A world away from car-strewn, stressful metropolises, Europe boasts some of the planet’s most bike-friendly cities – giving locals and visitors the chance to enjoy the local sights and sounds at their own pace.

To celebrate these wonderful cycle-centric cities, we have compiled a list of our favourite bike-friendly locations that Europe has to offer. From the canal-side streets of Amsterdam to the German birthplace of the bicycle, these cities are all best explored by the power of the pedal. We’ve also included a few facts and stats about cycling around these bike-friendly cities – ensuring you can make the most of the opportunity. 

Exploring a brand new city atop a bicycle is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways to spend a holiday – taking in the local culture and atmosphere whilst whizzing around the famous landmarks and sites of note.

At Emerald Waterways, we want to give everyone this opportunity, offering bike rental schemes and tours in many of the cities our fleet visits. The guided tours can provide an authentic taste of the beautiful cycle-friendly cities of Europe, visiting the highlights and big-hitters in a wonderfully unrushed manner.

As part of our Emerald Active scheme, these bike-top city tours are also a great way of keeping fit during a river cruise – hugely important if you’ve taken full advantage of the all-inclusive service aboard Emerald Waterways river cruises. A few miles of blissful peddling can definitely justify that delightful dessert you’ve been planning all day. 

Emerald Waterways can help you pedal through Europe’s most wonderful cities – with our river cruises navigating all of the destinations listed in the graphic above. For a full range of river cruise deals, visit the Emerald Waterways homepage or call our dedicated team on 0808 301 4705.


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