bicycles on river

Bike and barge Cruise

For those who love to cycle
We'll provide the support you need to cycle Burgundy

Any week for Charter Groups

Cruising the Nivernais Canal provides the ideal opportunity for keen cyclists.
We can provide you with maps, packed lunches and rendezvous locations.
For charter groups, we can team up with France à Velo for a thrilling week of biking in Burgundy

Hotel barge Luciole is delighted to offer a partnership cruise with the highly respected French company 'France à Vélo' based in Auxerre. Together we have organised an itinerary that will suit all cyclists, from those who are keen to wheel the miles on a cycle round-route, to others who prefer a shorter, mid-point return to the Luciole. Alternatively for passengers who would prefer not to cycle every day (or if you are accompanying a cyclist and not wanting to cycle at all!) our itinerary enables you to enjoy the week from the comfort of a Luciole chair, rather than a bike saddle!

The week's itinerary gives passengers the best of both worlds, dovetailing half-day of biking with the barging, cycling between 15 - 30 miles (25 - 55 km) per day. The 'France à Vélo' experienced bike guide will lead the excursions, taking cycle routes from the barge to Chablis, Noyers, Vézelay, Bazoches and through the stunning Morvan Forest National Park.

The 'France à Vélo' bus is on hand to make the most of each day, so you really can 'bike and barge'. The 'cycle-round' will take in glorious scenery of Burgundy, our regular visits and refreshments along the way.


France à Vélo bike, with 21 gears
Electric bikes available (surcharge)
Bike helmets
France à Vélo's professional bike guide, working in partnership with the Luciole crew
France à Vélo's bus to transport bikes for passengers choosing 'the lite' cycle compared to the long

And of course everything else you would expect from our 'All-inclusive' Luciole barge cruise
Hotel barge Luciole

Cruising since 1976

Phone: 00 44 1625 576880
From USA: 011 44 1625 576880

23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England

1-2 Quai de la Republique, Auxerre
89000 France

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