By land and by sea: favorite bike + boat tours

Bike and boat tours are a perennial favorite for our travelers, booking up as fast as we can get them online each season. Take a look at some of our most popular bike and boat options!

Dutch tulip season spring foray

Experience the explosion of color in Holland gardens and countryside during tulip season. The season is short, though, so move quickly to get space on one of these trips!

Tulip Tour by Bike and Boat

Tulip Tour by Bike and Boat

Enjoy leisurely cycling on mainly flat roads, touring historic towns, walking the beach at the North Sea, visiting the Keukenhof (Holland’s most famous garden), and spending time in Aalsmeer for the largest flower auction in the world. Starting and ending in Amsterdam, this 5-day/4-night river and canal cruise aboard the aptly-named La Belle Fleur fits nicely into a spring Europe getaway.

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This tour would be a great add-on to many of our other European itineraries. Search others on

Champagne dreams holiday

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience dans la campagne française (in the French countryside), this program in the land of bubbly will have you dreaming of days pedaling in the vineyards.

Champagne by Bike and Boat: Marne River Valley and Paris (and reverse)

Champagne by Bike and Boat

Maybe you’re in the mood for exploring in the north of France! This Champagne region bike and boat tour aboard the Zwaantje leads you along the beautiful Marne River valley from Paris to Epernay (or reverse).

On the way, discover quiet villages and hamlets, stop by World War I memorial sites, and visit the chapel where Dom Pérignon is buried. In Epernay, you’ll appreciate the prestigious champagne houses like Moët & Chandon. A guided afternoon tour and tasting from one of the major Champagne houses is included in this package!

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Wild and wonderful Provence

Through the wild Camargue nature with its bulls and horses to the medieval fortress of Aigues Mortes, you’ll be immersed in nature, history, and everything in between.

Provence by Bike and Boat

Provence by Bike and Boat

This itinerary through the beautiful Provence region in southeastern France offers daily rides through mesmerizing landscapes, including the Rhone Valley, Van Gogh’s Provence, and the Roman Pont du Gard. Aboard the boat, you’ll cruise the Rhône River from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes (or reverse).

Through the course of the tour, you’ll experience castles, medieval villages, limestone cliffs and olive trees, vineyards, orchards, and so much more!

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