Cycling Europe managing director, Jill Grant says the small groups are made up of multi-national guests who enhance the experience for Kiwi travellers.
‘Vessels range from small, intimate, traditional barges that navigate the locks and waterways easily to traditional motor sailing vessels in Croatia, Greece and Turkey plus riverboats along the Danube,’ Grant adds.
Scandinavia Sail & Bike offers a different experience – sailing on a three-masted tall ship interspersed with bicycle touring. The ship navigates the islands and shores of the Oresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden starting and ending in Copenhagen.
Tours operate May to July and costs start from $3,778 share twin plus bike hire.
Southern Gems of the Netherlands is a new week-long cruise and guided bike tour between Amsterdam and Netherland’s southernmost city of Maastricht.
The grade is easy through a flat green landscape dotted with historic towns, castles and gardens. The cost starts from around $2,310 share twin plus bike hire.