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Holland: biking + sailing, Wapen fan Fryslân

Freedom and adventure

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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1,099.00 €
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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.

Enkhuizen

Enkhuizen Zuiderzeemuseum

Den Oever
The Oever is located at the beginning of the Afsluitdijk and is the most famous village of Wieringen.

Den Oever

Texel

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

Texel

Duinen van Texel Nationalpark
Much of Texel’s dunescape forms part of the Duinen van Texel National Park.

Duinen van Texel Nationalpark

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

Ecomare

 

Holland: biking + sailing, Wapen fan Fryslân

easy
Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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1,099.00 €
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With its 55 meters the WAPEN FAN FRYSLÂN is the largest two-masted schooner in the Netherlands. On deck there is a large wheelhouse, where a stylish bar invites for a cozy chat. Enjoy especially the all round view of the water from the large windows! Outside there is another control stand, a bar with draft beer connection and even a Jacuzzi.

In good weather you can eat excellent on the middle deck in the fresh air or in the main salon that radiates pleasant luxury. The 12 about 10 m² two-berth cabins with openable porthole are equipped with two single beds (plus a third bed that is fixed folded against the wall), a private shower, toilet and sink. No single rooms on the Wapen Fan Fryslan!

Deck plan Wapen fan Fryslân

Tour

Enkhuizen is 65 km (60 minutes per car) northwest of Amsterdam. Embarkation from 2pm (in 2025: from 4 pm). Bag drop at the ship ist already possible from 11am. 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.

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.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Special offer

It pays to be quick, book the Bike & Boat trip Holland's Islands on the Wapen fan Fryslân and benefit from our spring special offers (valid for new bookings and as long as cabins are still available):

200,00 € discount per person:
13.07.2024
03.08.2024
10.08.2024
17.08.2024
24.08.2024
31.08.2024
07.09.2024

The discount cannot be combined with other discounts and will be deducted from your invoice.

Services / Info

  • 7 nights in 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, 6x 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
Worth knowing about the Holland: bike & sail tour on the Wapen fan Fryslân

Below you will find specific information about the bike & sail tour in Holland on the Wapen 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

Embarkation is possible from 2 pm (2025: from 4 pm).

Tour guide

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 important tour details from a crew member. 

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 to bring your own bike / e-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 (as of 2024) 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

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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