Those bike-boat travel things! Are they good?
May 30, 2014 9:01 AM Subscribe
Have you ever been on one of those group boat-and-bike travel expeditions? Are they terrible—or amazing?
So there's a bunch of companies that offer like, for instance, an eight-day package where like 15 people get on a boat and get dumped on an island each day and bike across it. What are they like? Are they fun? Are they nightmarish? Are they filled with dour Swedes? (That's not the worst possible outcome of course.)
Any specific recommendations of operators or tours would be welcome. I think it sounds like a great way to see a lot of different places in an area of the world, but also it could be really isolating or also like... being trapped with a bunch of strangers on a small boat, and then trapped with them in a pack of bikes! Eek! What if they're all racists or something terrible! (Or, say, what if you're a gay couple, and they're all homophobes!)
was useful regarding other kinds of group travel.)