French Barge Cruises

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Our premium barges are the perfect place to retreat after a long day of cycling, have a hot shower and enjoy one of the sumptuous feasts whipped up by our onboard chefs. As your captain deftly navigates the barge along surging rivers like the Seine and through narrow waterways, your expert guides will keep you entertained with insights about the rich history of France. Our barges cater to a maximum of 24 guests, so you will always be guaranteed an intimate tour with lots of opportunities to socialize with your fellow travelers.

Our French Barge Cruises

All tours
Cochem - Metz
Cochem One way tour. Possible in both directions. Metz
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Cochem - Metz or Metz - Cochem Premium Fine German wines and rich Roman history

Gentle vineyard biking in 3 countries

Learn about Roman history in Trier

Taste the region’s fine Riesling wines

Barge with max. 31 passengers

Duration of the tour.
travel time 8, 9 days
5 stars
69 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Bruges One way tour. Possible in both directions. Paris
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Bruges - Paris or Paris - Bruges Premium Through Flanders and France by bike

Gorgeous cycling in Belgium and N. France

World War I battlefields in Somme Valley

Enjoy Paris, the City of Lights

Barges with 20 to max. 24 passengers

Duration of the tour.
travel time 15 days
5 stars
7 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 2 Difficulty level 2
Auxerre One way tour. Possible in both directions. Moret sur Loing
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
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Auxerre - Moret | Northern-Burgundy The land of good living

Bike through beautiful countryside

Art and culture in Sens and Auxerre

Enjoy great Burgundy wines

Premium Barges with max. 24 passengers

Duration of the tour.
travel time 8 days
5 stars
27 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 2 Difficulty level 2
Paris One way tour. Possible in both directions. Montargis
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
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Paris - Montargis or Montargis - Paris Royal splendor of the Seine Valley

Bike in the Forest of Fontainebleau

Royal history of Fontainebleau Castle

Impressionist Barbizon & Moret-sur-Loing

Barge with max. 20 passengers

Duration of the tour.
travel time 8 days
5 stars
34 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 2 Difficulty level 2
Paris One way tour. Possible in both directions. Epernay
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Paris - Epernay or Epernay - Paris | Champagne Enjoy the great Champagne region

E-Bike tour the Champagne area’s rolling hills

Famous champagne cellars in Epernay

Paris, a must-see for Europe visitors

Barge with max. 24 passengers

Duration of the tour.
travel time 7 days
5 stars
12 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 2 Difficulty level 2
Avignon One way tour. Possible in both directions. Aigues Mortes
Provence - Camargue Southern part of France

Easy cycling in lovely Southern France

Wild Camargue nature, see bulls & horses

Provence landscape and Rhone Valley

Barges with max. 21 passengers

Duration of the tour.
travel time 8 days
5 stars
46 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Independent cycling Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1

Take the road less travelled

When the barge moors at a scenic spot in the French countryside you’ll be able to hop onto your bike and explore wild and quirky sites you would have never noticed whizzing by in a car. Bike through the ancient forests behind the magnificent castle of Fontainbleau, emerging in an inspiring artists village of Barbizon or enjoy touring through the wild Camargue landscape replete with bulls and horses. Take the time to smell the wild roses, or dangle your legs in a cold canal.

Embrace the decadence of French cuisine

On our barge tours you can enjoy French food and wine right at the source. Chat to a local farmer as you drink a chilled glass of bubbly gold in the beautiful Champagne region or sample some decadent gooey Brie cheese in the city of Meaux. If a crisp cider is your thing you’ll be spoiled for choice in Northern Burgundy.

Soak up the rich history and culture of France

Our French barge tours allow you to immerse yourself in the ancient history and culture of France. Explore cities like Bordeaux and discover why it is a UNESCO  World Heritage site. Or soak up art and culture in Auxurre and Joigny. Visit the battlefields in Somme Valley, or the medieval fortress of Aigues Mortes.