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; utracks.com.