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Bike and Barge Holland: Hanseatic Tour
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Luggage Transfer, Maps or GPS
8 days
Flat (mostly)
Bike Options:
Electric Bike, Bike hire available
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Tour Distance & Dates
Riding Days:
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Boat-Bike Tours
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Bike and Barge Holland: Hanseatic Tour

Numerous rivers and streams, the Rhine valley and diverse natural areas

8 Days Moderate

During this fascinating bike and barge cruise on board the barge Gandalf, Sarah or Lena Maria you will be given the opportunity to immerse yourself in the medieval Hanseatic period of Dutch history. On a daily basis you will cycle through the central region of Holland and will have the opportunity to discover the region’s fascinating history, beautiful river landscapes, diverse natural areas, numerous historical cities and picturesque harbour towns.

This area of modern-day Holland thrived during the Middle Ages under the auspices of the Hanseatic League, a commercial and defensive confederation created to protect the economic interests of cities and countries throughout the Baltic region. Explore this area – one of the most loved amongst Dutch cyclists – by bike and barge.

The Hanseatic Tour will take you through the central region of the Netherlands, a region shaped over millennia by the numerous rivers and streams that crisscross the area. You will cycle through the Rhine valley and its very beautiful tributary the IJssel River, cross the so-called border lakes region of Holland and will visit fascinating cities and villages such as Amsterdam, Doesburg, Deventer, Hardenwijk and Elburg, to name a few. Given the flat terrain along the 125 km IJssel valley, the tour is perfect for anyone who wants to leisurely cycle along the many winding trails in this diverse and fascinating area. The natural beauty of the region is sure to impress as will the Hanseatic towns of the region that flourished during the Middle Ages when the IJssel was one of the most important trade routes in Europe. Another attraction is the so-called border lakes of the IJssel, which lie between the “old” land of many beautiful harbour towns and the “new” land of the Flevoland, which was once the bottom of the IJssel lake before the land was reclaimed in 1932. In this area you will leisurely cycle through a number of picturesque fishing harbours where life seemingly moves at a much slower pace.
Double Occupancy / Twin Share, Boat or Barge
Single Supplement: Available
Booking Conditions
Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligatory)
Tour and accommodation on board 8 days/7 nights (Saturday-Saturday) from/to Amsterdam;
Full board (7x breakfast, 6x picnic lunch during bike tours, 7x three course dinner);
Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels on request); once a week cleaning of the cabin;
Welcoming drink and -speech on the first evening;
Tour leader (multilingual) with daily briefings of the bike tours; during the day the tour leader is cycling the daily bike tour and individual travellers can reach him/her on his
Transfers to/from the docking place Oosterdok (Nautisch Kwartier) in Amsterdam;
Reservation fee;
Rental bicycle (optional);
Rental bike helmet (optional);
Fees for ferries;
Other transfers;
Parking fee;
Entrance fees & excursions;
Drinks on board;
Personal insurances;
Gratuities (at your discretion/optional);
Dietary requirements on request / surcharges may be calculated.
Rental bicycle with 7 gears, handbrakes, pannier bag : €70 per week (optional)
Rental E-Bike: €165 per week (only on request, limited number available, early bookings strongly recommended)
Rental Bike helmet: € 10 per week/piece (optional)
Ticket canal tour Amsterdam: approx. 60 minutes – for our guests with discount: €12,50 (at the cash desk approx: €16)
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