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Bruges to Paris by Bike and Boat (and reverse)

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  • 7 nights | 30 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 2
  • Guided from: €915
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.

Tour description

Along this route, you can choose programs of 7 or 14 nights. The full 14-nights will take you from Bruges to Paris, or from Paris to Bruges. Program details in Daily Program and Dates & Prices.

Aboard the Feniks, this tour takes you through Belgium and France. On every tour your guides and crew will show you the famous attractions known by the big crowds, but will also take you to the undiscovered treasures of each country.

The cycle guide takes you on a tour of about 25-30 miles a day, but if you want to cycle a longer or shorter distance, they provide you with maps and all the information you need. Of course you can also stay on the boat and enjoy the landscape from the sundeck. In the evening the guide takes you for a stroll in town, to show you all its beauty.

The tour operators will provide you with all the information you need, serve you delicious food and let you taste the countries' specialities; they listen to what you want to give you the holiday of a lifetime. No need to bring more than your personal belongings, you will have everything you need when staying on the Feniks.

From the well preserved historical towns of Belgium to the little villages of France, you will cycle on quiet country roads, towpaths, paved forest trails an the occasional cobblestone road.

You will visit several castles, including the famous Versailles,visit the town where Van Gogh lived and painted, see the well-known war museum in Peronne, a mine museum in Lewarde, stay in Belgium's most well kept town Bruges and visit lovely Paris, the City of Light. The terrain starts flat in Belgium, but will also climb some hills in France.

Package options are as noted below:

Bruges – Paris (14 nights)
May 12, Jun 9, Sep 15, 2018
The full 14-night program, Bruges – Paris. 

Bruges – Péronne (7 nights)
May 12, Jun 9, Sep 15, 2018
The first part of the Bruges – Paris itinerary; 7 nights ending in Péronne.

Péronne – Paris (7 nights)
May 19, Jun 16, Sep 22, 2018
The second part of the Bruges – Paris itinerary; 7 nights ending in Paris.


Paris – Bruges (14 nights)
May 26; Sep 1, 29, 2018
The full 14-night program, Paris – Bruges.

Paris – Péronne (7 nights)
May 26; Sep 1, 29, 2018
The first part of the Paris – Bruges itinerary; 7 nights ending in Péronne.

Péronne – Bruges (7 nights)
Jun 2, Sep 8, Oct 6, 2018
The second part of the Paris – Bruges itinerary; 7 nights ending in Bruges.

Daily program

Along this route, you can choose programs of 7 or 14 nights. The full 14-nights will take you from Bruges to Paris, or from Paris to Bruges. The program details are listed below.

Each daily cycling distance is between 25 and 30 miles.

Bruges to Péronne to Paris
May 12, Jun 9, Sep 15, 2018

Day 1: Bruges
 (11 miles/18km)
At 2:00pm, we welcome our guests on board. After arrival and welcome at the ship on the mooring place, try out your bike with a ride into the countryside near Bruges. Enjoy a guided walk in town in the evening.
Overnight in Bruges.

Day 2: Bruges – Ghent (37 or 25 miles/60 or 40km)
A variated ride in the typical Flanders countryside with smalll villages, patches of forest, rich fields and pastures into thriving Ghent, one of the biggest towns (more than 250,000 inhabitants) in Belgium. Ghent has a rich history, still visible in layout and buildings in the center where you will have time to visit some of the highlights (St. Baafscathedral with the famous triptique "Mystic Lamb," the castle, museum of fine arts, and more. You will like Ghent!. Well lit Ghent in the evening is another experience. You have an option to cover the first leg by ship and join on bike later.
Overnight in Ghent.

Day 3: Ghent – Oudenaarde
 (28 miles/45km)
Another nice ride in the countryside of Flanders, partly along the river Schelde. Our goal today is Oudenaarde, famous for its townhall, church, beer breweries, and the Tour of Flanders center (cycling). Enjoy a walk in town after arrival.
Overnight in Oudenaarde.

