Total tour distance: 500 miles
Daily tour distance: 25 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
Boat and E -bike Tour From MAASTRICHT in Holland to - PARIS in France 15-days / 14 Nights easy to moderate E-Bike and Barge cruise Full Guided Cycling By a Professional Bike Guide and an special All. Inclusive Offer now
Non Bikers also Hartley welcome
Tour info on www.dutchparadise.com
Phone nr 0031653152840 . E-Mail [email protected]
Possible for individuals and charters Max. 10 Guests .
3 country Boat and Bike Tour Holland Belgium France
E - Bike Tour Maastricht - Paris or Paris - Maastricht
With a Luxury E- Bike and a luxury Hotel Yacht ***** to Paris
Beautiful Places to Visit:
Maastricht - Luik - Huy - Namur - Charleroi – Strépy - Mons - Valenciennes - Denain – Péronne - Noyon - Compiègne - Creyl - Auvers sur Oise - Sainte Honorine de Conflans - Bougival - Parijs
15 Day individual Boat and bike Tour
ca. 15 days Boat and Bike tour - flat + light Hilly bike paths - ca.2 Day’s Stay in Paris
price € 2250 , pp - 15 days + To Pay (on board ) 1 x € 250,- pp For Bike insurance , Tourist and Local Tax , Harbor and Canal fee , Energy taxes
Dutch Paradise ***** sets sail for the world-renowned City of Lights every year in September and October. , ensuring you a gorgeous Autumn trip to Paris and back.
This delightful Barge and Bike Holiday and river cruise is the ideal way to discover the gorgeous landscapes between Maastricht in Holland and Paris, whether it 's by ship, bike or walking. It 's all entirely up to you! There is ample time to relax and wonder at delightful old cities we will dock at along our route. Resign yourself to the care of the crew, enjoy the luxury and fun on board and take pleasure in an unforgettable sailing adventure through three countries.
In PARIS we'll dock in the middle of town so that you will have more than enough time to discover this enchanting city. Your skipper knows Paris like the back of his hand, and the cook on board is a real chef who uses his experience and knowledge of the region to ensure a fabulous gastronomic experience, together with a delicious French wine and some renowned French cheese to accompany.
Life on board is just like that of the old Dutch saying: Comparable to that of God in France.
Incl . E - Bikes with a strong 135 Km battery
E -Bike with a 135 Km battery, 2 Hydraulic Hand breaks, 2 big site bags, extra-long step-in, 8-speeds, GPS navigation bike computer, Road-maps Tour books - rain poncho, repair materials, a double safety lock and bike helmet, reinforced tires etc.
Your adventure begins on the authentically in 2014 fully restored and new motorized Salon 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 the Historical harbor T. Bassin close to the congress centre, the historical city where the EURO treaty was signed. and the near the Castel ( Residents ) from the famous violin performer ANDRE RIEU
• The Boat and Bike tour is 15 days and are based on full board with 12 first class Diners on board of the Hotel Ship . The other 2 diners on shore are not incl.
• We offer a warm and welcoming ambiance where you're free to do as much or as little as you wish
• We have Max. 8 or 10 hotel guests on board .
• we can help you with arrangements in getting to and from our point of departure: per car, train or airplane.
We're also happy to plan out shorter routes if you have less time to spend.
The trip Paris - Maastricht will be the same as the first leg, naturally in the opposite order.
Our motto is Vacation with Friends, and as such:
The Capt. and staff of the Dutch Paradise Hotel Yacht ***** Heartily welcome you on board!
Day 1, Saturday - Maastricht - Liege
12.00 will see you embarking the boat and enjoying a chilled glass of Champagne, meeting the cast and crew and having your bike adjusted to meet your own personal preferences. There will also be time for a short test 'drive', so that you can get used to the feel of your bike. the Miro sails to Liege. On the way, you'll pass the Maas 's highest Locks whereby the boat will ascend 18 meters – an impressive experience. dinner in a small local restaurant in the city , before you embark upon a lovely city excursion through Liege In the footsteps of legendary writer George Simenon and his equally famous Commissary Maigret, that evening. During the walk a guide will show you all the hidden delights of this wondrous city: The guide will be please to tell you all about the city , including the rich history of this important southern town. And he'll also be more than happy to join you the very famous Café Chantant Les Jardin des Ollivette
Day 2, - Liege - Namur
At 8.00 you'll be enjoying a sumptuous breakfast and we visit the renowned Sunday market La Batte. This is the largest market in all of Belgium, We Cruise to Namur and you enjoy the vistas of all that we pass as we make our way. The Boat tour will bring you to the Locks off Ampsin - Neuville ,
Neuville is also the starting point of the Guided Bike route to Namur , which will take you along gorgeous country panoramas with a number of unforgettable spots. The tour will end in the impressive city of Namur, which is also the capital of the Wallonia State. From where we'll be docked you'll have a beautiful view of the fairy-tale castle high above the city and the city ramparts, built centuries ago to protect against marauders. Namur has an enchanting city centre and after dinner you can visit the Citadel , and to enjoy a wonderful view over the city, the Rivers Maas and the Sambre.
