2024
Rad- und Segelreise rund um das IJsselmeer

Bike and Sail in Holland

Underway on the three-masted clipper Elizabeth

Amsterdam - Enkhuizen - Amsterdam

  • De Krijgsman windmill, Weerribben-Wieden National Park, the former island of Schokland
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Full board included!
  • Bike & Sail: Three-masted clipper Elizabeth

Days
8

Ø km per day
35

The wind blows into the white sails above your heads and the waves of the IJsselmeer rush under you, while you look forward to the next tour in the cycling paradise Holland! The trip Bike and Sail in Holland will take you to the most beautiful corners in the north of Holland. Whether it's the former seafaring towns of Enkhuizen and Hoorn or Friesland's oldest city, Stavoren – there's plenty to discover! And if you feel like it, you can also help to set the sails on the Elizabeth and get a taste of sailor's air. Experience is not necessary for this, the crew will be happy to show you the secrets of seafaring.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    NL-NHSAA-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Amsterdam
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 165 – 205 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 10 and 50 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
IJsselmeer cycling and sailing trip map

Your ship: The three-masted clipper Elizabeth

Cruising the IJsselmeer on the majestic Elizabeth is a true experience! A typical Dutch flat-bottomed ship, she was launched in 1913. More than a hundred years later, the three-masted schooner presents itself stylishly, comfortably and with upscale furnishings. If you feel like it, you can help to set the sails! If not, you can always find a cozy spot on the sun deck or in the large salon.

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Elizabeth, the ship

Day 1: Individual arrival in Amsterdam, Amsterdam - Monnickendam, approx. 10 km

After your arrival in Amsterdam, the crew will be waiting for you on your ship between 1 and 2 p.m. After all guests are on board, it's Cast off!, because already this afternoon you will starting on your bike and sail trip in Holland to Monnickendam. On the bike it goes to a first short exploration tour by the nature reserve Waterland.

Lutherse church_Monnickendam

The Lutherse church in Monnickendam

Day 2: Monnickendam - Volendam, approx. 30 / 50 km, Volendam - Hoorn (boat)

One could describe today's day as typically Dutch. First, you will cycle to a family farm for a short demonstration of cheese and clog making. Then, you'll ride through the small village of Purmerend, which is 3.5 meters below sea level. The next destination is Edam, world-famous for its wax-covered cheese. Your ship will be waiting for you in Volendam. Here you will have plenty of time to explore this traditional fishing village, as the ship does not leave the harbor for the next destination Hoorn until late evening.

Beach_Volendam

The beach in Volendam

Day 3: Hoorn - Enkhuizen, approx. 30 / 40 km, Enkhuizen - Urk (boat)

After breakfast, you will disembark and cycle leisurely through rural hamlets and villages. You will come across the tallest windmill in North Holland. Did you know that this is still in use today to produce flour? The destination of today's cycling tour of your bike and sail on the IJsselmeer is Enkhuizen. Thanks to its harbor, the more than 1000-year-old town was one of the richest in Holland, as ships from Asia unloaded expensive spices here. Stately mansions, churches and city walls are witnesses of the former wealth. In the afternoon you will cross the IJsselmeer and sail to Urk, a traditional fishing village.

Port_Hoorn

The port in Hoorn

Day 4: Urk - Vollenhove, approx. 35 km

After breakfast you will leave the IJsselmeer for the time being and cycle east. Today you will cycle along the Ketelmeer to the former island of Schokland, which was once enclosed by the Zuiderzee. Erosion threatened the island and in the 19th century the last inhabitants left Schokland, which has been completely surrounded by the mainland since land reclamation. Many descendants of the islanders today bear the surname Schokker. You will then continue cycling along the former coastline of the Zuiderzee. You may also encounter Schokkers in the destination of today's stage, the charming village of Vollenhove.

Inland_port_Vollenhove

The inland port in Vollenhove

Day 5: Vollenhove - Giethoorn, approx. 40 / 50 km

In the morning you cycle to the small town of Blokzijl, where the National Park Weerribben-Wieden begins. Lakes, meadows and swamp forests alternate in the largest peat bog area in northwestern Europe. An important habitat for numerous animal and plant species. With a little luck, you may even spot an otter at work. Continue cycling through fields surrounded by dikes to Zwartsluis.

