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Bruges à Paris

Flanders, Somme Valley & Versailles

Bruges
Brussels Aiport

  • Départ
  • Fin

Paris
Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly

This tour will take you from Bruges to Paris in two weeks.
The average distance is 25 miles a day, most roads are flat and paved and you will cycle mainly in the countryside.

Every day you can join our cycle-guide on a bike-tour, go by yourselves on the bike or stay on the boat to enjoy the sights. If possible there will be the opportunity to enter or leave the ship earlier or later by bike. This means that you possibly miss some of that day’s highlights. All distances mentioned are approximate and are subject to change due to weather, road, or water situations or other circumstances that might occur during the tour and where not foreseen at the moment of offering this tour.

  • Type de voyage Guided
  • Niveau 2
  • Durée 15 jours
  • Distance 25 km, moyenne par jour
  • Picturesque Bruges
  • Canals and countryside
  • The 'Lightcity' of Paris
  • Auvers-sur-Oise

Itinéraire

1 km = 0,62 miles
Jour 1

Saturday: Bruges

18km

At 2 PM we welcome our guests on board.
We prepare you some sandwiches to eat while you meet your companions or to take with you on your first bike ride to Damme.
Of course you can also choose to go sightseeing in the lovely town of Bruges. The centre is at walking distance. In the evening we will be serving you a welcome dinner.

Jour 2

Sunday: Bruges - Ghent

40km

Every morning we serve you a good breakfast and you can make your own lunch package just the way you like it.
After breakfast you can choose to stay on the boat and enjoy the sights while we sail to the next town, join our guide on a cycle-tour to the lovely town of Gent or use our maps and go cycling on your own.
We welcome you back home at the Feniks in the afternoon with a bowl of homemade soup. After dinner our guide takes you for a walk in Gent.

Jour 3

Monday: Ghent - Oudenaarde

45km

After breakfast the cycling-route will lead you along the river into farmland to Oudenaarde.
Oudenaarde is called the pearl of the Flemish Ardennen. It used to be well-known in whole Europe of its wall-carpets and silverware. There are over a hundred protected monuments, two of them are on the UNESCO-list: the Begijnenhof and the town hall in which you will find a museum famous for its Gobelin-carpets.
There are some nice churches and the castle Liedts. Or maybe you would like to visit one of the towns beer breweries. We can take you for a tour in  the famous Kriek brewery to taste the typical Belgium kriek beer, made from cherries.

Jour 4

Tuesday: Oudenaarde - Tournai

48km

Today the cycle-route will take you on well-paved towpaths. We will head for Tournai, one of the oldest cities of Belgium.
Tournai belongs to Romance Flanders, from today you can practice your French lessons. It used to be one of the greatest cultural and economic centres of Flanders and some traces of that can still be seen today like the Our lady’s Cathedral and the Saint-Brice church. Other parts of interest are the 13th century Scheldt bridge and the main square as well as several old city gates, historic warehouses and a variety of museums.

Jour 5

Wednesday: Tournai – Bouchain/Arleux

50km

Today we will cycle through the oldest regional park of France: Scarpe-Escaut.
The park has forests, swamps and large fields with miles of cycling and walking paths.
If possible we will also visit the town of Arleux. It is famous for its smoked garlic, which you can smell everywhere on the streets. Our guide can take you for an excursion there and maybe the cook will make you her well-known garlic soup.

Jour 6

Thursday: Bouchain/Arleux – Peronne

50km

After breakfast we will cycle to the town of Lewarde. There we will find one of the biggest mine-museums of the world. You can visit the old mine with a small train which is spectacular and you will be guided by old mine-workers.
After our visit to the museum we will meet the Feniks to join its sail through a 3,5 mile long boat tunnel towards Peronne.

Jour 7

Friday: Peronne

20km

Today the barge will stay in Peronne. You can relax on the boat or explore the surroundings of the town by bike or walking. Our guide can help you by planning a beautiful day out. Peronne is a commune of the Somme department in France.
It is close to where the Battles of the Somme took place during World War 1.
The Museum of the Great War is located in the ancient chateau. This museum is a “must” visit for those with a passion for the horrors of the great war.
The city of Peronne also has a nice town centre, there is a beautiful church and you can visit the Alfred Danicourt museum with one of the finest collections of early Gallic coins and antique gold jewellery.

Jour 8

Saturday: Peronne – Noyon

The Historical, war museum in the castle is worthwhile visiting. There is another small local museum in the centre. Participants who are even more interested in the history of the Great War ‘14-’18 could use their day off for a visit to one or more places connected with the 1st World War. To the west, direction Amiens, was the Australian sector. Visit on your own initiative (by taxi for example, or organised by yourself before; it’s not included in our tour). Ask your guide for information at the beginning of your journey.

