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Cycling and sailing, a typical Dutch experience !

Sailing and Cycling Itinerary: Sailingship Mare fan Frysland of Wapen fan Fryslan
Round-trip along the Waddensea, Island hop tour

8 days | Ship: Sailingship Mare fan Fryslan or Wapen fan Fryslan| Individual Sailing and Cycletours

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Sailing tours are something special.
Feel the freedom and the wind and salt on your skin!

It's a bit like discovering the seas as an explorer. Aboard the MARE FAN FRYSLÂN and the WAPEN FAN FRYSLÂN, the most luxurious sailing ships of the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea, you can enjoy the pure nature and enjoy water, sun and a stiff breeze.There is a natural area along the coast of the North Sea which is unique throughout the whole world – the mudflats of the Frisian Sea. A world with two faces – sand and water dominate during the changeover from low to high tide. Smaller and larger islands lined up like pearls on a chain protect the shoals of the mudflats. This is a place where you can experience pure nature: the sea, the wind and the sun. You can look forward to a nice adventurous tour with a variety of activities and experiences. Where are you waiting for ? Cast off !

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Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Arrival and embarkation in Enkhuizen

Individual arrival and embarkation from 4 pm near the beautiful centre of Enkhuizen and close to the railway station. The skipper will join you for an aperitif is and explain many things worth knowing about the journey, the ship and also about safety measures to be taken onboard. In the evening you can stroll through the historical centre of Enkhuizen and spend the night onboard in Enkhuizen.

Day 2 (Sun): Enkhuizen – Medemblik – Den Oever bike tour (40 km / 24 miles)

Today the ship sails from Enkhuizen to Den Oever. You can stay on board and sail over the IJsselmeer or you can grab a bike and start your first cycling tour along the IJsselmeer coast through the beautiful polder-landscape via Medemblik up to Den Oever with its fishing harbour. Depending on the weather in the evening the ship will sail across the Wadden Sea to the Island of Texel.

Day 3 (Mo): Texel – round tour from Oudeschild (1-65 km / 1-40 miles)

The island of Texel has a varied scenery and picturesque villages. A roundtrip cycling tour on the largest of the Dutch North Sea islands. Our tip: Use the well signposted Thijsse-route (about 40 km/24 miles) and visit some villages and the seal sanctuary station EcoMare and the nice traditional beer brewery in the harbour of Oudeschild.

Day 4 (Tue): island of Texel – island of Terschelling, sailing day (5 – 6 hrs)

Today the ship will sail, when the tide and the weather is good, to the island of Terschelling. You will manoeuvre through the sandbanks of the Wadden Sea and when you are lucky you will see seals lying to rest on a sandbar. In the afternoon the ship will arrive on Terschelling.

Day 5 (Wed): Terschelling: explore the island by bike (1-40 km / 1-24 miles)

Terschelling offers a lot: nature and culture, 70 km cycling tracks and 4 beautiful villages. West-Terschelling is the largest village on the island with nice shops and pubs. The landmark of the island can already be seen well from a distance, the 400 year old lighthouse "Brandaris". Also worth seeing is the heath land "Boschplaat". It captivates with its mud, beaches and dunes. You might even spot a number of ducks, black-winged stilts and large colonies of spoonbills and great black-backed gulls.

Day 6 (Tue): Island of Terschelling, island of Vlieland or (alternative) Southwest coast of the Province of Friesland

Today the ship tries to reach the island of Vlieland, which is depending on weather and tide. The smallest island with just one village on it and about 1,100 islanders is car-free and therefore excellent to explore by bike. The beach is just 100 m from the harbour. From the highest point of the island, the dune "Vuurboetsduin", you have a fantastic view over a number of islands, the North Sea and the mudflats. If Vlieland can't be reached there is an alternative: a sailing trip to the south-western part of the Province of Friesland with a roundtrip cycling tour.

Day 7 (Fr): Vlieland or Province of Friesland – sailing back to Enkhuizen

Today we will sail you back to Enkhuizen.

Day 8 (Sat): end of the tour in Enkhuizen

Disembarkation by 10:00 am. A beautiful journey full of new experiences has come to an end.

Notes

A Sail & Bike tour is like a little bit of adventure: the only thing which is really fixed on this cruise is the departure and arrival harbour Enkhuizen. The sailing routes to be taken depend largely on the weather, wind and the tides. The skipper will determine from day to day the exact sailing schedule and discuss the possibilities with the guests. The skipper and his crew will do everything they can to offer you the program as planned so you can enjoy a fascinating week with a variety of activities, nature and culture, but it is possible that the departure and sailing times and/or the order of the program has to be changed. Enjoy and relax: the elements will lead you! 
Various parts of the tour will be sailed. All distances are "approximate distances" of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. 
Program + details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

Arrival

You can reach Enkhuizen by rail from Amsterdam Centraal Station in approx. 1 hour.
Parking space behind the station in Enkhuizen for free.

Minimum number of participants: 18 persons.

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Prices 2018
per Person from:
2-bedroom
899,00 €
3 Pers. in 3 persons-room
799,00 €
Single room
1139,00 €
Bicycle rental
70,00 € E-bike € 165,00

Bookingsadmission (once)
12,50 €

Please inform for the right prices on several dates.

Travel dates
Every saturday from
05-05-2018 till 15-09-2018
every week
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Included

  • Tour and accommodation on board in the booked category 8d/7n (Sat/-Sat/) from/to Enkhuizen
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6x picnic lunch during bike tours, 7x three course dinner)
  • Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels on request)
  • daily short cleaning of the cabin
  • Welcoming drink and -speech on the first evening
  • Board tour guide by the crew(multilingual) with daily briefings of the bike tours
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours; - daily coffee and tea between 3 and 4 PM

    NOT INCLUDED: Transfers to/from the docking place in Enkhuizen, reservation fee € 15,00 per booking/group (obligatory surcharge), other transfers, bike rent, parking fee (parking at the NS-train station in Enkhuizen is free), entrance fees & excursions, fees for ferries, drinks on board, personal (travel) insurances, gratuities (at your discretion).

  • Bicycles
    The bicycles on board are mostly unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies model), 7 gears, hand brake and/or pedal brake and pannier bag. Other bikes (e.g. E-Bikes, children's bikes) and child's saddles (front or rear) are on these tours only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and a very limited number possible. Bike rent is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles (at no extra cost). Please note that the space on board of a sailing ship is limited. However, the crew or tour operator are in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles. In the Netherlands bikers are not obligated by law to wear a bike helmet. Bike helmets are not available on board.

    Sailing and cycling with children

  • In principle, children are very welcome on board. However, before booking, we advise you to satisfy yourself that your child is able to manage a cycle trip of ca. 30-55 km. Children's bikes, tandems, parent-child-tandems, slip streamers etc. are available on request. Of course you may stay one or more days longer on board (children under the age of18 years must be under supervision). Child discount on request. Life jackets for children can be arranged on request: please mention the age, length and weight of your child when you book the tour.


 

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