Barge and Biking Tour
Amsterdam - Ouderkerk – Uithoorn – Gouda – Alblasserdam –Dordrecht –Ghent – Bruges.

  • Day1

    Arrival –Amsterdam - Ouderkerk

    Bike tour: about 15 km

    When you arrive on board the ship, you can put your luggage away in your cabin and then enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. During this coffee break there is plenty of opportunity to get to know your guide, the crew and your fellow passengers. ....

  • Day2

    Uithoorn - Gouda

    Bike Tour: 45 km

    From Uithoorn you will continue your tour over country roads along river banks and channels through the Green Heart to the city known for its cheese: Gouda...

  • Day3

    Gouda - Alblasserdam and sailing to Dordrecht

    Bike tour: 43 km

    Today you will cycle along the Dutch IJssel, through the deepest lying polder of the Netherlands Krimpenerwaard and over narrow cycling paths to the river ‘Lek’. Here you will cross the river by ferry to Kinderdijk.......

  • Day4

    Dordrecht, sailing to Willemstad/Bruinisse and cycling to Zierikzee

    Bike tour: 55 km

    During breakfast you will sail from Dordrecht to the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta area where the greater Dutch rivers meet the sea. Years ago, an open connection existed with the sea due to the many tributaries in this area. After the disastrous flooding in 1953, the Deltaplan was developed and most tidal outlets were closed from the sea by dams.....

  • Day5

    Zierikzee - Middelburg

    bike tour: 32 km

    This morning you cycle along the Oosterschelde towards the North Sea, to cross the Oosterscheldedam. The enormous locks are built in this embankment and can be closed during storms and high tides protecting the south-west of the Netherlands against the sea. This embankment was one of the last in a series of barriers against the sea. ...

  • Day6

    Middelburg - Sas van Gent and sailing to Ghent

    Bike tour: 48 km

    Today you have to cross the ‘Westerschelde’, the only estuary which isn’t closed by a dam cause it’s the gateway to the port of Antwerp. A short ferry trip brings you from Vlissingen to Breskens in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (Dutch-Flanders)! We are getting close to Belgium. ...

  • Day7

    Ghent-Bruges

    Bike tour: 45 km

    This morning you will cycle through Ghent to the scenic countryside of Oost-Vlaanderen (East-Flanders). Characteristic for this area are the woods, fields, small villages and castles. From the Aalterbrug (also for the shorter route) the last part of this route takes us over the former tow path along the canal of Oostende-Gent, the oldest canal of Belgium, to Bruges....

  • Day8

    Bruges

    end of this trip after breakfast (debarkation before 10 AM)..


Highlights


    he Dutch 17th century Golden Age and the heyday of the Flemish trading cities of the Middle Ages are united in this route. Notice the big difference between the green polder landscape abounding in water, with its tranquil roads and villages and the old world of islands in Zeeland with its pastures, creeks, winding dikes and dams. On top of that the often so picturesque Flemish countryside between the Belgian cities of Gent and Bruges. The great rivers are a prominent feature in this part of the Netherlands and Belgium. Of course you will get to know our own, Dutch Wonder of the World: the Delta Works, evidence of the eternal battle against the waters of the sea...


In a Nutshell

  • Start location:

    Amsterdam

  • Finish Location:

    Bruges

  • Accomodation:

    Barge: 7 nights

    Double Occupancy

  • Transport:

    Bike & Barge



Cost

  • 08 Days:

  • from: $1450.00 cad

    Per person, based on double occupancy, seasonality and cabin type.
    Single Sup : on request

Next Departures:

  • 2017

  • 29 Aug

  • 16 Apr

  • 30 Sep

  • 07 Oct