The Weekend Australian - Travel - - DESTINATION AFLOAT -

The last 2017 depar­ture for the UTracks eight­day guided Bike and Barge to Paris trip is Septem­ber 23. The first 2018 depar­ture is May 19. From $1590 a per­son, in­clud­ing bike hire, guides and all meals. Elec­tric bikes are avail­able on re­quest; hel­mets are not in­cluded but rec­om­mended. The trip be­tween Com­piegne and Moret­sur-Lo­ing op­er­ates in re­verse ev­ery other week. Re­gard­less of di­rec­tion, a one-way bus trans­fer be­tween Paris and Moret-sur-Lo­ing is in­cluded. Guests need to make their own way to and from Com­piegne, which is connected to Paris by reg­u­lar trains from Gare du Nord. Clair de Lune’s moor­ing is a short walk from Com­piegne’s sta­tion. UTracks also of­fers river sail­ing and bik­ing tours in des­ti­na­tions such as north­ern Italy, The Nether­lands and the Danube Delta. More: 1300 303 368;

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