Total tour distance: 200 miles
Daily tour distance: 40 miles
Difficulty: 30 / 100
Dutch Paradise Gentlemen Yacht 1916
7-days / 6 Nights easy to moderate E-Bike and Barge cruise with GPS Guided Cycling
E – Bike Barge and Bike Tour Route Ravel 2019
Holland - Belgium and France
Tour info On www.dutchparadise.com . Phone nr 0031653152840
3 country Barge and Bike holiday and River cruise on the beautiful river Maas ( only possible for Charters max. 10 pers.)
Everyday a Beautiful and Historical River Landscape
Beautiful old Historical cities Along the route: Maastricht - Liège - Namur – Dinant- Givet - Riviere - Huy – Maastricht
Duration: 7 days Flat Bike Tracks New First Class Bikes
Departure possible only for charters ( max 10 Guests ) every Saturday at Maastricht Holland from April till Sept
Pricing and Charter Conditions:
Price € 795 ,- pp. Max. 10 Guests + 98.50 € to pay on board for Energy tax Bike Assurance ,Tourist taxes , Harbour fee . Taxi Transfer Thursday evening Ship – Maastricht – Ship
Individual or group vacation Boat and Bike holiday on the beautiful River Maas and the Bike route Ravel. Maastricht - Liege - Namur - Dinant - Givet - Riviere - Huy - Maastricht.
Incl . First Class sport E - Bike with 140 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 2013 Full restored and new motorized luxury Hotel Yacht ***** - Gentlemen Yacht since 1916 – ( Max. 10 Guests .) and encompasses a dynamic Boat and Bike Holiday through three countries.
Holland Belgium and France.
The tour begins in MAASTRICHT ( Holland ) in Kanne harbor close to the Chateau Neer Kanne and the congress center, the Capital city where the EURO treaty was signed.
The route takes you through the breathtaking and welcoming Wallonian River Maas Valley, a gorgeous historical landscape with beautiful and friendly old Historical City’s and Fortifications situated between the Netherlands and France.
Welcome Champagne or Café Complet
7 Day River Cruise, 6 nights including a Fine captains breakfast, packed lunch on board ***** Luxury Hotel Yacht
Towels Bedlinnen . Maid service • Every day cabin cleaning
Afternoon Thee Coffee • Bike rental of first-class E – Bike Victoria e- Trekking ***** de Luxe Model bikes with Counter break + 2 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.
Hartley Welcome on Board
The total length of the route by bike is about 195 km. The total length by boat is around 180 km. Almost all bike paths are level and well-lit, but alternative routes and local roads are also a possibility.
Grade of difficulty: I / II. These are lovely bike routes along the well-signposted bike route Ravel.
We also offer (Nordic) walkers many picturesque routes and possibilities for interesting excursions, to make your holiday an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: A hearty welcome on board and a cruise to Liege
You're expected at Maastricht Kanne harbour at 12.00 (the harbor ( reserved parking places ) . Once on board, we're pleased to offer you a welcome Champagne 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 Ship towards Liege, 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 centre of Liege, we'll dock at the aquarium museum Du Liege. Dinner will be served in Liege and in the evening there will be ample time to visit the lovely city highlights – the captain will be happy to take you on an Historical City Walk and 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: Liege-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 fairy-tale. Above the d'Ampsin-Neuville locks or Amay you'll disembark once more and take a Bike ride 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 (ca.29 km or 54 Km )
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 Weppion, while on the other riverbank you'll have a great views of Profondeville en Riviere 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 Crevecoeur 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 Hotel Ship will be waiting for you again in the centre of the picturesque city of Dinant.
Day 4: From Dinant to French Givet and Riviere (ca 30 km )
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 flavour. 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 Gate To 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 Riviere. for a Fine traditional local Diner Riviere 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: Riviere-Huy (ca.32 km)
During your breakfast the Hotel Ship 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 Sarte.
Day 6: Huy-Maastricht (ca. 27 km)
While enjoying yet another sumptuous breakfast, we'll already be sailing towards the sun to Liege, where we'll begin a bike tour of harboursites 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. We'll be sure to stop at the famous Mergel Caves for your sightseeing pleasure.
We'll end the day if you like, we take you to the delightful and Historical City of Maastricht where it is also possible to take a City walk of this magnificent part of the Netherlands. And for those who enjoy a spot of shopping, all shops are open till 21.00 on Thursday evenings. At last we make a Evening cruise to Kanne and we drink a good glass wine or Belgian beer on the candlelight deck from Boat .
Day 7: 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 or on board the Ship .( only for Charters ) We're here to meet your needs and are happy to make all arrangements as you wish We’ll be happy to help you make reservations during your trip.
It is also possible to bring your own bike, if you so wish. ( No Refund )