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.
- touring bikes with freewheel
All bicycles have a deep comfort entry (wave frame) *, men’s frames are available from a height of 186 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.
Tip: 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 (about 20 e-bikes per ship).
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. This is specially adapted to your needs, and of course you would like to have it on your biking trip.
Our employees have to lift all bicycles to and from the ship every day. Every kilo counts here. In order to protect the health of our crew, we can only accept bicycles without fixed superstructures (rear view mirrors, card holders, baskets, wheel arches, etc.), the max. Tare weight must not exceed 27 kg under any circumstances.
Do not forget to bring a tool bag with necessary keys and reserve hose and a lock and check the bike for functionality before you leave.
For your daily luggage a pannier bag will be provided on board.
We try to treat your bikes as gently as possible, but in rare cases small scratches or damage can not be completely avoided.
For organizational reasons, the bikes (including those owned by the customer) are sometimes not brought on board overnight, but are locked on the platform in front of the ship.
The bikes are parked on the sundeck (not covered), a parking of the bikes inside the ship is not possible for safety reasons. Due to the very cramped space, the bicycles are close together, at bridge crossings they must be laid flat.
Please note: neither the ship, nor the shipping company, our crew or RAD & REISEN are liable for any damage, loss or theft.