By Bike & Boat „North Holland” - MS SERENA (8th August)
Through the province North Holland by Bike & Boat
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self guided
Individual arrival at Enkhuizen
Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the pretty old town with its numerous villas, canals and churches before welcoming and dinner.
Enkhuizen, circular cycle tour: approx. 28 - 36 km
In the 17th century, Enkhuizen was one of the wealthiest cities in the Netherlands. Because of its intact townscape and its beautiful location by the water, it is still very much appreciated by many visitors today. You can choose between a shorter and a longer circular tour. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.
Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle tour: approx. 32 - 45 km
Today you are shipping over the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your roundtrip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses. Tip: visit of the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.
Cycling from Lemmer to Stavoren, Cycle tour: approx. 33 km – Shipping from Stavoren to Oudeschild (Island of Texel)
You are going by bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the woods of Rijsterbos passing the Mokkebank (a birds’ reservation) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you are shipping to Oudeschild on the Island of Texel.
Island of Texel - Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km,
Today you can relax and discover the beautiful West Frisian island, because your ship stays overnight on the island. You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous alternative routes (29/32/47/70 km).
Island of Texel – Medemblik, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km
Even today you still have time for the island of Texel till late afternoon. If the weather is fine, you can go by bike to one of the numerous beaches and go for a swim or perhaps you might visit the Kaap Skil Sea and Jetsam Museum in the centre of Oudeschild. At approx. 17:00 hours shipping to Medemblik.
Medemblik – Hoorn, cycle tour: approx. 24 - 38 km
Today’s destination of your bike tour is the magnificent town of Hoorn. The past of the mighty East Indian Company, which maintained trade relations with Asian countries in the 17th and 18th centuries, can still be seen everywhere.
Hoorn – Enkhuizen, Departure from Enkhuizen
Early in the morning shipping to Enkhuizen. After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.
Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy.
- Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
- Programme according to routing from / to Enkhuizen
- All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
- Daily cabin cleaning, changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
- Full board consisting of 7x breakfast buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
- Daily meeting for the cycle tours
- Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
- GPS tracks
- Tour guide on board
Journey to and from Enkhuizen, shuttles, bike rental, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees, travel insurances, parking fees, tips, drinks on board
Passenger car parking options in Enkhuizen (subject to change):
Free parking fee (unguarded parking at the NS-train station in Enkhuizen is free), not far from the harbour (subject to change). No reservation possible.
Important remarks: Your journey to and from Amsterdam will be individual. • Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). • The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. • Embarkation: from 3 to 5:00 pm • Disembarkation: after breakfast by 09:00 am. • Bicycles on board: unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies’ model), 7 gears, hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability) and pannier bag. E-Bikes are on these tours 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.• Cycle tours: all distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy. • Languages on board: German, English • Excursions: we offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English). • Luggage: we recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. •
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: 50 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:
SE-Tours GmbH, Am Grollhamm 12a, 27574 Bremerhaven. We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.
This tour has 4 more variations
A comfortable river boat with nice saloon, bar and restaurant (air-conditioned). Partly roofed sun deck with seats and storage for bikes. Length 90 m, breadth 9,90 m, maximum space for 99 guests, Dutch flag and captaincy. 33 cabins on main deck and 18 cabins on promenade deck.