Jour 9

Sunday: Peronne – Pont ‘l Eveque

60km

An early sailing or one in the afternoon will be part of the itinerary. Between Peronne and Compiegne there are some hills to be conquered. It’s the typical landscape of Northern France with undulating fields and small villages. Noyon has a very old interesting cathedral. The barge will be moored near Pont l’Eveque, some 3 km. from Noyon.

Jour 10

Monday: Pont l’Eveque – Compiegne

40km

Nice ride in the forest, one serious slope, passing through the lovely valley of St. Crépinaux-Bois. Visit to the Clairiere de l’Armistice (armistice place 1918/1940 in the forest) and continuing along the river Aisne and Oise, into Compiegne. After arrival in Compiegne you have time to spend in town (Palace-museum). You can join a guided walk in this historic town (Joan of Arc).

Jour 11

Tuesday: Compiegne – Creil

40km

A nice bicycle ride 40 or 50 km in the immense forest to the east of town, including a visit to the castle of Pierrefonds, restorated and rebuild in the 19th century by the famous architect Violet le Duc. Nice cycling in the forest. Visit to the village in the forest St. Jean-aux-Bois and Roman ruins just south of it or a short ride on a new bike path along the river bring us to Béthisy-St. Pierre. From here we cycle to the river to meet our barge for the last stretch to Creil, mooring place on the Oise river.

Jour 12

Wednesday: Creil – Pontoise

50km

Today is a ride in a wooded area with nice bike paths. There are a few options for visits: town of Senlis, Chantilly-castle and Royaumont abbey. Part of the distance will be covered by sailing because of the distance between the mooring places today. On our way to Pontoise we will make a stop near the little town of Auvers is connected with the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, who spent his last months here, producing a large number of paintings. Guided walk. From Auver the barge brings us to the town of Pontoise.

Jour 13

Thursday: Pontoise – Bougival

20km

Sailing downstream the river Oise and upstream Seine is one of the highlights of the tour but cycling near it too! 20 or 45 km. Many interesting things to visit in a short distance. We can start our bike ride in Pontoise or Conflans, old riverport where Seine and Oise meet. Between Conflans and Bougival the distance is less than 30 km. Centre of horse-riding is Maisons Lafitte. The next town, St. Germain-en-Laye has a museum with an impressive collection of human artifacts from early manhood until the early Middle Ages. Not far away from Bougival (4 km. mainly on bike paths), is the chateau-museum of Malmaison with its beautiful park, the dwelling of Napoleon and Joséphine, his first wife. It’s a very good alternative for the grand but busy chateau at Versailles.

Jour 14

Friday: Paris

Today we are already in the suburbs of Paris, but with quite some green parts. Some serious hills are part of the day-trip. First goal is the terrain of the Palace of Versailles. We can visit the park. A visit to the chateau itself will take several hours. A private reservation for this or the next day is an option. Also rides in some nice parks are part of the itinerary today. We will see highlights of Paris. Of course the traffic will be more intense as you experienced in the two weeks before! An option is to stay on board of the barge and see Paris from the river.

Jour 15

Saturday: Paris

After breakfast your bike-and-barge tour from Bruges into the capital of France comes to an end.

Dates de Voyage

Date Disponibilité Départ Accommodation Category  
8/3/2019 - 8/17/2019 Limitée Bruges Feniks Comfort Plus Inscription en ligne
8/31/2019 - 9/14/2019 Limitée Bruges Feniks Comfort Plus Inscription en ligne
Date Disponibilité Départ Accommodation Category  
5/2/2020 - 5/16/2020 Disponible Bruges Clair de Lune Comfort Plus Inscription en ligne

Prix

Hébergement Cabine Prix par cabine Enfants de 0-2 ans Enfants de 3-11 ans
2-berth cabin 0 0
Feniks € 4790,- 0 0
Feniks € 4160,- 0 0
Feniks € 3580,- 0 0
Feniks € 2080,- 0 0
Hébergement Cabine Prix par cabine Enfants de 0-2 ans Enfants de 3-11 ans
0 0
Clair de Lune € 4700,- 0 0
Clair de Lune € 4700,- 0 0
Clair de Lune € 2705,- 0 0

Location de vélo

Image Nom Type Prix par semaine
24-speed hybrid bike, price for 2 weeks 24-speed hybrid bike, price for 2 weeks Gazelle Fuente, incl. bike helmet €180
Electric bike with 24 speeds, price for 2 weeks Electric bike with 24 speeds, price for 2 weeks Incl. bike helmet €270

Included

  • Tour guide cycles with the group
  • Route program with city maps
  • 14 x breakfast, 14 x lunch package and 12 x dinner a week served with wine and cheese
  • Coffee,  tea and biscuits
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Cabin with private bathroom including bedlinen and fresh towels shampoo, shower gel and soap
  • Daily check of your cabin, once a week extra cleaning and clean bed linen
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet access available in Holland
  • Ferry fares
  • Bicycle insurance

