Cycling Among Flowers 5 days

From €570

Bike & Boat Tour of the Netherlands: Cycling Among the Flowers of Holland 5 days

Windmills and wooden houses, green fields and bright stretches of flowers fields, ancient cities and strolls among art. An easy bike trail to learn about the history and traditions of Holland.

Cycling Among Flowers bike & boat - 5 days

Alphen aan de Rijn

A bike tour among tulip fields in full bloom in Holland in a landscape of multicolor plains. We will plunge in a sea of tulips, irises and hyacinths, visit the Keukenhof, the biggest spring flower park in Europe, and finally we will learn all the secrets that lie behind a bulb visiting the largest Flower Auction in the world in Aalsmeer. A bike ride in an enchanting place, between bikes, bridges, canals, amazing hidden corners and world-famous museums, we’ll find out how the Dutch have gained land from the sea and fall in love with Amsterdam, Haarlem and Leiden, three outstanding art cities.

Description

Windmills and wooden houses, green fields and bright stretches of flowers fields, ancient cities and strolls among art. An easy bike trail to learn about the history and traditions of Holland.

 

Available Dates

April 13th, 2019

 

Price per person

In double cabin € 570
Single supplement € 350
Bike rental € 50

The Barge - Ali-B2

Gerrit and Christiane welcome aboard the Ali-B2! Gerrit is a born sailor and has been a skipper for several passenger ships for more than 30 years and so, with his many years of experience in charter shipping, guarantees a pleasant and safe trip on board. Since 1985 Gerrit has organized boat holidays in the Netherlands, first with the Ali-B and from 1992 with the current ship the “Ali-B2”. Due to his love for cycling, he developed in 1990 as one of the first, the concept of combined boat trips: probably the best way to discover NL. Because on the Ali-B2 you experience a true combination of boating and cycling. Christiane, partner and co-owner is responsible for all arrangements in the background, the menu planning and purchasing, and also regularly cooks for our guests.

 

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Showers and toilets
  • Length: 31,5m
  • Width: 5,10m
  • Cabines: 6 double
  • Fully equipped
  • Couch
  • CD player
  • Crew speaks Dutch, English
  • Fridge
  • Central Heating
  • 230 V electric supply
  • Radio
  • Safety Equipment
  • Warm water
Highlights
  • The Keukenhof
  • Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Leiden city center
  • Haarlem city center
  • Amsterdam city center
Included
  • 4 nights with full board (extra drinks not included)
  • lunch pack 
  • snack at the end of the daily tour
  • tea and coffee free on board 
  • one bilingual english-italian speaking tour leader on bike 
  • entrance to the Keukenhof and Flower Auction 
  • tourist information 
  • ferry fares along the trail
  • guided tours in every city and places of interest
Excluded
  • travel to/from Amsterdam 
  • bike rental
  • drinks 
  • entrance fees to museums
  • taxes and fees
  • anything not specified in the entry “The price per person includes”.
Warnings

Very easy, 108 km (67 ml) 

Itinerary

Day 1  Alphen a/d Rijn – Leiden  15 km | 9 ml

Meeting point at 1PM in  Alphen a/d Rijn  at the dock of the Ali-B2.
Welcoming lunch and presentation of the tour. Departure by bike, cycling to Leiden and visit of the city. Dinner on board.

Day 2  Leiden – Haarlem 40 km | 24.8 ml
Endless expanses of colorful flowers fields all the way from Leiden to Lisse. Visit the Keukenhof. Lunch with a stop at a cafe. We continue by bike to Haarlem. Dinner on board. Night visit to the city.

Day 3 Haarlem – Amsterdam 20 km | 12,4 ml
By bike to Zaanse Schans along the river Spaarne and visit  to the old windmill village. After noon sailing to Amsterdam. Dinner on board. Night visit to the city.

Day 4   Amsterdam – Aalsmeer 25 km | 15,5 ml
We leave Amsterdam biking along the river Amstel, enjoying the big forest just outside the city and the immense green landscape. Dinner on board.

Day 5  Alsmeer - Amsterdam 8 km | 5 ml
Early wake up to discover the most important Flower Auction in the world. Back on board we'll have a nice breakfast. After breakfast by transfer to Amsterdam, end of services.

Map

From €570

Duration: 5 days

Start Point: Alphen aan de Rijn

End Point: Amsterdam

Very easy, 108 km (67 ml) 1 Night Leiden, 1 Night Haarlem, 1 Night Amsterdam, 1 Night Aalsmeer

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