Holland meets Begium by Bike + Boat
    • Travelcode: 429

    Holland meets Begium by Bike + Boat

    Amsterdam-Bruges & Bruges-Amsterdam

    • 50% discount for the second person on July 25.

      Holland is known for its waterways and cyclists. In Belgium you immediately think of the culinary delights. Our little neighbors, however, have much more to offer. Every year, many tourists come to the Netherlands and Belgium. And not without reason. Past the 19 windmills of Kin-derdijk you cycle along numerous waterways and through beautiful landscapes of the Netherlands. Dive into the bustling city life of Dordrecht and pass almost unnoticed the border with Belgium. Here you will find the historic Flemish cities of Antwerp, Ghent and the destination of your trip - Bruges. Enjoy this bike and boat trip accompanied by your local tour guide in a cozy family atmosphere. On the day’s destination of your bike tour, your floating hotel awaits you and you can relax and enjoy the day’s experiences with good food and a glass of wine.

      Tour profile:

      Mostly flat, on quiet roads and asphalted bike paths along channels. Some hilly steps have to be taken.

      Amsterdam-Bruges

      Day 1: Amsterdam - Vianen, approx. 5 - 15 km
      Individual arrival to Amsterdam. Embarkation between 1 and 2 pm.ock.Then  it goes by ship to Vianen, a small fortified town on the river Lek. Within the canals and walls from the 14th century, the layout of the town has been preserved. After the wheels have been delivered in the evening, you have the opportunity to take a short bike ride around the area.


      Day 2: Vianen - Schoonhoven - Kinderdijk - Dordrecht, approx. 56 km
      Today you cycle over the silver town of Schoonhoven to Kinderdijk, Holland’s most famous windmill series - keep your cameras ready, it’s worth it. The last part of today’s cycle route you return with the ’Waterbus’ - from Alblasserdam (at Kinderdijk) you reach Dordrecht in about 10 minutes drive. The historic city center Dordrecht is impressively embedded between mighty rivers.

      Day 3: Dordrecht - Tholen, approx. 40 km
      In the morning boat ride upstream to Willemstad, a beautiful old fortress town and starting point of your today’s bike ride to Tholen. This place was once an island where the inhabitants of the Pisces lived. Today, Tholen is connected to the mainland, but still has the charm of an old harbor town

      Day 4: Tholen - Antwerp, approx. 20 - 36 km
      From Tholen you cycle through the wooded region "Wouwse Plantage" southwards to the impressive Kreekrak locks. From here you continue by boat. Almost unnoticed you pass the border with Belgium. Enjoy the diamond city of Antwerp, also known as the birthplace of the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens.


      Day 5: Antwerp - St. Amands, approx. 34 - 49 km
      Today your bike tour takes you a little way along the Scheldt, a picturesque tidal river. Enjoy the beautiful river landscapes. Your destination for the day is St. Amands - a truly magical place with beautiful scenery and undoubtedly one of the highlights of your trip. If you have not had a chance yet, try the incomparable Duvel beer here.

      Day 6: St. Amands - Gent, approx. 52 km
      During breakfast your ship will take you to Dendermonde. You should first take the time to take a tour. Especially worth seeing: The Beguinage with the beautiful local museum and the beautiful Grote Markt. By bike, it’s easy along the Scheldt to Ghent, a university town with a rich past. The city was already built in the Roman period at the point where the rivers Leie and Scheldt flow together. The favorable location brought great prosperity over many years. In the city center many old patrician houses are still preserved. In the "Lakenhal" (Cloth Hall, 1425) the cloth merchants met and handled their business. The most important church is the St. Baafs Cathedral, which was built in different centuries in the respective architectural styles. In the cathedral there are a number of masterpieces of medieval painting art, of which probably the most famous is "The Adoration of the Lamb of God" by Jan van Eyck. The berth of your ship is at the lock Merelbeke, about 30 minutes by bike from the old town of Ghent.

