During the day, you cycle along beautiful rivers at your leisure, and in the evening, you’ll be able to enjoy life aboard a river cruise ship. This is the ideal way to combine a cycling holiday with river cruising. Sit and relax on the sundeck and enjoy the onboard facilities while the ship cruises along some of Europe's most famous rivers and waterways. You’ll get the chance to get off the ship each day to explore the riverside cycle routes.
Whilst you relax in the comfortable cabin, your chosen boat takes you to your next stop of tour. That way you arrive effortlessly at the most stunning spots on the route. The start of the cycling tours could not be more comfortable: starting directly from your ‘floating hotel’. You'll wake up with a different view each day.
- Combine the best of river cruising with a cycling holiday
- Stay on board your floating hotel with no need to unpack every day
- Enjoy breakfasts, make your packed lunches and enjoy evening meals every night
- Cycle solo, in groups with new friends or stay on the ship
- All ships have an individual character
- Rent quality rental bikes with e-bikes available on each tour
- Sail and cycle in beautiful landscapes
- Dedicated UK-based booking team for booking guidance
- Call 0044(0)1706 618155 or contact us via the website
If you are looking for a way to see lots of different things, wake up in new places and still have time to cycle, then a Bike and Boat holiday is for you. Sailing along some of Europe's most popular and unique rivers, this type of holiday has become popular with more and more people discovering the joys of a Bike and Boat holiday.
These holidays combine the best of river cruising where you sail from dock to dock, but instead of walking around a city centre or historic area, you'll have time to ride to the next destination or do a circular ride by bike in the nearby surroundings.
Take a look at our short video that captures some of the scenes of life on a Bike and Boat holiday and why you should experience this kind of tour for the first time.
MS OLYMPIA sails along the Rhine. A comfortable and cosy ship with a family atmosphere. The ship was renovated in 2015/2016. The salon with panoramic windows is furnished like an English country club and has a welcoming bar. The bright and friendly restaurant invites you to enjoy the delicious meals served on board. There is a spacious, partly covered, sundeck with seating and storage space for bicycles. There are a total of 48 comfortable outside cabins for up to 94 guests.
Main Deck: 20 double cabins (about 11 square meters). Upper deck: 24 twin cabins (about 11 square meters), 4 larger cabins in the rear of the ship (12 square meters, 3 of them with double beds, engine noises can be heard here during the trip) and 2 single cabins (about 9 square meters). All cabins have a shower / WC, hairdryer, telephone, TV, individually controlled air conditioning/heating, fridge, a safe for valuables and panoramic windows. The windows on the upper deck can be opened.
MS PRINCESS sails along the Oder. A pleasant ship with a brightly decorated restaurant and a cosy salon. A total of 49 outside cabins. Forty-two 2-person cabins on the main deck, four of which are available for triple occupancy by unfolding a Pullman bed (maximum load of the 3rd bed max. 70 kg) and seven 2-person cabins on the upper deck. All cabins are approximately 10.5 square meters, equipped with shower / WC, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe (for a fee) and centrally regulated air conditioning.
The windows cannot be opened on both decks. The two separate beds are converted into a sofa and seating area during the day. All decks, including the large, partially covered sundeck, can be reached via a stair lift next to the stairs. Please note that the stairs are very steep (chairlift on passenger and sundeck).
Aboard the elegant premium vessel, the MS SE-MANON has a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. After your bike ride, you can use the small inviting wellness area with a sauna, whirlpool and fitness equipment. In the restaurant with a panoramic view, you can enjoy meals as you sail along. You can enjoy the view of the spacious sundeck, which also houses your bicycle. A special highlight is an outdoor pool (8.70 mx 4.50 m) on the rear deck.
All 75 cabins are outside cabins, approximately 14 m² in size and comfortably furnished with hotel beds. They have shower / WC * (* cabins no. 306, 307, 308, 309 with bath), hairdryer, TV, safe, house telephone and individually adjustable air conditioning. The middle and upper decks can be reached by elevator. Upper deck: Cabins with French balconies (= windows to the floor, which can be opened completely). Middle deck: The large panoramic windows can be opened.
ou can choose from 71 tastefully furnished outside cabins on the MS PRINZESSIN KATHARINA, either on the upper deck or the main deck. All cabins are very practical, but tastefully furnished and are approx. 11 m² in size and have a shower/toilet, hairdryer, air conditioning, TV, onboard radio, telephone and a small fridge.
After an excellent dinner in the ship’s elegant panoramic restaurant, you can end the evening in the cosy lounge, in one of two bars or in the inviting ship foyer. There is also a well-stocked book corner, a small shop and a hairdressing salon available to guests. And if you don’t feel like cycling, you can enjoy the day on the partly covered sundeck of the ship.
Personal welcome briefings are provided at the start of your holiday. We will hand over your rental bike and any necessary equipment. We'll also explain more about your itinerary and luggage transport.
You will not need to carry your suitcase whilst on tour and you can use a small day backpack or pannier. We will transport your bags from hotel to hotel using our included daily transport service.
Travel documents and GPS
You will receive an extensive route description pack upon arrival. This includes route maps, descriptions, and information about cultural and culinary highlights. You can also request GPX files too.
We invest a lot of time and money in selecting and developing all routes. This allows us to guarantee that you’ll follow the most beautiful trails. We also provide our signage along the route.
All hotels are checked by us several times per year. We carefully select hotels that focus on the needs of our active customers with excellent facilities close to the routes or trails.
During your holiday, you can reach our Service Hotline 24 hours a day to help you in case of problems. You’ll be able to travel knowing that there is always someone to contact.
Active on Holiday is part of the Eurofun Group. For more than three decades, they have experience as a tour operator and have set the standard in active holidays. With a focus on cycling holidays, walking holidays, active family holidays and cruising & cycling, we can offer a wide range of active holidays throughout Europe to suit all abilities. All holidays include luggage transfers and local support.
You can contact us by telephone by calling our UK-based booking line on 0044(0)1706 618155. You can reach us from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00. Our website is continually updated and we will be able to answer any questions that you may have about specific tours.
Active on Holiday BV is a member of the Eurofun Group based in Austria and is a reseller of the trips they offer. The trips are therefore covered by the insurance taken out by Eurofun, which is valid in the various European member states. For more information, view our consumer protection details here.