France Bike + Barge Tours

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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Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine Photo

Bordeaux - Châteaux, Rivers & Wine France 4/5 (2 ratings)2016 DatesCadillac to Libourne: August 27, … 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
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Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges Photo

Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges Belgium, France 4.8/5 (13 ratings)2016 DatesBruges to Paris On the Standard Plus … This incredible Bruges to Paris bike tour (or v.v.) goes along rural country roads, towpaths, and paved forest trails and occasionally, a short distance on a …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length15 days
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Champagne Tour Photo

Champagne Tour France 4.4/5 (10 ratings)Paris to Epernay: May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, … "Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!" Winston Churchill During this bike and boat tour in France, you will pedal …

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TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8 days
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Mainz to Basel Photo

Mainz to Basel Germany, Switzerland, France 3.7/5 (7 ratings)2016:Mainz to Basel: July 30, August 27, September … Flowing through four countries, the Rhine River courses through Europe. On this bike and boat tour in Germany, Switzerland, and France, you will follow the …

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length8– days
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Auxerre to Paris Photo

Auxerre to Paris France 5/5 (4 ratings)Auxerre to Paris: September 1, 2016.Paris to … We are pleased to offer you this unique and exclusive eleven day bike and boat tour in France on board the Elodie, a boat known for her hospitality and …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length11 days
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Provence - Wilderness of Camargue Photo

Provence - Wilderness of Camargue France 4.4/5 (17 ratings)2016 DatesAvignon to Aigues Mortes:  June 25, July … Among 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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TourBike+Boat
TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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Lorraine Tour Photo

Lorraine Tour France, Germany, Luxembourg 4.6/5 (5 ratings)2016 DatesWasserbillig to ToulSeptember 17, October … 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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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length7 days
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Around Paris Photo

Around Paris France 4.8/5 (6 ratings)Compiègne to Moret-sur-Loing: May 13, May 27, June … 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 Photo

Loire Valley France 4.2/5 (6 ratings)2016 DatesOctober 1, and October 8, 2016 2017 … The small region in Burgundy between Montargis within the Loire Valley and Nevers is well-suited for both cycling and boating. Following the flow of the Loire …

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TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8 days
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Metz to Cochem Photo

Metz to Cochem France, Luxembourg, Germany 4.8/5 (10 ratings)2016Cochem to Metz: June 18, July 30, and August … Start biking in France at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers in the town of Metz, designated a 'town of art and history' because of its …

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TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
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France Boats + Barges

Feniks Photo

Feniks Belgium, Netherlands, France Standard Plus 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 Plus Class Boat In May 2014, Marco Pouw and his wife Astrid assumed ownership of the ship Clair de Lune. In the winter of 2014, the ship was renovated and made ready for a new bike and boat adventure in and around Paris, launching in the spring of 2015.Marco has great experience as a skipper on freighters in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and looks forward to this venture with great anticipation and enthusiasm.

Elodie Photo

Elodie Netherlands, Belgium, France Comfort Plus Class Boat The Elodie was built in 1931 and has been completely refurnished 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 Plus Class Boat The Fleur was first put into service in 2002. The owner, Jossie, 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.

Iris Photo

Iris France, Germany Comfort Plus 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 Plus 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 7 cabins (2 with 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.

Soleo Photo

Soleo France Comfort Class Boat The Soleo was built in 1958, converted into a hotel barge in 1988, and last remodeled in 2009. It has a total of 12 ensuite cabins (4 double bed cabins, 6 twin bed cabins, and 2 single cabins), a living room, and a sun deck. The barge is 38.5 m (126.64 ft) long by 5.1 m (16.63 ft) wide with a max capacity of 22 passengers.

Zwaantje Photo

Zwaantje France Comfort Plus Class Boat The MPS Zwaantje, which means "Little Swaan", is a unique and cozy Dutch passenger barge. The boat has 10 cabins with twin beds and 2 cabins with double beds. These cabins also have a bunk bed but cannot be used as a triple. Each cabin has private facilities.

MS Andante Photo

MS Andante France, Germany, Switzerland Comfort Plus Class Boat Last refurbished in 2008/2009, the spacious river barge, the MS Andante, will provide comfortable accommodations for your active vacation. There is a lounge/bar and dining room with panoramic windows on the promenade deck. Cabins are equipped with two low beds, dressing table with mirror, flat screen TV, individually controlled air conditioning, and windows that open. There is also a partially covered sundeck with seating.

Bordeaux Photo

Bordeaux France Comfort Plus Class Boat The Bordeaux is 78 meters (256 ft.) long and 10 meters (33 ft.) wide and can accommodate max. 96 guests. The vessel is under experienced French management. In the front part of the ship is the tastefully furnished salon/lounge with a nice bar and a small dance floor, large panoramic windows all around, and a separate restaurant. The sun deck has a large sunroof, chairs and tables & cycle shed (aft deck).


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