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Skedaddle Twaddle about our cycling holidays in Holland

5 Bucket List Bike and Boat Journeys


Combining your love of cycling with the chance to explore some of the world’s finest watery wonders, is what our Bike and Boat holidays in Europe are all about. From Croatia’s stunning network of archipelagos to the canal ways of Holland, we’ve got some cracking options! With 3 NEW tours added to our range in 2017, it’s time to take a peek:

1. Trip: Tulip Tour, Holland *NEW* | Grade: 1
In a nutshell: Experience Holland in full colour next Spring. A 5-day mini break packed full of fun…and plenty of flowers!

2. Trip: Venetian Waterways, Italy *NEW* | Grade: 1 to 2
In a nutshell: Take a unique tour of this world-renowned region and admire Renaissance wonders from the comfort of your barge.

3. Trip: Aigues-Mortes to Avignon, France *NEW* | Grade: 2
In a nutshell: Take in the best of Provence! From the delightful wildlife of the Camargue (including flamingos!) to the ancient aqueduct, Pont du Gard.

4. Trip: Amsterdam to Bruges, Holland | Grade: 2
In a nutshell: A border-hopping, city-to-city tour bursting with traditional highlights, including windmills and one of the oldest cities in Holland.

5. Trip: Southern Dalmatia, Croatia | Grade: 3
In a nutshell: For idyllic coastal riding with the chance to test the legs on a few hills, this is the tour for you!

None of the above float your boat? Click here to see our full range of Bike and Boat holidays.

Green Heart: Snapshots from Holland

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Skedaddler Quentin Field Boden recently headed off to the flat lands of Holland for a cycling holiday in the idyllically named Green Heart. Here’s a few snaps from his cycling travels with us, which give a great flavour of what you can expect when you take on a Bike and Boat holiday here…

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Want to see Quentin’s trip really come to life? Take a look at his video below:

To view the original full-length version of Quentin’s video click here.

Feeling inspired? Quentin cycled our Green Heart Bike and Boat holiday. For more information about this trip click here.

Take a closer look at Bike & Boat

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Our Bike and Boat tours highlight some of the world’s most stunning waterways. With great accommodation, a new view from your cabin everyday and superb cycling routes, Bike and Boat holidays combine the best of both worlds.

From ancient Venetian lagoons in Italy, to the azure hues of the Adriatic coast in Croatia, our journeys by boat make the most of beautiful watery wonders across the globe! Combine this with the opportunity to dock on and off the boat and explore by bike, and you could say you’ve a match made in heaven.

With 12 holidays in our Bike and Boat range, we’ve a wide range of options to choose from, so we thought we’d take a closer look and share some of the highlights you can enjoy, if you choose to board one of our floating homes…

In brief:

  • It’s a fun-filled adventure that’s accessible for everyone
  • It’s the chance to meet new friends and enjoy a social experience
  • Amazing support and delicious meals

In Detail:

  1. A easy fun-filled adventure


The term ‘adventure’ can scare many travellers off, but our Bike and Boat holidays take this worry away, without loosing any excitement! Picture yourself waking up to the sound of the waves lapping around your boat as you cruise to a new island (or town along the river), and the feeling of a journey will begin to take shape. Each day you’ll enjoy a new view from your cabin, allowing you all the benefits of travelling, without the added stress of having to move to a new accommodation each night.

The added benefit of having a boat to propel you through the night is that you can reach more far -lung places on the route. This means that previously out of reach destinations suddenly become far more accessible!

  1. A social experience

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Your Bike and Boat journey will be shared with lots of other like-minded individuals, all drawn together by a love of travel and cycling. This makes for an incredibly social experience with plenty of opportunity to meet lots of different nationalities. Each day you’ll enjoy your meals together and head out on two wheels to explore the landscapes by bike, as a group.

‘With Americans, Canadians, Dutch, Austrians and Croatians on board, there was certainly a fantastic international mix of cultures’ Bethany, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Croatia Southern Dalmatia)

  1. The full package

Another highlight of choosing a Bike and Boat holiday is the amount of care and support you will receive. Alongside a dedicated crew looking after everything on the boat, including navigating you and keeping you well fed (most tours incorporate a full board itinerary), you’ll also have a guide looking after you on the bikes. This is perfect for those who are looking for more help on their cycling holiday, and our team look after everything from directing you along your cycling routes to sorting out any unwanted punctures!

‘The team on the Ave Maria could not have been better. We liked the choice given by the guide to do a short or longer ride, for those of us who wanted to do more than the minimum each day. Ian, Lincolnshire (Venetian Waterways)


For more information and to see our full range of Bike and Boat holidays click here.