      Day 7: Gent-Merelbeke - Lovendegem - Bruges, approx. 45 km
      Start your bike tour from Lovendegem through the pleasantly flat country of West Flanders around Bruges, the beautiful city that is also called the "Pearl of Flanders". The old town of Bruges is extraordinarily well preserved. The rest of the afternoon is at your own disposal to experience the numerous sights of Bruges.

      Day 8: Bruges
      After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am. and individual journey home.

       

      Bruges - Amsterdam

      Day 1: Bruges - Ghent, approx. 22 km
      Individual arrival to Bruges. Embarkation takes place between 1 and 2 pm. After the bike is issued you will make the first short tour through forests and extensive pastures. Your ship is waiting for you halfway between Bruges and Ghent. On board you will once again be officially welcomed and experience your first "Dinner Cruise" on the way to Ghent. In the evening we recommend a tour of the university city with a rich past. In the city center many old patrician houses are still preserved. In the "Lakenhal" (Cloth Hall, 1425) the cloth merchants met and handled their business. The most important church is the St. Baaf’s Cathedral, which has been built in different architectural styles over different centuries.

      Day 2: Ghent - Dendermonde / St. Amands, about 40 - 50 km
      Your bike tour takes you today along the Scheldt. The beautiful nature at this point is definitely one of the highlights of the tour. Once in Dendermonde, you should definitely visit the medieval marketplace and the Sint-Alexius Beguinage (1288). Around its interior are 61 houses and a chapel grouped. From Dendermonde to St Amands, depending on the tide, you either travel by boat or by bike. The boat will land at St Amands in the evening, where you will spend the night.


      Day 3: Dendermonde / St. Amands - Antwerp, approx. 45 - 61 km
      You cycle along the river Scheldt downstream past small ferry ports and nice excursion restaurants to Temse and then on to Antwerp. Look forward to the harbor and diamond city, also known as the birthplace of the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens.

      Day 4: Antwerp - Tholen, approx. 35 km
      In the morning you have some time to explore Antwerp. Towards noon Leinen sets off, followed by a boat trip across the Schelde-Rhein-Kanal to the impressive Kreekrak locks. Almost unnoticed you pass the border from Belgium to Holland. Here begins your bike tour through the forest area "Wouwse Plantage" and on to Tholen, once an island, but today connected with the mainland.

      Day 5: Tholen - Dordrecht, approx. 35 km
      Your bike tour takes you today to Willemstad, a small, ancient fortress town, secluded in the Haring Vliet Bay. From here you continue by boat to Dordrecht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. The confluence of three rivers gives the city the feeling of being by the sea - so wide are the streams around the old town. Visit the maritime old town, with its brick houses and leaning facades reflect the typical image of a Dutch city.


      Day 6: Dordrecht - Vianen, approx. 55 km
      The "Waterbus" takes you to Alblasserdam in the morning. Start your bike tour via Kinderdijk with the world famous 19 windmills in one row (UNESCO World Heritage Site) via Schoonhoven to Vianen, a small fortified town on the Lek.


      Day 7: Vianen - Amsterdam, approx. 36 - 46 km
      During the breakfast boat trip to Breukelen, the starting point of your last bike ride. Cycle along the beautiful river Vecht, past manor houses and small castles to Amsterdam.

      Day 8: Amsterdam
      After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am. and individual journey home.

       

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.


    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport:
      Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
      Brüssel (BRU)

      Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

       

      Parking:
      Parking Oosterdok: economy fare approx.€  100 /week
      or

      Centralparking.nl/ Valet Parking Services
      costs about € 150/week (payable locally)
      Your car will be picked up on arrival day at the docking station and will be brought to the parking place.
      You will find the application form in your travel documents or you can send us an e-mail to
      office@radreisen.at

      Parking garage at the train staion Bruges Stationsplein (unbewacht), approx. € 5 /day, no reservation possible.

                                                                                                                                                        


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station:
      Amsterdam Centraal (near the docking station)
      from airport per train to Amsterdam Centraal - duration approx. 20 min. - costs approx. € 10.