Day 4: Oudenaarde – Tournai (28 or 34 miles/45 or 55km)
We can visit the center this morning while museums are open. We continue our tour in the Schelde river valley. After crossing the language border (Flemish/French), the river is called Escaut.

To the left hills appear on the horizon. Ancient cobblestone roads on some of these are (in)famous because they are part of Tour of Flanders speed cycling race. Diehards can try one or two of them! In a small village we can have our lunch. The goal in the afternoon is Tournai. Watch how big ships sail through the gate of the medieval watergate.The town center is on the UNESCO world heritage list. A visit to the immense cathedral (5 towers) is not to be missed! Walk in town after dinner.
Overnight in Tournai.

Day 5: Tournai – Bouchain/Arleux (50km)
Today we can start our tour with an early sailing. The ship has to cover quite a distance today because the river makes a big loop. Nice riding in forest and visit to St. Amand-Les-Eaux with its abbey-tower.

Between the English Channel and the German Ruhr-area in a relatively narrow belt, there was a major coal-mining industry in the 19th and the first three-quarters of the 20th century. This is still visible in the landscape. Red brick buildings are abundant here. The mooring place will be either Bouchain or Arleux.
Overnight in Bouchain.

Day 6:Bouchainn/Arleux – Hermies (31 miles/50km)
Arleux is at the beginning of the Canal du Nord. Following this canal takes a long time because of the shipping traffic and many locks. The captain might have to moor partway in cases of heavy traffic. But a night in the quiet countryside has a charm of its own.We are planning to moor near the village of Hermies.

We are planning to moor near the village of Hermies. We are entering agricultural Northern France with its large fields. You might encounter some minor slopes today. The town of Cambrai (part of the Netherlands in the 16th century) is nearby. Depending on the starting point today we might visit it.
Overnight in Hermies.

Day 7: Hermies – Péronne
 (12 or 28 miles/20 or 45km)
A short ride to the town of Peronne, following the canal, with at least one serious slope. In the afternoon there is an option of another ride with a nice stay halfway.
Overnight in Péronne.

Day 8: Péronne
The Historial, the war museum in the castle is worth while visiting. There is another small local museum in the center. Participants who are even more interested in the history of the Great War 1914-1918 could use their day off for a visit to one or more places connected with the 1st World War. To the west, in the direction of Amiens, was the Australian sector. Visit on your own initiative (by taxi for example; it's not included in our tour). Ask your guide for information at the beginning of your journey.
Overnight in Péronne.

If you booked the 7-night package Bruges to Péronne, you will depart on this day following breakfast. If you booked the 7-night package Péronne to Paris, you will meet in Péronne on this day and will begin cycling as described below on Day 9.


Péronne to Paris
May 19, Jun 16, Sep 22, 2018

Day 9: Péronne – Pont l'Eveque (31 or 40 miles/50 or 65km)

An early sailing or one in the afternoon will be part of the itinerary. Between Peronne and Compiegne there are some hills to be conquered. It's the typical landscape of Northern France with undulating fields and small villages. Noyon has a very old interesting cathedral. The ship will be moored near Pont l’Eveque, some 3 km from Noyon.
Overnight in Pont l'Eveque.

Day 10: Pont l'Eveque – Compiegne (25 or 31 miles/40 or 50km)
Nice ride in the forest, one serious slope, passing through the lovely valley of St. Crépinaux-Bois. Visit to the Clairiere de l’Armistice (armistice place 1918/1940 in the forest) and continuing along the river Aisne and Oise, into Compiegne. After arrival in Compiegne you have time to spend in town (Palace-museum). You can join a guided walk in this historic town (Joan of Arc).
Overnight in Compiegne.

Day 11: Compiegne – Creil (25 or 31 miles/40 or 50km)
A nice ride in the immense forest to the east of town, including a visit to the castle of Pierrefonds, restored and rebuild in the 19th century by the famous architect Violet le Duc. Nice cycling in the forest. Visit the village in the forest St. Jean-aux-Bois and Roman ruins just south of it or a short ride on a new bike path along the river bring us to Béthisy-St. Pierre. From here we cycle to the river to meet our ship for the last stretch to Creil, mooring place on the Oise river.
Overnight in Creil.

