Beyond the Ship.
Immerse yourself & see each new place like a local.
Avalon will be offering exciting optional biking excursions in the select European destinations listed below. We've chosen knowledgeable bike companies in these locations to offer a safe and fun way to experience the destination, complete with a Local Guide to show you the way.
Amsterdam: Cycling through Amsterdam like a local
Nearly half of all traffic movements in Amsterdam are by bike. The Dutch are proud of their biking culture and can be seen pedaling rain or shine (although never with a helmet) through the city streets. Bike paths connect the entire country and cyclists are well respected on the roads, making cycling an efficient as well as healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around. Join in the fun and experience Holland like a local...
This excursion is offered in Amsterdam on the following river cruises:
Dürnstein: Biking in the Wachau Valley
Biking along the Danube is becoming a popular pastime. So if you are fit and ready for some exercise grab a bike, a helmet and cycle between the waters of the mighty stream and the lovely vineyards and romantic villages of the Wachau Valley. (Minimum physical condition necessary - not allowed for hearing impaired - weather dependent)
This excursion is offered in Dürnstein on the following river cruises:
Lyon: Lyon by bicycle
Discover the city of Lyon with its magnificent getaways and panoramas in a very unique way. Ride along the city and admire its most important buildings. Your guide will be with you all the time so you are free to enjoy the sights without the hassle of finding your way around.
This excursion is offered in Lyon on the following river cruises:
Breisach: Biking along the Rhine and through Breisach
Breisach is situated in one of Germany's warmest regions, on the banks of the river Rhine. Discover this city and its panoramas in a very unique way. Both regular bicycles as well as electric-aid driven bicycles are at your disposal. A guide will assist you with gear and the best route to take.
This excursion is offered in Breisach on the following river cruises:
Bernkastel: Biking along the Mosel
Imagine riding for an afternoon past vineyards stretching up steep mountainsides on both banks of this slow-moving river. Picture yourself pedaling through sun-drenched medieval-looking towns of half-timbered houses and past Romanesque churches of intricate architecture. Glance up from your handlebars to see a castle perched high overhead and, as you turn the corner, listen to cheery townspeople and tourists enjoying themselves at outdoor tables around a fountain in the town square. A bike tour is a great way to experience this historic region. The bikes will be delivered to the ship and your local guide will show you all the hidden gems along the Mosel River.
This excursion is offered in Bernkastel on the following river cruises:
Vienna: Biking in Vienna
Discover Vienna today with one of the city Bikes and discover what this metropolitan city has to offer. Biking is a unique way of combining culture with actively experiencing the city. Exploring Vienna could not be easier, than to go by bike. Some of the sights you might see today: the Danube Island, the Hundertwasserhaus, the Prater and the Ferris Wheel. A helmet is provided and a guide will accompany you on our 3-hour biking tour.
This excursion is offered in Vienna on the following river cruises: