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Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 2371 reviews on
2 Dec 2023

Johanne

We registered to a tour on this website and received a confirmation number for it right away. Good thing that they didn’t ask for a down payment. It took 24 hours to received an email to let us know that it would take 48 hours to have a confirmation. We chatted with the website to confirm the 48 hours period. We chatted again after 4 days (96 hours), but even if it was during daytime hours, the chat responded that they were not available. It’s now more than 1 week and haven’t receive any respond from them. Update: After posting my review, we received an email with a delay explanation that they switched to a new payment system. So we have booked the tour and we’ll see how it goes. I’ll keep you updated :)

2 Dec 2023

Johanne

We registered to a tour on this website and received a confirmation number for it right away. Good thing that they didn’t ask for a down payment. It took 24 hours to received an email to let us know that it would take 48 hours to have a confirmation. We chatted with the website to confirm the 48 hours period. We chatted again after 4 days (96 hours), but even if it was during daytime hours, the chat responded that they were not available. It’s now more than 1 week and haven’t receive any respond from them. Update: After posting my review, we received an email with a delay explanation that they switched to a new payment system. So we have booked the tour and we’ll see how it goes. I’ll keep you updated :)

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 5 Dec 2023

Hi Johanne, Thank you very much for your review. Can you please contact me directly : [email protected]? So I can check what happened with your reservation request. Looking forward to your reply.

17 Nov 2023

John Whiting

We traveled as a couple on this tour. The fact that we knew no one was not an issue as the tour guide and crew made it a very welcoming and inclusive experience. Our tour guide was an amazing person. She was a lot of fun. She had researched her area and was extremely knowledgeable. She made everything engaging and her instructions were always clear. She was Italian and her French and English was great, so her skills as an interpreter were excellent. The boat staff were always helpful and friendly. The food was plentiful and of a good quality. When feedback was given about the need for salad it was taken on board immediately. The bikes were well maintained and great to ride. Equipment generally was very well organised. Our cabin was a double, which was tight but… it’s a boat. The living area upstairs was lovely so that compensated more than adequately. The itinerary was an excellent one. Our trip was from Avignon to Agues Morte. It seems this is the best option, it certainly worked well for us. I would thoroughly recommend this company to others.

17 Nov 2023

John Whiting

We traveled as a couple on this tour. The fact that we knew no one was not an issue as the tour guide and crew made it a very welcoming and inclusive experience. Our tour guide was an amazing person. She was a lot of fun. She had researched her area and was extremely knowledgeable. She made everything engaging and her instructions were always clear. She was Italian and her French and English was great, so her skills as an interpreter were excellent. The boat staff were always helpful and friendly. The food was plentiful and of a good quality. When feedback was given about the need for salad it was taken on board immediately. The bikes were well maintained and great to ride. Equipment generally was very well organised. Our cabin was a double, which was tight but… it’s a boat. The living area upstairs was lovely so that compensated more than adequately. The itinerary was an excellent one. Our trip was from Avignon to Agues Morte. It seems this is the best option, it certainly worked well for us. I would thoroughly recommend this company to others.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 27 Nov 2023

Hi John, Thank you for your wonderful feedback on our tour! We're delighted to hear you felt welcomed and included. Our guide's knowledge and language skills, along with the friendly boat staff and delicious food, made for a memorable experience. We appreciate your observation about the salad, and we're glad our prompt response met your expectations. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the well-maintained bikes, organized equipment, and the lovely upper deck. While we understand the cabin size may have been tight, we're pleased that the spacious living area compensated adequately. We're grateful for your recommendation and hope to welcome you back on board in the future. Warm regards, Romy

14 Nov 2023

David Bova

My wife and I were on a week long sailing & biking trip aboard the Elizabeth which surpassed our expectations. We attribute this foremost to the crew, and then to our fellow passengers whom we sailed with. The crew on this sailing were kind and accommodating – each doing their jobs well and going above and beyond, helping to make our time aboard the ship enjoyable and memorable. It is, of course, total luck of the draw as to whom our fellow passengers would be, and we were indeed very lucky, as we enjoyed sailing and biking with some very nice people. The bikes provided were of decent quality, and the ships crew had our bikes lined up and ready to go at each port. We thoroughly enjoyed the trails and the scenery of the places we biked throughout the Netherlands, before returning to our ship in the afternoon. Our room onboard the Elizabeth was spacious enough, and well kept and clean. The meals and snacks prepared by the chef were a delight, and our time sailing on the Elizabeth was a joy. We hope to join Boat & Bike Tours for another adventure in the future.

14 Nov 2023

David Bova

My wife and I were on a week long sailing & biking trip aboard the Elizabeth which surpassed our expectations. We attribute this foremost to the crew, and then to our fellow passengers whom we sailed with. The crew on this sailing were kind and accommodating – each doing their jobs well and going above and beyond, helping to make our time aboard the ship enjoyable and memorable. It is, of course, total luck of the draw as to whom our fellow passengers would be, and we were indeed very lucky, as we enjoyed sailing and biking with some very nice people. The bikes provided were of decent quality, and the ships crew had our bikes lined up and ready to go at each port. We thoroughly enjoyed the trails and the scenery of the places we biked throughout the Netherlands, before returning to our ship in the afternoon. Our room onboard the Elizabeth was spacious enough, and well kept and clean. The meals and snacks prepared by the chef were a delight, and our time sailing on the Elizabeth was a joy. We hope to join Boat & Bike Tours for another adventure in the future.

