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Northern route Holland: MS Rigoletto

Duinen, dorpen, kaasmarkt

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
easy
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799.00 €
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Duinen, dorpen, kaasmarkt

No other country in Europe is as characterised by waterways and cycle paths as the Netherlands. So what could be more fitting than travelling here by bike and boat? The northern route in particular has everything that beach, wind and water lovers dream of. Picturesque dune landscapes, breathtaking sea views and charming canals that lead through inviting little towns and villages. Your comfortable, well-maintained river boat will of course accompany you on each of your cycle tours. So there's nothing to stop you simply staying on board and enjoying a wonderfully relaxing day on the sun deck.

Highlights

Enkhuizen
In the 17th century, Enkhuizen was one of the wealthiest towns in the Netherlands. It gained power and influence as a member of the V.O.C. (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie). Enkhuizen's rich history can still be seen today on a walk through the old town with its numerous villas, canals, churches, city walls and harbours. 

Enkhuizen
Zuiderseemuseum Enkhuizen

Hoorn
The harbour city is one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands. The imposing historic facades and architecture in the city centre bear witness to the prosperity of times gone by, when Hoorn maintained trade relations with Asia.

Hoorn

Steam pumping station in Lemmer
The ir. D.F. Woudagemaal in Lemmer, which was opened by Queen Wilhelmina in 1920, is the largest steam pumping station still in operation in the world. 

Steam pumping station in Lemmer

Texel Dunes National Park
The Texel Dunes National Park covers the entire dune area of Texel, including the forest. The dune landscape of Texel is the result of centuries of interaction between soil and climate, wind and water, plants, animals and people. 

Texel Dunes National Park

Ecomare seal sanctuary
In Ecomare you can learn all about the Wadden Sea, the North Sea, the formation of the island of Texel and the 'Dunes of Texel' National Park. 

Ecomare seal sanctuary

Northern route Holland: MS Rigoletto

easy
Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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799.00 €
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Look forward to the cosy river boat with restaurant, elegant saloon, bar and lift. The partially covered sun deck offers nice seating areas and good storage facilities for bicycles. All public areas are air-conditioned. With a length of 105 metres, a width of 10.50 metres and a maximum capacity of 113 guests, the MS Rigoletto sails under the Swiss flag. The 57 air-conditioned cabins are spread over the main deck (25 cabins) and the upper deck (28 double cabins, 2 single cabins, 1 triple cabin and 1 junior suite).

The twin cabins are approx. 11.5 m² in size and have 2 single beds, shower/WC and ventilation system. The single cabins are approx. 8 m² in size and have a Pullman bed, the triple cabin (approx. 12 m² in size) has two fold-away beds and a Pullman bed. In the junior suite (approx. 22 m²) there is a double bed and a small seating area with 2 armchairs. All cabins have large Panomara windows, the upper part of which can be opened.

MS Rigoletto deck plan

Tour

Embarkation on board takes place from 4 pm. If you arrive early, you will still have time to take a first short tour of Enkhuizen and enjoy the atmosphere of the pretty historic harbour town with its lovely old town.

Take some time in the morning to visit the historic centre of Enkhuizen or the Zuiderzee Museum. There are many stories to discover in the alleyways of this historic town. Well-preserved buildings are a reminder of Enkhuizen's rich history as a harbour town.
Your first cycle tour towards Hoorn begins at midday. Look forward to this beautiful city with many buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Take the boat across the IJsselmeer to Lemmer with its historic old town centre and many beautiful gabled houses. From Lemmer you set off on a round trip via Oosterzee Buren to the Teukemeer and via Munnekeburen, Scherpenzeel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer. Tip: Visit the world's largest steam pumping station "Woudagemaal", which is still in operation.

Cycle to the Sondeler Leien lake, from there through the Rijsterbos forest area, past the Mokkebank bird reserve to the Roode Klif in Stavoren. From there, the MS Rigoletto will take you to Harlingen. Enjoy a stroll through the small town with its beautiful warehouses and patrician houses, canals and bridges. Refresh yourself in one of the many cafés or buy a souvenir in the shops.

Today you can expect a varied circular tour in the province of Friesland around Harlingen. Enjoy the expansive views and beautiful nature. In the afternoon, at around 4 pm, your ship will depart and take you through the lock of the Afsluitdijk to Oudeschild on the island of Texel.

Today you can enjoy a circular cycle tour along the Wadden Sea and high dunes on Texel, the largest North Sea island in the Netherlands. There are various routes to choose from. Tip: Visit the EcoMare seal breeding centre or the "Texelse Bierbrouwerij" (optional). At around 5 pm, the MS Rigoletto will take you back to the mainland to the naval harbour of Den Helder.

Cycle through the dunes to Callantsoog. Take a short break on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands. You then cycle eastwards through the villages of Oudesluis and Kolhorn to Medemblik. Medemblik is one of the oldest towns in West Friesland and on the IJsselmeer with a beautiful old town centre. In the evening, the Rigelotto sets sail and takes you back to Enkhuizen.

Today your journey through North Holland and Friesland ends with disembarkation at 9 am.

Programme subject to change without notice. If, for example, a route cannot be sailed due to low water, high water or bad weather, the skipper reserves the right to change the route for your safety (this is not a reason for cancellation free of charge).

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Preise / Termine

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Infos

  • 7 x overnight stays in outside cabins with shower/WC
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 x packed lunches for the cycle tours or lunch snack
  • 6 x coffee and tea in the afternoon
  • 7 x 3-course dinner
  • welcome drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Bed linen and towels
  • On-board tour guide and daily route briefing
  • Maps and detailed route description 1 x per cabin
  • All harbour and lock fees
  • GPS data
Wissenswertes zur Rad & Schiff Fahrradreise

Below you will find specific information about the Bike & Boat holiday in Holland. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel: 06421 - 886890.

Parking in Enkhuizen

In Enkhuizen you can park free of charge at the railway station, directly at the harbour, within walking distance of the berth. It is not possible to book a parking space.

Arrival by train

Enkhuizen can be reached by train. The Serena's berth is within walking distance of the railway station. You will receive detailed information on the location of the ship with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your journey. You can find up-to-date DB timetable information at www.bahn.de.

Deutsche Bahn timetable

Lactose-free and gluten-free diet

If you require lactose-free or gluten-free food, this is possible on board, but there is a surcharge which must be paid on board. Please let us know at the time of booking or at least 14 days before arrival if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

Luggage

For reasons of space, we would ask you to refrain from bringing luggage with a hard shell, as the storage space in the cabin is very limited!

Available hire bikes

Unisex bikes are available for hire (suitable for men and women). They all have 7-speed hub gears with coaster brake or freewheel (subject to availability) and are available in various frame heights. Electric bikes can also be provided on request. Please state your height when booking. 

Due to the limited space available, it is only possible to bring your own bikes on request and only to a limited extent.
Please note that only e-bikes with a removable battery can be taken along.

Changes of the itinerary and program

In case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages by buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. The same applies for officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges. Special childrens discounts and cancellation fees apply.

7-day hotline service

If your bike chain breaks, floods make it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: We are available for you 7 days a week and will organise help as quickly as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.

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