|Our ship, your hotel
Imagine a floating hotel following you and no lugging of luggage: that is exactly what Bike & Barge is all about! While you are calmly pedalling along, your ship is on its way to the meeting point. In the pleasant atmosphere on board you can have a chat, go through the day with the others, and enjoy the meals prepared specially for cyclists. You have your own cabin with private shower and toilet. In the evenings you can enjoy a drink in the salon or admire the setting sun on deck.
What are the cabins like?
Most cabins are 2-person cabins, but some barges also have cabins for 3 persons. There are four ship categories: Standard Plus (cabins with private shower/toilet; bunk beds), Comfort (cabins as StandardPlus but with twin beds), ComfortPlus (cabins as Comfort, small ship) and Comfort DeLuxe (a very comfortable and tastefully furnished 5-star ship; cabins have twin beds and air-conditioning). In all categories the cabins have central heating and a porthole or window.
hospitality comes first
The captain, the chef and your tour guide all welcome you warmly.They prepared specifically for these trips and will provide good and safe passage, good meals, and a friendly, pleasant atmosphere. They will of course also give you a great deal of interesting information during and after the cycling and sailing.
Your chef is used to cook delicious meals for hungry cyclists. Besides an extensive breakfast, you will also be offered a packed lunch for on the road.It consists of different types of bread and sandwich fillings, juice, a snack and a piece of fruit.Dinner is different every day.There is a first course, main course and dessert The meals on board are included in the price, as are coffee and tea.Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks can be obtained at a charge.
You and the group
New friends from around the world!
Most groups are made up of 12 to 30 people of different nationalities and ages. Its a great opportunity for you to get to know various cultures at the same time.
The most beauful cycling routes
Our carefully selected routes will lead you along the most beautiful spots of the country. The average daily distance is around forty-five kilometers. Most participants prefer riding in a group with the cycling guide, but you can also ride individually. A road book is available on board. Maps suitable for cycling your chosen tour can be ordered when booking (scale 1:50,000). The price for these maps are published at each tour on our site.
Parking in Amsterdam, Stavoren and Bruges
In Amsterdam you can park your car in various car parks. For further information, click here parking in Amsterdam. Parkings near the mooring place of the ship
(approx. 335,- per week):
parking Markenhoven (1 km/0,6 miles walking distance to the ship)
Piet Heinparking at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (1,9 km/1,2 miles walking distance to the ship)
In Stavoren you can park your car near the station; open air; no charge (0,6 km/ 0,4 miles walking distance to the ship)
In Bruges you can park your car in one of the parking garages in the centre of town. For further information, click here Bruges. Parkings near the mooring place of the ship:
Parking Katelijne; approx. 65,- per week; 1 km/0,6 miles walking distance to the ship.
Parking Station: 140,- per week; 1 km, 0,6 miles walking distance to the ship.
If you want to extend your stay in the Netherlands or Belgium, before or after your Bike&Barge Tour, we can book a hotel for you.
Charter a barge
Besides the regular Bike & Barge tours, we can also run a tour on demand. The intimate atmosphere, excellent care and beautiful surroundings are of course eminently suitable for a group you choose yourself. Your own sailing hotel is of course well suited for your family parties, company outings, workshops, etcetera. Cycling, walking, sailing, culture trips or mini cruises: you can be inspired by one of our trips, or make one up together with us. The crew can be put to work to lighten your task as host or hostess. The chef can make sure you and your guests want for nothing in the culinary field. Want to know more? Dont hesitate to contact us!