Bike and barge tours in France, Belgium and Holland
Marius, the Captain and his dedicated crew invites you on board of the Feniks, a sailing hotel with nine comfortable guest cabins.
What is a Bike and Barge Tour ?
Your ‘hotel room’ ( the Feniks) will be sailing along with you on your chosen Bike and Barge Tour.
No more hassles to pack and unpack and move from room to room. You will spend every night in your same bed, but with a new view every day !
So all you have to do is bike, relax and enjoy your holiday while we take care of your luggage, clean your cabin, do your personal laundry and prepare delicious food, all to make you feel like "coming home" after a great day of biking adventure.
Our experienced tour guides will cycle together with you through the countryside, along all the scenic routes and well-known attractions but are especially proud to show you the hidden treasures of each country, often not yet discovered by the public at large.
Our ship the Feniks
We provide you with a clean, comfortable cabin with your private bathroom, and you will be cycling on splendid quality tourbikes.Every day, you are served a nutritious and varied breakfast buffet. You pack your own personal lunch for the day (sandwiches, fruit and something to drink) and prepare for the bike ride which usually starts between 8:30 and 9:30.
The daily cycling distance varies – depending on your trip – from around 25 to 60 kilometers. You will have plenty of the time to go sightseeing, explore the towns and villages, enjoy a break at a café or visit one of the many museums en route. You will be cycling over mostly quiet paths and lanes, however we have e-bike available for those who prefer to cycle with less effort.Meanwhile the Feniks is sailing to the next harbour, and at the end of the day, the crew will welcome you back a board. Now it’s time to exchange the experiences of the day, relax, and be briefed by the tour guides about next day’s cycle ride.
Feeling like skipping a day of cycling ? Just stay aboard, relax and enjoy watching the countryside sail by from the sun deck. That is what is so perfect about our Bike and Barge Tours ! Freedom to choose to either sail or cycle. ( However, note that the barge doesn’t sail parallel to the cycle route, so you can't stop cycling halfway)
In the evenings you will be served a delicious three-course meal with free drinks such as coffee, tea and water. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available at the bar for a fee.
The rest of the evening you can either stay in the salon, at the bar or outside on deck. The Feniks is usually moored close to or in the center of town, so feel free to explore the area, shops or pubs on your own, or, if preferred, accompanied by our guides and no extra costs.
We love to give you that "home away from home" feeling on board the Feniks. It is important for us that we have a warm and welcoming ambiance on board, without any obligations. Only then will you feel comfortable, relaxed and be able to have the time to enjoy the journey. After just one day on board, you will already feel like you have had a long and relaxing holiday.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us by using the e-mail form or by telephone (+316 5314 7553).
We hope to welcome you soon on board the FENIKS !