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France

Awesome, memorable vacation

Cruising on the barge gives a great overview of the breathtaking scenery. Then diving into the countryside gets you up close to the people, sight, sounds, and smells – a sensory experience, not just a glimpse from a bus or car.

Bikeal, Lakeville, MN

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Metz to Cochem

Fabulous trip!

Our trip was wonderful! The scenery was beautiful & breathtaking! The biking & walking tours were very organized & well run! The bike routes were explained well & our bikes were well maintained! Our chef was fabulous preparing delicious meals. The barge crew did a great job keeping us fed, safe & comfortable!

Biking Mimi, St. Mary's County, MD, United States

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Metz to Cochem

Beautiful Moselle River Valley

What a peaceful biking experience along the Moselle! There were lots of opportunities to experience the culture of Germany as we biked along the river. At the end of the day, it was nice to spend time with other guests on the barge. One of the most fascinating tours was the bell foundry – who would have thought that could have been so interesting?! All in all, a wonderful experience!

pstmimi, Houston, TX

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Cochem to Metz

Beyond Expectations

Biking in Normandy and Brittany was recommended to us by a fellow VBT biker on our previous trip and we are so happy that we listened to him. The daily parade of classic French villages, farms, gardens, and estates were simply beautiful. Our guides Sophie and Jean were The Best, and we learned more about French culture, history, and language than we could have hoped for. We recommend this trip to everyone!

scienceteech, Elmira, NY, United States

Bicycling France: Normandy & Brittany

Amazing experience

This was our 1st trip with VBT and our expectations were surpassed by the range of exceptional biking and cultural experiences The staff was wonderful and the food and accommodations were also great.

Alli, California

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Metz to Cochem

Beautiful scenic biking!

Fantastic scenery along the Mosel/Moselle and Saar rivers! Biking is easy, the vistas are wonderful and the barge (Iris) is a great home on this trip.

Matt1W, San Mateo, CA, USA

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Cochem to Metz

Exceptional vacation

This was our first VBT vacation and we have already registered for a second trip. Provence and the Alpilles is a beautiful region of France with abundant fruits, vegetables and other agriculture. The bicycle travel through the French countryside gives an up-close and personal travel experience.

CMMitch, Arlington, VA, USA

Provence: The Alpilles

Couldn't be better.

I LOVED this vacation. I am an avid biker; my husband is not; and we both enjoyed the levels of activity and flexibility. The vineyards and villages were amazing to see, especially by bicycle. Jean and Jean Francois took care of our every need, and the accommodations were wonderful. What’s not to like?

Jenny H, Plymouth, MN, United States

Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Land Package

Great Trip

VBT did an excellent job planning, staffing, and accommodations. The staff could not have been better. It was a beautiful river cruise with interesting villages around every bend. There were festivals and live music and delicious food and wine on and off the barge. Better than expected at every level.

Cincy Cycler, Cincinnati OH

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Metz to Cochem

Best views of France's Alsace Region

This trip was better than anticipated. We expected a great time, but this was outstanding in service, leadership and bike friendliness.

Meadows Two, New Meadows, ID, USA

Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Land Package

Heart of Europe

Everything about the bike and barge trip from Cochem to Metz was first class. The barge was well appointed, the leaders were friendly, smart and brought laughter to each day. The crew was outstanding, talented and believe it or not I gained weight on a bike trip. The chef did it with his delicious five course meals. The bike routes were well thought out, safe and the scenery was speculator.

CTKy, Cape Cod, MA, United States

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Cochem to Metz

Way better than hoped

We had such a wonderful bike tour in the Mosel. We enjoyed our fellow bikers. The barge was welcoming, clean and comfortable. The guides were capable, knowledgeable about the area, anxious to make sure that each of us was comfortable on our bikes, and very funny. The crew was ready, willing and more than able to assure our safety, take care of our onboard needs and feed us delicious and beautifully presented food Also, they were so much fun. No Kidding. Even the weather cooperated. Did I mention the worth while side trips? And picture-perfect German towns?

Judy B D, New York , NY

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Cochem to Metz

Wonderful trip

The trip through Normandy and Brittany was beautiful, historic, and fun! It was the perfect mix of biking though the country, visiting historic sites, and enjoying special treats along the way. Our guides Luc and Kevin were outstanding!

KHitchco, Canandaigua, NY

Bicycling France: Normandy & Brittany

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