By bike and sailboat among the Frisian Islands

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Tour

Bike and boat tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Distance

144Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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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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Ring

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

Description

Day 1: Enkhuizen
Individual arrival in Enkhuizen. Boarding from 2.00 pm near the center of the beautiful town of Enkhuizen and near the railway station. Meet for an aperitif with the skipper who will give you useful information about the itinerary, the boat and life on board. In the evening, you can enjoy a pleasant walk in the historic center of Enkhuizen, once the seat of the Dutch merchant fleet. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Enkhuizen – Medemblik (24 or 37 km) | Medemblik – Den Over – Texel by boat
This morning, the first short bike and sail stage awaits you along the coast of Ijsselmeer and through the suggestive landscape of the polders until you reach Medemblik. Once back on board, the boat will depart for Den Oever. If the weather permits, in the evening the boat will cross the Wadden Sea to the Island of Texel, the largest of the Frisian Islands.

Day 3: Texel – Circular tour from Oudeschild (43 or 49 km)
The island of Texel is a dream destination for all cyclists thanks to the variety of landscapes, well-marked bike paths and picturesque villages. Our advice is to take a circular bike tour of the largest island in Northern Holland following the indications of the Thijsse-route (about 40 km) to visit some beautiful villages and reach EcoMare where several marine animals are hosted, in particular seals, grey seals and porpoises, which are cared for until they are fully healed. Arriving at the port of Oudeschild a traditional brewery awaits you.

Day 4: Texel Island – Terschelling Island (5 or 6 hours of navigation)
If the weather and the tides are favorable today, the boat will set sail to reach another of the Frisian Islands in the afternoon: the island of Terschelling. We will move among the sandbanks of the Wadden Sea and if you are lucky you will see the seals resting on these banks. Arrived in Terschelling, you will be struck by the charm of picturesque villages scattered among the polders and dunes in its 30 km length. This evening dinner will not be served on board to allow you to better explore the island: you can try a local restaurant (not included) or prepare a picnic.

Day 5: Terschelling Island – Free day by bike | Terschelling – Harlingen by boat
After a day of sailing, it is now time for a day dedicated to the bike. Terschelling has a lot to offer in terms of nature and culture: 70 km of cycling paths and 4 beautiful villages; in the western part of the island is the largest of them offering shops and pubs. The Brandaris, the oldest lighthouse in the Netherlands dating back to 1594, welcomes visitors from afar. A good relationship between man and nature has produced here a diverse landscape, which includes shorelines, marshes formed by low tide and forests; in particular the Boschplaat nature reserve hosts unique plant species, butterflies and huge colonies of birds. Back on board you can enjoy well-deserved relaxation while the boat, in the late afternoon, crosses the Wadden Sea to Harlingen, the most important port city of the Frisian Islands.

Day 6: Harlingen – Franeker – Makkum (48 or 58 km)
Through Franeker, renowned for the planetarium of Eise Eisinga, you will cross the beautiful and green countryside and some villages until you reach Makkum, on the eastern shore of the Ijssel lake. If you choose the longer option you will also visit Bolsward, one of the ELEVEN CITIES of the Frisian Islands.

Day 7: Makkum – Stavoren (32 or 49 km) | Stavoren – Enkhuizen by boat
Today you will pedal from Makkum to Stavoren, being able to choose between a shorter route crossing Hindeloopen or a longer one that skirts some of the lakes of the Frisian Islands, allowing you to discover a different type of landscape. From here the journey continues by boat to Enkhuizen.

Day 8: Enkhuizen
After breakfast, disembark by 9.30 am and end of services.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • 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
  • Daily briefings by the crew
  • Use of a waterproof pannier bag
  • Wi
  • Fi on board

❌ What is not included?

  • Luggage transfer
  • 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"

💸 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

By bike and sailboat among the Frisian Islands

  • To explore the Wadden Sea, a World Heritage site, by bike and sail and traveling the picturesque coast of the polders
  • To cycle freely on the well-marked cycle paths of largest among the Frisian Islands: Texel and Terschelling
  • To make a stop and visit picturesque port towns like Enkhuizen and Stavoren
  • To discover the largest freshwater lake in the Netherlands, until 1932 part of the Zuiderzee gulf together with the Markermeer: the Ijsselmeer
  • To immerse yourself in the nature of the beautiful landscapes of Friesland in an exciting tour in Netherlands by bike and boat

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