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Tailor-made trips for groups

It is also possible to rent a whole barge with family or friends – a so-called group booking. In that case, we will make a tailor-made program for you. Do you want to bike more ? Do you want to bike less ? Spend more time in a city you like a lot…… It can all be discussed.

Even if you do not intend to ride a bike, you can still book a trip with one of your barges. Then the barge is your mode of transport, in combination with touring buses and/or public transport. More than on the biking trips, the emphasis will be on the history and the culture of the region we visit. There will be excursions and guided tours of the cities

Information on group bookings

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Routes: trips all over Europe

The Netherlands and Belgium, of course, are perfectly suited for a nice bike & barge vacation. The countries are flat and there are separate bicycle paths almost everywhere. Many of the historic cities are situated on the water and the barges can dock within walking distance of the city center. Outside the cities, the countryside is very varied and there are many places worth seeing, such as the famous Keukenhof; the historical village, De Zaanse Schans; and De Hoge Veluwe National Park.

For anyone wanting to go on a bike & barge vacation outside the Netherlands and Belgium for a change, Eurosail Travel also organizes trips through Germany, France and Italy. For instance, the barge Iris can be found on the river Mosel in Germany and France. A splendid bicycle path runs parallel to this romantic river with its welcoming wine villages, age-old cities, and evocative castles.
Fleur is ideally tailored to the small French canals and locks, and has been cruising all around France since 2002. For anyone who loves the unspoiled French countryside as well as good food and a good glass of wine, a cruise on the Fleur is an excellent choice. The Ave Maria and Vita Pugna sail a unique tour in the Po valley in Italy that ends in the Venetian Lagoon.

 

  • Route 1: Dutch cities — Tulips, cheese and Dutch history

    The tour begins in Amsterdam and takes you to the beautiful, historical cities of Haarlem, Leiden and Delft. You visit Keukenhof, where you can admire the Dutch tulips in all their splendor. We also visit the windmills in Kinderdijk and you will get the opportunity to admire the famous Delft earthenware. And a visit to the parliament buildings in The Hague and the flower auction in Aalsmeer are also on the program. On your return to Amsterdam, you will go for a boat tour on the canals and have the opportunity to visit the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum.

  • Route 2: Hanseatic Cities — Dutch rivers

    This tour starts in Amsterdam and goes in easterly direction over the rivers Lower Rhine and IJssel. During your bike tours you will enjoy the gorgeous river scenery. The first day, you bike along the winding river Vecht with many impressive mansions on its banks. Later that week, we bike through De Hoge Veluwe National Park with its abundant scenic beauty. We also visit the historical villages of Zutphen and Kampen. On the way back to Amsterdam we spend the night in the old fishing villages of Harderwijk and Spakenburg. Back in Amsterdam we will have time for a boat tour on the canals or a visit to the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum.

  • Route 3: Amsterdam – Bruges — Flemish hospitality and history

    During this tour we focus on the historical Flemish cities: Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. But before we arrive there, you will get to know a very beautiful part of the Netherlands. You bike along the winding river Vecht with the impressive mansions on its banks and you visit the Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk. From the fortified town Willemstad, which is situated on the impressive wide Zeeland streams, we head for Belgium. There we spent the night in Antwerp, the city of Rubens, whose paintings you can admire in the cathedral. You bike from Antwerp to Ghent along the beautiful tidal river, the Lower Scheldt. There you breathe in the atmosphere of the olden days in the town center with its impressive Belfort and the St. Baaf’s Cathedral, where you can admire the famous triptych of painter Jan van Eyck. Final destination is Bruges with its picturesque town center and probably the most beautiful of the historical Flemish cities.

