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Holland: biking + sailing, Leafde fan Fryslân

Freedom and adventure

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
guided tour
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1,149.00 €
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Wind and salt on the skin and a sense of freedom! Sailing trips are special. It's a bit as if you explore the seas as a navigator and pioneer. Cycling and sailing always means a little adventure: On this trip only the the port of embarkation and disembarkation Enkhuizen are known and 100 % secure. Route guidance is primarily dependent on the weather and the tides, and will be defined from day to day. The skipper and his crew discuss the possibilities every day with the guests and will do everything possible to give you an eclectic mix of culture and nature. Let us surprise you! During the bike and boat trip you have many options for individual cycling trips. Who does not want to cycle remains on board, who wants to can even pitch in on board, sailing experience is not necessary. During this trip you will discover the open waters of the northern IJsselmeer and the West Frisian Wadden Sea. Enjoy visits to the North Sea islands of Texel and Terschelling, which can explore perfectly by bike.

Highlights

Enkhuizen
The history of the Dutch East India Company, the VOC, is still visible in Enkhhuizen today. In the 17th and 18th century the VOC was the largest trading company in the world that travelled to Asiatic countries with its beautiful ships to conduct trade.

Enkhuizen

Enkhuizen Zuiderzeemuseum

Texel
With its 30 kilometres of sandy beaches, Texel island is a paradise for beach lovers.

Texel

Ecomare

Ecomare is a fun and exciting day trip for all ages. You can see seals and porpoises.

Ecomare

Terschelling
Terschelling is the second largest of the West Frisian Islands.

Terschelling

Vlieland
Vlieland is the Wadden Island that is the most remote from the mainland. 

Vlieland

Holland: biking + sailing, Leafde fan Fryslân

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Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
guided tour
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1,149.00 €
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The imposing four-masted schooner LEAFDE FAN FRYSLÂN was first used for cycling and sailing trips in 2018 (still as a three-master) and is operated by the owner couple Joris and Rinske de Wit, who have been running the three-masted clipper MARE FAN FRYSLÂN for many years. The luxurious ship has an upscale interior. The ship has 12 comfortable twin cabins (approx. 10 m²), 1 smaller twin cabin (approx. 9 m²), 1 junior suite with 2 single beds each (approx. 12 m²) and 2 single cabins (approx. 7 m²). In some cabins, a third bed is available as a bunk bed on request. On the upper deck there are 4 spacious suites (approx. 18 m²) with a cosy seating area, a TV and a small private balcony.

All cabins have a bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. A window or deck hatch can be opened in each cabin. Delicious meals are served in the nautical-style restaurant and the cosy ship's bar is well-stocked. The wheelhouse has a beautiful seating area: here and on deck you have the best view over the water. The LEAFDE FAN FRYSLÂN accommodates a maximum of 38 passengers, has a length of 64 metres, a width of 7.20 metres and a total sail area of 760m².

Tour

Enkhuizen is 65 km (60 minutes) northwest of Amsterdam. Embarkation from 4pm (bag drop from 11am already possible). During the welcome the skipper tells you with an aperitif all about the upcoming trip. Overnight stay on board in the port of Enkhuizen.

In the pretty harbor town of Enkhuizen with its historic old town you start your first bike ride along the IJsselmeer to the old port of Medemblik and then continue to Den Oever with its small interesting fishing port. Depending on weather conditions the ship goes already today out into the Wadden Sea island of Texel.

The day belongs to one of the largest Dutch North Sea island. Cycle through extensive dune fields and picturesque villages, follow the well signposted Thijsseroute (about 40 km) and visit the seal breeding station EcoMare.

Today we are sailing! In about 5-6 hours we will reach our destination today, the island of Terschelling, also known as the "Amsterdam of the Wadden Sea". Look forward to a lovely village that still retains much of its original charm.

Lots of nature and culture offers today's round trip to Terschelling. 70 km cycling paths, four beautiful villages, West-Terschelling, the largest town on the island with plenty of shops and pubs and the 400 year old lighthouse waiting to be discovered. In the late afternoon you will sail to Harlingen.

After breakfast you cycle via Franeker, with its famous planetarium from Eise Eisinga through the wonderful, spacious Frisian landscape to Makkum. Makkum is located on the eastern shore of the IJsselmeer. If you want to take the longer bike ride, visit Bolsward, one of the eleven Frisian cities.

Today you first cycle to Stavoren. If you have chosen the short route, you will cycle through the old trading town of Hindeloopen. The first Frisian skating museum is in Hindeloopen. The longer bike tour takes you along several lakes in the Frisian Lake District and shows you a completely different landscape. After the bike ride you will sail back to Enkhuizen.

Your adventure ends after breakfast with disembarkation in Enkhuizen at 09:30 am.

A Sail & Bike Tour always involves a bit of adventure: on this trip, only the port of embarkation and disembarkation, Enkhuizen, are 100% fixed in advance. The route to be covered depends primarily on the weather and the tides and is determined from day to day. We therefore reserve the right to change the route or the order of the individual stages at any time. The skipper and his crew discuss the possibilities with the guests on a daily basis and will do everything to offer you a varied mix of culture and nature. Let yourself be surprised! Several sections of the route are covered by sailing boat. All distances mentioned are "approximate distances" of the recommended cycle tours. If guests do not wish to cycle on one day, they can relax and stay on board. Program + details subject to change, e.g. for meteorological or nautical reasons.