      Brügge Stationsplein, approx. 3 km to the docking station, by bus line 12 or taxi (approx € 15)



      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum: 18 people


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      diet food possible (except vegan), please tell us with your booking or at least 2 weeks before departure, € 25 payable locally

      Wi-Fi: available on board (limited access), if you need more data volume please contact the crew. Please remember that during your bika & barge tour the internet connection may be unstable sometimes.


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    • Included Services:

      • 7 nights in outside cabins with private facilities
      • fullboard (breakfast, packed lunch for cycle tours or midday snack, three- course-dinner- not included in Antwerpen when cruising with Magnifique I or II)
      • coffee and tea in the afternoon
      • welcome drink
      • daily tour info on board
         
      • guided cycling tours
      • daily short cleaning of the cabin
      • use of bed linen and towels (daily change of towels on request)
      • all charges for harbours, bridges and locks
         
      • maps and information material per cabin
         
      • GPS Tracks

       

    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

      Choose Categories

      S1 09.05. - 16.05.20 Amsterdam - Bruges FULLY BOOKED
      S2 20.06. - 27.06.20 Amsterdam - Bruges
      S2 01.08. - 08.08.20 Amsterdam - Bruges
      S2 12.09. - 19.09.20 Amsterdam - Bruges CANCELED
      S2 13.06. - 20.06.20 Bruges - Amsterdam
      S2 25.07. - 01.08.20 Bruges - Amsterdam
      S2 05.09. - 12.09.20 Bruges - Amsterdam CANCELED
      S1 19.09. - 26.09.20 Bruges - Amsterdam CANCELED

      Extras

      Bicycles & equipment  
      7-speed bike UNISEX 75
      E-bike 165
         
      Additional night  

      Amsterdam 3-4* S1* (dbl/sgl)

      89/154

      Amsterdam 3-4* S1* arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl)

      113/200

      Amsterdam 3-4* S2* (dbl/sgl)

      93/160

      Amsterdam 3-4* S2* arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl)

      117/209

      Bruges (dbl/sgl)

      58/88

      *S1: March, April, May, June, September, October
      *S2: July, August


      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on the MS MECKLENBURG!

      The MS MECKLENBURG is a comfortable riverboat with a personal, familiar atmosphere and during this trip your floating hotel!

      Narrow locks and low bridges are no problem for this boat , which makes it to the ideal ship for this tour. The sundeck is partially covered and thus becomes a place to stay in all weathers. A charming alternative is the cosy salon with its large windows. Also the service of the well-rehearsed crew, the highly praised arts of the cook as well as the air-conditioned, generous 2-bed outside cabins are guarantor for a wonderful vacation.


      DETAILS

      Length 41 m

      Bride 5,05 m

      11 cabins

      max. 22 Passagiere


      Cabins

      Air-conditioned, spacious 2-bed outside cabins (approx. 8-9 sqm, beds next to each other, windows cannot be opened) with shower/WC


      CATERING

      full board: breakfast, self-made picnic lunch for bike tours, 3-course-dinner, coffee and tea



    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      7-speed-bikes UNISEX with back pedal brake

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake

      with 28" tyres in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.


      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
      Please note that it won’t be possible to fix the handlebar bags on some of our E-Bikes.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.


      Additional information
      Bicycle breakdowns can happen, also when bikes are well serviced and maintained, flats can be fixed by yourself. If there’s a difficult repair, you may call the local representative. Please don´t get any repairs done on the bike without informing the touroperator/local representative and their approval.

      You will have the opportunity to take out an insurance for the bicycle (not for own bicycles) for the whole journey.


      Own Bikes
      If you bring your own bicycle, please pay attention to the following aspects: You are personally responsible for your own bike on board and ashore. Protect your bike against theft on board, as well as on land with a lock. The bikes will be brought on board and from board by the crew. Due to the local conditions we cannot prevent scratches and damages on the bikes. Please understand that we cannot accept any liability. The bikes on board are exposed to weather conditions because the parking is not covered. Please bring along your own spare material and repair kit for your bike.


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