If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
A distinctive combination of dune landscapes, long sandy beaches and picturesque harbor towns awaits you.
With bike & boat along the north coast you get to know the very original Holland with its typical windmills and dreamy farms; but also bustling cities like Amsterdam are on the agenda. On all daily stages you will be accompanied by your competent tour guide, who will provide you with a wealth of information. Here you will find details about the family ships MS Flora, MS Sarah and MS Gandalf.
Day 1 Arrival, bike trip Zaandam-Zaanse Schans, 8 km/5 mi
Embarkation from 02:00 pm near the center of Amsterdam. Your first bike trip takes you from Zaandam to the Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum with traditional windmills and wooden houses.
Day 2 Zaanse Schans - Alkmaar, 29-40 km/18+25 mi
Today you cycle through the "Land of Leeghwater", past the former whaling village De Rijp and the windmills of Schermerhorn to the city center of Alkmaar.
Day 3 Alkmaar - Den Helder - Texel, 30-53 km/19-33 mi
Via the artists' village of Bergen you reach the 5,300 hectare dune area. From Den Helder you continue by boat to the largest Dutch island Texel.
Day 4 Texel - Medemblik, 43-48 km/27-30 mi
Today you will cycle through beautiful natural areas, charming villages and landscapes in the south of the island . In the late afternoon the ship will sail back to the mainland.
Day 5 Medemblik - Enkhuizen, 39-51 km/24-32 mi
Along the coast of the IJsselmeer you head towards the picturesque harbor town of Enkhuizen. In the Zuiderzee Museum you can immerse yourself in the life of the former herring fishermen.
Day 6 Enkhuizen - Hoorn, 23-35 km/14-22 mi
The bike tour leads through idyllic villages and past stately farms towards Kudelstaart, the “Dutch St. Tropez” and watersports hub.
Day 7 Hoorn - Volendam - Amsterdam, 23-45 km/14-28 mi
On the last day you cycle through the Waterland, an area crisscrossed by numerous lakes and canals. Back in Amsterdam, you can explore the popular city on a city stroll.
Day 8 Disembarkation and departure
Your trip "Bike & Barge in Holland" concludes after breakfast, disembarkation until 09:30 am.
Included in your package "Bike & Barge in Holland":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2023:
All prices are per person.
Arrival to the tour "Bike & Barge in Holland":
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.
Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.