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Bikes for excursions
« on: Jan 14, 2023, 01:53 PM »
I've decided that the Cunard cruising formula may not be for me... and glimpses of how things are on other cruise lines has reinforced this.

When we were docked next to a Tui ship, they had an entire fleet of e-bikes available to use.  I'd have loved to try one, and would like more details about how it works. (e.g. what happens if it gets stolen while in your care!).  Pic attached.
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Re: Bikes for excursions
« Reply #1 on: Jan 14, 2023, 07:49 PM »
I used bikes twice for excursions from QE2. Once in Bar Harbor, and once in Qu├ębec. Both times, the bikes were hired locally and we were on a guided bike tour. They were both very enjoyable.

I have a feeling that the AIDA ships also provide bicycles during port visits.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Bikes for excursions
« Reply #2 on: Jan 15, 2023, 10:30 AM »
I have also been aware of people making arrangements for a private hire of bikes.  When we were in Copenhagen and Rotterdam last year we knew of people who had arranged their own hire and tour. In Oslo the hire of electric scooter things (not mobility type) was all the rage for cruise passengers and tourists.  If I had been younger, I would have loved to have a try.  I have also been aware of people taking their folding bike on the ship. Lots of options.

On the River Boat cruise, the flat land would have been ideal for hiring a bike and exploring.  River boat cruise was expensive but excellent.

Here are some links to have a look at if you are considering a cruise with the option to cycle when off the ship.  It is getting the mix of the ship that is right for you and researching hiring a bike. 

Article on river boat Cruises with bikes
https://www.cruise-international.com/top-6-cycling-cruises/

MSC Cruises - bike tours
https://www.msccruises.co.uk/cruises/excursions/bike-tours-excursions

Sand in my suitcase bike and boat cruises
https://sandinmysuitcase.com/bike-and-boat-cruises/#Ocean-Cruises

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