Port_Blokzijl

The port in Blokzijl

Day 6: Giethoorn - Lelystad (boat)

Your feet won't be pedaling today, you'll cover the distance to the city of Lelystad by sailing ship. If you want, you can help the captain sailing on the IJsselmeer or relax on deck. How the sailing ships looked in the 17th century, you can experience in Lelystad on the example of the Batavia. The real East Indiaman sank off Australia in 1629. In the local Batavia shipyard, a replica was created in ten years of work and can also be visited here.

Batavia_Lelystad

The sailing ship Batavia in Lelystad

Day 7: Lelystad - Blocq van Kuffeler, approx. 20 / 30 km, Blocq van Kuffeler - Amsterdam (boat)

Today, on the last stage of the bike and sail trip in Holland, you will drive through a true natural paradise. The paths wind partly through wooded areas, partly they offer you a wide panoramic view over vast marshes. Stop and observe the numerous birds that have settled here. Relaxed, you will then return on board and back to the port of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast, your bike and sail trip in Holland is unfortunately already over. Now it is time to say goodbye to your Elizabeth and the crew. We wish you a safe journey home!

St. Nicholas Church_Amsterdam

St. Nicholas Church in Amsterdam

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival on Saturdays from 08.06.2024 to 07.09.2024Early booking discount: -30 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Saison A
01.09. - 07.09.

from1179 €
Saison B
08.06. - 31.08.

from1279 €

All prices per person in double cabin

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Services

  • 7 nights on board with shower / WC
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea daily until 4 p.m.
  • Welcome drink
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Cabin cleaning 1 x per week
  • Daily bike tour briefing, on-board tour guide
  • Travel documents (1 x per cabin), maps on board
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included:

  • Beverages
  • Admission fees and excursions
  • Tipping
  • Transfers

No minimum number of participants

Changes in the itinerary due to weather, water level or technical conditions are possible and remain reserved.

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From 0 to 15 years

-15%

All prices are per person

Applies when accommodated in a cabin with two full payers.

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Accommodation

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Salon

Elizabeth, Salon

Elizabeth

Zweibettkabine und drittes Bett

Elizabeth, Kabine und drittes Bett

Elizabeth

an Deck

Elizabeth, an Deck

Elizabeth

Deckplan

Elizabeth, Deckplan

Three-masted Clipper Elizabeth

  • 10 cabins
  • Facilities: shower / WC, two single beds (side by side)
  • Lower deck: 8 cabins
  • Upper deck: 2 cabins
  • Three- and four-bed cabins possible, additional beds raised

Facts about the ship

  • Year of construction 1913
  • Last renovation: 2014 / 2015
  • 2 passenger decks
  • 10 cabins
  • Maximum occupancy: 35 passengers
  • Length: 41.0 m
  • Width: 6.9 m
  • Facilities: large saloon with bar and seating area, sun deck
  • Board languages: English, German, Dutch
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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Supplement double cabin for single use (season A)

569 €

Supplement double cabin for single use (season B)

619 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
59 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike hub gear with freewheel
  • Electric bike
Features

Waterproof luggage bag, bike lock

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7-gear rental bike

59 €

E-bike

199 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    NL-NHSAA-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Amsterdam
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 165 - 205 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 10 and 55 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Various unguarded parking facilities near the ship's dock, can not be reserved.
    Valet Parking: Your car will be picked up on arrival day at the ship, covered and guarded parking and brought back to the ship on departure day, cost approx. 150 € / week.
    Please always go first to the ship and give your luggage and then to the parking.
  • Minimum number of participants
    No minimum number of participants
    For ship trips are changes due to weather, water level or technical conditions possible and remain reserved.
  • Note
    For this trip are fixed in advance only the port of departure and arrival.
    The distance to be covered is primarily dependent on the weather and tides and is determined from day to day. The stages presented are a sample itinerary. Route changes are therefore always reserved.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility notice
    The trip is suitable for people with limited mobility only conditionally.
    Simply contact us regarding your individual needs.
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IJsselmeer cycling and sailing trip map

Days
8

Ø km per day
35