Total tour distance: 450 miles
Daily tour distance: 40 miles
Difficulty: 30 / 100
14 -days / 13 Nights easy to moderate E-Bike and Barge cruise with GPS Guided Cycling
4 Country Barge and Bike holiday and River cruise on the beautiful Euregio River Maas and Valleys. Holland - Belgium - France and Germany
Everyday a Beautiful and Historical Landscape
Beautiful old Historical city’s along the route:
Boat and Bike holiday on the beautiful River Maas Valley Maastricht ( Holland ) - Liège ( Belgium )- Namur - Dinant - Givet ( France ) - Rivière - Huy – Maastricht - Aachen ( Germany ) - Kanne ( Flanderen ) - Lanaken - Bree - Abbey of Achel - Thorn - Born – Maastricht
Duration: 14 days
Most flat and slightly hilly Bike Tracks
New First Class sport E - Bikes
Departure and arrival at Maastricht
possible on request every Saturday from April till Sept .
Pricing and Charter Conditions: 2019
Tourinfo.www.dutchparadise.com Phone 0031653152840
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Price € 1750 ,- pp. Max. 10 Guests + 195 € pp to pay on board for Tourist taxes , Harbor fee , Energy tax , Bike insurance
Barge and Bike holiday on the beautiful River Maas and Valleys Maastricht ( Holland ) - Liège ( Belgium )- Namur - Dinant - Givet ( France ) - Rivière - Huy – Maastricht - AACHEN ( Germany ) - Kanne ( Flanderen ) - Lanaken - Bree - Abbey of Achel - Thorn - Born – Maastricht
Incl . Sport E - Bike with a Strong 135 Km battery
E -Bike rental of first-class Super E – Bike Victoria e Trekking ***** the luxury Model with a 135 Km battery 2 Hydraulic hand breaks, 2 saddle bags, extra-long step-in, 7-speeds, bike computer, rain poncho, repair materials, a double safety lock and bike helmet, reinforced tires etc.
Your adventure begins on the authentically in 2014 Full restored and new motorized luxury Hotel Ship Dutch Paradise ***** - Gentlemen Yacht since 1916 – ( Max. 10 Guests .) and encompasses a dynamic Barge and Bike Holiday through 4 countries. Holland – Belgium - France and Germany
The tour begins in MAASTRICHT ( Holland ) in the Kanne harbor close to the Chateau Neer Kanne and the congress center, Maastricht the historical city where the EURO treaty was signed.
The route takes you through the breathtaking and welcoming Wallonian River Maas Valley – Flanderen and south Limburg , Germany a gorgeous historical landscape with beautiful and friendly old Historical City’s – Castles and Fortifications situated between the Netherlands Belgium - France. and Germany
Welcome Champagne or Cafe Complet
14 Day Barge and Bike tour , 13 nights including a Fine captains breakfast, packed lunch on board a Fine ***** Hotel Ship
2 -Person luxurious Comfort Class Dubbelbed Cabin with Badroom an suite - shower, toilet and sink, Hairdryer - Sport Massage Dives - satellite TV, DVD / Radio Airco , safe, central heating
Towels - Bedlinnen . Maidservice
Every day cabin cleaning
Afternoon Tea / Coffee • Bike rental of first-class Sport E – Bike Victoria e -trekking ****** de Luxe Model *
bikes with 2 Counter break + Hydraulic breaks,
2 saddle bags, extra long step-in,
7 -speeds, bike computer, rain poncho, repair materials,
a double safety lock and bike helmet,
reinforced tires etc. Route Ravel biking maps,
walking maps, route descriptions and multi-lingual travel information for your use and convenience.
Hartley Welcome on Board
The total length of the route by bike is approx. 40 Km a day km. The total length by boat is approx 400 km. Almost all bike paths are level and well-lit, but alternative routes and local roads are also a possibility.
Grade of difficulty: I / 3 These are lovely bike routes along well-signposted bike routes and with Maps and GPS
We also offer walkers many picturesque routes and possibilities for interesting excursions, to make your holiday an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: A hearty welcome on board in Maastricht and we a cruise to Liège
You're expected at the Kanne harbour at 12.00 (the harbour has reserved parking places). Once on board, we're pleased to offer you a welcome Champagene and let you know a little bit more about the planned tour. The bikes are handed out at 14.00 and will be personally adjusted for your biking comfort. We set sail with the Hotel schip towards Liège, via the locks of Lanaye. With their 18 meter drop, these are the highest locks in the Maas and it makes for a pretty impressive event. Upon arrival in historical center of Liège, we'll dock at the aquarium museum Du Liege. Dinner will be served in Liège and in the evening there will be ample time to visit the lovely city highlights – the captain will be happy to take you to the renowned Café Chantant Le Jardin des Ollivette, where the music of the region and the famous French "chansons" create a wonderfully unique atmosphere.
