Explore the northern & central region of the Netherlands — by bike & barge. Unpack once in your floating hotel and enjoy a week of splendid cycling, scenery and culture. With a max of only 24 guests, the lovely passenger barge Lena Maria provides delicious meals and warm hospitality. You cruise through a region famous for its tasty cheeses, flat cycling and picturesque landscapes. Start in Amsterdam (with an optional pre-tour to enjoy this city). Then get an insider look at history-rich fishing villages and seaports in and around the IJsselmeer — the former Zuiderzee (Southern Sea).
Cycle through the valley of the Rhine and its beautiful tributary, the IJssel River. Cross the “border lakes” region of the Netherlands … and visit fascinating towns such as Arnhem, Deventer, and Kampen. Pass through lands that were once at the bottom of the sea — then visit Volendam, a colorful former fishing village. Finally, you reach Enkhuizen, a lovely village with a great nautical past and a wonderful museum dedicated to the Zuiderzee.
This tour is fully supported with a van and two multi-lingual leaders. You can opt for shorter or longer rides most days. Or skip a day of cycling and relax on the barge instead. Eat breakfast and most dinners on board with a packed picnic lunch.
Learn more about our 3-day Amsterdam Pre-Trip Bike Tour