By bike & sailing ship on Holland
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    150-265 km / 93-165 mi
  • Distance per day:
    24-70 km / 15-43 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    predominantly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Bike & sailing ship on Holland's coast

IJsselmeer and Frisian islands from 1099 €

The Tour

Bike & sailing ship on Holland

The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, is a popular sailing spot and water sports area. The West Frisian Islands are located ahead of the Afsluitsdijk. On this journey "By bike & sailing ship on Holland's coast", you will get to experience an amazing maritime landscape and visit several North Sea Islands on the Wapen fan Fryslân, a two-masted schooner. Feel free to help the ship’s crew out - it is however not required, as is any kind of previous experience on sailing boats. Wind, weather and currents may affect the itinerary, which can therefore change at short notice.
Here you can find more information on the sailing ship Wapen fan Fryslân.

Bike & sailing ship on Holland

Day 1 Arrival in Enkhuizen
Embarkation from 2 pm, followed by an induction into the ships’ specifics and your itinerary in the evening.

Day 2 Enkhuizen - Medemblik, 24-37 km/15-23 mi, boat trip
Alongside the shores of the IJsselmeer you will cycle to the perimeter of the mighty Afsluitsdijk. Depending on the weather, this will be followed by a sailing tour to Texel.

Day 3 Texel Island round trip, up to 43-49 km / 27-31 mi
This largest of the West Frisian Islands is very rich in variety and there are several cycling tours to choose from. The seal sanctuary is particularly worth a visit.

Day 4 Sailing tour to Terschelling Island
The cruise to the island will take you between 5 and 6 hours. The island only came into being in the early middle ages - 5 of its villages are situated on sand dunes.

Day 5 Terschelling Island round trip, up to 70 km / 43 mi
Sandy beaches and dunes, heaths, fertile fields and meadows and old mixed woodland - only some of the great things to see on this Island. West-Terschelling is its largest conurbation.

Day 6 Harlingen - Makkum, 48-58 km / 30-36 mi
Today you cycle through the vast landscape of Friesland to the eastern shore of the Ijsselmeer. Different long ways will bring you to your destination.

Day 7 Makkum - Stavoren, 32-49 km / 20-30 mi, boat trip
Today you'll first cycle to Stavoren, then the route will take you straight across the IJsselmeer.

Day 8 Disembarkation and departure
After breakfast, your tour "Bike & sailing ship on Holland's coast" will conclude.

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on Wapen fan Fryslân.

Included in "Bike & sailing ship on Holland's coast":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea in the afternoon (until 4 pm)
  • cabins are cleaned regularly
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike


  • outside cabins, approx. 9 sqm/97 sq ft, with ensuite WC and shower
  • all cabins feature level-access beds (plus an additional folding bed for another occupant)
  • all cabins offer openable portholes

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    27.04. + 11.05. + 18.05. + 25.05.
    01.06. + 08.06. + 15.06. + 22.06.
    29.06. + 06.07. + 13.07. + 20.07.
    03.08. + 10.08. + 17.08. + 24.08.
    31.08. + 07.09. + 14.09. + 21.09.


All prices are per person.


  • 1099 € 2-bed cabin
  • 1649 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •   999 € 3-bed cabin

27.04. + 14.09. + 21.09.

  • 1199 € 2-bed cabin
  • 1799 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • 1099 € 3-bed cabin

further dates

  • 1299 € 2-bed cabin
  • 1949 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • 1199 € 3-bed cabin
  •     90 rental bike
  •   225 e-bike
  •     10 € private bike
  •     25 € private e-bike

11.05. + 18.05. + 25.05.*

  • *spring discount: -200 € per person

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to the tour "Bike & sailing ship on Holland's coast":

  • Parking in Enkhuizen:
    Free parking at Enkhuizen railway station, situated right next to the harbour. Reservations not possible. 

  • Arrival by train:
    Enkhuizen train station

  • Arrival by plane:
    Schiphol Airport, take the train to Enkhuizen, duration approx. 70 min, 1 x changes, standard fare approx. 15 €.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • Wind, weather and currents may affect the itinerary, which can therefore change at short notice.
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