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Paris to Montargis

Discover the castles of the Seine Valley

Charles de Gaulle or Orly

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Charles de Gaulle or Orly

This one-week bike and barge tour starts in thriving Paris and ends in Montargis in central France. It offers a combination of history, culture, nature and agreeable rides in a varied countryside. You will bike in a historically very interesting part of France and will visit the palace Fontainebleau and its vast forest. The tour is not only historically, but also culturally interesting. It leads you along famous painters’ villages like Barbizon and Moret-sur-Loing where Alfred Sisley lived and painted. Character of this cycle tour, most of the time in slightly sloping countryside with occasionally some steeper hills. Daily average distance of 40 – 45 Km, or 4 to max. 5 hrs. by bike. This is a one week tour and can easily be fitted into your other holiday plans. Montargis has excellent railway connections with Paris to continue your trip in Europe.

  • Type of tour Guided
  • Level 2
  • Duration 8 days
  • Distance 42, average per day
  • Palace of Fontainebleau
  • Ancient Castles and Ruins
  • Paris city of lights
  • Montargis

Daily Program

1 km = 0,62 miles
Day 1

Saturday: Embarkation Paris

Saturday: Embarkation Paris

Arrival in Paris, you will find the barge in the center of the city, not far from the Notre Dame.



Day 2

Sunday: Paris - Evry/ Evry -Melun

Sunday: Paris - Evry/ Evry -Melun

Breakfast while sailing. You spent the morning on board to enjoy Paris from the river. Around 9 am there will be a safety lecture. After lunch the bike tour starts from the lock of Evry. You stay along the banks of the river for a while. Final destination of your bike tour is Melun, a town which is known as ‘le domaine des reines blanches’, because in former years it used to be the domain of the widows of the French kings. After diner you can join the town walk.


Day 3

Monday: Melun – Moret-sur-Loing

Monday: Melun – Moret-sur-Loing

Today we bike through the wonderful forests of Fontainebleau. First destination is the artistic village of Barbizon, where since the first half of the 19th century many painters have found inspiration. At the time, a group of landscape painters formed the ‘school of Barbizon’. You can visit the local museum. After this, we continue our tour to the palace of Fontainebleau, much in favor among the French kings, because of the extensive possibilities to hunt in the surrounding forests. In the castle itself there is a museum of Napoleon, among other things. Fontainebleau is also a pleasant town to walk around or to shop. We find the Fleur again in Moret-sur-Loing, a charming medieval fortified town, strategically situated on the banks of the Loing, where painter Sisley found inspiration for his beautiful impressionist paintings.

Day 4

Tuesday: Moret-sur-Loing – Nemours

Tuesday: Moret-sur-Loing – Nemours

We stay in the valley of the Loing and visit Grez-sur-Loing. In the town hall of Bourron-Marlotte we can admire a few magnificent impressionist paintings. We meet the Fleur again in Nemours. There we may visit the castle or the prehistoric museum of the Ile-de-France region.

Day 5

Wednesday: Nemours - Néronville

Wednesday: Nemours - Néronville

Breakfast during sailing. Today we bike through a wooded area with rugged rocks. Before lunch we will visit the sculpture garden Jardin Bourdelle. Final destination of today is rural Néronville.

Day 6

Thursday: Néronville - Montargis

Thursday: Néronville - Montargis

Today we start in Chateau-Landon, a beautifully situated town, where we visit the Abbey of St.-Severin which dates from the 13th century. Our bike tour goes to the mediaeval town of Ferrieres with its old town center, which has been preserved beautifully. And in the middle of the narrow streets we find a splendid monastery. Final destination of today is Montargis, with its 15.000 inhabitants the biggest town of the Loiret after Orléans. Unfortunately this former royal residence was destroyed by fire in the 16th century. But the canals are still there. They are decorated with lots of flowers and give the town a lot of charm. Today there is no dinner on board. You can select one of the local restaurants of Montargis.

Day 7

Friday: Montargis

Friday: Montargis

From Montargis we bike along the lOuanne by bike to Château-Renard, where we can visit the ruins of a castle from the 10th century. We will also visit a Apiculture Living Museum. There you can see beekeepers and their bees at work, and you’ll be able to sample their delicious honey.

Day 8



Travel Dates

Date Availability Departure Accomodation Category  
5/25/2019 - 6/1/2019 Available Paris Feniks Comfort Plus Book now

Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
Prices are per cabin 0 0
Feniks 2-berth Luxury cabin with low beds € 2590,- 0 0
Feniks 2-berth cabin with low beds € 2190,- 0 0
Feniks Bunk bed cabin for 2 people € 1850,- 0 0
Feniks Bunk bed cabin for 1 person € 1095,- 0 0

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
24 speed hybrid bicycle barge Feniks, 1 week 24 speed hybrid bicycle barge Feniks, 1 week Gazelle Fuente, incl. bike helmet €90
Electric bike, 24 speeds barge Feniks, 1 week Electric bike, 24 speeds barge Feniks, 1 week Incl. bike helmet €135


  • Twin cabin with shower/toilet ensuite
  • 7x Breakfast, 7x lunch and 6x (3 course) dinner per week
  • Coffee, tea and biscuits
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Multi lingual tour guide
  • Daily check and cleaning of your cabin
  • Daily care of your personal laundry

Not included

  • Reservation fee € 20
  • Bike rental (incl. pannier, helmet and water bottle)
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel or cancellation insurance
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • (non-) alcoholic beverages aboard and ashore

Special details

  • This tour will be operated by our partner
  • Please take good notice of our booking conditions
  • The program is subject to change without notice

Place of departure Paris.

The barge Feniks will be docked at the Bassin de la Villette, Quai de la Seine, Paris

Finding a safe place to park your car in Paris is possible, but it is expensive. We advise you to
park your car in a garage. The price is ca. 150 euro per week. In Montargis you can park your car
for free in the parking in front of the police station.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can I bring along my own bicycle?

    Yes, you may. On most tours this has no bearing on the total cost of the trip, however, please mention this at time of booking. Sometimes an additional charge may be requested for the bicycle when transferring from one place to another.

  • 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.

  • How do I get from the airport to the destination place and is this transfer included?

    Our sales and information department can inform you on this manner. These transfers are usually not included (see the included section for each tour).

  • How large is the group on board?

    The size of the group depends on the barge scheduled on the tour. The capacity of the barges varies between 12 and 26 participants.

  • How long are the daily cycling stages?

    The average daily distance on our Bike & Barge tours in Holland is 50 kilometers (32 miles). But don’t forget that Dutch countryside is very flat and the stages, taken at a leisurely pace, take seven to eight hours including a number of breaks and visits.
    The time spent on your bicycle is about 4 hours per day.

More questions

Price starting from € 925,- * * There are no extra's included in this price



About the barge Feniks

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, central heating and 220 volt sockets. Washer and dryer available, as well as hair dryer.

• 2 Luxury cabins: twin beds, wardrobe, table.
• 3 Low bed cabins
• 2 single traveler cabins with bunk bed (double occupation possible)

  • Offical name Feniks
  • Length 39 m
  • Width 5.4 m
  • Capacity 20 persons
  • Electricity 220 Volts

Paris to Montargis


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