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Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Boussole
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Bateau
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
Bouée
No boat license required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • badge rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Boussole
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Bateau
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Bouée
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • badge rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Boussole
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Bateau
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Bouée
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
Cycling on the Midi with Vision on background

The best boating holiday destinations for cycling

Our top recommendations to explore on two wheels

Hiring bikes for your cruise allows you to explore beyond the waterways. With flat towpaths alongside most of the canals, cycling is an ideal way of keeping fit, having fun and collecting your morning baguette! Cycling also allows you to cover extra distance and explore villages and attractions that may be a bit too far to walk. While all of our regions provide an opportunity to cycle, Canal du Midi is a terrific area to take advantage of your wheels to see even more! In Holland, cycling is a way of life. The national passion for cycling makes it easy to explore on two wheels, and the flat landscapes and cycling routes make it easy to enjoy a day out!

Holland & Friesland, Netherlands

Bikies in Holland

Cycling is almost a "national sport" in Holland. Come here to discover a welcoming country with a great culture and gastronomy. Discover Amsterdam, a beautiful city where everyone owns a bike, moor in the coloured Spakenburg, and visit the numerous monuments of Muiden.

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Canal du Midi, France

Cycling across a bridge on the Canal du Midi

Along the pretty Canal du Midi, you will have the opportunity to take to your bike for as long as you want. Follow the verdant banks, cycle under the trees and enter typical villages and cities like the medieval Castelnaudary, or discover the huge stronghold of the thirteenth century in Carcassonne.

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Brittany, France

Cycling in Brittany

Enter the historic Brittany and discover its rich patrimony made of castles and churches, various gardens and typical Breton houses. Come in this warm region, taste its particular seafood gastronomy, and anytime, cycle along the beautiful Canal de Nantes à Brest and observe the numerous impressive Castle along your way, like the pretty one of Josselin.

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Aquitaine, France

Close-up of Le Boat bike

Take your bike to discover this pretty and historic region gilded by the sun. You will enjoy riding around the verdant vineyards of Buzet; or maybe you will prefer going aside the refreshing lake of Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave and cycling in the nature.

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Mecklenburg & Brandenburg, Germany

Cycling in Germany

Cycling along the canal banks of the Müritz Lake is the best way to explore the surrounding nature. Take a ride near Waren or Röbel to enjoy the scenery and peaceful moments...

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Burgundy: Nivernais & Loire, France

Cycling in the Nivernais and Loire

Nivernais is a beautiful region known for its rich gastronomy. Here, you can cycle at any time along the pretty canal banks. Between Decize and Tannay, the wonderful and preserved pond of Baye, thanks its easy cycle paths, is perfect for peaceful tour.

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Looking for more holiday inspiration?

Take a look at all our inspiration pages to see what else you could discover on your Le Boat holiday.