Lake IJssel by Bike + Boat
    • Travelcode: 191

    Lake IJssel by Bike + Boat

    Historical ports, green polder scenery and the Ijsselmeer

    • We offer a discount of 100 euros per Person  for the ships Leafde Fan Frylslan and Wapen Fan Fryslan. Valid for new bookings upf from March, 9.

      Take an exciting discovery tour on a stylish and beautifully appointed sailing ship. Your tour starts in Amsterdam and takes you along the IJsselmeer coast. The charming historic towns, the polders and the villages of the interior are connected by excellent cycle paths.

      In Monnickendam, Hoorn and Enkhuizen you’ll discover the old trading towns from the era of the Dutch East India Company. On the IJsselmeer’s eastern shore you can visit the provinces of Friesland and Flevoland with the former islands of Urk and Schokland.

      On the final day, wind and weather permitting, you set off under full sail again for Amsterdam. Here you have plenty of time to enjoy an evening seeing the sights of the capital.

      Tour profile:

      The cycling tours lead you on paved bike paths, and side roads with less traffic. There are no uphill climbs.

      Route with Ship Elizabeth

      Day 1: Amsterdam - Monnickendam

      Your week of sailing and cycling starts in Amsterdam. The crew welcomes you on board between 1 and 2 P.M. Once all guests have checked in, the ship sails under motor to Monnickendam. From the port of this former fishing village, a short warm-up ride leads you through the rural nature reserve of Waterland with its many villages.

      Day 2: Monnickendam - Volendam / Volendam - Hoorn, approx. 32 or 51 km 

      A very Dutch start of the day: you cycle to a nearby, family-run cheese and clog shop for a short demonstration of cheese and clog making, and of course a cheese tasting.

      Your next destination is Edam, a lovely town whose lanes and canals deserve a stroll. Via the main dike of the Ijsselmeer you arrive at the promenade of Volendam, where the ship is docked. After dinner, let the historical city center lure you into a digestive walk. Later in the evening, the ship sails to Hoorn.


      Day 3: Hoorn - Enkhuizen - Urk, approx. 28 or 39 km

       

      Through small rural hamlets and villages, today’s ride brings you to Enkhuizen. Pass by windmill De Krijgsman, the highest windmill in the province of North-Holland and one of a handful of old Dutch windmills still in use to produce flour commercially.

      In the afternoon, weather permitting, we sail across the Ijsselmeer to the port of Urk.

      In the evening you may stroll through the narrow streets and alleys of Urk.

      Day 4: Urk - Vollenhove, approx. 37 km

      After breakfast, cycle along the lake on a tarmacked cycle path to the former island of Schokland. Continue your bike ride through the polder to Vollenhove, another charming, former fishing village.

      Day 5: Vollenhove - Giethoorn , approx. 37-49 km

      From Vollenhove you cycle through the ovenen landscape to the small town of Blokzijl. Here begins the Nato nalpark Weerribben- Wieden, which is considered to be the largest freshwater wetland in Northwest Europe and an oasis of peace for plants, animals and people. There is a cycle path through the centre of the park and you can fully immerse yourself in the Stlle of this area. With a bit of luck you may discover a kingfisher or even an otter. You drive through Kalenberg, a village that was only accessible by boat until the fifties. A meandering route through a rural landscape with narrow fields surrounded by dikes leads you to the beautiful town of Giethoorn, also known as the "little Venice of the North";.

      Day 6:  Giethoorn  - Lelystad

      Today you can enjoy a full day of sailing and relaxing on board. Again, you can help the captain sail the ship if you wish. Or you can simply sit back on deck and relax. Early afternoon the ship will arrive in Lelystad, capital of the province of Flevoland that was entirely reclaimed from the sea.
      Here you can stretch your legs and visit the Batavia Werf, an extraordinary shipyard, where ships with an important maritime history are taken from oblivion and returned to their former glory. Or go shopping at Batavia Stad, an outlet center with all the famous brands.

