Bicycle & Equipment
Our bicycles are modern and high stardard quality of KTM. We offer 28-Zoll-Unisex-tourbikes with deep comfort-entrance. The bikes are equipped with either 21 or 24-derailleur-gear (depending on ship) with override, caliper breaks and robust wheels. Our bicycles are mostly not older than 3 years. During the journey, you are liable for any damage, loss or theft. A corresponding bike insurance can be completed on board.
We offer the following bycicle options:
- Touring bikes with freewheel
- E-Bikes (Pedelecs)
All bicycles have a deep comfort entry (wave frame) *, men’s frames are available from a height of 188 cm.
Children bikes, children seat, children trailer and tagalong can be booked.
Our bicycles are equipped with:
- puncture-proof tires
- 1 good sized, waterproofed pannier bag
- 1 handle bar bag
- air pump
- per cabin you will receive a service kit with breakdown tools and a bicycle lock
The on-board shop offers quality bicycle helmets, cell phone holders and cycling gear (such as jerseys, pants, sweaters, rain jackets, rain ponchos).
Electric bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs
Our modern e-bikes (pedelecs) are quality branded bikes with hub gear, freewheel, powerful electric motor and gradually selectable pedal assistance.
The battery range depends on support level, driving style, body weight and terrain. The more hilly the railing, the higher the body weight, the more battery capacity is consumed.
You save your battery by starting with as low support as possible and increasing it if necessary.
Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle
IMPORTANT: please reserve Ebikes early, as they are only available in very limited numbers.
Can also occur with very new and good bikes. A puncture of the wheel will be fixed by yourself, for bigger damages please contact your cruise director. Please do not make any repair-service without our agreement on our bikes. For smaller technical problems with the bike please contact the cruise director or a member of the crew at the end of the bike-leg.
You are welcome to bring your own bike. Please bring spare tube and tool bag as well as a lock and check the bike for functionality before your departure.
The bicycles will be parked on the sun deck (not covered), unfortunately, parking inside of the ship is not possible for safety reasons.
Due to the very limited space, the bicycles stand close to each other, at bridge crossings they must be laid flat. For organizational reasons, the bikes (also customer’s own) are sometimes not brought on board overnight, but are locked at the pier in front of the ship.
Your bike has to be brought ashore and back by our crew almost daily from the sun deck via a narrow staircase. We try to handle your bikes as gently as possible, but in rare cases small scratches or damages cannot be avoided completely.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to remove any bike boxes/baskets permanently mounted on the luggage rack and any side mirrors attached to the handlebars. Our crew needs unobstructed access. Batteries must also be removed for loading and unloading.
For the transport of your daily luggage, we provide you free of charge with a waterproof Ortlieb pannier (20 l), which you can easily attach to your luggage rack.
Please note: neither the ship, nor the shipping company, our crew or RAD & REISEN are liable for any damage, loss or theft.