Day 2: Liège-Namur
We'll begin the day early with a hearty Captain's breakfast, after which you'll be more than fortified for a visit to the famous Sunday market La Batte, Belgium's oldest market. The Ship will then set sail for Namur via the Route-Ravel, along the mighty steel mills that underline the industrial importance of the Maas. The route is ever-changing: wild, wooded glens and cultivated areas all compete for your attention alongside the winding river. We'll also see many an ancient castle, straight out of a fairytale. Above the d'Ampsin-Neuville locks or Amay you'll disembark once more and take a bike ride to the Locks off Andenne . Welkom on Board again and with afternoon tea we sail to Namur, a rich old city and also the capital of Wallonia, situated on the junction of the Sambre and the Maas rivers. In the evening hours you'll visit the enchanting castle of Namur and wonder at the sights of this lovely city. And you'll fall asleep under the romantic canopy of lights that illuminate the imposing walls of the Chateau Namur.
Day 3: Bike tour to Dinant
The bike route takes you from the Maasdal, or Maas Valley, to Namur and then to Dinant. On the left riverbank you can admire the strawberry town of Wepion, while on the other riverbank you'll have a great views of Profondeville en Rivière with it's fabulous vantage point 'Sept Meuse', which offers a breathtaking view over seven Maas valleys
From hire you can make a extra tour to the Abbey of Maredred and Maredsous for a Visit . The route travels along the typical Maas-style village Dave-Frenes en Godinne with its beautiful 17th century Spanish manor house called Yvoir and the lovely abbey-brewery of Leffe. Small, welcoming villages where the delights of Belgian beer await surround you on your sailing adventure. Shortly before Dinant you can wonder at the old fortresses of Poilvache to your right and Crèvecoeur to your left, directly opposite each other and each guarding its own riverbank. Today you'll also be rewarded by the gorgeous natural beauty of the region.
The Miró will be waiting for you again in the centre of the picturesque city of Dinant.
Day 4: From Dinant to Givet ( France ) and Rivière
Breakfast Cruise to Waulsort . The valley disappears after Dinant, and the villages get sparser and the cliffs more steep. They give this landscape a wild and untouched flavor. On the right bank you'll pass Anseremme. Here you can tour the Lesse by canoe, and then via the locks to the Château of Freyr, also known as little Versailles on the Maas. we start the Bike tour in Waulsort towards Hastière. Here you can visit the old Roman abbey church, before continuing onto Givet, a city known as the port of France. The return route is an alternative one to the one just taken. On the fourth day you're welcome to rest or you can also take a short bike ride through the lovely scenery surrounding Dinant. at 15.30 Hrs is a romantic Afternoon cruise with tea planned to Rivière. possibility for the Fine and traditional BBQ on board of the Miro . Rivière is also where we'll spend the night, in a quiet place alongside the picturesque banks of the river. If you've still got any energy reserves, the skipper will be happy to take you for a lovely walk to see the charming watermill valley or the renowned Sept Meuse.
Day 5: Rivière - Huy
During your breakfast the Boat will be sailing through gorgeous mountain scenery to La Plante. And from La Plante we'll take a bike tour via Marche-les-Dames (the place where in 1934 the Belgian King and mountaineer Albert I met his death while climbing the steep cliffs) to Huy. Here we'll dock at the beautiful city piers for the night. Huy is a lovely peaceful city with windy streets and alleys and an ancient tradition in metal work. The golden treasure of the Cathedral Notre Dame is unique, crafted by goldsmith Gottfried von Huy in the 13th century. The Citadel allows unforgettably breathtaking views of the plateau of Sartre.
Day 6: Huy - Maastricht
While enjoying yet another sumptuous breakfast, we'll already be sailing towards the sun to Liege, where we'll begin a bike tour of harbour sites and iron works. Via the country towns of Monsin and Visé, we'll cross the border and bike past gorgeous apple orchards to Castle Eijsden, and then through lovely Limburg country to Maastricht .
