Between Holland and Flanders: from Amsterdam to Bruges by bike and boat

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Tour

Bike and boat tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Distance

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Guided

Travel alone or with your loved ones, but with the support of a specialized guide. The perfect organization and safety in a single experience!
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1/5 Easy

Easy, between 10 and 40 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 0 and 150 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Amsterdam - Vianen by boat
After boarding at the Amsterdam pier at 1:00 PM (you can leave your luggage on board from noon), the boat will set sail for Vianan, a small fortified city on the Lek River.
In the late afternoon, bicycles will be delivered, and a brief test ride will take place.
Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 2: Vianen - Schoonhoven - Kinderdijk (35 miles) | Kinderdijk - Dordrecht by boat
After breakfast, you will pedal along a pleasant bike path to Schoonhoven, also known as the City of Silver.
You will then continue towards the Alblasserwaard polder and Kinderdijk Park, where you will be welcomed by an impressive row of 19 large, immaculately preserved windmills that were included in UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1997.
From the nearby Ablasserdam, you will take a fast water bus ferry, which will take you to Dordrecht, one of the oldest cities in Holland and a river traffic hub, in just 10 minutes.
Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 3: Dordrecht - Tholen by boat | Tholen - Kreekrak locks (12 or 22 miles) | Kreekrak - Antwerp by boat
The day begins with a beautiful sail to Tholen, from where the bike route starts and crosses the border between Holland and Belgium.
You will then cross the wooded area of Wouwse Plantage and head towards Bergen, stroll to the Kreekraksluis wind farm.
You will find the boat moored beyond the Kreekrak dam, where it will set sail for the vibrant city of Antwerp, a 16th-century trade hub between Europe and India; the extraordinary exchange of cultures over the centuries has made these places unique.
Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 4: Antwerp - Temse - Dendermonde (30 or 40 miles)
After breakfast, you will leave the port by bike, headed for the Schelde River. Following its unpredictable course (it is a tidal river) and riding the beautiful bike path lining it, you can enjoy magnificent views of one of the most beautiful natural sites on the tour.
Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 5: Dendermonde - Ghent (32 miles)
The bike route continues along the Schelde River towards Ghent, a lively university city with a significant past, founded by the Romans at the confluence of the Leie and Schelde Rivers.
In the afternoon, you can visit the city or, why not, do some shopping. Ghent's excellent location ensured great prosperity through the centuries, culminating between the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 14th. The St Bavo's Cathedral was built in different periods and styles; inside you can find several artworks from the medieval period, such as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Jan van Eyck.
The boat will be anchored at a lock on the outskirts of Ghent.
Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 6: Ghent - Bruges (28 miles)
The bike stage will lead you through the beautiful Flemish countryside towards Bruges, also known as the Venice of the North, due to the numerous canals winding through its historic center. Its old center, which has come down to us virtually intact, dates back to the Middle Ages, a time when the city was a large center of art and trade. The beautiful buildings are a remarkable testimony to this glorious past.
But Bruges is also the city of chocolate, so don't forget to pop in (and sample) its many chocolate shops.
Dinner not included on board of Premium boats.
Overnight stay on board.

Day 7: Circular stage around Bruges to the North Sea (24 or 32 miles)
The last bike stage follows a tranquil canal along the river, lined by poplars, and with a wonderful view of small rural houses, it will lead you to the North Sea coast. Once there, you can choose one of the long sandy beaches for a swim, or relax in one of the many cafes while enjoying the beautiful view of the dunes.
Return to Bruges along a picturesque canal.
Dinner and overnight stay on board.

Day 8: Bruges
Breakfast on board and disembarkation by 09:30 AM.

Given the nature of this tour and the features of the terrain, the itinerary may be subject to changes due to weather conditions or opening times of locks and drawbridges. The guide and the captain can decide day by day if and how to modify the tour.

Depending on the boats used, the opening of the locks, and the confirmed docking points along the route, the length of the daily stages can also vary by up to 9 miles, while maintaining the total miles covered in the week-long journey. Those who wish can always decide to stay on board.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • GPS or navigation APP

❌ What is not included?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 84 days of departure
  • 70%
  • From 42 to 84 days before departure
  • 40%
  • From 28 to 42 days before departure
  • 10%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Between Holland and Flanders: from Amsterdam to Bruges by bike and boat

  • To explore the most beautiful cities in Holland and Flanders: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges.
  • To immerse yourself in the typical rural landscapes of Northern Europe crossing the lowlands, the completely flat lands in proximity of the North Sea.
  • To alternate between pleasant stages by bike and the navigation through dams and canals.
  • To enjoy the unique spectacle of the windmills of Kinderdijk.
  • To experience the unique atmosphere of Bruges, a real open-air museum, the best-preserved medieval city in Europe and one of the most romantic cities on the continent.

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