Boat & Bike Tour from Bruges to Amsterdam - MS FLUVIUS

Belgium meets Holland

Travel by bike & barge: a unique concept, where a cycling holiday and a journey on a comfortable ship are combined. Cycling cruises are ideal for those who like to cycle during the day and explore beautiful areas, without giving up a comfortable way of travelling.

Some of the most beautiful cities of Flanders and Holland are highlighted during this tour: Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam, where you can still feel the charm of days long gone. After embarkation, you will have some time to discover Bruges, “the pearl of Flanders”. Your first bike tour will take you to Ghent. Then you will cycle along the beautiful tidal river Schelde and reach St. Amands. Further downstream the Schelde the harbour city Antwerp awaits you. Kinderdijk where the most famous windmills of the Netherlands are located is another highlight of the tour. 19 windmills are standing in line, a wonderful scene for a photograph. The last evening of your bike and barge trip you spend in one of Europe’s most exciting cities: Amsterdam, before you have to disembark in the morning.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided group tour
Hannes Zink
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Tour details

Day
Route

Arrival and embarkation time between 1 pm and 2 pm in the beautiful city of Bruges, also called “Pearl of Flanders”. After a welcome meeting with the crew at 2 pm there is time for a short test-ride through the countryside around Bruges. After dinner the tour leader will take you for a walk through the city centre.

Today your first bike tour to Ghent through the flat land of West-Flanders will start. Your destination today is the historical centre of Ghent. Enjoy the beautiful parts of Ghent during an afternoon stroll. The barge is docked at a lock in Merelbeke, in a suburb of Thent and approx. 30 cycling minutes from the city centre.

Your bike tour leads along one of the most beautiful parts of the Schelde, a tidal river, today. You will follow it downstream. In Dendermonde it is worth visiting the St. Alexius Beguinage (1288). The departure time will be set by the skipper and is depending on high or low tide as the tide has effect on the speed of the barge. If necessary, shipping to St. Amands and overnight stay in St. Amands.

Today we will follow the Schelde further downstream via Temse to Antwerp. There is a beautiful cycling track along the river and the scenery is magnificent. The harbour city Antwerp with it´s beautiful inner city is well known as diamond city and the city where the famous painter Rubens was born. .

The barge will sail over the Schelde-Rhine Canal, over the huge Kreekrak locks. Here your bicyle tour starts through the beautiful “Wouwse Plantage” forest to Tholen, a former fishing village amidst the large streams of the province of Zeeland. From Tholen you will join the ship again for a nice afternoon sail to the beautiful city Dordrecht, one of the oldest towns in Holland. Halfway the ship passes the impressive Volkerak lock system.

A fast ferry will bring you to Alblasserdam. From here you will cycle to Kinderdijk, famous for its impressive row of 19 UNESCO cultural heritage-listed windmills. You will continue via Schoonhoven to Vianen, a small fortified town on the river Lek.

Shipping to Breukelen, where you disembark and your cycling tour starts. Ride along the small river Vecht: this area is well known for its beautiful mansions, small castles and beautiful houses with large gardens and parks. Over the small villages of Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland to Nigtevecht, where you can visit a traditional cheese farm. Continue cycling through the historical town of Muiden and on to Amsterdam where you will meet the barge for the final time in the Amsterdam harbour.

After breakfast: end of the tour and disembarkation till 09:30 am.

Tour character

The quality of the cycle ways along this route is excellent. Most of the way is paved or asphalted and does not have any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable for cyclists with an average physical condition.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season A
Sep 26, 2020 |
Season B
Apr 25, 2020 | May 9, 2020 | May 23, 2020 | Jun 6, 2020 | Jun 20, 2020 | Jul 4, 2020 | Jul 18, 2020 | Aug 1, 2020 | Aug 15, 2020 | Aug 29, 2020 | Sep 12, 2020 |
Fascinating Belgium and Netherlands, MS FLUVIUS, Bruges-Amsterdam - main deck, BE-FLSBF-08G-H
Base price
Discount for 2-Bed cabin small
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
%-charge double cabin small in single use
Fascinating Belgium and Netherlands, MS FLUVIUS, Bruges-Amsterdam - upper deck, BE-FLSBF-08G-O
Base price
2-person suite cabin premium
949.00
-50.00
50%
50%
1,149.00
100.00
999.00
-50.00
50%
50%
1,199.00
100.00
Price
7-gear unisex with freewheel
Electric bike
80.00
180.00

Services & information

Tour operator: Boat Bike Tours, Aambeeldstraat 20, 1021 KB, Amsterdam

  • 7 nights tour and accommodation on board of MS Fluvius in the booked category
  • Program according to the routing
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x picnic lunch during bike tours, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon till 4 PM,
    7 x 3 course dinner)
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Use of linen and towels
  • Daily briefing on the respective bike tours 
  • Tour guide for guided bike tours (for 18 persons or more two tour guides)
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily bike tours (deposited on board, 1 per cabin)
  • Fees for ferries
Not included

Journey to Bruges and from Amsterdam, parking fee, shuttles, bike rental, entrance fees and excursions, town maps, drinks on board, tips, insurances.

Passenger car parking options in Bruges (subject to change):

Guarded parking areas at the main station (Stationsplein), approx. 5–7 € per day. No reservation possible. Transfer by taxi from Stationsplein to ship berth approx. 15-25 €.

Return transfer by train from Amsterdam to Bruges approx. 40 € per person.

Important remarks:

Embarkation: from 1.00 pm to 2 pm • Disembarkation: After breakfast, until 09:30 am • Bicycles on board (Brand/model may change): Bikkel unisex bicycles, 7 gears, pannier bag, hand brakes and pedal brakes or (only a few) hand brakes only (subject to availability). E-Bikes (Bikkel 1be E2, 8 gears, hand brakes only, pannier bag) are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and at limited number. Please indicate your body height when you book. To bring your own bike: on request only, due to lack of space on sundeck (max. 4 own bikes) • Cycle Tours: individual tours or daily guided bike tours by one guide (for 18 persons or more two guides). If there are two guides on board you can often choose between a shorter and a longer tour. Not all mentioned highlights will be visited during the short bicycle option. It is also possible to ride the bike tours individually. Tour description and maps are available on board. The kilometers/miles indicated for the cycle tours are approximate. The quality of the cycle ways along this route is excellent. Most of the way is paved or asphalted and does not have any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable for cyclists with an average physical condition. • Luggage on board: we recommend waterproof rain gear, bike helmet, sun hat and sports shoes. We would like to ask you to do without hard-side luggage as storage space in the cabin is very limited! • Alterations of schedule or program: subject to change. In case that as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons a route cannot be taken, the skipper reserves the right to change the route for your safety (this would not be a rea-son for fee-free cancellation) • Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy. • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Minimum number of participants: 24 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure). You may cancel the booking at any time. For cancellation fees, please refer to the booking conditions of SE-Tours. The tour operator’s terms and conditions apply: Boat Bike Tours, Aambeeldstraat 20, 1021 KB, Amsterdam. We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.

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