from/to Enkhuizen By bike & boat - 2019 - Wapen Fan Fryslân
Wind and salt on your skin and a feeling of freedom during your bike and boat trip in the West Frisian Wadden Sea! Sailing trips are something extraordinary. As if the seas were being explored by ancient seafaring pioneers. Experience the IJssel and Wadden Sea on one of the most luxurious sailing ships, the Wapen Fan Fryslân. During your cycling holiday in West Friesland you can feel nature and pure elements: sea, wind and sun. Off the North Sea coast of Holland stretches the mud flats, a nature reserve that isunparalleled in the whole world. Here ebb and flow determine the distribution of sandand water. Smaller and larger islands in West Friesland protect the shallows of the Wadden Sea as if strung together on a string of pearls. On the bike trip in Holland you can look forward to a stiff breeze in the sails and a wide view of the water, dunes anddry sand banks. Depending on your mood, you can help on deck of the Wapen Fan Fryslân - but you don't have to. Sailing experience is also not necessary for this bike and boat trip in Holland.
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Detailed information about this offer
- 7 nights on the Wapen Fan Fryslân in outside cabins with shower/WC
- full board (7x breakfast, 5x packed lunch for your bike tours and 1x 3-course lunch, 6x 3-course dinner and 1x packed lunch for dinner)
- coffee and tea on board until 4 pm
- welcome drink
- cabin cleaning
- bedding and towels
- guides and daily tour briefing by the skipper
- daily individual, unguided bike tour in West Friesland
- maps and information material 1x per cabin for cycle tours in English
- all port, bridge and lock fees
Day 1 - Individual arrival to EnkhuizenIndividual arrival to Enkhuizen, approx. 65 km (60 minutes by car) northwest of Amsterdam. Embarkation on the Wapen Fan Fryslân from 2 pm. In the evening, the skipper will prepare you for the bike and boat trip in the West Frisian Wadden Sea with an aperitif. It informs about the ship, the route in West Frisia and security measures on board the Wapen Fan Fryslân.
Day 2 - Enkhuizen–Medemblik–Den Oever, cycle tour approx. 24-37 kmYou start your cycling holiday in West Friesland in the pretty port city of Enkhuizen. Along the IJsselmeer you cycle to the old harbour town of Medemblik. Afterwards we continue on board the Wapen Fan Fryslân to Den Oever with its small fishing harbour worth seeing. Depending on weather conditions, the sailing ship Wapen Fan Fryslân can already sail out to the West Frisian Wadden Sea on the island of Texel.
Day 3 - Texel Island, cycle tour on Texel Island approx. 40 kmExplore Texel, the largest West Frisian island with a varied landscape and picturesque villages, on a cycle tour today. Tip: A bicycle tour on the well signposted Thijsseroute (approx. 40 km) and a visit to the seal rearing station EcoMare are worth seeing destinations on the island of Texel.
Day 4 - Texel Island – Terschelling Island, sailing day approx. 5-6 hIn the afternoon the Wapen Fan Fryslân reaches the island of Terschelling, also known as 'Amsterdam of the Wadden Sea'. The picturesque villages of the island have retained much of their old charm.
Day 5 - Terschelling Island-Harlingen, cycle tour on the island (up to 40 km)Terschelling has a lot to offer: Nature and culture, 70 km of cycle paths and four unique villages. West-Terschelling, the largest town on the island, has numerous shops and pubs. The landmark of the island - the 400-year-old lighthouse 'Brandaris' - can be seen from afar. A destination worth seeing during the bike tour in West Friesland is the heath area 'De Boschplaat', characterized by mud, beaches and dunes. With a bit of luck you may see ducks, stilts and giant colonies of spoonbill and black-backed gulls. In the late afternoon you sail to Harlingen, the most important port of Friesland.
Day 6 - Harlingen–Franeker–Makkum, cycle tour approx. 48-58 kmYour bike and boat trip starts in Harlingen, the lively, typically Frisian harbour town enchants with the beautiful, historic city centre which invites you to visit. Through the wonderful, extensive landscape we continue via Franeker to Makkum, a pretty holiday resort with a beach promenade. The longer tour variant also takes you to Bolsward, one of the eleven Frisian cities.
Day 7 - Makkum – Stavoren – Enkhuizen, approx. 32-49 kmThe last cycle tour takes you from Makkum to Stavoren. The shorter route leads over the old trading town of Hindeloopen, with its old houses, canals and the large marina. The longer route leads along several Frisian lakes and offers you completely different landscape perspectives. From Stavoren we take the boat to Enkhuizen.
Day 8 - Individual departure from EnkhuizenAfter breakfast disembarkation from the Wapen Fan Fryslân until 9. 30 am and individual journey home from the bike and boat trip in the West Frisian Wadden Sea.
Ship: „Wapen Fan Fryslân “
With its 55 metres of length, the Wapen fan Fryslȃn is the largest two-master schooner on the Dutch waterways. In 1965 the sailing ship was launched as a freight ship and transported all kinds of freight throughout the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. In 2003 the ship was completely trans-formed into a sailing passenger ship. On board of this ship you will immediately notice its warm at-mosphere. On deck there is a large pilothouse with a cosy and stylish bar and seating area. The panoramic windows offer a perfect all around view of the water. The afterdeck has a bar with draught beer on tap, a Jacuzzi and on the middle deck there are various sitting areas where you enjoy a lovely meal outdoors. The sundeck features deckchairs. The large salon, also a restaurant, is characterised by its cosy appearance and flexible furnishing. All 12 cabins (ca. 8,5 m²) have two separate beds (90 x 200 m) that can easily be transformed into a double bed. Each cabin has its own shower, toilet and washbasin and each cabin has a folding bed as a third bed which can be used if needed and a porthole which can be opened.
Rates and additional services to book
Arrival: 04.05.2019 - 17.08.2019
Minimum number of participants: 18 guests
Arrival: 04.05.2019 - 17.08.2019
Bike hire: (7-speed/caliper brake-unisex bike)
€ 75,- per stay
Electrically powered bike/caliper brake (must be booked in advance, limited number)
€ 175,- per stay