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Rotterdam to Zeeland - 8-Day Bike and Barge Tour (NO)
The province of Zeeland, also referred to as the "Land in the Sea“ is located in the west of the Netherlands and mostly consists of islands and peninsulas. The Eastern and Western Scheldt estuaries reach far inland, thus making Zeeland a paradise for flora and fauna. Cycle with us from the energetic city of Rotterdam–the city stands for easy and relaxed togetherness like no other city in the Netherlands –to the province of Zeeland. Discover the historic towns of Zierikzee and Middelburg and the Delta Works, Holland’s most impressive storm surge barriers. Sample delicious mussels, oysters and Eastern Scheldt Lobster. You should not miss out on a stop in one of the numerous fish restaurants!
You will be immediately aware of the cosy and informal ambience on board. In winter 2019/2020 all cabins were completely renovated. On the upper deck you will find the comfy panorama salon with its bar, on the main deck the comfortable restaurant (no direct access from the cabin-zone). On deck there are both deck chairs and ordinary chairs and tables, which encourage conversation and communal activity in fresh air. The boat possesses altogether two 1- bed-cabins and forty-nine 2-bed-cabins. They are all outside cabins, giving some 10-11 square metres of space (2-bed) and about 7 qm (1-bed). All 2-bed-cabins on main and upper deck are equipped with two lower hotel beds, shower and WC, hairdryer, TV, safe (deposit), central air-conditioning and a picture window. Only on the upper deck the windows may be opened. 1-bed cabins have one lower hotel bed and are otherwise equipped with same features.
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. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy. This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.
If you would like to rent a bike (89 EUR) or e-bike (199 EUR), please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a range of Bike and Barge Tours Europe
Arrival in Rotterdam, Boat Tour Rotterdam - Dordrecht
Individual arrival in Rotterdam. Embarkation at about 3:00pm. You may have some time left to see Rotterdam’s stunning Market Hall. The Dutch refer to it as their version of the „Sistine Chapel“. At 6:00pm sail to Holland’s oldest town, Dordrecht, impressively located on an island be-tween three wide rivers.
Dordrecht - Willemstad - Hellevoetsluis, Cycle Tour approx. 45km
In the morning, set sail for Willemstad, a small fortified town dating from the 17th/18th century, which is well worth visiting. Here start for your first cycle tour. Cross the in-land waters of Haringvliet over the Volkerakdam, and cycle through fields and past storybook villages like Zwart-sluis and Goudswaard to the popular water sports centre of Hellevoetsluis
Hellevoetsluis - Bruinisse, Cycle Tour approx. 45km
With fine weather, it is worth to take a detour to the bathing beach of Rockanje, a wide fine sandy beach with marvellous dunes, before starting the bike tour. Crossing the Haringvliet again, you pass through small villages like Stellendam with the mill Korenlust, the small water sport village of Herkingen and, continuing along the Grevelingendam, you reach the mussel village of Bruinisse
Bruinisse - Veere Cycle Tour approx. 45km
Today you can visit the "Watersnoodmuesum" during your bike tour. Here you will learn all about the great flood disaster of 1953 and the "drowned" village of Viane, which was flooded and never rebuilt. Continue towards Zierikzee, which is among the 10 most beautiful Dutch national heritage towns.The "fat tower“ rises high above the town. The top of the tower offers marvellous views over the town, the harbour and the island. Continue your tour crossing the Zeelandbrug. An impressive structure 5 km long, built on 54 piers - to your destination of the day. The harbour town of Veere. Where once richly laden ships from Scotland docked, today impressive yachts are moored.
Veere - Neeltje Jans - Veere, Round Trip Cycle Tour approx. 35 - 50km
Today you can choose between three different routes, for example the former working island Neeltje Jans, which was created by rising a sand flat to facilitate the construction of the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, the most impressive construction of the Delta Works. You will have the possibility not only to marvel at the locks from up close but also from the inside. The adjacent amusement park "Deltapark" gives an insight into the life of sea lions and the underwater world of the Oosterschelde (optional)
Veere - Middelburg - Veere / Boat Tour Veere - Dordrecht, Round Trip Cycle Tour approx. 40km
The first stop on your cycling tour is Middelburg, the capital of Zeeland. The city looks back on a rich past and was once the most important city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. Numerous stores and cafés invite you to visit. During a city tour (optional) you will have the opportunity to learn all kinds of interesting facts about the charming city. The tour continues through the picturesque, typically Dutch landscape on the Walcheren peninsula. Wide beaches, forests and dunes await you. Nowhere in the Netherlands the sun shine as often and as long as here
Dordrecht - Rotterdam, Cycle Tour approx. 40km
On your last stretch, explore the best known windmills in the Netherlands at Kinderdijk. The 19 windmills, which date back to the 18th century, are beautifully preserved and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The windmills are well worth a visit! Follow the route along the Maas River up to Rotterdam, one of the largest ports in the world
Departure from Rotterdam
Disembarkation until 9:00 am and individual journey home.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 25 2024||Jun 01 2024||100||Single rooms||1,599€|
|Jun 01 2024||Jun 08 2024||100||Single rooms||1,599€|
|Jun 08 2024||Jun 15 2024||100||Single rooms||1,599€|
|Jun 15 2024||Jun 22 2024||100||Single rooms||1,599€|
|Aug 03 2024||Aug 10 2024||100||Single rooms||1,599€|
|Aug 10 2024||Aug 17 2024||100||Single rooms||1,599€|
|Aug 17 2024||Aug 24 2024||100||Single rooms||1,599€|
|Aug 24 2024||Aug 31 2024||100||Single rooms||1,599€|
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