With the waterways of Europe traversing miles of unspoilt countryside, there’s no better way to get back to nature than taking a canal boat cruise through exceptional landscapes and alongside nature preservation areas surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wild.
Along rivers and canals, nature reveals its many wonders to peaceful cruisers. From the deck of your hire boat, you’ll see the flora and fauna of your chosen boating region all around you. Fish swim through the freshwater beneath you, birds dart across blue skies from tree to tree and unseen creatures identify themselves with their calls. Sailing slowly through the nature is a calming experience and as captain of your cruise, when a stunning view or intriguing animal piques your curiosity, simply moor up and take a closer look and some memorable photographs
By choosing boat rental with Nicols, you will be able to:
Step off your boat for some further exploration on foot. Whether you go hiking, bird watching, climbing, or simply strolling, you will discover natural treasures in abundance. Choose to enjoy your canal boat holiday in the Camargue, Alsace, the splendid Lot Valley or any of our other cruising regions – none of them will fail to delight you.
"From Lübz in Germany, we were able to discover the sumptuous landscapes of the Mecklenburg Lake District. The limpid blue of the water, the azure sky, the green of the surrounding nature. Such a treat for nature lovers like us!"
Simon and Joëlle – 43 years old
Whether you choose to take your canal boating holiday in France, Germany or Portugal, you’ll never forget how their rivers, lakes and canals take you through breathtaking natural landscapes.