River & Coastal Cycle Paths

CYCLING HOLIDAYS ALONG EUROPEAN RIVERS AND COASTS

In total, more than 5000 rivers flow through Europe. And some of them offer a beautiful cycle path along the powerful and rushing water. These routes often connect several countries with each other, such as the beautiful blue Danube. However, if you would like to spend an active break by the sea, you do not necessarily have to fly to an island, but can also do so on our coastal cycle paths. Fantastic beaches, refreshing water and a beautiful natural spectacle await all over Europe. Feel the gentle sea breeze or listen to the sounds of the rivers, the choice is yours!

Cycle break at the river

Discover Germany’s waters

When it comes to water, Germany is an Eldorado for cyclists. In addition to the glistening lakes and raging rivers, you can also cycle along the sea and treat yourself to a dip at any time. Discover the Baltic Sea on your bike and let Northern Germany enchant you. If you are not a fan of swimming and prefer to look at the water from afar, then we would recommend our cycle holidays along the German rivers. And thanks to its numerous rivers, Germany really has some diverse cycle paths to offer.

Cyclists pick an apple in the Wachau valley

Cycle along Austria’s rivers

The classic among river cycle paths is the Danube Cycle Path. Although it starts in Germany, most of our cycle holidays lead through stunning Austria and offer you Baroque towns, vineyards, cultural hotspots and a breathtaking natural spectacle. One highlights follows the next on other impressive river cycle paths such as the Inn, the Drau and the Mur. Bike and water fun are guaranteed on these cycle holidays!

Bridge on the Loire

„Cycling along the water“ in France

Bon jour en France! During your cycle holiday in France you will get to know the country’s landscape, culture and cuisine better. And we are sure you will love everything about it. Above all, the breathtaking natural scenery convinces with its vines, orchards, mountain landscapes, rivers and the Atlantic. And so that you really do not miss anything of this natural spectacle, we have the perfect self-guided cycling holidays along the French rivers and the Atlantic coast from Nantes to La Rochelle, from La Rochelle to Bordeaux and from Bordeaux to Biarritz.

View over the coast

Italy’s coasts are so beautiful

Do you really want to experience the full program of Italy, i.e. pizza, pasta, wine, sun and sea? Then you absolutely have to book one of our cycle holidays on the Italian coasts. Because there you can look forward to the well-known dolce vita and everything that goes with it. You cycle from beautiful beaches, to delightful coastal towns and delicious restaurants right by the sea – simply wonderful! If you are not yet a fan of Italy, then you will be at the latest after our coastal cycle holidays – because nobody can resist the Italian charm.

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Apulia

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Tuscany Coastline

7 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Pisa - Cinque Terre

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Amalfi Coast

6 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Beach in rocky bay

Cycle along Portugal’s coasts

In Portugal, you can enjoy the sunny views of the endless ocean from the seat of your bicycle. Because almost all of our cycling holidays in Portugal lead along the beautiful coasts. And for this you do not have to fly to the island of Madeira, you can cycle comfortably on the mainland. Probably the most famous route along the coast is the Algarve. For this fantastic route you need both cycling shorts and bikini bottoms. Because the numerous beaches invite you to cool off in the sea at any time. If you would also like to get to know the capital Lisbon better, we recommend our cycle holidays from Porto to Lisbon or from Lisbon to Sagres. Both cycle routes also run directly by the sea.

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Algarve

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Algarve - based in two hotels

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Porto - Lisbon with charm

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Lisbon - Sagres

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Cycling along the sea

Coasts in the North

Although many people always associate coasts, sea and beach with the South, you will also find impressive coastal landscapes in the North. Sweden is particularly suitable for this. You cycle along the Kattegat route on Sweden’s West coast from Helsingborg to Gothenburg. You will notice the gentle sound of the sea, the seagulls, the deep green landscape and the endless ocean. This is exactly the section you cycle on the cross-border cycle holiday from Stockholm to Copenhagen. Also in Great Britain from Newcastle to Edinburgh you get to know a part of the English and Scottish coast.

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Kattegat Route

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Stockholm - Copenhagen

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Newcastle - Edinburgh

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The South of Sweden

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Bike & Boat

Bike & Boat in Europe

Which type of holiday fits like a glove with the topic „Cycling on the river“? That’s right, Bike & Boat! The bike & boat holiday type is characterised by the special combination of adventure, sport, relaxation and comfort. Another advantage is the floating hotel, which accompanies you during the day on your varied bike tours from one stage to the next. Find out more highlights about this special type of holiday and count the days until you and your bike can finally go on board. Ahoy!

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Vanessa Bräumann
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Vanessa Bräumann, Travel specialist & Team lead assistant
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