      Day 7:  Lelystad - Blocq van Kuffeler, 20 or 29 km

      In the morning you’ll disembark for your last half day of cycling. You’ll ride through the Oostvaardersplassen—a nature reserve on new land, left to find its own balance like nature did in old times on old land. Sections of the ride wind through forested areas, while others give you panoramic views of expansive reed beds and marshes. This is a birdwatchers’ paradise.

      Day 8: Amsterdam
      Disembarkment at 09:30 a.m. after breakfast and individual trip home.
       

      Routing with Leafde fan Fryslan & Wapen fan Fryslan

      Day 1: Amsterdam - Volendam , approx. 10 km

      Your week of sailing and cycling starts in Amsterdam. The crew welcomes you on board between 1 and 2 PM. Once all guests have checked in, the ship sails under motor to Volendam. From the port of this former fishing village, a short warm-up ride ride leads you through the rural nature reserve of Waterland with its many villages.

      Day 2: Volendam - Hoorn, approx. 36 or 49km 

      A very Dutch start of the day: you cycle to a nearby, family-run cheese and clog shop for a short demonstration of cheese and clog making, and of course a cheese tasting. Your next destination is Edam, a lovely town whose lanes and canals deserve a stroll. Edam is known worldwide for its cheese covered in red or yellow wax. Via the main dike of the Ijsselmeer you arrive at the promenade of Volendam, where the ship is docked. You will have some time on your own to check out the souvenir shops. After dinner, let the historical city center lure you into a digestive walk. Later in the evening, the ship sails to Hoorn.

      Day 3: Hoorn - Enkhuizen, approx. 28 or 39 km

      Through small rural hamlets and villages, today’s ride brings you to Enkhuizen. Pass by windmill De Krijgsman, the highest windmill in the province of North-Holland and one of a handful of old Dutch windmills still in use to produce flour commercially. Be astonished by the stately mansions, canals, churches and city walls that to this day reflect the city’s rich history and wealth.

      Day 4: Enkhuizen - Stavoren / Stavoren loop, approx. 25 or 37 km

      Weather permitting, we sail across the Ijsselmeer to the port of Stavoren in Friesland. On board, you can help the captain sail the ship if you wish. Upon arrival a bike tour is planned that first takes you to Hindeloopen, a picturesque and lively fishing village. From there you go to Workum, home to the Jopie Huisman Museum. This museum is dedicated to the work and life of the Frisian realist painter Jopie Huisman, whose work is very much loved by the Dutch.

      Day 5: Stavoren - Lemmer, approx. 40 km

      Following the dike along the Ijsselmeer we arrive in Gaasterland, renowned for its sandy heights that are over 32.8 feet (10 meters) high. The name Gaasterland derives from gaasten, the Frisian word for these elliptically shaped heights.The last stretch of today’s tour brings you to the fishing port of Lemmer, where the ship moors for the night. An after dinner stroll into town is definitely woth your wile.

      Day 6: Lemmer -  Urk , approx. 20 km  

      In the morning you drive over the IJsselmeer to the port of Urk. If you like, you can help the captain with the sailing with a few hand grips. But you can also simply lean back, enjoy the journey over the water and observe the species-rich bird world. In Urk there are many beautiful details to discover in the narrow streets. The houses in this picturesque fishing village were built close together on elevated ground to protect them from the water. It can still be seen today. In the afternoon a short optional bike tour through the Noordoostpolder is planned.

      Day 7: Urk - Lelystad - Blocq van Kuffeler / Blocq van Kuffeler - Amsterdam, approx. 20 or 39 km 

      The day starts with approximately three hours of sailing to Lelystad, capital of the province of Flevoland that was entirely reclaimed from the sea. In its harbour you’ll disembark for your last day of cycling. You’ll ride through the Oostvaardersplassen - a nature reserve on new land, left to find its own balance like nature did in old times on old land. The ship picks you up in the small harbor of Oostvaardersdiep for the return voyage to Amsterdam. Celebrate this marvelous week around the Ijsselmeer while having a farewell dinner aboard the ship.

