by Amy Mutscher

Get Fit on Your European River Cruise

River cruisers have a unique opportunity to expand their fitness regimens with new and interesting wellness practices available on board and on shore. Whether you’re an exercise enthusiast or someone looking for ways to work cardio back into your routine, a weeklong cruise with Avalon Waterways offers a chance to try a variety of activities to see what suits you. In addition to active days, you can sit down to fresh, healthful meals with family and friends every evening. Your week on the water could be just what the doctor ordered.


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Active Discovery on the Rhône

Avalon Fitness Activities

Each day of an Avalon Active & Discovery European river cruise brings new possibilities for exploring the ship’s port. In Amsterdam, you have the choice of a low-impact painting class, a challenging kayak trip along on the Amstel River or a stroll amongst the greenery at the 2022 Floriade International Horticultural Expo. For those seeking the maximum challenge, a mountain biking tour near Ghent would be a great selection, leaving the option of an easy-paced sightseeing tour for others in your party. If you prefer to exercise solo, take a map of well-traveled routes near your home base for your hike, bike or run. Nearly all of the stops along the river cruises of the Seine, Rhône, Danube, Moselle, Holland & Belgium, or Rhine have excursions that challenge and support your fitness goals.

Healthful Dining

Let someone else do the cooking and you might find it easier to make healthy cuisine your default choice. Whether you prefer trying regional specialties or classic dishes, cruise chefs are continually producing healthy and fresh options in a range of styles. It's all part of their Avalon Fresh® approach, which gives you creative yet wholesome options at every meal on board.

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Healthy Dining Options on board Avalon Waterways

You can always find vegetarian options among the choices of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts, with fruit and satisfying snacks available throughout the day. Linger over a tasting menu with panoramic views and a convivial atmosphere toasting to your journey with friends old and new.

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Avalon Expression in the Wauchau Valley

Europe with Avalon Waterways

Every port gives you a world of possibilities as you interact with the locals and choose the dynamic, interactive activities that appeal to you most. It's the Old World in a whole new way. Avalon Active & Discovery river cruises offers immersive activities for travelers with varying abilities and energy levels. Choose dynamic activities like descending into an ice cave, taking an archery lesson or mountain climbing with an experienced guide. Foodies will want to visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, take a “bites and highlights” tour in Düsseldorf or sample regional wines in Eltville. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a vacation to suit your interests and pace.

Plus, no other river cruise ships offer you a view of Europe like Avalon Suite Ships®, featuring Avalon Panorama SuitesSM. Thirty percent larger than the industry standard, they’re actually river cruising’s only Open–Air Balcony® — with nothing between you and the view.

Call one of our travel agents to book an Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise today!


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