A chance to discover the ‘secret’ bike paths of France’s Loire region is being offered to cruise passengers who love pedal power.
CroisiEurope has launched six new river cruises for 2019 that combine the pleasures of life on the water with freewheeling cycle fun.
They are perfect jaunts for active groups who like to feel the wind in their hair as well as the waves beneath their feet.
First up is The Loire – a six-night round trip odyssey from Paris that unravels the hidden cycle routes between Nevers and Briare. Cruise only prices start at £2,488 per person.
Other cruise/bike choices in the same price bracket include voyages on the Marne, Marne-Rhine Canal, Rhone-Rhine Canal and two trips on the Burgundy Canal.
For passengers who prefer to keep both feet firmly on the ground CroisiEurope is also offering two new hiking cruises – six-night expeditions along the Seine and the Po and Venetian Lagoon, both with guided walks.
Those who like to imagine themselves wearing the captain’s hat in the heat of battle might fancy another new cruise for 2019.
The company is offering a five-night trip along the Seine visiting the most beautiful ports in the valley and featuring a unique opportunity to experience the Rouen Armada.
This collection of the largest and most majestic tall ships, modern battleships and fascinating vessels from around the world is a must-see for budding Lord Nelsons.
CroisiEurope has really pushed the boat out with its 2019 itineraries, with trips beyond its traditional French heartland to Lake Kariba in southern Africa as well as the Adriatic and Mediterranean.
UK sales director John Fair said: “We continue to innovate with new itineraries and new destinations for our hugely popular biking and hiking cruises.”
The company, Europe’s largest river cruise operator with 50 ships in 37 countries, is also launching a premium ship, the MS Amalia Rodrigues, on the Douro.
How to book
Ask about deals for groups on 0208-3281281 or visit www.croisieurope.co.uk