Day 12: Creil – Pontoise (31 miles/50km)
Today is a ride in a wooded area with nice bike paths. There are a few options for visits: the town of Senlis, Chantilly-castle and Royaumont abbey. Part of the distance will be covered by sailing because of the distance between the mooring places today. On our way to Pontoise, we will make a stop near the little town of Auvers is connected with the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, who spent his last months here, producing a large number of paintings. Guided walk. From Auver the ship brings us to the town of Pontoise.
Overnight in Pontoise.

Day 13: Pontoise – Bougival (12 or 28 miles/20 or 45km)
Sailing downstream the river Oise and upstream Seine is one of the highlights of the tour but cycling near it too! Many interesting things to visit in a short distance. We can start our bike ride in Pontoise or Conflans, old riverport where Seine and Oise meet. Between Conflans and Bougival the distance is less than 30 km. Centre of horse-riding is Maisons Lafitte. The next town, St. Germain-en-Laye has a museum with an impressive collection of human artifacts from early manhood until the early Middle Ages. Not far away from Bougival (4 km mainly on bike paths), is the chateau-museum of Malmaison with its beautiful park, the dwelling of Napoleon and Joséphine, his first wife. It's a very good alternative for the grand but busy chateau at Versailles.
Overnight in Bougival.

Day 14: Bougival – Paris
 (25 or 28 miles/40 or 45km)
Today we are already in the suburbs of Paris, but with quite some green parts. Some serious hills are part of the day-trip. First goal is the terrain of the Palace of Versailles.We can visit the park. A visit to the chateau itself will take several hours. A private reservation for this or the next day is an option. Also rides in some nice parks are part of the itinerary today.We will see highlights of Paris. Of course the traffic will be more intense as you experienced in the two weeks before! An option is to stay on board and see Paris from the river.

Day 15: Paris, departure
Departure from the boat in Paris after breakfast.

Paris to Pronne to Bruges

May 26; Sep 1, 29, 2018

Day 1: Paris
Day 2: Paris – Bougival (25 or 28 miles/40 or 45km)
Day 3: Bougival – Conflans/Auvers sur l’Oise (19 or 22 miles/30 or 35km)
Day 4: Conflans/Auvers sur l’Oise – Creil (22 or 31 miles/35 or 50km)
Day 5: Creil – Compiegne (31 miles/50km)
Day 6: Compiegne- Noyon (28 miles/45km)
Day 7: Noyon- Peronne (37 miles/60km)
Day 8: Péronne – Moislains* 
(optional 16 miles/25km)

Péronne to Bruges
Jun 2, Sep 8, Oct 6, 2018

Day 9: Moislains – Arleux (25 or 34 miles/40 or 55km)
Day 10: Arleux – Valenciennesca (31 miles/50km)
Day 11: Valenciennesca – Tournai (31 or 37 miles/miles/50 or 60km)
Day 12: Tournai – Oudenaarde (28 miles/45km)
Day 13: Oudenaarde – Ghent (28 miles/45km)
Day 14: Ghent – Bruges (28 miles/45km)
Day 15: Ghent, final day

*End of tour for those booking the 7-nights program Paris – Peronne; start of tour for those booking the 7-nights Péronne – Bruges

Dates

Bruges to Péronne to Paris: May 12, Jun 9, Sep 15, 2018. From Péronne to Paris: May 19, Jun 16, Sep 22, 2018. From Paris to Péronne to Bruges: May 26; Sep 1, 29, 2018. From Péronne to Bruges: Jun 2, Sep 8, Oct 6, 2018.

