Popular with more active guests, several higher-end river cruise lines carry their own fleet of bicycles onboard. Guided bike tours on river cruises are extremely popular, especially among active passengers of every age. Unique to high-end river cruise lines, like Crystal River Cruises, are new e-bikes to make the riding easier and more extensive.
If a guided bike tour is something you’d like to experience, be sure to ask someone at the Front Desk when sign-up begins. These complimentary bikes are filled to capacity as soon as they are announced.
Once reserved, you bike is placed at the bottom of the gangway at the designated time. Everyone is required to sign a liability waiver or release. You’ll be given a bike helmet and off you’ll go!
Companies like Backroads specialize in bicycle tours and have exclusive river ship charters for their guests. Some river ships also offer guests the use of Nordic walking sticks. Again, reserve at the Front Desk at no charge.
For a list of river cruise lines that offer bicycles, click here (coming soon).