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Biking Vacation Heart of France Bike & Barge: Paris - Montargis​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 10 – 38 mi  |  Daily Biking: 1 1/2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
11 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
8 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Paris · 2 nights $395

Post-trip Extension:
Paris · 2 nights $395
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Join VBT as we explore an unforgettable microcosm of French culture and history, the Île de France.
It’s a region best savored slowly, which is why we’ll drift along its tranquil canals on our private barge and pedal through fabled forests and into tidy artists’ enclaves. Begin your journey where France itself began: in the thrilling City of Light, Paris. Then set a course for the pastoral countryside that hugs the meandering Seine and Loing rivers, pausing along the way to marvel at storybook châteaux, picnic with an artist in his garden, and learn the apiarian ways of local beekeepers. Unpack only once and enjoy an unforgettable journey by bike and barge.

What's Included

Bicycle Tour Only – without Air

  • 7 nights aboard a canal barge
  • 16 meals – 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

No Hassle Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • Transfers
  • 7 nights aboard a canal barge, 1 night in a Paris hotel at both the start and finish of the barge tour
  • 17 meals – 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners.
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip or Post-trip Paris – 2 nights for only $395

Both Vacation Options Include

  • 1 glass of wine with all dinners aboard the barge
  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • 6 days of cycling with FULL VAN SUPPORT during the cruise portion of your trip
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount

Cultural Highlights

  • Enjoy a tour of Château Landon with a local guide
  • Unpack once, and explore for seven nights aboard our private barge
  • Explore medieval cities such as Moret sur Loing and Ferrieres
  • Learn about bee keeping during a visit to an apiculture living museum
  • Join a local artist for a picnic lunch at his home and view his work
  • See the exact spots where famous Impressionist artists painted their masterpieces at Barbizon and Moret sur Loing
  • Visit the Château Fontainebleau and its wonderful gardens
  • Cycle through the magnificent forest of Fontainebleau, the “lungs for Paris” 

What To Expect

This tour offers easy to moderate terrain throughout the trip. There are undulating roads and some of the bike paths are unpaved. Our VBT support shuttle is available every day at designated points for those who need assistance.
  • Activity Level: Easy/Moderate
  • Average Daily Mileage: 10 – 38 miles
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 1 1/2 – 5 hours
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