If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
This tour will lead you through the Dutch province of South Holland, always starting from the shore, as a dense network of canals connects these well worth seeing towns and cities. Amsterdam, Utrecht, Delft, Gouda, Rotterdam, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site of Kinderkijk and the famous open air museum of Zaanse Schans - these are only some of the highlights of this cycling tour in South Holland, which is perfectly suited for both expert cyclists and beginners.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Normandie.
Day 1 Arrival in Rotterdam
Embarkation from 4 pm. Take time for the lively "City of architecture", famous for its modern buildings and the largest seaport in Europe.
Day 2 Rotterdam - Dordrecht, approx. 40 km/25 mi
Kinderdijk with the row of windmills is probably one of the most famous photo motifs in the country. Then you cycle to Dordrecht with picturesque gabled houses and great views from the Grote Kerk.
Day 3 Dordrecht - Gorinchen, approx. 40/25 mi
Today is all about water and nature. Take your time exploring de Biesbosch National Park, which served as a hideout for partisans during WW2, before heading to Gorinchem with its picturesque old town.
Day 4 Gorinchen - Utrecht, 55 km/34 mi
Via Leerdam, famous for its cheese, and the fortified city of Vianen, you cycle to Utrecht, dominated by the Buurkirche and cathedral. Several feuds and wars were settled here, e.g. the War of the Spanish Succession.
Day 5 Utrecht - Schoonhoven, approx. 42 km/26 mi
The bike tour leads through the vast polder country to the silver town of Schoonhoven. Even today, the art of silversmithing is still alive here.
Day 6 Schoonhoven-Gouda-Rotterdam, approx. 45 km/25 mi
Either you cycle directly to Gouda, e.g. for the windows of St. John's Church, or you while away the time in the Reeuwijkse Plassen lake district.
Day 7 Roundtrips from Rotterdam, 40 or 70 km/25 or 43 mi
Today there are several options: Exploring the city, visiting the Delft Porcelain Manufactory or cycling to the North Sea beach.
Day 8 Disembarkation and departure
After breakfast, your bike holiday "Cycling in South Holland"sadly reaches its conclusion. Why not extend your trip in South Holland. Disembarkation until 9:00 am.
Here are the details on MS Normandie.
Included in your package "Cycling in South Holland":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2022:
All prices are per person.
on 02.07. + 16.07. + 23.07. + 30.07.
50 % discount for 2nd traveller, no single surcharge
|26.03. + 08.10.|
|2-bed cabin aft||599 EUR|
|2-bed cabin||499 EUR||649 EUR|
|single cabin||949 EUR|
|02.04. + 01.10.|
|2-bed cabin aft||699 EUR|
|2-bed cabin||599 EUR||749 EUR|
|single cabin||1049 EUR|
|09.04. + 24.09.|
|2-bed cabin aft||799 EUR|
|2-bed cabin||699 EUR||849 EUR|
|single cabin||1199 EUR|
|16.04. + 23.04. + 10.09. + 17.09.|
|2-bed cabin aft||849 EUR|
|2-bed cabin||749 EUR||899 EUR|
|single cabin||1279 EUR|
|2-bed cabin aft||949 EUR|
|2-bed cabin||849 EUR||999 EUR|
|single cabin||1399 EUR|
|twin cabin, single occupancy||+ 50 %|
|rental bike||75 EUR|
Arrival to the tour "Cycling in South 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.