Tour

Unguided tour (season 1):
Travel relaxed to Enkhuizen, approx. 65 km from Amsterdam. Embarkation begins at 16.00 hrs. Luggage drop-off is possible from 11.00 am. The skipper will welcome you with an aperitif and tell you everything you need to know about the journey ahead. Overnight stay on board in the harbour of Enkhuizen.

Guided tour (season 2 and 3):
After your arrival in the ‘herring town’ of Enkhuizen, embarkation begins at 2.00 pm (on 4th May 2025 only at 4.00 pm). Luggage drop-off is possible from 11.00 am. Once everyone has arrived, the skipper will tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming trip over a welcome drink. Your floating hotel will take you to Medemblik, where you will be guided through the historic old town centre by the tour guide after dinner.

Unguided tour (season 1): Cycle tour Enkhuizen - Medemblik
In the pretty harbour town of Enkhuizen with its historic old town, you start your first cycle tour along the IJsselmeer to the old harbour town of Medemblik and then on to Den Oever with its small fishing harbour worth seeing. Depending on the weather, the ship will sail out onto the Wadden Sea to the island of Texel.

Guided tour (season 2 and 3): Tour around Medemblik
After you have thoroughly tested and adjusted your bikes, you set off on your first cycle tour. You can choose between a shorter or longer route. Whichever route you choose, the picturesque village of Twisk awaits you as a highlight. Back in Medemblik, your boat will take you to the island of Texel today, depending on the weather. In case of bad weather: overnight stay in Den Oever.

Unguided tour (season 1):
The day belongs to the largest Dutch North Sea island of Texel. Cycle through extensive dune fields and picturesque villages, follow the well-signposted Thijsseroute (approx. 40 km) and visit the EcoMare seal breeding station or the small brewery at the harbour in Oudeschild.

Guided tour (season 2 and 3):
Today, the island of Texel is on the programme for you: together with the tour guide, you will explore the varied landscape and picturesque villages. A visit to the EcoMare seal breeding centre rounds off your day. You will gain an insight into the work of the foundation in rescuing and healing birds and seals, as well as information about the region and the wildlife on Texel.

Today we are sailing! In about 5-6 hours we will reach our destination today, the island of Terschelling, also known as the "Amsterdam of the Wadden Sea". Look forward to a lovely village that still retains much of its original charm.

Unguided tour (season 1): Distance of your choice
Today's round trip on Terschelling offers plenty of nature and culture. 70 kilometres of cycle paths, four beautiful villages, West Terschelling, the largest town on the island with numerous shops and pubs and the 400-year-old lighthouse are all waiting to be discovered. Visit the Boschplaat heathland with its rich birdlife. You decide how far you want to cycle today. In the late afternoon you sail on to Harlingen.

Guided tour (season 2 and 3): Cycle round trip (42 km)
The beautiful nature and culture of Terschelling also await you on this guided tour. West-Terschelling is the largest town on the island and has numerous shops and pubs. The island's landmark, the 400-year-old Brandaris lighthouse and the Boschplaat heathland are waiting to be discovered. In the late afternoon you set sail for Harlingen.

Unguided tour (season 1):
After breakfast you cycle via Franeker, with its famous planetarium by Eise Eisinga, through the wonderful, extensive Frisian countryside to Makkum. Makkum lies on the eastern shore of the IJsselmeer. If you want to take the longer cycle tour, visit Bolsward, one of the eleven Frisian towns.

Guided tour (season 2 and 3):
After breakfast, it's time for you to get on your bikes. Your first destination for the day is Franeker, where a visit to the Eise Eisinga Planetarium, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on the agenda. You will cycle through the beautiful, extensive Frisian countryside to Makkum on the eastern shore of the IJsselmeer. If you want to take a longer cycle tour, visit Bolsward, one of the eleven Frisian towns.

Today you first cycle to Stavoren. If you have chosen the short route, you will cycle through the old trading town of Hindeloopen. The first Frisian skating museum is in Hindeloopen. The longer bike tour takes you along several lakes in the Frisian Lake District and shows you a completely different landscape. After the bike ride you will sail back to Enkhuizen.

Your adventure ends after breakfast with disembarkation in Enkhuizen at 09:30 am.

Timetable and program changes:

A Sail & Bike Tour always involves a bit of adventure: on this trip, only the port of embarkation and disembarkation, Enkhuizen, are 100% fixed in advance. The route to be covered depends primarily on the weather and the tides and is determined from day to day. We therefore reserve the right to change the route or the order of the individual stages at any time. The skipper and his crew discuss the possibilities with the guests on a daily basis and will do everything to offer you a varied mix of culture and nature. Let yourself be surprised! Several sections of the route are covered by sailing boat. All distances mentioned are "approximate distances" of the recommended cycle tours. If guests do not wish to cycle on one day, they can relax and stay on board. Program + details subject to change, e.g. for meteorological or nautical reasons.