Day 3, and 4 Namur - Pont de Loup - Charleroi - Strépy
As you enjoy another sumptuous breakfast, the Schip will already be progressing on to the Famous Abby and Brewery ,,Floreffe , and you'll see in the landscape the vestiges of the once-booming mining and steel industry for which the region was famous for centuries. Today's Bike tour will take us to Pont de Loup and Charleroi
Today Guided Biking tour to Strépy Thieu to the new ship elevator in the Canal du Centre. This gigantic ship lift is as big as a football field and bridges a span of 79 meter. The fantastic engine room and adjoining museum are open to visitors so that you can learn more about this marvellous feat of engineering. Dinner will be served on board and afterwards you can enjoy the beautiful nature and the wonderful panoramic views.
Day 5, Strépy - Mons
Today we'll breakfast at 8.00 to fortify you for the bike tour planned. This one is Ca. 40 kilometers long and takes you from the Canal Historique du Centre, where you can visit three smaller ship elevators, one of which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. From there, the route will take you to Mons . we anchor in the Old Port and we visit the Medieval city with the beautiful Basilica the mediaeval Belfort and town hall with the springs . After dinner you're welcome to take a break, and recover from your active day of biking or walking.
Day 6, Mons – Antoing
A beautiful Guided Bike tour along the canals and old Villages and a historical landscape Antoing is a small skippers village on the junction with the river Schelde the French skippers call Antoine the gate to Belgium An nice spot with a great medieval castle
Day 7, Friday Antoing - Valenciennes ( Fr. )
A new Bike tour awaits you after a delicious breakfast, and you'll cross the French border to the Beautiful City of Valenciennes. we visit the Historical City the cathedral and the farmers market with local Food and wines .
Day 8 , Valenciennes – Bouchain - Péronne
This tour takes you to Bouchain en Péronne The ship will follow on its course along the Upper Schelde and will dock at Souterrain du Ruyaulcourt. Here you'll come back on board to continue through the dark shipping tunnels . These tunnels are 4.354 meters long and cross right through the hilly countryside. You'll sail through the Canal du Nord that ends in the Souterrain du Pannetrie, a total of 1.601 meters of tunnels! From here, we'll sail in a convoy, in typical French fashion: with wine and delicious food. Because what we don't finish today, we can always do tomorrow or the day after, right? At any rate, there's more than enough time to catch up on relaxing and taking walks, and simply enjoying the delights of the unique countryside. in Peronne you can visit the Beautiful city , the Castle and Park and the Historical Monument & War museum 1914 - 1918
Day 9 Péronne - Noyon
the bike tour scheduled for today takes you all the way to Noyon. It's not a short one – but since you'll be tracking the boat anyway you can jump on at every sluice to take a break. The trip takes you through storybook French countryside and past picturesque villages that are primarily rural in nature. Noyon is an old city, dating to the period 600 BC. The town offers many worthy sight-seeing highlights and monuments also the Cathedral that have survived the impact that both WWI and WWII had on the region. In the evening you'll once more enjoy a sumptuous dinner and with a crisp wine on the aft deck, you'll realize that life just doesn't get any better.
Day 10, Noyon - st, Jean- aux - Bois - Compiègne
After a nice relaxing ride through the forest you arrive at the Chateau of Pierrefonds the most beautiful fairy tale chateau of France . The Bike tour will continue to the bois de Compiègne to the railway carriage where the first world war was ended. ,while the ship keeps it's lazy river pace alongside you. You can jump on again at any of the delightful riverbanks that you'll pass. Compiègne is known as a regal village because every French king of old had a summer dwelling here, and once you see it you'll know why. It's also the city where Jeanne 'd Arc was captured. In short, a delightful city of rich history that you'll love discovering for yourself, dotted with many museums to while away your day in. We're happy to let you wander around to your heart's content for the rest of the afternoon.
Day 11 Compiègne - Creyl
After breakfast, a Guided Biking Tour to Creyl theHotel Yacht will cruise on the Beautiful river Oise to the old city of Creyl.
We more at the beautiful city park of Creyl and enjoy the typical atmosphere in the city.
