Boat and bike trips are probably the best way to enjoy the sea and the calm rivers of Europe, stopping to explore at each port.
These trips are perfect for families, groups of friends or even solo travellers looking for a relaxing yet active holiday. Besides enjoying the breeze and the sun you can also enjoy a cycling tour at every stop but that’s up to you; if what you want is just relax and sunbathe, you can stay on board while the rest of the group is out on their bikes.
Freewheel Holidays has selected its top three boat and bike holidays, all available to book now for spring/summer 2018.
It seems like everyone is going to Croatia now, right and this south Dalmatian island hopping tour takes you to vineyards, quaint towns, and villages and lavender fields, stopping at five islands as well as giving guests the chance to explore the city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The seven-night self-guided tour which starts and finishes at Trogir, just four miles from Split airport, is from £559 per person and includes five nights’ half board and two nights’ full board. There is also a 50% discount for children up to 14 years who share a triple cabin with two adults. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/south-dalmatian-island-hopping
Have you ever thought of sailing around The Netherlands? On this holiday you will sail from Amsterdam and visit the many harbour cities around Lake IJsselmeer. You could even have the opportunity to help the crew with sailing and navigating. If the weather and wind conditions are good, you will be able to experience the thrill of travelling under full sail as you return to Amsterdam where you will have time to explore the beautiful and exciting capital of The Netherlands. This tour is priced for seven nights in a twin room at £799. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/lakeijsselmeer-sail-and-bike-7-nights
They say that the best way to visit the North of Italy is by sailing the river Po, the longest Italian river. On this tour you will be able to explore more than just the city of Venice – you will explore the Venice lagoon and the fish market of Chioggia. Some of the cultural highlights of this tour are the town of Adria, which gave name to the Adriatic Sea and Ferrara; known as the ‘town of cyclists’ and the Renaissance town of Mantua considered Italy’s ‘sleeping beauty’. This seven night tour is priced from £969. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/venice-to-mantova-7-nights-boat-amp-bike-ave-maria
Steven Rittey, product manager for Freewheel Holidays said: “Our boat and bike tours are always the most popular as this combination is ideal if someone from the group wants to chill out on board while the rest of the family or friends are out exploring.”
Bikes are provided, and on touring holidays luggage is moved on to the next stop. Each night there’s time for relaxing at one of the charming hotels.
To check availability and find out more about Freewheel Holidays’ leisure cycling tours call 0800 7555385 or visit www.freewheelholidays.co.uk.