2025: SGR Guaranteefund:

For this trip, there is a fee of 5.00 euros per traveller for the SGR guarantee fund. This fee is mandatory in the Netherlands and will be shown separately on the invoice.

In season 1 (06.07. - 24.08.2025) this trip takes place as an individual cycle tour. The cycle tours are discussed daily on board and guests cycle individually.

In seasons 2 and 3 (04.05. - 29.06.2025, 31.08. - 28.09.2025) the trip takes place as a guided cycle tour. This means that a tour guide will accompany you on your cycle tours.

Map

Map

Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 7 overnight stays in booked category with shower / WC 
  • Programme according to itinerary 
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 5 x packed lunch and 1 x lunch on board, 6x 3-course dinner and 1x lunch box)
  • Coffee and tea on board 
  • Bed linen and towels 
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Daily programme briefing by the crew
  • Detailed maps and route descriptions for the cycle tours (1x per cabin)
  • WLAN 
  • GPS data
  • 7-day hotline service
Worth knowing about the bike & boat bike tour

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

Landing point Enkhuizen

The ship's landing point is usually close to the train station. You will receive final information on the location of the ship with the detailed travel documents before you start your journey.

Parking in Enkhuizen

You can park your car behind the train station. Parking is free.

Available rental bikes

So-called unisex bikes are available as rental bikes (suitable for men and women). They all have the 7-speed gear hub with coaster brake and are available in different frame heights. Therefore, please state your height when booking. Electric bikes can also be provided on request.

Bring your own bikes

You can take your own bike with you to a limited extent. There is little space available on the ship  for a surcharge: € 10.00 per regular bike or € 25.00 per electric bike. Advance registration is required to bring your own bike.

Lactose-free and gluten-free food

If you require lactose-free or gluten-free food, this is possible on board, but only for an additional charge of €8.15 per person per day, payable on board. Please indicate when booking if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

Change of the tour

Any necessary changes to the itinerary due to wind, weather and nautical features are reserved for the skipper as captain of the ship at any time!

Extra costs which are not included in the tour price

Arrival and departure, transfers, drinks, rental bikes and helmets, personal insurance, gratuities and personal expenses, ferry and parking fees.

7 day hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered 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.

Services / Info

Services included:
  • 7 nights in the booked cabin with shower / WC 
  • Programme according to itinerary 
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 5 x packed lunch and 1 x lunch on board, 6 x 3-course dinner)
  • Coffee and tea on board 
  • Bed linen and towels 
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Daily programme briefing by the crew
  • Detailed maps and route descriptions for the cycle tours (1x per cabin)
  • WLAN 
  • GPS data
  • 7-day hotline service 
Additional services included in the guided tour (seasons 2 and 3):
  • Guided cycle tours
  • Fees for ferries
  • City tour in Medembnlik
  • Admission to the nature museum and Ecomare seal sanctuary
  • Admission to the UNESCO World Heritage Planetarium of Eise Eisinga
Worth knowing about the bikeing and sailing tour in Holland on the Leafde fan Fryslân

Below you will find specific information about thebikeing and sailing tour in Holland on the Leafde fan Fryslân. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel .: 06421 - 886890.

Landing point Enkhuizen

The ship's landing point is usually close to the train station. You will receive final information on the location of the ship with the detailed travel documents before you start your journey.

Parking in Enkhuizen

You can park your car behind the train station. Parking is free.

Embarkation

Unguided tours (season 1): Embarkation takes place from 4 pm.

Guided tours (seasons 2 and 3): Embarkation takes place from 2 pm, with the exception of 4th May 2025: here embarkation is from 4 pm.

Tour guide

In season 1, the daily cycle tours are completely individual, i.e. not guided. You can cycle the stages at your own pace with the help of the detailed cycle map, GPS data and written route descriptions. On board you will receive daily tips and advice as well as all the important tour details from a crew member. 

In seasons 2 and 3, the cycle tours are offered as guided tours. A tour guide will then accompany you on your cycle route. Here too, you have the option of cycling individually without a tour guide and on your own if you prefer. You will then receive GPS data and written route descriptions.

Available rental bikes

So-called unisex bikes are available as rental bikes (suitable for men and women). They all have the 7-speed gear hub with coaster brake and are available in different frame heights. Therefore, please state your height when booking. Electric bikes can also be provided on request.

Bring your own bikes

You can take your own bike with you to a limited extent. There is little space available on the ship for a surcharge. Advance registration is required to bring your own bike.

Lactose-free and gluten-free food

If you require lactose-free or gluten-free food, this is possible on board, but only for an additional charge of €8.15 per person per day (as of 2024), payable on board. Please indicate when booking if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

Change of the tour

Any necessary changes to the itinerary due to wind, weather and nautical features are reserved for the skipper as captain of the ship at any time!

Extra costs which are not included in the tour price

Guaranteefund € 5.00 per person, will be shown separately on the invoice (for 2025), 1x dinner on Terschelling, arrival and departure, transfers, drinks, rental bikes and helmets, personal insurance, gratuities and personal expenses, ferry and parking fees.

7 day hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

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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