Prices

Bruges – Péronne – Paris (14 nights)

Bunk bed cabin. Bookable: May 12, Jun 9, Sep 15, 2018

Per person, double occupancy
€1750
Cabin upgrade, 2 low beds
€75
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike
€150
Electrically-assisted bike
€254
Paris – Péronne – Bruges (14 nights)

Bunk bed cabin. Bookable: May 26; Sep 1, 29, 2018

Per person, double occupancy
€1750
Cabin upgrade, 2 low beds
€75
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike
€150
Electrically-assisted bike
€254
Bruges – Péronne (7 nights)

Bunk bed cabin. Bookable: May 12, Jun 9, Sep 15, 2018

Per person, double occupancy
€915
Cabin upgrade, 2 low beds
€35
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike
€75
Electrically-assisted bike
€127
Paris – Péronne (7 nights)

Bunk bed cabin. Bookable: May 26; Sep 1, 29, 2018

Per person, double occupancy
€915
Cabin upgrade, 2 low beds
€35
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike
€75
Electrically-assisted bike
€127
Péronne – Bruges (7 nights)

Bunk bed cabin. Bookable: Jun 2, Sep 8, Oct 6, 2018

Per person, double occupancy
€915
Cabin upgrade, 2 low beds
€35
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike
€75
Electrically-assisted bike
€127
Péronne – Paris (7 nights)

Bunk bed cabin. Bookable: May 19, Jun 16, Sep 22, 2018

Per person, double occupancy
€915
Cabin upgrade, 2 low beds
€35
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike
€75
Electrically-assisted bike
€127
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  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
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  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
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Feniks GENERAL CONDITIONS

Cancellation

1. In the event of cancellation by the Customer, the following percentages shall be due:

Price for Ship

  • after reservation 15%
  • 6-5 months prior to sailing 20%
  • 5-4 months 30%
  • 4-3 months 40%
  • 3-2 months 50%
  • 2-1 months 75%
  • 1 month - 1 day 90%
  • on sailing date 100%

2. Cancellation must be made in writing, with receipt to be confirmed by Supplier, or by registered mail. The date of cancellation shall be the date of receipt by the Supplier.

Article 1.Definitions

In these General Conditions, as well as in the related Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

a. Supplier: The owner of the Ship

b. Customer: Any person, whether natural or juridical, who enters into an Agreement with an Supplier.

c. Agreement: Any agreement that is entered into between an Supplier and a Customer, including any amendments and additions thereto,  whereby the Supplier agrees to conduct a Voyage on board his Ship, and to which these General Conditions apply.

d. Guest: Any person, whether natural or juridical, who is authorized by the Customer to make use of the services of the Supplier.

e. Voyage: The entire trip, including a stay on board the Ship, taking place during the period set forth in the Agreement.

f. Luggage: Any luggage, consisting of easily transported or wheeled items, in the possession of a Guest.

g. Ship: The Ship referred to in the Agreement.

h. Price: The Price of the Voyage, as set forth in the Agreement.

Article 2.  Scope of Application

2.1 These Conditions shall form part of every Agreement. These Conditions shall also apply to the precontractual relationship between the Supplier and the Customer, as of such time as the Supplier has provided them to the Customer and the Customer has not objected to their application within 7 days thereof.

2.2 General conditions that conflict with the provisions hereof shall apply only if expressly accepted by the Supplier in writing and only with respect to the Agreement(s) concerned.

2.3 Amendments or additions to any provision of the Agreement or these Conditions shall be effective only if made in writing.

2.4 The Agreement and these Conditions constitute the entire agreement setting forth the rights and obligations of the Supplier and the Customer.

2.5 In the event of a conflict between the Dutch-language version of these Conditions and any version in another language, the Dutch-language version shall prevail.

2.6 In the event that any provision of these Conditions should be invalid, the remaining provisions shall continue to have effect. The invalid provision shall be replaced by a provision that approximates, to the extent possible, the intent of the invalid provision.

2.7 The contracting parties are the Supplier and the Customer. These conditions shall also apply between the Supplier and Guests, who are not parties to the Agreement between the Supplier and the Customer, and the Customer shall be responsible forensuring this. The Customer shall indemnify the Supplier for any and all liability of the Supplier vis-à-vis a Guest that would have been excluded if the Guest had been bound by these Conditions.

