Cycling Among Flowers 5 days

From €570

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

Cycle through the Netherlands in full bloom, enjoying the views from the cycling routes and the barge as it travels along the canals that wind through this incredible country. Along the way, you'll find windmills and wooden houses, and bright fields of flowers as far as the eye can see.

Cycling Among Flowers bike & boat - 5 days

Discover fields of beautiful flowers and incredible artworks in the various museums and galleries you stop at along the way. A cycling tour through the Netherlands is the perfect way to experience all of the beauty and magic Holland has to offer. The flat terrain is perfect for cycling, and we fit a surprising amount of activities without making the trip feel rushed. This cycling trip might be the best way to experience the Netherlands' true character.

Description of our 5-day bike-and-boat tour in Holland

A 5-day bike and boat tour in Holland is a fantastic way to experience this unique country. Holland has a landscape of multicolor plains, blooming with life and beauty, and the pace of our cycling tour allows guests to appreciate all of the natural and man-made beauty along the way. You may also appreciate the stunning rural scenery on our French and Italian cycling tours.

Plunge into a sea of tulips, irises, and hyacinths as you cycle through the idyllic Dutch countryside. You will also visit the Keukenhof, the biggest spring flower park in Europe — often referred to as "The Garden of Europe".  And we will explore the true value of the bulb when we visit the largest flower auction in the world in Aalsmeer.

Cycle through one of the most enchanting places, between fields in full bloom and tranquil canals. Explore the amazing hidden corners of Holland and learn about Europe's fascinating history and heritage in its world-famous museums. Whilst you'll be cycling in the beautiful Dutch countryside, you'll have plenty of opportunity to fall in love with Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Leiden — three of the Netherlands' incredible cities. If you would prefer a slightly shorter trip, check out our 4-day Holland Bike and Barge tour and please get in touch if you have any questions.

 

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 you 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, Gerrit 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 one of the first combined bike and boat trips, realising that it's probably the best way to explore and experience the Netherlands. Because on the Ali-B2 barge, you will 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 she also regularly cooks for the 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
  • transfer from Aalsmeer to Amsterdam
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 aan den Rijn – Leiden  15 km | 9 ml

Meeting point at 1pm in Alphen aan den Rijn at the dock of the Ali-B2.
Enjoy a welcoming lunch and presentation detailing the tour. Departure by bike, cycling to Leiden. We then visit the city before eating dinner on board the Ali-B2.

Day 2:  Leiden – Haarlem 40 km | 24.8 ml
While cycling from Leiden, enjoy endless expanses of colorful flowers in the fields all the way from Leiden to Lisse. Visit the Keukenhof — also known as the "Garden of Europe". Here, we'll stop to have lunch at a cafe. We continue by bike to Haarlem. Dinner is searved on board, followed by a night visit to the city.

Day 3: Haarlem – Amsterdam 20 km | 12,4 ml
In the morning, we travel by bike to Zaanse Schans, along the river Spaarne and visit the old windmill village there. In the afternoon, we travel by barge, along the canals, sailing towards Amsterdam. Dinner on board the barge that night, followed by a nighttime visit to the city.

Day 4:  Amsterdam – Aalsmeer 25 km | 15,5 ml
We leave Amsterdam by bike, traveling along the river Amstel, enjoying the big forest just outside the city and the immense green landscape. That night, dinner is served on board.

Day 5:  Alsmeer - Amsterdam 8 km | 5 ml
Early wake up to discover the largest, most important flower auction in the world. Back on board the barge, we have a nice breakfast and travel back to Amsterdam along the canals. Once we arrive in Amsterdam the tour is officially over.

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Duration: 5 days

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