Day 12 Creyl - Auvers sur L`Oise - Conflans , st, Honorine
Breakfast and Guided Biking to Auvers sur l`Oise The tour will take you along tiny villages to 'l Isle -Adam. This is where Parisian's come to play, and the influence of such a big city is obvious. we visit Auvers this small town has been the residence of many great artists ; among them the great Vincent van Gogh he spent the last few months of his life here in this town painting many of his great works we visit the abbey Royaumont You'll spend the night in Conflans -Sainte-Honorine. This is the main city of French inland barging , and you'll wonder at all the beautiful boats, big and small, docked here peacefully. The town has a lovely ambience and you won't be surprised to learn that many skippers retire here to enjoy their twilight years.
Day 13 Saint Honorine - Bougival - PARIS
Today you'll make your entrée into Paris! Biking and walking are a little difficult today but the Seine offers the perfect foreground for the wondrous city of Paris. You'll love seeing the approaching skyline of Paris while you slowly make your way into the City of Lights. In Paris we'll look to dock at the Port La Vilette in the Center of Paris after dinner a evening tour with The captain .
you can take also a Bike tour or walk to the romantic Eiffel Tower. You'll fall sleep in it's incredible shadow.
Day 14, Paris - ( Versailles ? )
If you'd like to know more about this world-renowned city, our guide will be happy to accompany you on your Bike travels. He'll take you to see all the highlights by bike or by public transport, if you so wish. And a boat ride on the Seine is yours for the asking. What an unforgettable way to end your holiday.
Day 15 , Saturday Paris - Home
You'll enjoy one last breakfast on board before saying goodbye to your newfound friends. We'll be sad to see you go and hope that you'll leave with only the fondest memories!
Return trip by TGV or Airplane
You're free to bike or walk during your vacation but nothing is obligatory, and shorter or longer bike or walking tours are also very much a possibility. We're here to tailor-make your vacation in accordance with your wishes!
More Included: and More Extras
• Champagne welcome Party
• Full size and First Class accommodation on Board The Hotel Yacht
• 2 pers. Dubbelbed Cabin with all comfort
• Sat.TV /DVD / Radio - Airco - Central Heating
• Own Bad room en Suite
• Incl .Hair drier - Sport Massage Dives
• Bed linen and Towels
• Every day cabin cleaning
• Maid service / Laundry service
• 14 x Fine Breakfast - packet / lunch + drink
• 12 x Fine 3 or 4 course First class Diners on board
• Coffee & Afternoon Tea - sweets
• First Class E - Bike rental of first-class the Victoria e Trekking bikes with a strong 140 Km Battery -Counter break + 2 Hydraulic Hand breaks, 2 saddle bags, extra long step-in,07 -speeds, bike computer, rain poncho, repair materials, a double safety lock and bike helmet, reinforced tires etc.
• Route biking maps, walking maps, route descriptions and multi-lingual
travel information for your use and convenience.
• GPS Navigator - E - Guide - Bike path computer
• Multy Lingual Crew and professional Bike Guide
• A welcoming family atmosphere and personal service .
• Harbor duties bike insurance gasoil tax sailing duties tourist taxes
• Historical City walk at Liege with a Visit on the Famous Café Chantant le Jardin des Ollivette
• Guided City Bike tours in Paris .
• Laundry service on board
Not included are . • Own purchases • Extra diners onshore • Extra bar / Table drinks. • Staff gratuities • Taxi and Transfers
The trips are 15 days -14 Nights based on Full board , + 12 x Dinner on board ( The other 2 diners onshore are not incl.)
And maximum of 10 guests. On board
Diners : 12 evenings we prepare for all guests a fine 3 or 4 course dinner on board . The other evenings you can make your own choice , we either go with all the passengers to a local restaurant , or if you prefer to go individually ? this is also an option. This way you have more time and privacy to explore the beautiful cities where we anchor .
we can advise you on the best way to get to and from your point of embarkation.
It's also possible to cut the trips down somewhat if you have less time at your disposal. Please feel free to enquire about the possibilities. The return trip Paris - Maastricht covers the same ground as outlined above, except naturally in reverse order.
Dear Guests a helping hand to bring the Bikes on shore and a helping hand on board is always Welcome.
Departure dates and the 2019 price list:
Special Jubilee price . € 2250 ,- p.p. 15 days + To Pay ( on board ) 1 x 250,- € pp Bike insurance Tourist tax Harbor and Energy taxes –
Maastricht - Paris
Start at Maastricht ( Holland ) 07 September 2019
Disembark at Paris 21 sept. 2019
Start at Paris ( France )27sept.. 2019
Disembark at Maastricht( Holland ) 11 Okt. 2019
Charters on demand and possibility
Welcome on Board