2.8 These Conditions shall also inure to the benefit of any legal or natural person upon whom, in the widest possible sense, the Supplier relies or has relied in the execution or performance of the Agreement or in the conduct of his business activities.

2.9 In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the Agreement and the provisions of these Conditions, the provisions of the Agreement shall prevail.

Article 3.  Liability of the Supplier

3.1 The liability of the Supplier to pay damages for death or personal injury pursuant to part 3 of title 10 of Book 8 of the Civil Code, shall be limited to the sum of EU 137.000,- per Guest. In the event that such damages take the form of an annuity, the capital shall not exceed EU 137.000,- per Guest.

3.2 The liability of the Supplier to pay damages for loss of or damage to Luggage shall be limited to EU 1000,-. Damage shall be limited to the current value of the Luggage. The Supplier shall have no liability for any non-pecuniary loss, indirect or consequential damages arising from the loss of or damage to Luggage.

3.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for any loss attributable to delay (irrespective of the cause thereof and whether arising before, during or after transportation), or to any deviation from the agreed upon time for starting and ending.

3.4 The Supplier shall have no liability for damages resulting from a thing, brought on board by a Guest, that the Supplier would not have permitted on board, had he been aware of its nature or character, if the Guest knew or should have known that the Supplier would not have permitted such a thing on board. The Guest shall be liable to the Supplier for any expenses and damages that may arise as a result of his having brought or having had such thing on board.

3.5 Without prejudice to article 6:107 Civil Code, in the event of personal injury suffered by a Guest, only that Guest shall have a cause of action for damages. Without prejudice to article 6:108 Civil Code, only the surviving spouse, children and parents who depended on the Guest for their support shall have a cause of action for damages. The value of the claims provided for in this section shall be based on the relative position and affluence of the claimant.

3.6 In the event that the Supplier proves that damage, loss or injury is attributable to the fault or negligence of the Guest, the Suppliers liability shall accordingly be set off, either completely or in part.

3.7 In the event that persons assisting the Supplier in performing his obligations render, at the request of the Customer or Guests, services that the Supplier is not obligated to perform, such persons shall be deemed have acted under the instructions of the Customer and/or the Guests to whom the services were rendered.

3.8 The Customer waives the right to set-off based on comparative negligence.

Article 4. Liability of Customer and Guests

4.1 The Customer and the Guests shall be jointly and severally liable for any damage, loss or injury to the Supplier caused by the Customer, Guest or their Luggage.  This shall apply to damage to the Ship, to injury and damage to any persons or property located on board, as well as to injury and damage caused by the Customer, Guests or their Luggage to persons or property not located on board the Ship, in the event such damages are sought from the Supplier.

4.2 The Customer shall not be entitled to rely on the Guests? own liability.

4.3 This article shall apply without prejudice to other or additional rights, including rights vis-à-vis third parties, of the Supplier.

Article 5. Obligations of Supplier

5.1 The Ship and its crew conform to the legal requirements.

5.2 Pursuant to the Agreement, the Supplier is obligated to use his best efforts to carry out the Voyage.

5.3 The sailing route shall be determined by the Supplier in consultation with the Customer.

5.4 The Supplier and/or the Captain shall at all times be entitled to decide that, as a result of weather conditions, high or low water, blocked sailing routes and similar conditions, including those relating to the Ship, the Ship cannot sail, or that it is necessary, in the broadest sense, to modify or cancel the Voyage, or to change the place of departure or arrival.

5.5 The Supplier shall, in such case, make every effort to cooperate in finding an alternative or a solution, provided that any additional costs in connection therewith shall be reimbursed by the Customer. It shall be within the discretion of the Supplier to determine whether an alternative or solution is capable of being implemented and whether the Supplier can reasonably do so.

5.6 The provisions of this article shall also apply in event that the Supplier or Captain is forced to take one of the decisions referred to herein as a result of the actions or failure to act of one or more Guests, in the case of a delay, howsoever caused, and in the event the Supplier cannot reach the place of departure or arrival agreed to with the Customer.

