River Tourism, how it works
Be the captain of your own boat .
No permit or experience is required. It's that simple ! You get on board, and after a navigation instruction, you can fully enjoy your river holidays
No experience is required, all navigation instructions given when the boat is taken in hand.
Boats fully equipped and easy to fly!
Free and unrestricted navigation.
Great choice of itineraries and models of boats without license, from 2 to 12 people
The return cruise ...
The one-way cruise ...
Luggage to take with you ...
by boat, it is better to avoid suitcases. Instead, use travel bags that are easier to store. Remember to carry dishes, soap, toilet paper, matches, a medicine bag with medicine, binoculars, gloves to protect your hands when handling ropes in locks, towels and towels sunscreen, hat, sunscreen, insect lotion if you go in the summer, non-slip footwear, waterproof clothing and several flashlights. You can also bring your board games as well as reading to fully enjoy your evenings.
Also, if you choose to sail on a boat with a deck , consider taking a parasol with you. You can however rent umbrellas, tables and deck chairs when making your reservation. You will only be able to use electrical appliances operating under 220 volts when the boat is connected to a dock in certain harbors or marinas. Also consider taking your fishing rod if your area of navigation allows activity. If you do not have one, some bases will be able to offer you to the hiring.
Also, if you choose to navigate a boat with a bridge take with you an umbrella. You can however rent umbrellas, tables and deck chairs during your booking. You will not be able to use electrical appliances operating under 220 volts until the boat is connected, & Agrave; a terminal in certain harbors or marinas. Think about it, take your fishing rod if your navigation region authorizes the activity. If you do not have one, some of the basics will be available to you. location.
First Supply ...
In some bases, the staff offer you the possibility of having on board some essential supplies to start the journey. Otherwise, most of the databases proximity to local shops and you will be able to get everything you need on the first day.
Full of gas and water ...
When you get on board, the boat is about to start, , ie with plenty of water and fuel. You will have the option of filling the water tank in some ports along your route.
The full diesel is largely sufficient for a week of navigation . However, if you have to fill up with gas oil, remember to keep your re & c and we will deduct the amount to be paid upon arrival. Our commercial team will give you an estimate of the total fuel price before departure, depending on your route and your boat. Please note that gasoil tariffs are linked to local variations in market prices and may therefore vary.
The equipment ...
You will find in all the boats a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, an oven, a hob, a sink, various arrangements, dishes, kitchen equipment, maintenance and safety bed.
All the boats have a square (place of stay) with a table whose size depends on the number of passengers that the boat can accommodate, a bench sometimes convertible into a bed double or single as well as chairs. Most boats own a CD player.
Bedding: sheets, duvets, pillows and pillowcases are provided on board all boats (except those in the low cost range).
Electricity: the boat is autonomous in electricity on condition of sailing 4 to 5 hours per day; however, use electricity in moderation. There is a 12V cigarette lighter socket in boats so you can charge your mobile phone. It is possible to rent a 12v / 220v converter if you never have an adapter cord. Please note, for large amperage devices such as a hair dryer for example, you will not be able to use this socket, you will have to connect to the dock directly on the 220v with the electric extension cord provided on board.
Gas: A 13kg gas bottle is provided for heating, hobs and oven. On some models, it also powers refrigerators. These refrigerators are less efficient in very high outdoor heat and should not be overloaded, the door should be opened as little as possible.
Breakfast: aboard most boats, you will find a carafe with a filter holder to make your morning coffee. Some premium range boats are equipped with an electric coffee machine, an electric juicer and a toaster. For tea, there is usually a kettle (not electric).
Heating: most boats are equipped with forced air heating. This heater is an element of comfort to heat the interior of the boat. However, it does not allow a constant ambient temperature to be maintained.
If you are used to going on vacation with your dog, know that it is possible by boat. He will accompany you on your walks or bike rides on the towpaths or will listen to you on the deck of your boat during navigation.
You will be asked for a small package (between 50 € and 80 € / stay) and a maximum of 2 animals will be accepted. Remember to bring its usual carpet and bowls.