A very popular and highly enjoyable bike and boat holiday cruising through southern Holland and northern Belgium aboard one of the superb Magnifique boats. Ride along level cycle paths, to historic towns, passing windmills and dykes along the way.
This cycling holiday showcases some of the most iconic scenery and towns in Holland and Belgium. Your comfortable barge carries you gently along the waterways of this culturally rich region, dropping you off at various points along the way to enjoy relaxing rides through ever-changing scenery.
The Magnifique II is recognised as one of the most luxurious barges afloat on Dutch waterways and in 2018 she was joined by her equally fabulous sister ship, Magnifique III, offering the same levels of style and space. In 2020 the Magnifique IV joined the fleet, upholding the high standards set by her sister-ships, and in 2024 the equally sumptuous Magnifique I will join the fleet.
The daily cycle routes are varied and interesting with each day bringing something different – one day it could be a serene river-bank ride past small villages and open countryside, the next an exploratory ride through a beautiful and historic city.
You can opt to accompany the bike guides each day or use the maps and route notes available on board to navigate yourself.
Highlights of this tour include a delightful ride alongside the Lek River to the silver smith's town of Schoonhoven, a visit to the iconic windmills of Kinderdijk, a night in Antwerp, the rough diamond capital of Europe and, of course, the beautiful historic cities of Ghent and Bruges.
This leisurely cycle route follows mostly level terrain along dedicated cycle paths. E-bikes are also an option on this very popular cycling holiday.