Add a bike or two to your canal boat hire from Nicols and you can enjoy another great way to explore the countryside when you’re not sailing through it. Ready to take ashore whenever you need, a bicycle lets you stretch your legs along towpaths and riverbanks and is a great way to carry back to your boat provisions bought in villages and towns along your route.
When you stop after a few hours of sailing, a bike gives you so much freedom to explore on dry land. Cycling is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, enjoying the natural surroundings as you journey to reach all the sights and locations you choose to visit in your cruising region.
By combining bike rental with your canal boat hire, you can:
Cycling along the towpaths at the edge of the canal or river is a great way to combine the pleasure of boating with that of cycling. Cruises on rivers and canals are particularly suitable for the use of a bicycle: the towpaths are arranged to allow you to explore the area on two wheels.
"Renting a bicycle as well as our canal boat meant we were able to make the most of our holiday. We made numerous stops on the Canal du Midi to explore the picturesque villages that we could not have discovered on foot!"
Alban – 38 years old
We can’t recommend just a few destinations for those that wish to enjoy cycling on their holiday. That’s because every destination is great! Wherever you cruise, you can enjoy stopovers for bike rides and take time to discover the surroundings at your own pace.