Barges and areas for Cycling Cruises
We offer cycling theme cruises aboard three of our hotel barges, the 8-passenger Scottish Highlander
in the Highlands
, where the scenery through the Great Glen is truly spectacular; Nymphea
, a delightful 6-passenger vessel that cruises through the Loire Valley
with its graceful Renaissance chateaux; the 8-passenger L'Art de Vivre
which cruises through Burgundy
on the picturesque Canal du Nivernais.
All three routes offer a relaxing and interesting cycling experience, with something for every cyclist to enjoy, quaint villages, wonderful scenery and of course, your very own floating luxury hotel to return to each day! Your itinerary will be fully customisable so you can be sure the distances will be right for you.
There is a small supplement to be paid on our cycling cruises which we use to upgrade all bikes on board and hire a specialist cycling tour guide, an expert in both cycling and the areas you ride through. Your chef will even drive your lunch to a point on your route to prevent you having to return to the barge to eat.
A cycling cruise can be booked any time by a group chartering the barge. If you are booking just one or two cabins and you wish to join other like-minded people then we may have a pre-arranged departure date for this purpose. If our date does not fit in with your plans then we can waitlist your request to see whether anyone else is interested in a cycling cruise on that date. If you enjoy cycling but wish to also explore other aspects of the region, our classic cruises
include bikes and the crew have extensive knowledge of the region.