Charter a barge

Charter a barge

Besides the regular Bike & Barge tours, we can also run a tour on demand. Charter a barge for a Bike & Barge tour in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France or the rest of Europe with your friends, family or cycle club. The intimate atmosphere, excellent care and beautiful surroundings are of course eminently suitable for a group you choose yourself. Your own sailing hotel is of course well suited for your family parties, company outings, workshops or anything else you can think of. Cycling, walking, sailing, culture trips or mini cruises: you can be inspired by one of our trips, or make one up together with us. The crew can be put to work to lighten your task as host or hostess. The chef can make sure you and your guests want for nothing in the culinary field. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Welcome on board

Imagine a floating hotel following you and no lugging of luggage: that is exactly what Bike & Barge is all about! While you are calmly pedalling along, your barge is on its way to the meeting point. In the pleasant atmosphere on board you can have a chat, go through the day with your fellow passengers and enjoy the meals prepared specially for cyclists. You have your own cabin with private shower and toilet. In the evenings you can enjoy a drink in the salon or admire the setting sun on deck.

What are the cabins like?

Most cabins are 2-person cabins (twin or double), but some barges also have single or triple cabins. All cabins are equiped with private facilities. Most barges have also air-conditioning in the cabins. 

The onboard crew: Hospitality comes first

The captain, the chef and your tour guide all welcome you warmly. They prepared specifically for these trips and will provide good and safe passage, good meals, and a friendly, pleasant atmosphere. They will, of course, also give you a great deal of interesting information during and after the cycling and sailing. The tour guide, accompying your group, can assist in case of breakdowns and is your guide to point out to you the things of interest along the way. He or she is multi-lingual but speaks at least English. In the evening he/she can take you on a city walk.

The meals

Your chef is used to cook delicious meals for hungry cyclists. Besides an extensive breakfast, ou will also be offered a packed lunch for on the road.It consists of different types of bread and sandwich fillings, juice, a snack and a piece of fruit. Dinner is different every day.There is a first course, main course and dessert. The meals on board are included in the price, as are coffee and tea. Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks can be obtained at a charge.
If someone suffers from food allergies or food intolerance (such as lactose- or gluten- intolerance/-allergy) or if they have have special meal requirements (vegetarian; pescetarian; vegan meals; gluten free meals etc.), we ask you to mention this when booking, but at the latest until 14 days before arrival. Diets which need a special preparation or special ingredients can only be offered in limited form. We will do our best  to meet their needs, but we also ask for your understanding as due to limited logistic possibilities on a barge we are not able to prepare complete specialized menus and special food requirements cannot always be met in all details.
On certain tours, in case of vegan meals, gluten free or lactose diet, there is an additional charge. On most of these tours this charge is 
€ 50,- per diet/ per person/per week when you  order the diet when booking and € 100,- per diet/ per person/per week when ordering on spot. You find the exact charges on the tour page.

Our rental bikes

There is a good bicycle, including a bike helmet, available for all participants from ages nine and up with 24 gears and handbrakes. All bikes are comfortable lightweight touring bikes. These bicycles  are equipped  with handbrakes, pannier bags, lock and a water bottle.  You also can choose to rent an E-bike. We advise only to rent an electric bike if you are used to cycle and only need electric support because of, for example, lesser condition. It is a heavy bike. Your bike has 24 gears, a detachable lithium-Ion battery, hand brakes, pannier bags, a good lock and a water bottle.

Other arrangements or extra’s are also possible, such as:

  • Create your personalized tour
  • Extra hotel nights before or after the tour
  • Transfers from/to the airport
  • Admission tickets for museums

More information about charter a barge?

Please send us your ideas or demands and we send you a detailed offer.

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