5.7 In the event that the Ship unexpectedly turns out to be unavailable, the Supplier shall use his best efforts to provide a comparable Ship. If this should prove impossible, the Supplier shall be entitled to rescind the Agreement. If the unavailability of the Ship is not attributable to the fault or negligence of the Supplier, the Supplier shall not be liable to pay damages or make restitution to the Customer and/or Guest. In all other cases, the liability of the Supplier shall be limited to sums already paid by the Customer pursuant to the Agreement.

Article 6. Obligations of Customer and Guests

6.1 The Ship shall be made available upon the commencement of the Voyage, clean and with its complete inventory. Unless otherwise agreed, the Customer shall, no later than the day of debarkation, leave the ship behind in the same condition as he found it upon embarkation, i.e., clean, and with its complete inventory.

6.2 The Customer and the Guests must strictly comply with all requirements and instructions, whether prescribed by law or given by or at the behest of the Supplier or the Captain, in particular but not exclusively those relating to order and safety. In the event that such requirements or instructions are not followed, the Supplier shall be entitled to suspend performance or to rescind the Agreement.

6.3 The Customer and Guests shall not bring anything on board other than the Luggage.

6.4 The Luggage belonging to the Customer and Guests shall not constitute a nuisance. The Customer and Guests shall in no case be permitted to carry with them dangerous substances (in the broadest sense of the word), or to bring on board drugs or contraband. In addition, no pets or animals may be brought on board without prior permission.

6.5 On the day of arrival, the Customer shall provide the Supplier with a list of the names  of the Guests.

Article 7. Suppliers Right to Suspend Performance

7.1 In the event of non-performance, inadequate performance or late performance by or on behalf of the Customer, the Supplier shall in all circumstances be entitled to immediately suspend performance of his obligations under the Agreement, while reserving all remaining rights vis-à-vis the Customer, including any exclusion of Suppliers liability for damages.

7.2 The right to suspend performance shall include the Suppliers right to deny the Customer or any of the Guests access to the Ship.

7.3 In the event of non-performance, inadequate performance or late performance of these obligations by or on behalf of the Customer, followed by recourse by the Supplier to this right to suspend performance, the Supplier shall nevertheless be entitled to receive payment in the amount agreed upon, and shall not operate to the detriment of other or additional rights that the Supplier is entitled to enforce against the Customer pursuant to these Conditions and/or basic contract law.

Article 8. Further Rights of Supplier

Access to the Ship, as well as to the Voyage and the lodging and catering services, may be denied by the Supplier where necessary due to capacity, safety, public order, potential damage or nuisance, as well as in cases of past overdue invoices, all without prejudice to the other provisions of these conditions and reserving all remaining rights against the Customer, including any exclusion of Suppliers liability for damages.

Article 9. Payment Terms

9.2 Unless otherwise agreed, the Price is inclusive of costs related to ports, bridges, locks and pilotage, as well as local charges such as tourist tax and fuel charges.

9.3 The Customer shall pay the Supplier the sum due in the currency expressed in the Agreement within the time period provided therefor in the Agreement, without any discount, deduction or set off. The Customer shall at no time be entitled to suspend his obligation to make payment.

9.4 The Supplier shall be entitled, at any time up to twenty days prior to the initial date of the Voyage, to increase the Price as a result of extreme changes in the cost of carrying out the Voyage. The Customer shall, in such a case, be entitled to cancel the Agreement, provided he does so within ten days of receipt of notice to this effect.

9.5 Failure by the Customer to fulfill his obligation to make payment to the Supplier within the time period agreed upon therefor, shall automatically constitute default without any notice of default being required. From the time that the Customer is in default until the time of payment in full, interest for late payment shall be due in the amount of 2% of the amount due per month or partial month, without prejudice to the Suppliers legal right to full damages.

9.6 All costs connected with the collection of the amount due from the Customer, including court costs, shall be borne by the Customer.

