Cycling holidays in Europe are some of the most fun times you can have on two wheels. But, what if you’re looking for something a bit more ‘interesting’ than just two wheels?
While most of the fun in cycling holidays is getting to explore different location with the power of your own legs, it doesn’t mean you have to be limited to just one mode of transportation!
Our Bike and Barge Cycling Holidays are designed to give you the best of both worlds: Cycle your way through a country you love before taking a pit stop and boarding a barge that will deliver you to your next amazing location!
If you haven’t considered Bike and Barge cycling holidays before, here are a few reasons why you should:
Cycling holidays are all about experiencing some of our favourite countries from a different perspective than a regular holiday would provide. But if you’re looking to change-up your perspective yet again, a bike and barge cycling holiday is the way to go.
Hopping aboard a barge and getting to see the world pass by in a totally different way will give you a much more enriching experience than just cycling alone, and definitely a more enriching experience than if you were driving everywhere while you are abroad.
You may float through dense forests or wide-open landscapes. Either way, there’s bound to be a fresh view with even more to enjoy around every river bend!
Give your legs a break!
While most of our cycling holidays will give you an easy, relaxed ride, cycling can always tire us out at times!
Which is why it can be a good idea to take a well-deserved break every now and again. But, if you’re not planning on stopping off at a French cafe for a coffee, or lying in a field and admiring some glorious Italian landscapes, there is another way you can catch your breath… your barge!
Sit back and relax as you watch your newly discovered world float on by, letting you rest up and regain some strength in your legs, so you can set out on your new path recovered and ready to go!
Cover more ground
We’ve done an incredible job of mapping the world to a tee thanks to the development of road systems. But the world’s waterways are some of the oldest and useful methods of travel around.
The rivers that cut through various countries allow you to reach new locations in a fraction of the time you would have reached them traveling by bike, or even by car in some instances.
Bike and Barge cycling holidays will help you cover more ground so you can soak up more of your chosen country in a shorter space of time than you normally would.
Value for money
Offering excellent value for money is what we’re all about here at Freewheel Holidays. It’s one of the reasons we are proud of our price promise guarantee.
But if you’re looking for the absolute best value for money in your next getaway, Bike and Barge cycling holidays can’t be beat.
They’re such a varied and thrilling experience, cramming so much more activity into a single holiday than most would ever expect to gain from 50 holidays. How many other holidays you’ve had can you say you were able to travel the length of a country by both land and water?
You can't get much better value for money than that!
As we’ve discussed, the waterways of many countries, most of which have been around for hundreds of years, give access to some locations that might otherwise be unattainable.
But when it comes to iconic waterways themselves, they don’t get much more iconic than the River Danube.
Once a central part of trade in the Roman Empire, the river stretches through various countries in central Europe, including Romania, Bulgaria and more.
Given it’s the second longest River in the entire continent, you’re bound to pick up some pretty incredible views and locations, even if you only explore a small fraction of it.
But this is just scratching the surface as to why Bike and Barge cycling holidays are the best time you can have on two wheels and on water!
If you’d like to see what Bike and Barge cycling holidays Freewheel has to offer, hit the link here.