      Day 8: Amsterdam
      Disembarkment at 09:30 a.m. after breakfast and individual trip 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 Schipol (AMS)

      From here every 10 min. trains to Amsterdam main station (Amsterdam Centraal) approx. € 4,- per way. From there take a taxi or a bus (approx. 20 mins).


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Amsterdam Centraal

      The berth is not far from the railway station.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking:
      PARKING OOSTERDOK near the train station approx. € 100/ week (20 € for 24 hours, as at July 2018)
      but only for cars up to 2,1 metres height. Reservation is not possible.

      Alternative: AMSTERPARK, secure parking can be reserved in advance for € 145,- per week incl. pick-up service (as at June 2016). A valet will bring your car from the vessel to the underground car park and back to the vessel on the day of your departure. Full details are included with your travel information.


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum: 10 participants


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Diet:
      (i.e.: lactosefree, glutenfree) possible on request, supplement € 50,- payable locally.
      (except vegan diet)
      Must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure.

       

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    • Included services:

      • 7 nights accommodation in the cabin category booked with shower and lavatory
      • full board (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches or packed lunch, 7 three-course-dinners)
      • towels (replaced as required - please contact the crew!)
      • cabin cleaning
      • tour guide on board, daily briefing of bike trips by the crew (ELIZABETH)
         
      • GPS Tracks
      • all port and lock charges
      • maps and information material per cabin

      additonal Guided Tour with Leafde and Wapen fan Fryslan

       - full guided cycle tours daily

       

    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

      Choose Categories

      S1 09.05. - 16.05.20 MV LEAFDE FAN FRYSLAN
      S2 16.05. - 23.05.20 MV LEAFDE FAN FRYSLAN
      S2 23.05. - 30.05.20 MV LEAFDE FAN FRYSLAN
      S2 30.05. - 06.06.20 MV LEAFDE FAN FRYSLAN FULLY BOOKED
      S2 13.06. - 20.06.20 MV LEAFDE FAN FRYSLAN
      S2 04.07. - 11.07.20 MV WAPEN FAN FRYSLAN
      S2 11.07. - 18.07.20 MV WAPEN FAN FRYSLAN
      S2 18.07. - 25.07.20 MV WAPEN FAN FRYSLAN
      S2 25.07. - 01.08.20 MV WAPEN FAN FRYSLAN
      S2 01.08. - 08.08.20 MV WAPEN FAN FRYSLAN FULLY BOOKED
      S2 13.06. - 20.06.20 MV ELIZABETH FULLY BOOKED
      S2 20.06. - 27.06.20 MV ELIZABETH FULLY BOOKED
      S2 27.06. - 04.07.20 MV ELIZABETH
      S2 04.07. - 11.07.20 MV ELIZABETH FULLY BOOKED
      S2 11.07. - 18.07.20 MV ELIZABETH FULLY BOOKED
      S2 18.07. - 25.07.20 MV ELIZABETH FULLY BOOKED
      S2 25.07. - 01.08.20 MV ELIZABETH FULLY BOOKED
      S2 01.08. - 08.08.20 MV ELIZABETH
      S2 22.08. - 29.08.20 MV ELIZABETH
      S2 29.08. - 05.09.20 MV ELIZABETH
      S2 05.09. - 12.09.20 MV ELIZABETH
      S1 12.09. - 19.09.20 MV ELIZABETH

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying persons
      Children 0-15,99 years  -15%
      Bicycle & equipment
      7-speed-bike-Unisex 80
      E-bike 180
      Additional night Amsterdam 3-4*
      S1* (dbl/sgl) 89/154
      S1* arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) 113/200
      S2* (dbl/sgl) 93/160
      S2* arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) 117/209

      *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 board of our Sailing ships!

      Three-Mast clipper Leafde fan Fryslan

      This ship is an imposing, three-masted barquentine, makes its maiden voyage for Sail & Bike travel in 2018 and is managed by its owneroperators, Jors and Rinske de Wit. The interior of this luxury ship can best be described as refinded.


