Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland - map
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.

Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland

8 days / 7 nights on the IJsselmeer from 949 €

The Tour

Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland - Volendam

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 "Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland", you will get to experience an amazing maritime landscape and visit several North Sea Islands on the Leafde 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 Leafde fan Fryslân.

Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland
Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland - Leafde fan Fryslân

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 shoes 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 Boat trip, Harlingen - Makkum, 48-58 km/30-36 mi
Sailing over the IJsselmeer, you'll arrive at Harlingen with the monument of Wyfke fan Starum. Different cycle pathes to Makkum.

Day 7 Makkum - Enkhuizen, 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 "Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland" will conclude.

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on Leafde fan Fryslân.

Included in "Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland":

  • 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 and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike


  • 4 suites, upper deck, approx. 15 sqm (162 sq ft), with small balcony
  • 12 2-bed outside cabins, lower deck, approx. 10 sqm (108 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • 1 x smaller 2-bed outside cabin, lower deck, approx. 9 sqm (97 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • 1 x junior suite, lower deck,, approx. 12 sqm (129 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • 2 x single cabins, lower deck, approx. 7 sqm (75 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • most cabins feature level-access beds plus an additional folding bed for another occupant
  • air conditioning
  • all cabins offer openable portholes (not single cabins)

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 sundays
    05.05. + 12.05. + 19.05. + 26.05
    02.06. + 09.06. + 16.06. + 23.06.
    30.06. + 07.07. + 14.07. + 21.07.
    28.07. + 04.08. + 11.08. + 18.08.
    25.08. + 01.09. + 08.09. + 15.09.

    22.09. + 29.09.


All prices are per person.

 lower deckupper deck
05.05.* - 08.09.  
2-bed cabin, small1169 € 
2-bed cabin1369 € 
junior suite1569 € 
suite 1869 €
single cabin1669 € 
cabin for single occupancy2054 € 
3-bed cabin1069 € 
*05.05. - 26.05.
spring discount: -200 € per person
15.09. + 22.09.  
2-bed cabin, small1069 € 
2-bed cabin1269 € 
junior suite1469 € 
suite 1769 €
single cabin1569 € 
cabin for single occupancy1904 € 
3-bed cabin969 € 
2-bed cabin, small949 € 
2-bed cabin1149 € 
junior suite1349 € 
suite 1649 €
single cabin1449 € 
cabin for single occupancy1724 € 
3-bed cabin849 € 
rental bike90 €
e-bike225 €
private bike10 €
private e-bike25 €


The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Cycling and sailing vacation in Holland":

  • 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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