Cruising and cycling in France
As far as holiday destinations go, it doesn’t get any better than the Upper Seine, Burgundy and Champagne regions of France. Lovers of excellent food, fine wine and cycling can easily combine their passions here. Boat Bike Tours offers three 8-day tours during which you will either cycle the Upper Seine with all of its grand highlights, the northern Burgundy region or through the famous Champagne domain. They’re also offering a special 15-day round-trip tour from Paris through the Champagne region, including World War I battle sites.
Between Paris and Epernay: Champagne cycling
This trip is a tour-cycling classic that not only allows guests to explore the world-famous city of Paris, but also the Champagne region. The route along the beautiful Marne River is mouth-watering: the best wines and champagnes as well as the famous Brie cheeses are produced in this region. The delicious sparkling wines are the only ones in the world entitled to bear the name ‘Champagne’. Besides the relaxing wine activities, the tour includes the use of e-bikes, making the daily cycling distances of 30 to 50 kilometres (18-30 miles) easily manageable, even when the country roads are rough or hilly.
For detailed information on all tours in France visit: boatbiketours.com/tours/country/france
You will stay in a double or twin cabin with air-conditioning aboard one of our cozy passenger barges: Zwaantje or Fleur. Both are renowned for their service and hospitality and take 20-24 passengers. Accommodation aboard a ship is what makes these tours so special: you sleep in the same comfortable bed every night but in a different place with a different view every day. And don’t forget the tantalising culinary specialties of the chefs on board! Enjoy regional dishes prepared with fresh ingredients every day, accompanied by a wide range of wines from the region.
Fully-guided cycling tours
The bike tours will be taken at your leisure: you’ll set off after a briefing with detailed route descriptions and the free Ride With GPS navigation app for your smartphone. Your tour leader will guide you throughout the day. The tour leaders know the area like the back of their hands and will take you to the best spots and inform you of many interesting facts and fun stories.
Lead photo credit : Auxerre in northern Burgundy © Boat Bike Tours
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