Sail and Bike Wadden Sea

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8 Day(s)
Easy
190 Km
avg 38 Km
Self-guided

Comfortable adventures, island hopping

Sail and bike tours are something very special. Feel the freedom, the wind and salt on your skin! It’s a little bit like discovering the seas and new areas as a modern-day explorer.

Aboard one of the most comfortable sailing ships, the Leafde fan Fryslân, the Mare fan Fryslân, and the Wapen fan Fryslân, you will experience pure nature while enjoying water, sun and a stiff breeze on the big inland lake IJsselmeer and the so-called “Wadden Sea”, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage biosphere reserve. During this Sail & Bike tour you can explore the beautiful and unique Frisian Sea and some of its islands.

It is a world with two faces, where sand and water dominate during the changeover from low to high tide and where islands of all sizes line up like pearls on a chain. There are tidal channels, seagrass meadows, mussel beds, sandbanks, mudflats, salt marshes, beaches and dunes. The Frisian Sea is the habitat of marine mammals, such as seals and porpoises, and the breeding ground and wintering area for millions of birds. The area is one of the last remaining large-scale, low-tide ecosystems where natural processes continue to function. Furthermore you will visit the famous (freshwater lake) IJsselmeer and its beautiful coastline with many fishing villages and old trading harbor towns.

Highlights of the tour are the North Sea islands of Texel and Terschelling and their beautiful natural areas, small villages and long sandy beaches that you can explore by bicycle. Highlights on the coasts of the mainland in the provinces of North-Holland and Friesland are a combination of rural areas, small villages and picturesque harbor towns: a true “El Dorado” for cyclists. If you like, on board, you may – instructed by the experienced crew – lend a hand during navigating and raising the sails. Sailing experience is not necessary. But of course you are also very welcome to just relax and enjoy the sailing and scenery.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Netherlands
From:
Enkhuizen
To:
Enkhuizen

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
Flat (mostly)
Tour Type:
Bike and Boat
More Options:
Loop/Roundtrip|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 899

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
190 Km
Riding Days:
5
Month(s):
May|June|August|September
Departure:
Saturdays

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

8 days/7 nights
7 x breakfast
5 x packed lunches & 1 x lunch on board
6 x 3-course dinner on board & 1 x packed dinner
Coffee and tea on board till 4 p.m.
Welcome drink
Use of bed linen and towels
Daily cleaning of the cabin
Daily briefings by the crew
Maps and notes for cycling tours (1 set per cabin)
GPS tracks
Use of a waterproof pannier bag
Wi-Fi

Exclusions

Drinks
Coffee and tea on board after 4 p.m.
Bicycle rental or E-bike rental
Helmet rental
Personal insurances
Gratuities (at your discretion)
Entrance fees and excursions
Fees for ferries
Transfers to/from the docking place
Parking fees

Options

Rental bicycle: €75 per week
Rental E-Bike: €175 per week (only on request, limited number available)
Helmets: A helmet can be rented for € 10 per week, only on prior reservation and payment.
Parking Enkhuizen: Parking behind the NS-train station in Enkhuizen is free, but can be very crowded.

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