13 Nov 2023

John Broderick

Our third trip after Bordeaux & the Moselle in previous years. Zwaantje from Moret to Auxerre. We had a double cabin which is a bit squeezy. I would recommend the twin cabins for that reason. The trip was excellent and the food outstanding. The team were by far the best we have come across and everyone agreed we were well looked after by both the crew and the outstanding bike guides: Monique and Weiger … All from Holland apart from our happy barmaid and waitress from Belgium. Thoroughly recommend this trip.

13 Nov 2023

John Broderick

Our third trip after Bordeaux & the Moselle in previous years. Zwaantje from Moret to Auxerre. We had a double cabin which is a bit squeezy. I would recommend the twin cabins for that reason. The trip was excellent and the food outstanding. The team were by far the best we have come across and everyone agreed we were well looked after by both the crew and the outstanding bike guides: Monique and Weiger … All from Holland apart from our happy barmaid and waitress from Belgium. Thoroughly recommend this trip.

6 Nov 2023

Diane

Our boat bike trip in Northern Burgundy France from Moret sur Loing to Auxerre was great! The two guides and the boat crew were all personable, friendly, knowledgeable and they worked hard to make our trip enjoyable and worry free. The bicycle riding was for the most part along the river and through medieval towns, with some riding through the countryside. We appreciated that we were able to chose a shorter or longer distance to ride each day, and that a guide accompanied us on the ride. The food on the boat was excellent – the nightly dinners were delicious and varied. The boat was comfortable – we liked the small size (12 guest cabins), and appreciated that there was a/c in the cabins and the dining/lounge room as temperatures were in the 30s during the week of our trip. We highly recommend this boat/bike tour, and will consider going on another tour in the future with Boat Bike Tours.

6 Nov 2023

Diane

Our boat bike trip in Northern Burgundy France from Moret sur Loing to Auxerre was great! The two guides and the boat crew were all personable, friendly, knowledgeable and they worked hard to make our trip enjoyable and worry free. The bicycle riding was for the most part along the river and through medieval towns, with some riding through the countryside. We appreciated that we were able to chose a shorter or longer distance to ride each day, and that a guide accompanied us on the ride. The food on the boat was excellent – the nightly dinners were delicious and varied. The boat was comfortable – we liked the small size (12 guest cabins), and appreciated that there was a/c in the cabins and the dining/lounge room as temperatures were in the 30s during the week of our trip. We highly recommend this boat/bike tour, and will consider going on another tour in the future with Boat Bike Tours.

5 Nov 2023

Holly

Our guide, Hugo, was very enthusiastic and made our experience very interesting. I have to say though: I don’t understand the cycling being rated a 1—I think it deserves a solid 2. After I found I needed an e-bike for two days, I was charged 40 Euros a day over what I had already paid for the standard bike and that seemed excessive. I also feel like some of the busy roads we had to navigate were a bit challenging and could have presented possible “problems” and the last five kilometers of the ride toward Aigues Mortes was simple excruciating! The food was terrific and everything else was great.

5 Nov 2023

Holly

Our guide, Hugo, was very enthusiastic and made our experience very interesting. I have to say though: I don’t understand the cycling being rated a 1—I think it deserves a solid 2. After I found I needed an e-bike for two days, I was charged 40 Euros a day over what I had already paid for the standard bike and that seemed excessive. I also feel like some of the busy roads we had to navigate were a bit challenging and could have presented possible “problems” and the last five kilometers of the ride toward Aigues Mortes was simple excruciating! The food was terrific and everything else was great.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 6 Nov 2023

Thank you for your feedback on the cycling tour. We're glad Hugo made it interesting for you. We apologize for the e-bike pricing issue and the challenging roads. We are looking forward to hosting you again. Best regards, Boat Bike Tours

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Boat Bike Tours: Europe’s leading operator for boat and bike tours in The Netherlands and the rest of Europe

Boat Bike Tours offers 8 day-tours by bike and barge. Experience our unique combination of cycling and cruising: you will explore a region and discover all there is to see in the beautiful places along our routes. We offer wonderful bike rides over beautiful cycle paths in about 15 European countries, where you’ll be cycling at your own pace or in a group with an experienced tour guide.

By using the detailed maps, GPS and travel information, you can stop at the sights you would like to visit along the route. If you don’t feel like cycling, you can always decide to stay on board for a day. For each of our tours, we have pointed out the possible types of guidance and the intensity of the cycling routes with icons.

Your accommodation is aboard one of our ships or sailing ships, in well-equipped cabins that provide a comfortable stay and a different view every morning. We have a variety of cabin types, with different comfort levels and extras; all of them have private bathrooms. On all of our ships you’ll enjoy good food (breakfast, a take-out lunch, and a three-course dinner), drinks and an international traveling party.