CroisiEurope has recently teamed up with DIGnGO, the founder of best bike tours in Europe for more than a decade. Combining cruise and bike is a will to follow the trend of Slow Travel and returning to nature. CroisiEurope offers you three different Cruise and Bike itineraries to make you explore the very soul of France. Discover them through this blog post!
Cruise and Bike the Garonne, Rhone and Loire Rivers
Departing from Bordeaux, you will cruise the Garonne River and experience parts of France in ways that most people will never get to do. In the town of Margaux, you will have a magnificent lunch in a local restaurant: Le Savoie. During this cruise, you will enjoy both the CroisiEurope comfort on board the MS Cyrano de Bergerac and the adventure of biking. You will discover different places, each more beautiful than the last, such as the Château Margaux, Château Palmer, and Château Siran. You will enjoy the local flavors during a wine tasting session and explore some of the most expensive vineyards in the world. You will visit amazing towns including Blaye, Bourg, and Saint-Émilion. This 8-day cruise is unquestionably the best way to dive into the French wine culture and its sumptuous natural heritage.
Cruising the Rhone River will bring you from Burgundy to Provence on board the new MS Camargue. Departing from Lyon, a beautiful town framed by hills that you will discover through a bicycle tour, you will enjoy an amazing lunch in Oingt in a local restaurant: La Table du Donjon. This city is renowned as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Your trip will also bring you to the Monts d’Or (Golden Hills), famous for its good cheese. During this cruise, you will discover several wine areas including Prisse or La Roche-Vineuse as well as the medieval Château of Berze. You will reconnect with nature exploring different Natural Parks including the Pilat Regional Natural Park that will make you dive into a myriad of colorful fragrances. Gastronomy, wine testing, relaxation, discoveries: this is a week that you will remember forever.
For a long time, the Loire River has been inaccessible for vessels with cabins. The MS Loire Princesse is the first one to achieve this technical feat and offering the possibility to discover the French longest river. To get you started on this incredible cruise and bike on the Loire, you will taste a delicious lunch at La Bonne Auberge. Then, you will ride through enchanting vineyards and farmlands along la Route du Muscadet. Muscadet is the largest wine area in the Loire Valley selling 90 million bottles each year. We offer you to take a sip and taste this incredible wine before heading back on the trail towards Nantes. You will visit famous places such as Saint-Nazaire, the Marais Salants de Guerande, and the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Be ready for a wonderful adventure and feel the medieval and Renaissance air that still abounds in the Loire Valley.
Combining cruise and bike: the new trend of Slow Travel
In the age of speed and technology, the Slow Travel is a travel style increasingly trendy consisting in taking the time to savor life. It is a mindset, a voluntary simplicity to understand the environment, becoming part of local life, connecting to places and people, feeling, living and be amazed. The cycle tourism is perfectly in line with this new trend.
CroisiEurope wanted to follow the movement by providing bikes and it seems that this combination is going to be a huge success.
Find all our “cruise & bike” itineraries and book now for 2016!