Two new Bike & Barge tours are available in France Two new Bike & Barge tours are available in France

New France Bike & Barge tours

Two week-long guided Bike & Barge tours in France are new for the 2022 season.

‘Heart of Alsace Lorraine’, between Strasbourg and Nancy, is where French and German cultures converge owing to the changing of borders between France and Germany, Cycling Europe’s managing dictor Jill Grant points out. 

‘It’s also where the picturesque Alsace wine region is with its fairytale villages, half-timbered houses and famous Alsace wines.  An unusual  highlight, especially  for enginer buffs, is the Arzviller’s Shiplift that transports vessels to the foot of the Vosges. This replaced a series of 17 traditional locks over four kilometres which required a whole day to cross.’

Grant says the other new tour, ‘Along The Loire’  takes cycling excursions to pretty chateaux and villages. The prestigious French wine regions of Pouilly Fume and Sancerre are encountered along the route with plenty of opportunities to taste the wine.   Accommodation is on a small cosy barge with 10 cabins, all with private shower and toilet.  The route is between Briare and Nevers, 1.5 hours and two hours respectively by train from Paris. 

Cycling on both tours is easy to moderate over rolling countryside and
E-bikes are available.  The all inclusive cost starts from $1960 plus bike hire for the week.

For the itinerary, CLICK HERE.