7 day: Relax Day Discover the beautiful City of Maastricht
Today we visit Historical Maastricht the capital city of The Limburg county Maastricht is the 2e Monument city of Holland with a great history beautiful Cathedrals - Museums and the City for shopping
8 th day:
Guided Bike tour to The City off AACHEN in Germany the city of the legendary Emperor Karl the great . Appr. 65 Km
Early breakfast and Guided bike tour to Aachen we visit Margraten the Greatest war cemetery of Europe (2e World war ) and the 4 country point in Vaals and we look on the mountain over 4 different historical country’s in Aachen we visit the Old historical City and the Dom ( the Cathedral ) With the Tomb and the Throne of KARL the Great ( Karl Charlemagne )
9 nd day:
Riding through the valley of the Voer is biking and enjoying with all your senses! we sail with the Miró towards small canals and the beautiful valley to Kanne . and we enjoy a pleasant Skippers breakfast. After breakfast Here the bikes are offloaded and after discussing the tour, we start our bike tour through the beautiful valleys of south Limburg to the wonderful Castel of Eijsden and back to the delightful Village of Kanne . We take a beautiful rural bike tour along the small river Voer . back in Kanne, we drink afternoon thee /coffee Here we have dinner in a nice local restaurant and spend the night at the city quay. You are free to spend the rest of the evening as you please. You also have the opportunity to visit the famous Limestone caves the skipper is your Guide
10 rd day: Bike tour Lanaken - Maasmechelen - Bree Appr. 27 or 45 km.
Pick the enchantment in Limburg!!
A delicious breakfast cruise and Briefing of the tour.
The skipper has already taken your bike from the boat and checked the pressure of your tires.
Our bike tour leads us through an enchanted world of legendary castles, miraculous legends and a mysterious past. Centuries-old stories occur here in a fairy-tale setting of sweet fruit blossoms, ready to be picked, of green woods and endless panoramic views. The Land of the Haspengouw has you in its spell and will never set you free again. We visit the splendid medieval castle ruins of Pietersheim the oldest castle between the Loire and the river Rhine. Beautiful landscape and bike tracks at the famous national park Hoge kempen. We board the Miró***** again in Maasmechelen and maybe you want to visit the outlet shopping center Maasmechelen Village . we take a beautiful sailing tour over the romantic small canals to the Old town of Bree . We moor beneath the city and here we enjoy and spend the night. In the evening it is a real treat to stroll the streets of this small picturesque town.
11 th day: From Bree to the Abby Achel and Stevensweert Distance appr. 25 or 42 km
Taste La Dolce Vita in Limburg!
The Limburg National Park Hoge Kempen surprises you with beautiful bike routes between large woods, impressive land dunes, mysterious pools and we visit the Old Benedictine Abby and brewery of Achel with the famous Abby beer and chees . There are also some very good bike cafés along the route, and don't you want to go too far to-day? No problem. You simply shorten the route in City of Weert we take a beautiful sailing tour over the romantic small canals to the Fortifications Stevensweert. We will have dinner under the beautiful medieval church and spend the night on the wooded River banks.
12 th day: Thorn - Maaseik - Thorn. Distance appr. Ca 33 km. or 42 km
Boundless enjoyment in Limburg!
Breakfast Cruise to the famous With city of Thorn
appr. 9.30 o'clock the bikes are taken from the boat. we discuss the tour and at Meanwhile the skipper has taken your bike from the boat and he has checked the pressure of your tires. In Thorn we start the bike tour over the Maas route to the little Historical City of Maaseik - on the track beautiful old farmhouses wineries . Castle’s water and windmills along a beautiful old River landscape and the splendid Limburg lakes
Don't forget to taste the excellent cuisine and the famous Belgian chocolate! The bike tour continues to the famous snow white Museum town of Thorn. Here you meet the Miró***** again; your sailing hotel that has moored at the landing outside the city walls. Do you want to fish or swim??? the swimming water is crystal-clear! This evening you have the opportunity to enjoy the Traditional Captains dinner or BBQ ( Not incl. )on board the Miró*****. the view over the lake is breathtaking. This evening, you can enjoy taking a walk through this wonderful little mediaeval museum town.
13 th day: Thorn – Maastricht. Distance appr. Ca 40 km.
Listen in exaltation to the silence on the water!
a delicious early breakfast Cruise towards the sun across the beautiful Limburg lakes . we pass the impressive lock-complex at the beginning of the Juliana canal the locks off Maasbracht , Through the rural village of Stein with the local brewery , we ride along beautiful apple orchards to the little village of Elsloo with its magnificent Castle. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch or have a cup of coffee. We continue our tour through a splendid wooded Limburg scenery to the historical city of Maastricht. Capital city of Limburg county.
In the Afternoon the Miró***** takes us to the old Historical centre of Maastricht.
On Thursday evening all shops and museums are open until 21.00 o'clock p.m. Maastricht shows you its unequalled, delightful Burgundian side. As we return on the Hotelschip ***** , we enjoy a drink on the Candlelight deck, looking back on a wonderful day.
Day 14: Return Trip
Enjoy a last delicious breakfast on board; disembark at 10.00. Your crew will be sad to see you go & will hope that you have had an unforgettable experience!
Please note that booking an extra night of accommodation either at the beginning of your trip or the end is sometimes possible. Please enquire with your travel agent, or ask your crew. (125 € 2 pers. Cabin )
Dinner is either in renowned local restaurants ( Not Incl. )