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Southern Tour by Bike + Boat / Guided

The "green" heart of Holland.

map Southern Tour by Bike + Boat / Guided

Route

Tour profile / Level 1

Holland is the land of the bikers and covered with a big net of well built bike-paths. Only sometimes you will bike on small, quiet side streets. The route follows flat terrain. This tour is suitable for bike-tour-beginners and for children. 
The bike legs are approx. 40 - 50 km long, you will stay approx. 4 h per day on the bike.

Day 1: Amsterdam – Haarlem, approx. 15 km

Individual arrival. Embarkation between 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Then at about 2 pm boat trip to Spaarndam and a short bike tour to Haarlem.

Day 2: Haarlem – Leiden, approx. 45 km

Today you start with a visit to the Cruquiusgemaal; one of the three steam mill groups with which Haarlemmermeer was pumped dry between 1849 and 1852. The tour then continues through the dunes towards the coast. Passing the small beach town of Noordwijk and the fishing village of Katwijk, today’s tour finally takes you to the university city of Leiden. Leiden is a historic city with many courtyards, gables and buildings from the 15th to 18th centuries. The ship is moored next to the Zijlpoort, the lock gate that was once part of the city walls.

Day 3: Leiden – Delft, approx. 40 km

You leave the city in a southerly direction and drive along the Vliet Canal to take the road to the coast at Voorschoten. At Wassenaarse Slag you can take a short break on the beach. The route then continues to The Hague. The route to Delft leads along the water again. The old city center is worth a visit. Very impressive is the view from the church tower. In clear weather you can see almost the entire southern route.

Day 4: Visit of Delft, The Hague

Today is at your leisure. You can stay in Delft and explore the old town or take public transportation to The Hague or Rotterdam. Delft is an immaculately preserved medieval city with canals, a magnificent city hall and a royal crypt in the Nieuwe Kerk. It is the cradle of the famous Delft blue ceramics, which are still made by hand. In addition, Delft has many museums and attractions. The Hague has international allure with its shopping streets, parks and imposing stately homes. Worth seeing: the Vredespaleis (the Peace Palace), the seat of the International Court of Justice, the Binnenhof, seat of the government and the Parliament, with the 13th century Knight’s Hall.

Day 5: Delft – Rotterdam/Kinderdijk – Gouda, approx. 40 km

The first part of the stage is by boat through the center of Rotterdam. By ferry you will then go to Kinderdijk, the largest collection of windmills in the Netherlands. The tour continues here by bike towards Gouda after visiting one of these windmills. On the way you will pass impressive polders, green meadows and the beautiful Alblasserwaard.

Day 6: Gouda – Oude Wetering, approx. 45 km

From Gouda we cycle along country roads and canals through the Green Heart and polder landscapes to Oude Wetering. This small quiet village is the last stop before heading back to Amsterdam the next day. Enjoy the peace and serenity that Oude Wetering spreads!

Day 7: Out Wetering – Amsterdam, approx. 45 km

Today you cycle first to Uithoorn and through polders along the rivers Waver and Amstel. Crossing the Amstel, you will reach Amsterdam almost unnoticed. The city’s extensive network of bike paths lets you easily pass some of the prominent points of the city center and reach your ship, where you say goodbye to your bikes. In the evening there is the possibility of a canal tour, who would like, can take part in a guided tour of the city afterwards.

Day 8: Amsterdam

Disembarkation after the breakfast before 10 am and individual departure.

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.

Services

  • 7 nights in cabin with private facilities (incl. bed-clothes and towels)

  • Full board (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)

  • Coffee & tea on board

  • Cycling tour guide

  • Min. 3 city walks with tour guide

  • Free WiFi (limited available in lounge and on deck)

  • All ferry rides along the way

  • Dtailed maps and information material per cabin

  • GPS-tracks (on request)