  • Route 4: Heading for Paris — Flemish history and the beauty of French channels

    Starting point is Bruges with its picturesque town center; it is probably the most beautiful of the historical Flemish cities with many museums, churches, and famous for its chocolate and hand-made lace.
    We cruise south on the river Scheldt and we pass Ghent, where we breathe in the atmosphere of the old days in the town center with its impressive Belfort and St. Baaf’s Cathedral, where you can admire the famous triptych of painter Jan van Eyck. Next, we visit Oudenaarde and Tournai, which was an important cathedral town for pilgrims during the Middle Ages.
    Once in France we continue our trip on the wonderful old canal of Saint-Quentin while still following the now unnavigable river Scheldt. We pass through the Tunnel of Riqueval to reach the historical city of Saint-Quentin, where the Gothic basilica and the town hall are worth a visit.
    After that we follow the valley of the Somme (a battlefield in WWI) in a southerly direction via Noyon to Compiègne. From the Middle Ages on, this part of France used to be the center of the French kingdom. We follow the valley of the river Oise with its varied scenery and arrive at Conflans. Here the Oise flows into the Seine and we follow this river upstream in the direction of Paris, past the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum to our docking place in the Port d’ Arsenal, near the Place de la Bastille.

  • Route 5: Back to Bruges — The beauty of French channels and Flemish history

    We start our tour in Paris, the famous capital of France, not far from the Notre Dame. We follow the Seine downstream and pass the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower into Conflans. From here we cruise through the valley of the Oise to Compiègne. From the Middle Ages on, this part of France used to be the center of the French kingdom. A visit to the palace of the French kings is included in our program.
    Later we follow the wonderful old canal of St.-Quentin to the historical city of St.-Quentin, where the Gothic basilica and the town hall are well worth a visit. Later we sail through the Tunnel of Riqueval and head for Belgium. There we visit Doornik, once an important destination for pilgrims, and Oudenaarde which has a beautiful town hall. Another important highlight on the program is our visit to Ghent. In the old town center with its imposing Belfort and the St. Baaf’s Cathedral, you can feel the atmosphere of days gone by. Here you can admire the beautiful triptych by the famous painter, Jan van Eyck.
    Final destination is Bruges, which with its picturesque town center, is probably the most beautiful of the historical Flemish cities. You will get the opportunity to visit one of its many museums and to have a look at the famous hand-made Bruges lace.

  • Route 6: Seine Valley — Royal splendor in a wooded surrounding

    During this tour, which starts at Paris, we follow the Seine in southerly direction. This region has a rich, royal history and Fontainebleau castle is a magnificent example of this past. Equally impressive are the royal gardens, commissioned by the French kings and designed by their royal architects. We travel through the woods of Fontainebleau and head for Barbizon, the artist village. We follow the Seine up to Moret-sur-Loing, a quaint village on the banks of the Loing. From there we follow the Canal du Centre to the beautiful medieval towns of Ferrieres and Chateau-Landon. Our final destination is Montargis, a picturesque town with beautiful little canals.

  • Route 7: Paris – Loire — Royal splendor, three centuries of shipping and a good glass of wine

    This central region of France seems to be made for a quiet and relaxed bike & barge vacation. There is much to see, the people are friendly, but most of all the easy pace of life, a mild climate and the gentle wines make the Loire a lovely region for a vacation.
    During this tour, which starts at Paris, we follow the Seine in southerly direction. This region has a rich, royal history with castles and royal gardens – magnificent examples of this past. We travel through the woods of Fontainebleau and head for Barbizon, the artist village. We follow the Seine up to Moret-sur-Loing, a quaint village on the banks of the Loing. From there we follow the Canals du Centre to Chatillon-Coligny, a picturesque town with a medieval fortress.
    Later we enter a canal that follows the upper course of the Loire River, which has a rich shipping history; the river itself has become unnavigable. We are introduced to fine Sancerre wines and the famous cheese from Chavignol. We visit castles and palaces, cathedrals and churches and age-old villages.