Article 10. Complaints

10.1 Complaints concerning invoices shall be made within fourteen days of the invoice date.

10.2 The Customer and/or Guest shall communicate any complaints concerning the performance of the Agreement to the Supplier and/or the appropriate personnel present immediately (during the trip), in order to give the Supplier the opportunity to take measures aimed at correcting any situation that is the subject of a legitimate complaint.

Article 12. Rescission

12.1 In the event the Customer is declared bankrupt, makes assets available to creditors, submits a request for a moratorium on payments, has an attachment levied on all or part of his assets that is not lifted or placed in custodianship within ten days after the date of attachment; or

b.decides to proceed or proceeds with the cessation or transfer of all or a significant part of his business activities, including the contribution of his business activities to an existing or to-be-established company, or changes the objects of his business enterprise; or

c.fails in full or in part to fulfill any legal or contractual obligation vis-à-vis the Supplier, after having received written notice of default; or

d.fails to pay any invoiced amount or portion thereof within the time period provided therefor, the Customer shall by operation of law be deemed to be in default, and any remaining payments shall immediately fall due.

12.2 Under the circumstances set forth in the previous section, the Supplier shall be entitled, without giving rise to any liability in damages and without prejudice to his other rights, such as rights relating to overdue fines, interest, and the right to demand damages, and without giving notice of default or seeking judicial intervention:

a.to rescind the Agreement in whole or in part, by sending written notice to that effect to the Customer; and/or

b.to demand immediate payment of any sums due to the Supplier from the Customer; and/or

c.before performing the Agreement any further, to obtain from the Customer security for the (timely) performance of his payment obligations.

12.3 In the event that the Supplier elects to rescind the Agreement, the Customer shall pay liquidated damages consisting of the Price, or the amount of actual damage, if this exceeds the Price.

Article 13. Force Majeure

In the event that the Supplier is prevented by force majeure of a permanent or temporary nature from performing of continuing to perform his obligations under the Agreement, the Supplier shall be entitled, without giving rise to any liability in damages, by giving notice to that effect and without judicial intervention being required, to rescind the Agreement in whole or in part, without prejudice to the Suppliers right to demand payment from the Customer for performance rendered prior to the commencement of the force majeure, or to suspend in whole or in part the performance or continued performance of the Agreement. The Supplier shall notify the Customer forthwith of any situation involving force majeure. In the event of suspension of performance, the Supplier shall retain the right to subsequently rescind the Agreement in whole or in part.

Article 14. Applicable Law

14.1 Both the Agreement and these general conditions shall be governed by Dutch law.

14.2 Any dispute shall be submitted to the competent court in the district in which the Supplier has his place of business. In the event that the Customer is a Consumer, he shall be entitled, within one month, to designate a different court.

Article 15.

15.1 The Supplier has the right to cancel a tour when there are less than 8 passengers booked two months  before the start of the tour.

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Average Ratings

  • Overall

    5

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 3.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Included meals 5
  • Bikes & equipment 5
  • Hotels or boat 4.5
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 5
  • Local tour company services 5
  • Route selection 5
  • Guides (if applicable) 5

Reviews

Jane3538 August 7, 2016

Great way to see a country

The crew was amazing,catering to every need. The food was 5 star and the Barge has a homey comfortable feel. The guide took us expertly on tours thru back roads which took us to places that rival Versailles and Notre Dame.
We were not seasoned bikers and found we were doing more than the advertised average miles per day but the terrain is mostly flat. The itinerary on the website was quite different from what we actually did. I would suggest contacting the Feniks directly for the actual itinerary prior to signing on. This trip would be recommended to others.

Oddly July 10, 2016

History, Art and Backroads

Wonderful, dedicated owners and crew, food was amazing and our guide adjusted our tour to the group members interests and cycling abilities. The small group (max 12) made for a supportive, friendly group and allowed for stops in small cafes and sites. I loved historic Bruges, Oedenaarde, Compiegne, the villages, old churches filled with art, wine, Trappist beers, cheese shops, pattiseries, back roads and bike paths, and visiting a cobblestone hill section of the Paris-Roubiex. Great way to see Europe!