      TECHNICAL DETAILS

      Max. 25- 30 Passengers

      Length: 50,00 m / width: 7 m

      Sail surface: 760 m²


      Flagg: Netherlands


      CABINS

      The vessel has a total of 12 guest cabins with two single beds and one single cabin. Some of the cabins can be booked as a three-bed  (the third a bed as a bunk).. You can open a window or porthole in all the cabins. All cabins have a 220-volt socket.


      CATERING

      full board (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches or packed lunch, 7 three-course dinners)

      Guests with any kind of food intolerance or special diets, are asked to inform us directly with your booking. According to the needed diet it may be necessary to charge a supplement. No supplement will be charged for vegetarian meals.


      CURRENCY

      EURO is the used currency on board. The payment of the additional consumptions on board has to be done in cash.


      LANGUAGES ON BOARD

      German, English

       

       

      Three-Mast clipper ELIZABETH

      The impressive clipper built in 1913 boasts a plush interior design. During the painstaking renovation to become a modern passenger sailing vessel great attention was paid to retaining the original features of the characteristic Dutch flat bottom boat. Roomy cabins with ensuite shower and lavatory, a large salon with bar and a snug seating area ensure your stay will be comfortable.


      TECHNICAL DETAILS

      Max. 20 - 35 Passengers

      Length: 41,00 m / width: 6,90 m

      Sail surface: 445 m²


      Flagg: Netherlands


      CABINS

      The vessel has a total of 10 guest cabins with two single beds. Some of the cabins can be booked as a three-bed or four-bed cabin (the third and fourth beds as bunks). Eight cabins are located on the lower deck, two cabins on the upper deck. All cabins are approx. 8 square meters. You can open a window or porthole in all the cabins. All cabins have a 220-volt socket.


      CATERING

      full board (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches or packed lunch, 7 three-course dinners)

      Guests with any kind of food intolerance or special diets, are asked to inform us directly with your booking. According to the needed diet it may be necessary to charge a supplement. No supplement will be charged for vegetarian meals.


      CURRENCY

      EURO is the used currency on board. The payment of the additional consumptions on board has to be done in cash.


      LANGUAGES ON BOARD

      German, English

       

      Three-Mast clipper Wapen fan Fryslan

      This ship is an imposing, two-master schooner on the Dutch waterways. In 1965 the sailoing ship was lauched as a freight ship and it transported all kinds of freight throughout the Netherland, Germany and Belgium. in 2003 the ship was completely transformed into a sailing passenger ship. On board of this marvellous ship you will immediately notice its warm atmosphere.


      TECHNICAL DETAILS

      Max. 24- 36 Passengers

      Length: 55,00 m / width: 7,2 m

      Sail surface: 550 m²


      Flagg: Netherlands


      CABINS

      The vessel has a total of 12 guest cabins with two single beds and one single cabin. Some of the cabins can be booked as a three-bed  (the third a bed as a bunk).. You can open a window or porthole in all the cabins. All cabins have a 220-volt socket.


      CATERING

      full board (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches or packed lunch, 7 three-course dinners)

      Guests with any kind of food intolerance or special diets, are asked to inform us directly with your booking. According to the needed diet it may be necessary to charge a supplement. No supplement will be charged for vegetarian meals.


      CURRENCY

      EURO is the used currency on board. The payment of the additional consumptions on board has to be done in cash.


      LANGUAGES ON BOARD

      German, English

       

    • Bicycles incl. panniers :

      AZOR-7-speed-Unisex-bicycles (Shimano), with rack and luggage bag, hub dynamo, hand brakes (drum brakes) and freewheel.

      E-Bikes incl. panniers :

      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.

      Own bicycles:

      As space on ships is very limited, bringing of own bicycles is only possible up on request. Transport and storage of own bicycles on the ship are at the owner’s risk. The crew/shipowner/tour operator is not liable for damages, loss or theft of own bicycles.

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