15 days from €2240
4.8 out of 5
Easy–Moderate Bike + Boat Tour in Belgium, France
This incredible Bruges to Paris bike and boat tour (or v.v.) goes along rural country roads, towpaths, paved forest trails, and occasionally, a short distance on the quintessential cobblestone road.
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Alan L.4 months ago
Biking from Noyon - Compiègne, the Compiegne forest was very beautiful to bike through.
As we neared Paris, the biking was sometimes more difficult due to traffic on some sections of the route.
Blaine L.3 years ago
Trip was great.Crew treated us to a very friendly and efficient environment. Food was amazing, dinners each night had a theme from different countries. It was a highlight of each to have this kind of dinner waiting.
Bike ride started in Bruge with great trails and welcoming towns. As we moved to France a few days of rolling hills with interesting stops during the day.
Our guide had his hands full with 24 riders but he was professional, organized, well informed and was just a great person to sit and talk with.
A great trip with a great crew looking after us.
William B.4 years ago
This was a wonderful way to see Northern Europe, leisurely experiencing a diversity of landscapes, towns, and scenic attractions.
Jillian M.5 years ago
The experience of being able to see the countryside, remote villages and sites at a slower pace with the experience and knowledge of a guide is the highlight. It is good to leave your luggage onboard the barge and know you return each evening to great food and rest.
Rodney W.5 years ago
Most Memorable Part: The friendliness of the local villagers and our fellow travellers.
Kurt A.5 years ago
The Zwaantje and crew are top notch, and present a great value. Some of the routes in northern France had a little too much traffic. Riding in Belgium and Netherlands seems nicer. Once is enough for this tour.
Trent A.6 years ago
Most memorable part: Going through the locks. Tip would be to practice cycling up hills.
Deborah P.6 years ago
Needed the second guide as group unwieldy for one. Unlike prior trips, guide gave little info on trip sites/locales, despite being quite personable.
Gloria S.6 years ago
Accommodations were too small. The rest of the journey made up for lack of space. No room to put our belongings.
Jehiel • 6 years ago Tripsite Staff
Hello Gloria,Sorry to hear the Elodie was too small in your opinion. France is known for it's narrow canals so as a result the ships have to be smaller in order to navigate the waterways. We provide information including dimensions and note "... storage space is limited in the cabins". You can find more information on the Elodie Boat Page.
Paavo Kivisto7 years ago
Issues related to the boat: bad smell, cabin room was cozier than we would choose in the future. Laundry facilities were inadequate. We really enjoyed the trip, the guide and the experience!
Alica Kline7 years ago
Food was great, would have liked more flexibility on cycling.