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S2   09.05. - 16.05.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    FULLY BOOKED
    S2   16.05. - 23.05.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    S2   23.05. - 30.05.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    S2   30.05. - 06.06.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    S2   06.06. - 13.06.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    S2   29.08. - 05.09.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    S3   05.09. - 12.09.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    S3   12.09. - 19.09.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    S2   03.10. - 10.10.24
    MV LIZA MARLEEN
    FULLY BOOKED
    S1   04.07. - 11.07.24
    MV ANNA ANTAL
    S1   11.07. - 18.07.24
    MV ANNA ANTAL
    S1   01.08. - 08.08.24
    MV ANNA ANTAL
    FULLY BOOKED
    S2   15.08. - 22.08.24
    MV ANNA ANTAL
    S2   22.08. - 29.08.24
    MV ANNA ANTAL
    FULLY BOOKED

    Extras

    Children discounts (with min. 1 full paying adult)
    0-2,99 years -100%
    3-11,99 years -30%
       
    Bicycles & equipment
    24-speed-bike incl. helmet and insurance 110
    E-bike incl. helmet and insurance 220
    Children bike 60
    Children seat  15
    Tagalong 55
    Children trailer 199
       
    Additional nights Amsterdam
    S1* (dbl/sgl) 119/206
    S1* Arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) 150/238
    S2** (dbl/sgl) 169/256
    S2** Arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) 200/288
       
    Extras
    special diet (gluten free, lactosefree, vegan) 75
    must be mentioned when booking (vegetarian meals are free of charge). When ordered upon arrival € 100 per diet per week, to be paid on spot.

     

    *S1: March to October except dates from S2
    **S2: Fair dates March 29-31, April 20, April 26-28, May 09-11, May 17-19
    A minimum stay of 2 nights is required on these dates!

    Locked dates: May 13-16, June 05, June 13-19, July 05-11, September 13-17, September 25-28


    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

    Ship

    Welcome on Board!

    These boats are extremely cosy canal boats converted into floating hotels for approx. 20 people with a very personal atmosphere. Enjoy your ride!


    MV ANNA ANTAL (Standard Plus/Comfort)

    The Anna Antal is a former shuttle barge which was converted into a luxury motor passenger ship in the winter of 1994-95. In 2012 the salon and cabins were renovated. The Anna Antal has a cozy salon, a sun deck/a deck for the bicycles. >>more


    MV LIZA MARLEEN (Comfort)

    The “Liza Marleen” is a luxury motor passenger barge, built in 1997-98 on the completely dismantled shell of a seafaring freight logger. The tastefully decorated lounge is equipped with an audio installation, television and video. In the evenings it is possible to come together in the spacious sitting area. In the winter of 2015 on 2016 The Liza Marleen was converted to a more luxurious barge. >>more

    Bicycle

    Important Information: The bringing of own E-Bikes is NOT permitted on this tour!


     

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    Te available bikes for this tour are either 24-speed bikes or our 7-speed E-bikes. Bikes are equipped with a helmet, panniers, a lock and a water bottle You can also rent:

    • childrens bikes
    • tagalongs
    • trailers
    • child seats

    E-Bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    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.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
    per train to Amsterdam Centraal - duration approx. 17 min. - costs approx. € 5,- p.p. & way per taxi approx. 30 min. - costs approx. € 50,-.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Amsterdam Centraal, taxi from there to the barge: approx. € 10,-  The docking place is in walking distance (about 10 to 15 minutes) from Amsterdam Centraal.

    You will receive detailled information with your travel documents.


    Arrival by car

    Almost everywhere in Amsterdam - within the Ringweg ring road - parking is only allowed in official car parks and multi-storey car parks. Parking in the city centre of Amsterdam is now charged at around €5,-/hour. There are several car parks in the city centre. Some are connected to the parking guidance system. The blue and white signs of this system point to the next car park where there are still free spaces. Parking on yellow kerbs is prohibited. Caution: Wheel clamps (Wielklemm) may be used. Fines for parking violations are high.

    Oosterdock car park
    A monitored multi-storey car park right next to the Central Station (exclusively for cars up to 2.10 m high). The economy rate is about € 175,- per week. No advance reservation possible. You can find more information >>here.

    For more information and other P+R parking spaces, please visit the Iamsterdam page under "Plan your trip" / "Transport" / "Parking in Amsterdam".


    Participants

    Minimum: 12 persons

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