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Rotterdam to Zeeland 8-day Bike & Barge Tour (OL)
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!
A comfortable and cosy river ship with a family environment, refurbished in 2015/2016. The panoramic salon with bar in gentlemen club style and the bright and friendly restaurant are waiting for you to pass relaxing hours here. A spacious, partly shaded sun deck and storage space for bicycles. A total of 49 comfortable outside cabins for a max. of 96 guests. All cabins boast ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, telephone, TV, individual air conditioning/heating, fridge, safe and large panoramic window. On the Upper deck, cabins feature opening windows.
Due to its numerous cycle paths, Holland has become a paradise for cyclists. The cycle routes are on flat terrain and are easy to cycle on, strong headwinds possible.
There is a small choice of optional excursions for you which can be booked directly aboard the ship. A short description of the excursions are in the travel documents. Depending on the group composition, the tours will be bilingual, German-English
We recommend quality rain gear, bike helmet, sun hat and trainers
Special meals for lactose-free and gluten-free are possible upon request and for an extra charge and must be ordered at least 14 days prior to departure It might be necessary to bring special dietary products
If you would like to rent a bike (75 EUR) or e-bike (165 EUR), please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
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Arrival in Rotterdam, Boat Tour Rotterdam – Dordrecht
Individual arrival in Rotterdam. Embarkation at about 4:00 pm. 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 5:00 pm sail to Holland’s oldest town, Dordrecht, impressively located on an island between three wide rivers.
Dordrecht – Willemstad –Hellevoetsluis, Cycle Tour, approx. 45km
In the morning, we 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 inland waters of Haringvliet over the Volkerakdam, and cycle through fields and past storybook villages like Zwartsluis and Goudswaard to the popular water sports centre of Hellevoetsluis.
Hellevoetsluis – Bruinisse, Cycle Tour approx. 45 km
With fine weather, it is worth taking 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 – Middelburg, approx. 54km
Today cycle to the small town of 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 Zeeland Bridge to Middelburg, the capital of the province of Zeeland. Once the second most important city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam, Middleburg is a town full of history. Numerous shops and cafes are waiting to be discovered.
Boat Tour Middelburg – Veere, Cycle Tour Middelburg – Neeltje Jans – Veere, approx. 35 km
Destination of today’s cycle tour is Neeltje Jans. The former working island 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. Afterwards, continue the cycle tour to Veere, a beautiful holiday seaside town, where once deeply loaded Scottish ships landed
Boat Tour Veere – Bruinisse – Willemstad, Cycle Tour Bruinisse – Willemstad, approx. 34 km
Cycle via Oude-Tonge – the small, popular water sports village was badly impacted by the 1953 flood catastrophe. 305 people are buried in a mass grave near the dike just outside the village – and via small villages like Achthuizen back to Willemstad.
Willemstadt – ́s-Gravendeel – Rotterdam, Cycle Tour approx. 25 - 58km
Today you will have the possibility to spend the morning aboard the ship while you sail to Gravendeel, from there cycle leisurely 25 km to Rotterdam. Alternatively, in the morning set off directly for the long route to Rotterdam. The barge arrives in Rotterdam around 06:00 pm.
Departure from Rotterdam Disembarkation until 09:00 am and individual journey home.
Timetable and Itinerary:subject to alterations In case a section of the journey cannot be sailed due to low or high water levels or bad weather conditions, the Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary for your safety (this does not constitute a valid reason for withdrawal).
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 07 2022||May 14 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|May 14 2022||May 21 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Jul 02 2022||Jul 09 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Jul 09 2022||Jul 16 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Jul 16 2022||Jul 23 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Jul 23 2022||Jul 30 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Jul 30 2022||Aug 06 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Aug 06 2022||Aug 13 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Aug 13 2022||Aug 20 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Aug 20 2022||Aug 27 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Aug 27 2022||Sep 03 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
|Sep 03 2022||Sep 10 2022||96||Single rooms||1,249€|
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