of this bike and boat adventure in France. As you pedal along the banks of the winding Seine and Oise Rivers, you cycle …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
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Loire Valley Bike and Boat - 2019 Photo

Loire Valley Bike and Boat - 2019 France 3.6/5 (15 ratings)2019 Dates August 24, August 31, September 7, … The area of the Valley of the Loire between the cities of Nevers and Montargis in France is a very suitable region for a relaxing bike and barge holiday. …

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TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8 days
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Maastricht to Paris Photo

Maastricht to Paris Netherlands, Belgium, France 5/5 (1 rating)2020 Maastricht to Paris: Thursday, May 21, 2020  … This bike and boat tour in Holland, Belgium, and France is epic in every sense of the word. You will discover the gorgeous old landscapes and the most …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length18 days
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Koblenz to Metz Photo

Koblenz to Metz Germany, Luxembourg, France May 23, 2020 Enjoy a week of cycling in Europe while you bike along the Moselle River, touching three countries. It is bike and barge paradise. Paved bike paths, …

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TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
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Loire Valley Bike and Boat Photo

Loire Valley Bike and Boat France 2/5 (1 rating)New for 2020! From Briare: August 15, August 29, … Even the name, Loire Valley, breathes romance. What a lovely place for your European Bike and Boat Tour in France. Kings, queens, dukes, and nobles came, built …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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Mainz to Strasbourg or Strasbourg to Mainz Photo

Mainz to Strasbourg or Strasbourg to Mainz Germany, France 3.8/5 (4 ratings)2020 Olympia Mainz to Strasbourg (Kehl): June 6 and … To bike along a river is sheer bliss. To actually be on the river is more! This bike and boat tour in Germany and France combines cycling perfection on …

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
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Montargis to Paris Photo

Montargis to Paris France 4.1/5 (10 ratings)2020 Paris to Montargis: July 18, August 15, and … A bike and boat tour in the royal valley of the Seine in France showcases all that we love about France. This tour blends history, poetry, and natural beauty. …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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Northern Burgundy Photo

Northern Burgundy France 2020 Fleur Moret-sur-Loing  to Auxerre: Tuesdays, … This bike and boat tour in Northern Burgundy, land of fine art and living, offers you a taste of the Burgundy way of life. This is an area of gently rolling …

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TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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Paris to Reims Photo

Paris to Reims France 4/5 (2 ratings)2020 Paris to Reims: May 23, June 6, August 15, 2020 … This bike tour in France follows the beautiful valley of the Marne River. Along the way, there will be plenty of occasions to taste the cheese and sip the …

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TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8– days
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Strasbourg to Nancy Photo

Strasbourg to Nancy France 2020 Strasbourg to Nancy: Saturdays: June 6, June … This is a brand new bike and boat tour for 2020 that features the Alsace and Lorraine region of France. You will cycle an idyllic landscape, dominated and …

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Length8 days
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France Boats + Barges

Feniks Photo

Feniks Belgium, Netherlands, France Standard Class Boat Originally, the Feniks was built in 1928 as a freighter on the Dutch, Belgium and French inland waters. In 1992, the Feniks was converted to a hotel passenger ship and put in service for various sailing holidays. Since then, she has undergone several renovations to keep up-to-date with all modern facilities.

Clair de Lune Photo

Clair de Lune France Standard Class Boat In May 2014, Marco Pouw and his wife Astrid assumed ownership of the ship Clair de Lune. Originally built in 1936 as a freight ship in Belgium, like many of the vessels now used for biking and boating, this vessel was renovated and equipped for a new bike and boat adventure in and around Paris, launching in the spring of 2015. Marco has years of experience as a skipper on freighters in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany and approaches his new venture with great enthusiasm.

Elodie Photo

Elodie Netherlands, Belgium, France Premium Class Boat The Elodie was built in 1931 and has been completely refurbished into a luxury holiday ship. The ship has a saloon and sundeck and all of its cabins come with air-conditioning. The saloon of the Elodie is furnished in ship-style by using various types of wood in the finishing.

Fleur Photo

Fleur France, Netherlands Comfort Class Boat The Fleur was first put into service in 2002. The previous owner, had the beautifully-lined barge converted into a comfortable passenger ship, according to her own design. Her female touch is definitely recognizable by the tasteful interior and her sharp eye for detail. The whole barge radiates a homelike atmosphere. In 2018 Steffie Kranz and Evert Jan Muurling, have taken over ownership.

Iris Photo

Iris France, Germany Premium Class Boat The Iris was put to sea in April 2005. She is a refitted freight barge that accommodates 24 overnight passengers. The interior of the Iris is fresh, tasteful and comfortable. The Iris can navigate on most rivers and canals in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. On the top deck you will the lounge, a roomy sitting area, a cozy bar and a sun deck. The whole barge has central heating and air-conditioning.

Anna Maria IV Photo

Anna Maria IV France Standard Class Boat The Anna Maria IV was built specifically for the French canals with it's length, width, and height all adjusted to sail the narrow waterways of the country. She sails in the Loire Valley region during the season. You will feel right at home in the relaxed atmosphere of this barge. Total 9 cabins (private facilities) are equipped with a sliding window and an electrical fan. On board limited WIFI access.

L’Estello Photo

L’Estello France Comfort Class Boat L'Estello was built in 1937. It is a classic Dutch passenger barge that has been converted to today's standards of comfort. The boat measures 39 meters long and 5.2 meters wide. The inviting atmosphere on board will make you feel immediately comfortable. The large lounge area has large picture windows with plenty of natural light. French doors give access to the inviting sun deck. The dining area has large windows and comfortable seating and the living room and bar area is spacious and air conditioned with comfortable sofas chairs.

Zwaantje Photo

Zwaantje France, Netherlands, Belgium Comfort Class Boat The MPS Zwaantje, which means "Little Swaan", is a wonderful comfort plus barge. The boat has 10 cabins with twin beds and 2 cabins with double beds. A nice and cozy salon with heating, air conditioning, large panoramic windows, a restaurant area, lounge corner and a small bar are on the upper deck.

Caprice Photo

Caprice France Comfort Class Boat The Caprice is a beautiful Dutch boat that has been in operation since 2009. Its freshly varnished wood and bright colors will welcome you. The large sun deck is inviting from where there can be nothing better than to sit comfortably while cruising the canals of France.

Bordeaux Photo

Bordeaux France Comfort Class Boat Cruising along the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, the Bordeaux offers an escape through this enchanting wine country in the southwest region of France.

Arlene II Photo

Arlene II France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary Deluxe Class Boat The Arlene II, formerly the Arlene, was upgraded before the 2018 season. All cabins on the vessel are outside featuring en-suite facilities with shower and hair dryer, TV, safe, and individually controlled air-conditioning.

Provence Photo

Provence France Deluxe Class Boat Designed specifically for the Rhône river, this custom-built ship has outside cabins and provides a small ship atmosphere that enhances the experience.


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