Bike & Barge 2016

Part 9 -Bruges!

The engines fired up early this morning and as soon as the lift bridge was open for business – we were headed to Bruges. There was another birthday this week – Someone got ice cream for breakfast!   The original… Read More ›

Part 7 -Middelburg to Ghent

It was supposed to be the worst day of the whole trip weather-wise …Thunderstorms! Lightning!  Pouring rain.  It definitely started out that way!  Oh yeah -Happy Birthday to me! As we were eating breakfast this morning, the barge motored a… Read More ›

Part 3 -Uithoorn to Gouda

Time to Ride! Other than our cabins, we spent most of our time in the salon. Today’s destination: Gouda.  I’ve heard of the cheese…now I get to see where it comes from.  It was supposed to be 28-30 miles riding… Read More ›

Part 2 -Amsterdam to Uithoorn

All Aboard! We found this trip on, a website that acts as a clearinghouse/booking agent for all sorts of bike trips in Europe.  The actual tour company is called Cycle Tours;  Setting up the booking was very easy… Read More ›

Barges, Bikes & Birthdays

Believe it or not, this time it was Mike’s idea to do an active trip.  He decided that we needed a birthday trip and suggested that a Bike and Barge vacation might be just what the doctor ordered.  (Pun intended)…. Read More ›