Jump to content

Holland's Islands: biking & sailing trip, Mare fan Fryslân

Freedom and adventure

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
Velociped-Partner-Tour
easy
from
1,099.00 €

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.

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.

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's Islands: biking & sailing trip, Mare fan Fryslân

easy
Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
from
1,099.00 €
Book now Book
Book now
To the online version

The 62 m long MARE FAN FRYSLÂN was completely renovated in 2006 and since 2007 it is at home on Dutch water as a beautiful, extravagant three-masted schooner. On the lower deck is the wood-paneled salon with air conditioning and the pilot house with a bar, music and video system. Through the large, round windows you enjoy a magnificent view of the water. The ship offers 12 comfortable 10 m² large 2-bed cabins with walk-in beds,

1 junior suite with a small sitting area and flat-screen TV and a 7 m² 1-bed cabin with bunk beds. All cabins are equipped with shower/toilet and ventilation system. The wooden top deck offers ample seating, an outdoor bar with beer pump and a grill, the steering station, a hot tub and space for bicycles. The sails can be operated both manually and electrically.

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.

Map

Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 7 x breakfast, lunch on board or packed lunch for cycling, coffee and tea till 4pm, 7 x 3-course dinner)
  • bed linens and towels
  • daily cleaning service
  • welcome drink and briefing at the first evening
  • free coffee and tea
  • cruise manager
  • detailed maps and route descriptions for cycling
  • WLAN / Wi-Fi in the lounge at the port
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.

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.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Anja Benndorf

Managing Director

You might also be interested in

from
1,099.00 €
Book now Book