  • Route 8: Champagne — Champagne vineyards along a gorgeous river

    During this tour we follow the beautiful valley of the river Marne. Along the way, you have plenty of opportunity to taste the cheeses and the champagne this part of France is famous for.
    You board the Fleur in the heart of Paris, not far from the Notre-Dame. From there, we follow the valley of the Marne upstream. The first stay is the city of Meaux, famous for its Brie. Later on we arrive in the real Champagne region and you bike straight across the vineyards on the rolling banks of the Marne.
    We visit the immense champagne cellars in Epernay, capital of the Champagne region, as well as small Champagne growers, who will be proud to let you taste their best Champagne. We spend a night in Château-Thierry, scene of the American battles in World War I. Our destination is Reims, with its beautiful Gothic cathedral.
    The cycling terrain is not very easy. We cycle on small country roads that go up and down through the Champagne fields.

  • Route 9: Loire, its canals — Three centuries of shipping and a good glass of wine

    This central region of France seems to be made for a quiet and relaxed bike & barge vacation. There is much to see, the people are friendly, but most of all the easy pace of life, a mild climate and the gentle wines make the Loire a lovely region for a vacation.
    Chatillon-Coligny is a picturesque town with a medieval fortress.
    Later we enter a canal that follows the upper course of the Loire River, which has a rich shipping history; the river itself has become unnavigable.
    We are introduced to fine Sancerre and Pouilly wines and the famous cheese from Chavignol. We visit the castles of Bussière and Fargeau, the churches of Gien, Briare and La Charité as well as age-old villages.

  • Route 10: 4-country Rhine and Mosel tour — The best the two Germans rivers have to offer

    This tour starts in Amsterdam and follows the Rhine and the Mosel upstream through the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg to Metz in France. This trip takes you through varied countryside.
    In the Netherlands you will enjoy bike trips through beautiful river country. The first day you’ll be biking along the winding river Vecht with the impressive castles along its banks. Later in the week we’ll cycle through De Hoge Veluwe National Park with its abundant natural beauty. We continue upstream on the Rhine in the direction of Germany. We will spend the night in Cologne and visit the city center. We’ll also visit Koblenz, an interesting and cozy city, where the Rhine and Mosel converge. From Koblenz we continue upstream on the Mosel. We cruise past endless vineyards to the charming villages of Cochem and Bernkastel. And of course we’ll sample the excellent local wines. We will stay the night in Trier, Germany’s oldest city with the Porta Nigra, which dates back to the first century A.D. Afterwards we leave the Mosel and continue on the river Saar. We’ll visit charming Saarburg with its beautiful waterfalls in the center of town. Our tour ends in Metz and a visit to its stunning cathedral.

  • Route 11: 3-country Mosel tour — French savoir vivre and fine German wines

    The countryside on both banks of the Mosel is splendid, the cool wines are delicious, the picturesque little towns have rich histories and the conditions for cycling are excellent. Here you find the perfect mix of ingredients for a fine bike & barge vacation. This tour takes us through a wonderful, varied region. We follow the river Mosel, partly in Germany, partly in France and partly in Luxembourg, past endless vineyards and enchanting old cities like Cochem and Bernkastel. It goes without saying that we will taste the local wines whenever we can. Then, of course, there is Trier, the oldest city in Germany with the Porta Nigra dating back to the first century A.D.
    After Trier we follow the river Saar to visit charming Saarburg, with its stunning waterfalls in the center of town. We continue into Luxembourg and France with their welcoming villages and where the inhabitants are proud of their sweet, smooth wines and golden “Mirabellen” liqueur (plum liqueur). Our final destination is the city of Metz with her splendid cathedral.

  • Route 12: German Mosel tour — A charming wine district with a rich history

    The countryside on both banks of the Mosel is splendid, the cool wines are delicious, the picturesque little towns have rich histories and the conditions for cycling are excellent. Here you find the perfect mix of ingredients for a fine bike & barge vacation. This tour takes us through a wonderful, varied region. We follow the river Mosel, partly in Germany, partly in France and partly in Luxembourg, past endless vineyards and enchanting old cities like Cochem and Bernkastel. It goes without saying that we will taste the local wines whenever we can. Then, of course, there is Trier, the oldest city in Germany with the Porta Nigra dating back to the first century A.D.

