Sail & Bike 8 - 't Wapen fan Fryslân
|Ship||Wapen fan Fryslan|
|Sailingarea||Waddenzee - IJsselmeer|
|Capacity||24 (nog 16 beschikbaar)|
Discover amazing Dutch highlights by boat and by bike. You'll discover both the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea - a UNESCO World Heritage. It doesn't get any more Dutch!
During this active cruise aboard the Wapen fan Fryslân - a comfortable two-masted schooner - you'll visit the IJsselmeercoast as well as several Wadden Sea Islands. During the days, the program features an individual bike tour, a stretch of sailing to the next port or both. On board, there is plenty opportunity to relax as well - there's a very comforatble bar /lounge, a large diningroom, seating and even a jacuzzi on deck and not to mention your very comfortable cabin.
The trip will start and end in Enkhuizen, near the trainstation. The exact route depends on the weather, but the following is aimed for:
Day 1: Enkhuizen
Boarding between 16:00 and 18:00. The ship is in walking distance from the trainstation near the historic city centre in Enkhuizen. After checking in, you'll have the opportunity for a walk in Enkhuizen.
Day 2: Den Oever / Oudeschild (Texel)
You'll start your adventurous cruise with a cycling trip from Enkhuizen to Den Oever. The recommended route takes you along the dike where you'll have a stunning view over the IJsselmeer on your right and the Dutch Polders on your left. A stop in Medemblik - with the famous Medemblik Castle - is definately worth wile. After all guests have arrived on the ship, you might even set sail for the Island of Texel. A total of 40km of cycling.
Day 3: Texel
The ship will stay in Oudeschild - Texels fishervillage - today, so you'll have all day to discover the versitile Island. Texel features over 25km of beaches, a vast network of dedicated bicycleroads. Today, you can go your own way, but the crew can advise you on the different possible routes and excursions: the Ecomare Sealife Shelter Visitor Centre or the traditional beer brewery for instance.
Day 4: Terschelling
We'll try to reach Terschelling und sail - a breathtaking trip across the Wadden Sea. When we're Lucky and the tide is favorable, we'll be able to spot a group of seals sunbathing on a sandbank. You'll have the opportunity to sail the ship together with the crew, so you can still have an active day if you wish to. In the late afternoon, the ship will make port in Terschelling - another Wadden Island.
Day 5: Terschelling
Discover Terschelling any way you see fit. Terschelling features over 30km beaches, a wide variety of gastronomic beach pavilions, several nature reserves with unique birdspecies and, like the other Wadden Islands, a vast network of mostly dedicated bicycleroads. You'll not be bored for sure!
Day 6: Makkum
Today you will arrive in Harlingen aboard the ship. Harlingen is the most important harbor city of Friesland. Via Franeker, with the famous planetarium of Eise Eisinga, you cycle through the beautiful wide Frisian countryside along several villages to Makkum. Do you take the option of the long cycling trip, you then will
also visit Bolsward, one of the Frisian Eleven Cities.
Cycletour: approx. 50 - 60 km
Day 7: Enkhuizen
After breakfast you can cycle from Makkum to Stavoren. The route goes via the old trading village Hindeloopen. The Hindelooper art of painting is world famous. From Stavoren the ship sets sail back to Enkhuizen.
Cycletour: approx 30 - 50 km
Day 8: Enkhuizen
After breakfast you will check out.
Prices per person
|Private cabin||EUR 1.149,00|
|Double cabin||EUR 899,00|
|Three-bed cabin *||EUR 799,00|
* Three-bed cabins are available on request. Please contact us if you wish to book a one of these cabins.
- Accommodation in your booked cabin
- All meals (7 x breakfast, 7 x lunch or lunchbag for during the cycling, 7 x three-course diner)
- Bedding and towels
- Welcome drink
- Tour leading and daily briefing by the captain and crew
- Detailed maps and descriptions of the cycling routes
- Coffee and Tea daily until 16:00
- Transfers to and from Enkhuizen
- Reservation fee €15,00 per booking
- Bike rental (see below)
- Parking fees
- Personal expenses, entry fees, excursions, ferry costs
- Travel insurances
We offer you the opportunity the rent a bike for the entire trip. The bike will be waiting for you on board when you check in. These bikes are unisex-touringbikes with 7 gears. Other bikes (e.g. e-bikes or childrens bikes) and kiddyseats are only available on request prior to your booking!
Standard touringbikes with 7 gears: €70,00 per week
E-bike with 3 support-levels and 7 gears (range: 60 - 65 km): €165,00 per week (limited availability)
You're free to bring your own bike with no additional costs. Allthough we will handle and store your bike carefully, neither the crew nor the touroperator or its resellers can take responsability for damage or loss of your belongings - including your bike.
Please note that we don't supply cycling helmets.