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Lake IJssel & Friesland
Tour Location
Country:
Netherlands
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided, Hosted (Ride Leader)
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Easy
Bike Options:
Electric Bike available, Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Tour Type:
Family, Bike & Boat (Cruising)
Cost From:
€775
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jun, Jul, Aug
Tour Operator:
Cycletours Holidays

Lake IJssel & Friesland

picturesque villages, historic towns and frisian lakes

8 Days Easy

The IJsselmeer (formerly the Zuiderzee ‘Southern Sea’) is inextricably connected with the period of prosperity in the 17th century, the Golden Age, when Holland was one of the most powerful seafaring trading countries. After crossing the Ijsselmeer you arrive in the province of Friesland. The peace and nature have made Friesland extremely popular with skaters, but certainly also with cyclists. The route leads you through towns and villages, with the green watery countryside in between, where farming usually determines the horizon. Other important parts of the scenery consist of the numerous little bridges, that ‘leap’ the ditches and the sailing boats that cross the vast lakes like white swans. The last part of the tour you cycle along the Ijsselmeer back to Amsterdam again.
One of the highlights on this tour is a visit to the Zuiderzee museum in Enkhuizen, which you can visit on Thursday. Here you will revive that rich past. Crafts typical of the time are practised in this open-air museum, and houses, boats and costumes can be admired.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
Inclusions
All nights on board (Sat.-Sat. 8 days / 7 nights), cabin in the booked category;
Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x self-made picnic lunch for bike tours, 7 x three course dinner)
Use of bed linen and 2 towels (change of towels possible)
Coffee and tea on board
Tour guide
Min. 3 city walks with the tourguide
Free WiFi is limited availabe in lounge and on deck, for
Exclusions
Reservation costs € 20,- per party
Bicycle rent
Bicycle insurance (optional) € 15,- per bicycle
Bicycle insurance electric bike (optional) € 40,- per bicycle
Entrance fees to museums; approx. € 15 per tour
Personal insurance
Options
Children 0-2 years free of charge
Children 3-11 years 30% reduction
Child bikes available
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