  • Route 13: Venice – Italian culture in a lovely landscape

    This unique tour that starts in the enchanting city of Mantova winds its way along the Mincio and Po river, penetrating into rural areas of the Italian countryside of the Po valley that are still uncontaminated, and ends in the warm of the Venetian Lagoon. This territory has been reclaimed from the marshes for many centuries now and is framed by green pine-woods, which offer protection for numerous species of animals. The work of man overlaps nature in a constant game of roles: reclaimed land alternates with natural canals, fishermen’s huts are camouflaged in the reeds, and bridges formed of boats reduce the distances between strips of sand. The cities of Mantova, Ferrara and Venice are the cultural highlights of this fantastic journey.

  • Route 14: Tulip Tour – Tulips, cheese and Dutch history

    This wonderful bike and barge trip that starts and ends in Amsterdam, takes you through the provinces of South- and North Holland while spring flowers are in bloom.
    You will spend time in the historical cities of Haarlem, Leiden,  Gouda and Alkmaar and learn about the water management of these lowlands at the North Sea.
    You will also visit the famous Keukenhof gardens, known by the hundreds of thousands of blooming tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other bulb flowers.
    The world-famous Aalsmeer flower auction is on the program where an astonishing volume of beautiful flowers are being traded daily and exported all over the world the World. One night the barge mooring is at  the open air museum ‘the Zaanse Schans’ with its windmills, cheese farm and picturesque wooden houses.
    You will be surprised by the beautiful, varied scenery and the wonderful bikeways of Holland.

  • Route 15: Main – Bavarian joie de vivre

    Some say Franconia is a region of excellent wines, and others recommend the Franks for their beer. Both sides are right. During this trip you will always have the opportunity to try fine wines, one or the other beer and some delicious culinary delights. But Franconia is not just an ideal region for the stomach.
    You can also look forward to all the cultural highlights. In Würzburg for example, you can visit the castle gardens in the Residenz with rococo style, listed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    The journey ends in Bamberg one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. There are attractions abound: the Duomo, the 15th-century Old Town Hall in the middle of the river Regnitz and arched bridges connected to the shore, the “Little Venice” with old fishermen’s houses and of course the “beer gardens” where it is always nice to spend some time.

  • Route 16: Amsterdam – Miltenberg – Along rivers Rhine & Main

    Cruising on a boat and cycling through a colorful countryside is the perfect recipe for a successful holiday. Biking and active during the day, the boat accompanies you along the river to welcome you at the day’s goal as your swimming hotel. And if you do not want to cycle you can enjoy the tour on board, admiring the passing scenery.
    First you will bike through the flat, peaceful, farming countryside of Holland, with the famous windmills along the way. And later in Germany, we follow the Rhine upstream, first through industrial areas, but later along numerous fortresses and with a little bit of fantasy you can hear the singing mermaids. Apart from the beautiful landscape, you will see cultural highlights, art treasures, and you can enjoy regional culinary specialties. From Mainz we follow the river Main that winds through the diverse countryside of Franconia and Hesse in several wide loops, passing old cities and towns full of historical attractions. Cycling through charming vineyards, orchards and lovely meadows along the bank of the Main River is a great way to end this tour.

  • Route 17: Provence – Romantic Provence and wilderness of the Camargue

    A wonderful bike and boat tour from the famous ‘pont d’Avignon’ to the Mediterranean. You will visit Avignon and Arles with their cultural and architectural highlights and cycle through the landscapes famous for the beautiful light, that attracted travelers for centuries. It is here that Artists such as Van Gogh and Cezanne found their inspiration. Along the way you will discover picturesque Provencal villages, vineyards and fields of lavender. You will visit the Roman Pont du Gard and you will taste the precious wines of Chateauneuf du Pape.
    The stunning nature of the Camargue will be the background of the second part of your trip. You bike through cane fields and salt lakes with horses and flamingos to the medieval fortress of Aigues Mortes.