Most of our ships have their own solid, steady and comfortable bicycles on board, and there are a few e-bikes available. When a ship does not have bikes, we rent them. If you want to bring your own bike, it is important to let us know so we can reserve a space on deck.
Almost all of the rental bicycles are traditional touring bicycles (women’s models) with 7 or 8 gears, hand brakes (some with pedal brake) and pannier bags. The bikes provided in Croatia and France have 11 or 21 gears and hand breaks. E-bikes feature a small electric engine and battery that assist and ease your pedaling, but they do not feature autonomous propulsion. It is like having a tailwind, so it is easier, but you still have to pedal.
Please note: all bicycles have normal pedals, no click pedals. So please wear ordinary sporting shoes. Changing pedals is not possible.
Your own bike
Please let us know prior to your tour if you prefer to bring your own bike. Then we can reserve a place on board for you.
Please note: not all ships are suitable or spacious enough for extra bicycles, so make sure you check with us well in advance. The cost of parking a normal bicycle on board is €10 per week. For parking and recharging an e-bike you pay €25 per week. If you don’t want to bring your own bike, or it’s not possible, then it’s important to fill in your bike rental preferences when booking your tour. We can then offer you a bike that’s the right size for your height.
Your own saddle
Please always check in advance if you are considering bringing your own saddle to install on one of our rental bicycles: this is only possible in exceptional situations, after a check by us, and with re-confirmation from our side. We would like to avoid disappointment or technical issues once you arrive, so please let us check this for you in advance for your specific tour and ship.
Included with Premium Tours
If you have booked a Premium Tour (with departure in 2021) and have rented a bicycle or e-bike, the helmet and a ‘limitation of liability for damage or loss‘ of your rented bicycle/e-bike are included in the rental price of the bicycle. This service is not included in the bike rental price for our tours without premium label. You can choose whether you want to rent a helmet and/or take out an additional limitation of liability.