 

Not included

  • 24 speed bicycle rent with pannier, lock and water bottle
  • Reservation fee of € 20,- per booking
  • (non) alcoholic beverages aboard and ashore
  • Personal and cancellation insurance
  • Entrance fees

Special details

  • This tour is operated by our partner.
  • It is possible that we have to make some changes to the program, because of local conditions. To try to avoid this we have ONE EXTRA DAY open in the program. We will use this day along the way to get everywhere in time or if we are lucky we have an extra day in Paris or Bruges.  We will always do the best we can to give you a great holiday.
  • Please take good notice of our booking conditions.
  • The program is subject to change without notice.

Arrival info

You are expected at the barge on Saturday afternoon, between 11.00 AM and 14.00 PM. You can bring your luggage earlier to the barge, but not
before 10.30 AM. We are busy cleaning the barge, but we can provide you with suggestions to have a nice walk into town.
The mooring place of the barge in Bruges: at the ‘Buiten Katelijnevest’ near the Bargeweg (nearly 1 km/ 0.6 miles from the train station).

Airport

The nearest airport to the embarkation point of the barge is Brussels Airport (BRU).  By train it is about 1½ hours from the airport to the railway station in Bruges. Walking distance from the train station to the barge is about 10 to 15 minutes. A taxi from the airport to the mooring place will take about 25 minutes and costs about € 35,-.

Train

The nearest train station to the embarkation point of the barge is the Bruges railway station. Walking distance to the barge is about 10 to 15 minutes. By taxi it takes about 5 minutes to the barge.

Car

Should you arrive by car, we strongly advise to arrive earlier to unload your luggage. More information on parkings in Bruges: www.bruges.be.

End of the tour

The tour ends two weeks later in Paris on Saturday morning after breakfast at 10 AM. You will spend the night from Friday to Saturday on board in Paris. The mooring place of the barge in Paris:

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Questions & Réponses

  • Quel est l’âge moyen des participants ?

    L’âge moyen se situe entre 35 et 75 ans. Bien sûr, il y a aussi des personnes plus jeunes et plus âgés. Pendant les vacances scolaires (Juillet/Août), il y a plus d’enfants à bord.

  • Quelles langues parlent les accompagnateurs ?

    Tous les accompagnateurs parlent anglais. Un certain nombre d’accompagnateurs parlent français, allemand, espagnol ou italien. Nous essayons autant que possible d’accorder la connaissance des langues de l’accompagnateur avec les différentes nationalités du groupe.
    À bord la langue véhiculaire est l’anglais.

  • Does a guide accompany us?

    On our guided tours a tour guide will accompany the group during their cycling route.

    When mentioned ‘self-guided’, the tours are on an individual basis and no guides are provided. We will provide you with a thoroughly detailed and comprehensive description of the routes, enabling you to follow the route correctly without problems. Furthermore, these route descriptions are frequently accompanied with information on the main tourist attractions that you will come across.

  • Proposez-vous des assurances ?

    Nous vous proposons une assurance annulation et une assurance de vélo. Vous trouvez plus d’info ici.

  • Qu’est-ce que je dois emporter ?

    Des vêtements de vélo spécialisés peuvent être pratiques mais ne sont pas strictement nécessaires.

    Ce dont vous avez besoin (entre autres) est le suivant:

    • Shorts / pantalon / survêtement / legging
    • Chemise / pull
    • Imperméable
    • Gants (en avril et en octobre il peut faire froid le matin)
    • Bonnes chaussures / baskets
    • Lunettes de soleil / casquette / maillot de bain
    •  Nécessaire de toilettes
    • Spray anti-moustique, crème solaire
    • Sèche-cheveux (220V ; disponible sur le Sailing Home et le Zwaan)
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Prix p.p. à partir de € 1790,- * * Prix par pesonne. Il n'y a pas d'extras inclus dans ce prix

Hébergement

Feniks
Feniks

About the barge

Originally the Feniks was built in 1928 as a freighter on the Dutch, Belgium and French waters. In 1992 the Feniks was reconstructed to a hotel passenger ship and put in service for several sailing holidays. On board you will find a comfortable and well lit saloon, where you can relax and have a good meal. Outside on the deck you will find various seats to take the best views over the great landscapes. There is a sundeck to relax on; or you can sit under the awning which give you shelter from the sun. If the weather allows, the meals will be served outside on the deck.

Cabin plan

All cabins have an individual bathroom with sink, shower and toilet.
3 cabins with beds on the floor and 6 cabins with bunk beds.
Cabins are equipped with central heating and 220 volt sockets.
Washer and dryer available, as well as a hair dryer, shampoo, soap and everything else you need for a comfortable stay a board of the Feniks.

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