Biking Excursions

We are proud to have been the first river cruise line to carry an entire fleet of complimentary state-of-the-art bicycles on board, so you can pedal alongside enchanting riverside pathways and in city centers on a variety of included excursions throughout Europe. Whether you feel like joining one of our exclusive guided bike tours, or you want to reserve a bike to discover a destination on your own, there are many ways for you to explore on two wheels during your river cruise. From lighter five-mile bike tours to rides that stretch over 20 miles, we offer excursions for guests at any level.

Bike Tour Guides

Your guide will be sure to stop and point out highlights along the way, providing interesting facts and history, as well as much-needed water breaks! Often, there is some built-in free time for you to explore off your bike. And best of all, to ensure no guests are left behind, there is typically a guide both at the front and back of the tour group, so whatever pace you pedal, you will have peace of mind you will be taken care of and find your way back to the ship. 

Child-sized Bikes

There are a limited number of child-size bicycles available on board as well. This enables you to enjoy family-friendly active excursions in many destinations along the rivers.


Biking Excursions

Melk to Dürnstein Bike Tour
18 miles

DESTINATION: Wachau Valley, Austria

Bike along the beautiful Danube River between Dürnstein and Melk in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Available on select Danube River itineraries.
Cologne Bike Tour
11 miles

DESTINATION: Cologne, Germany

Tour Cologne’s Old Town and Cathedral in Germany along the Rhine River. Available on Enchanting Rhine and Christmas Markets on the Rhine sailings.
Rouen Bike Tour
16 miles

DESTINATION: Rouen, France

See the medieval city of Rouen in France’s historic Normandy region near the Seine River. Available on Impressions of the Seine & Paris sailings.
River Inn Bike Tour
14 miles

DESTINATION: Passau, Germany

Take in wooded hills and beaches of poplars along the scenic shores of the Inn River in Passau, Germany. Available on select Danube River itineraries.
St. Émilion Bike Tour & Wine Tasting
8 miles

DESTINATION: St. Émilion, France

Pedal along the beautiful landscapes and famous wine estates of Saint Émilion. Enjoy a stop in a nearby village before cycling to Château Soutard for a wine tasting! Available on Taste of Bordeaux sailings.
“Two Rivers” Tour
11 miles

DESTINATION: Lahnstein & Koblenz, Germany

Depart from Lahnstein and follow the Rhine River up north to reach the heart of Koblenz. Follow your guide alongside the riverbank and reach the German’s Corner, the place where the Rhine meets the Moselle. Available on Rhine & Moselle Fairytales sailings.
Walhalla Bike Tour
13 miles

DESTINATION: Regensburg, Germany

Cycle along the Danube River toward the gleaming Roman-inspired Walhalla Temple. Lining the walls of this German hall of fame are such prominent names such as Albert Einstein, Immanuel Kant and Johannes Brahms. Available on Blue Danube Discovery and Legendary Danube sailings.
Kinderdijk Bike Tour
11 miles

DESTINATION: Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Pedal to the idyllic village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its historic windmills that have been keeping water in the flood-prone lowlands at safe levels since the 18th century. Available on Tulip Time and Best of Holland & Belgium sailings.