She says a video can be watched on the home page of Cycling Europe’s website of one of the first Dutch Bike & Barge cruises to operate in June. ‘It shows new protocols in place like dining, sanitation stations set up on board, social distancing (not hard when you’re biking) plus comments from guests.’
New tours include the five-day Taste Of Holland itinerary on a premium barge, giving a cameo view of Holland starting in Amsterdam and including the polder flatlands, dunes of the North Sea coast, Zaanse Schans open-air museum, cheese capital of Alkmaar and historic Haarlem.
New in Germany, Castles Of The Rhine explores the route through the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage area known for its castles perched atop vine-clad hills. It visits cities like Bonn, Cologne, Rudesheim and Mainz which feature museums, cathedrals and half timbered houses. Both tours are in the easy bracket with a slightly higher grade on the Rhine. E bikes are available.