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Sail and Bike: IJsselmeer
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Tour Information
Luggage Transfer, Maps or GPS
8 days
Flat (mostly)
Bike Options:
Electric Bike, Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English, German, Dutch
Tour Type:
Bike and Boat
Cost From:
Tour Distance & Dates
192 Km
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Boat-Bike Tours
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Sail and Bike: IJsselmeer

8 Days Easy-Moderate 192 Km

Are you ready for a voyage of discovery on a magnificent and comfortably-furnished sailing ship? Your sail & bike vacation starts in Amsterdam and takes you along the coast of the IJsselmeer. The picturesque and historic tourist towns, the centuries-old polders and the inland villages are well-connected to one another by excellent cycle paths. Monnickendam, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, old trading towns in the 17th century – the Golden Era – are three of the highlights. On the eastern banks of the IJsselmeer, visit the provinces of Friesland and Flevoland and the former islands of Urk and Schokland. On the final day, after your visit to Enkhuizen, the ship sets sail back to Amsterdam, where you have the time to further discover this beautiful capital city.
Your exciting tour of discovery on the stylish and beautifully appointed sailing clipper Elizabeth starts and finishes in Amsterdam and takes you along large sections of the IJsselmeer coast over the course of a week of sailing and cycling. Lake IJsselmeer was created in 1933 when the 32 km long “Afsluitdijk” (Enclosure dike) was constructed as part of the larger Zuiderzee land reclamation project. The construction of the Afsluitdijk across the Zuiderzee (a salt water inlet of the North Sea) resulted in the salt water inlet becoming the freshwater lake IJsselmeer. Today the many historic towns and the villages on the IJsselmeer are testament to a time when ships from the Dutch East India Company sailed from here to source their precious cargos of spices from across the seas. The entire region is crisscrossed by excellent cycle paths that you can pedal along to discover the charm of towns such as Monnickendam, Hoorn and Enkhuizen.

During the Sail & Bike tour around the IJsselmeer on the LEAFDE FAN FRYSLÂN, a three-masted barquentine, the daily cycling tours are accompanied by a local, knowledgeable and multi-lingual tour guide. You’ll visit the many charming towns and villages, cycle past the ever-changing, water-dominated landscapes and pick up tips and anecdotes along the way. If you prefer, you can also cycle the route on your own, using our detailed maps.
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
Booking Conditions
Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligatory)
Tour and accommodation on board in the booked category 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); cabin cleaning;
Welcoming drink and -speech on the first evening;
Ship Elizabeth: Board tour guide by the crew(multilingual) with daily briefings of the bike tours;
Ship Leafde fan Fryslân: Tour leader (multilingual) with daily briefings of
Transfers to/from the docking place in Amsterdam
Reservation fee
Other transfers
Rental of bike or E-Bike
Rental bike helmet
Parking fees
Entrance fees & excursions
Fees for ferries
Drinks on board
Personal (travel) insurances
Gratuities (at your discretion).
Rental bicycle with 7 gear, hand- and/or pedal brakes, pannier bag: €70 per week (optional)
Rental E-Bike with 3 levels of support, 7 gears, reach approx. 60-65 km/36-39 mi: €165 per week (only a limited number of electrical bikes available: pref. reservation by booking)
Rental Bike helmet: € 10 per week/piece (optional)
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