Tailwinds Blog Logo

Bike and Boat Tours for Groups Big and Small

Seeking something different for your next group travel excursion? Consider a group bike-and-boat tour in Europe.

During the day, you’ll cycle through the towns and countryside, exploring, sight-seeing, snacking, and snapping pics along the way. In the afternoon you’ll return to the boat, your “floating hotel.”

Tours vary in rider level, location, duration, and boat size and category. There is sure to be something that your group will love, and on most bike-and-boat tours, there’s the option to skip a day’s ride and relax onboard. If your group is large enough, you can even book the whole boat! 

Read on for our recommended group bike and boat tours. We’ve detailed for you which country or countries you’ll visit as well as the boat’s capacity.

The Danube (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia)

Danube Waltz Bike and Boat Passau – Budapest – Passau
We’d recommend the Danube for large groups, and those that prefer stress-free cycling mostly on dedicated cycle paths.
MV Carissma 150 passengers
MV Fortuna 170 passengers

Holland and Belgium

Bruges – Antwerp – Amsterdam by Bike and Boat
Your crew will love all that the Netherlands has to offer, including mainly flat cycling and picture-perfect scenery. There are many tours and boat options in the region! Because you’re cruising canals and smaller rivers, these boats are smaller, and we recommend this tour for smaller groups or clubs.
Sailing Home 26 passengers
Liza Marleen: 24 passengers
Anna Antal 18 passengers

Amsterdam – Gouda – Bruges by Bike and Boat
This tour is in the reverse direction of the Bruges – Antwerp – Amsterdam tour listed above.
Sailing Home 26 passengers
Zwaan 14-15 passengers
Anna Antal 18 passengers


Mosel and Saar-Bike and Barge (and reverse)
You’ll be charmed by not only the German villages on this tour but by the kind crew and cozy barge.
Zwaan 14 passengers


The Ionian Islands and the Gulf of Corinth (Bike and Boat)
For groups looking for a bit of a challenge, this tour ranks high on the list. The day’s rides over mountainous terrain are rewarded with a refreshing dip in the Ionian Sea.
Panagiota 20 passengers


Amalfi Coast by Bike and Boat: Naples/Capri/Ischia
The Amalfi coast tour offers two cozy boats and is best suited for cyclists comfortable with traffic and hilly terrain.
Caique Deriya Deniz 10 passengers
Caicco Maria Giovanna 10 passengers

Venice to Mantua by Bike and Boat (and reverse)
Groups on this tour will have the option to take the guided or self-guided version, making it an excellent option for group members with differing preferences.
Ave Maria 40 passengers
Vita Pugna 23 passengers


Provence by Bike and Boat
Ooh la la, a great group option for France, and it’s available as guided or self-guided on the same trip. Be prepared for a few hills on this one!
L’Estello 20 guests
Caprice 21 passengers


National Parks of Dalmatia by Bike/E-bike and Boat
High-class yachts and hilly terrain are highlights on this Croatia tour. While a basic level of fitness is highly recommended, e-bikes are a frequently utilized option. 
The Melody 31 passengers
Princeza Diana 47 passengers

Want more information? Download our bike and boat ebook.

Don’t see the destination or quite what you are looking for? Email us at info@biketours.com. Or check out our recommended hotel-based tours for groups!


Leave a Comment