Bike paths, routes, travel tips Bike and barge in France

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A slow journey through history and culture

In France, nearly 8,000 km of waterways link villages, castles and beautiful towns in a landscape that invites slow travel by boat, but also by bike, thanks to the many bike paths that flank rivers and canals.
The perfect way to combine the two experiences is a bike and barge trip: you sleep in the cabin of a riverboat at night, and in the morning you disembark with your bike for a day on the pedals. On board, you’ll meet the captain, crew and other passengers, fellow travelers with whom to share the journey.


Tailor-made bike and barge tours

From March to October, private groups can charter these “floating hotels” in their entirety, customize mooring points, and add on-board services and/or organized excursions to natural sites and art cities.

During winter, the L’Estello and Caprice boats in Provence and Camargue can become convenient floating hotels to discover Arles, Nimes, Avignon, and the rest of Provence. Contact us for information on tailor-made trips.


Provence and Camargue (1 tour)

This is one of the best-loved areas of France thanks to a fascinating landscape and numerous relics from Roman times. From Avignon to Aigues-Mortes, many treasures await you: Arles, Nimes, the expansive lavender fields, the wild horses of the Camargue, the places dear to Van Gogh… The Rhone valley and delta abound in beautiful places, easy to reach on a bike or to admire during the hours of navigation aboard the Girolibero riverboats.

Champagne (1 tour)

You can board a riverboat and follow the course of the Marne River, pedaling through the famous Champagne vineyards. This region amazes with its unexpected cultural treasures, bucolic landscape, and pretty villages where there is never a shortage of Brie and bubbly.

The tour leader leads the way and is ready to solve any mishaps, but you will also have our number from Italy, which is available 7 days a week.
You will receive briefing materials with all the practical information, details on how to reach the meeting point, and answers to any questions you may have before you leave.
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Bike and barge tours

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