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  • Art Kramer | October 14, 2016 5:00 PM ET

    Guided Biking and Hiking With AmaWaterways

    Guided Biking and Hiking With AmaWaterways

    Photo courtesy of AmaWaterways

    AmaWaterways has won awards for its emphasis on active travel, so suggestions about combining cruising and exercise at a destination are definitely worth considering. Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President & Co-Owner of AmaWaterways provided a few ways to dive in and get your heart pumping while seeing the sights:

    Karst loves to explore a new city by bike, something guests can experience as well, made easy by, “our industry-leading novelty of offering complimentary bicycles onboard our European river cruises,” she said.

    Her bike touring recommendations include the Dutch city of Willemstad, by the river Sava and Kalemegdan Park in Belgrade, Serbia; and the Wachau Valley along the Danube in Austria.

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    Hiking tours with spectacular vistas are plentiful on AmaWaterways. Karst’s highlights of these trips include a visit to Durnstein Fortress (with a local wine tasting) in Austria, plus three French destinations: Fourviere Hill in Lyon; Passau Castle, Mount Pipet in Vienne; and Chateau Gaillard in Les Andelys.

    And the best part? These guided biking and hiking tours are included in the cruise fare.

    The learn more about AmaWaterways’ active travel options, visit Kristin Karst’s blog.


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Art Kramer On the River with Kristin Karst

Art is a veteran travel writer.
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