from/to Huizen Holland–Ijsselmeer Round Tour with Amsterdsam
You will cycle along the shores of this ancient sea. As you ride peacefully on quiet roads and bike lanes, you’ll pass a variety of interesting towns, monuments and places of interest. This circuit gives you the opportunity to explore the friendly atmosphere of the fishing ports, historical trading towns and small rural villages where we’ve selected a series of comfortable accommodations.
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Detailed information about this offer
- 8 nights in 4- and 3-star hotels along the Ijsselmeer
- daily buffet breakfast or extended breakfast
- luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Huizen (max. 20kg)
- personal information meeting
- ferry ride Enkhuizen-Stavoren
- information material (cycle map with English tour description) per room
- service hotline also at the weekend
- city taxes
Day 1 - Individual arrival to HuizenThe centre of Huizen is not very far and a visit to this old fishing town is highly recommended. Huizen is close to the border of the “Goois Nature Park“ a beautiful forest and heathland. Example of hotel: Hotel Nautisch Kwartier in Huizen
Day 2 - Huizen-Amsterdam, approx. 45 kmOn your first day of cycling you will follow the southern shore of the IJsselmeer until you reach Muiden, where you will find the medieval castle of Muiderslot. From here, it is a short ride to Amsterdam, where you will cycle through the city centre and have time to explore this wonderful city. Example of hotel: Westcord Art Hotel in Amsterdam
Day 3 - Amsterdam-Volendam, approx. 35 kmA pleasant cycle along the former estuary brings you to Waterland, with its bird-rich peat meadows, ancient canals and watercourses. Cycling up the shores of Gouwzee and IJmeer lakes, enjoy the ever-changing waterscapes. And then, in the midst of this beautiful scenery, the pointed red roofs of a picturesque village come into view. This is picture postcard Holland complete with wooden fishing boats and old ladies wearing traditional costume. It won't surprise you to learn that Volendam is a magnet for foreign tourists. A great place to stop for the night! Example of hotel: Hotel Old Dutch in Volendam
Day 4 - Volendam-Enkhuizen, approx. 52 kmToday's peaceful route, past farmhouses and windmills, continues up the coast to Edam, Hoorn and then Enkhuizen. Beautiful buildings are reminders of the prosperous 17th century Golden Age when they were affluent harbour towns, focussed on trade and shipbuilding. For centuries, small, round, salty cheeses produced by dairy farmers in neighbouring polders were shipped out of Edam and exported all over Europe. In Zuiderzee Museum, in Enkhuizen, learn all about the days when ships from villages on the Zuiderzee sailed the seven seas trading in bulbs and spices. Example of hotel: Hotel Koepoort in Enkhuizen
Day 5 - Enkhuizen-Lemmer, approx. 31 km + ferry rideOn day 5 you will cross the IJsselmeer by ferry to the Frisian town of Stavoren. From here you can make a tour of scenic Hindeloopen. Cycling further through the wooded, hilly countryside of Gaasterland, you will reach Oudemirdum. Your hotel can be found either on the Brink or a little further on in the port town of Lemmer. Example of hotel: Hotel It Heechus Lemmer
Day 6 - Lemmer-Kampen, approx. 63 kmAfter a well-deserved night's rest, you will pass the Lemmer steam pumping station before crossing the Weerribben. This National Park is a unique peat land area with an exceptional wealth of characteristic flora and fauna. Via Blokzijl, Zwartsluis and Genemuid you will reach Kampen. Example of hotel: Hotel Boetiekhotel Kampen
Day 7 - Kampen-Harderwijk, approx. 43 kmFrom the Hanseatic city of Kampen, situated on the IJssel river you will cycle towards the water. Via the attractive fortress city of Elburg, and passing many small lakes, you will reach your goal of Harderwijk. Example of hotel: Hotel Marktzicht Harderwijk
Day 8 - Harderwijk-Huizen, approx. 49 kmSet those wheels in motion and pedal along the shores of Randmeren lakes. Arkemheen-Eemland is a National Heritage Landscape. The area was surrounded by dikes in the year 1360 to stop crop fields from being flooded. Arkemheen polder is so special because the original lots are still intact. The lots are divided by creeks, remainders of Zuiderzee tidal streams. Some plant species still recall the influence of salt water. Part of the polder is being preserved as a bird habitat for “Natura 2000”. The visitors' centre has more information. Example of hotel: Nautisch Kwartier in Huizen
Day 9 - Individual departure from Huizen
Note for people with limited mobility
The cycle tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. However, in specific cases it is possible to accommodate individual customer requests (e.g. barrier-free room).
Passport and visa requirements
To check in to your hotel you will need a valid passport or ID card.
For citizens of countries outside the Schengen area other regulations may apply. You are responsible for obtaining any visa you may require in good time.
Terms and Conditions of Payment:
The deposit of 10% of the tour price is due at the latest 14 days after receipt of the booking confirmation. The balance must be paid 7 days before arrival.
The general travel conditions of 1992 apply with following cancellation conditions: Prior to arrival the customer can cancel in written form at any time the booked arrangement. In case of cancellation or no show we charge following fees:
20% of the tour price up to 28 days before arrival date
30% of the tour price from 27th to 14th day before arrival date
50% of the tour price from 13th to 8th day before arrival date
70% of the tour price from 7th to 4th day before arrival date
90% of the tour price from 3rd day before arrival date to the day of arrival or “no show”
In case the booking is changed from the customer himself (change of date, duration of the tour or participant) up to 28 days prior arrival, a handling fee of € 50,- per booking is charged.
Thereafter the previous cancellation conditions apply. Such a change of booking is only in individual cases a possibility customers do not have a claim on it.
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Rates and additional services to book
Arrival: 01.05.2020 - 22.09.2020
Arrival: 01.05.2020 - 22.09.2020
Bike hire (27-speed/caliper break, unisex bike)
€ 96,- per stay
Eletrically powered bike
€ 200,- per stay