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West Frisian Tidelands, Leafde Fan Fryslan

A sense of freedom.

Wind and salt on your skin and a feeling of freedom! Sailing trips are something special. It’s a little like being a seafaring pioneer discovering the waters… Aboard on the Leafde fan Fryslȃn, a comfortable sailing ship, you will experience pure nature while enjoying water, sun and a stiff breeze on the big inland lake IJsselmeer and the so-called “Wadden Sea”. The “Wad” (Dutch for “mud flat”), a nature reserve that is unique in the entire world, stretches across the coast of the North Sea.

Highlights of the tour are the North Sea islands of Texel and Terschelling and their beautiful natural areas, small villages and long sandy beaches that you can explore by bicycle. Highlights of the coasts of the mainland in the provinces of North-Holland and Friesland are a combination of rural areas, small villages and picturesque harbour towns: a true “El Dorado” for cyclists. If you like, on board, you may – instructed by the experienced crew – lend a hand during navigating and raising the sails. Sailing experience is not necessary. But of course you are also very welcome to just relax and enjoy the sailing and scenery. What are you waiting for? Let’s cast off!

Easy
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided group tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 18 persons
Catharina Binder
Catharina Binder
+43 6219 7444 145 Contact

Itinerary

Itinerary: Just the arrival and departure harbour Enkhuizen is certain - subject to changes! Here an example for the tour course:

Individual arrival to Enkhuizen, approx. 65 km (60 minutes by car) north-west of Amsterdam. Embarkation starts at 2 pm. In the evening aperitif and welcome briefing with the skipper. He will inform you about the journey, the boat and the security on board.

Today the ship sails from Enkhuizen to Den Oever with its fishing harbour. You can stay on board and sail over the IJsselmeer or you can grab a bike and start your first cycling tour along the IJsselmeer coast through the beautiful polder-landscape to Medemblik. After the bike tour the ship will sail further to Den Oever. Depending on the weather in the evening the ship will sail across the Wadden Sea to the Island of Texel.

Bike tour on Texel Island approx. 30-65 km

Explore Texel  island with its diversified landscape and picturesque villages. Circular bike tour on the biggest Dutch North Sea Island. Tip: do the well signposted Thijsse route or visit the seal rearing station 'EcoMare'.

Today the ship will sail, when the tide and the weather is good, to the island of Terschelling. You will manoeuvre through the sandbanks of the Wadden Sea and when you are lucky you will see seals lying to rest on a sandbar. In the afternoon the ship will arrive on the island. While sailing you will enjoy an extensive lunch on board. No dinner will be served tonight, to enable you to explore the island, but you can make yourself a picnic meal or why not try one of the nice restaurants at Terschelling (not inclusive)?

Bike tour at Island Terschelling approx. 40 km

Terschelling offers a lot: nature and culture, 70 km cycling tracks and 4 beautiful villages. West-Terschelling is the largest village on the island with nice shops and pubs. The landmark of the island can already be seen well from a distance: the 400 year old lighthouse “Brandaris”. Also worth seeing is the heath land “Boschplaat”. It captivates with its mud, beaches and dunes. You might even spot a number of ducks, black-winged stilts and large colonies of spoonbills and great black-backed gulls. In the late afternoon the ship will cross the Wadden Sea and sail to Harlingen, the most important harbour city of the province of Friesland.

The bike tour starts in Harlingen. Across Franeker with its popular planetarium from Eise Eisinga, you will cycle through the beautiful and roomy Frisian landscape with its tiny villages to Makkum. If you´re in to take the long trip, you can come to Bolsward, one of the eleven Frisian towns.

Today you take your bike and ride from Makkum to Stavoren. The short route passes the old trading town Hindeloopen where the famous painting comes from. Also, there is the first Frisian ice-skate museum. The long tour crosses many Frisian lakes and shows a different scenery. In Stavoren, you take your ship and sail to Enkhuizen.

After breakfast disembarkation until 09.30 am and individual trip home.

Tour character

The possible bike tours are dependant on which route the sailing boat goes. Due to the large number of cycle paths in Holland, it is a true paradise for cyclists there. The routes are flat and are therefore easy.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
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Season 1
Sep 19, 2020 | Sep 26, 2020 |
Saturday
Season 2
Jun 20, 2020 | Jun 27, 2020 | Jul 4, 2020 | Jul 11, 2020 | Jul 18, 2020 | Jul 25, 2020 | Aug 1, 2020 | Aug 15, 2020 | Aug 22, 2020 | Aug 29, 2020 | Sep 5, 2020 | Sep 12, 2020 |
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Bike & Sail Wattenmeer - Leafde fan Fryslan, 8 days, NL-NHSWL-08I
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
1-bed-cabin
Discount 3-bed-cabin
discount small twin bed cabin
Surcharge Juniorsuite
899.00
449.50
449.50
-100.00
-180.00
150.00
999.00
499.50
499.50
-100.00
-180.00
150.00
Price
Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
180,00

Services and infos

Included:

    • Tour and accommodation on board of the Mare fan Fryslan in the booked category
    • Program according to the routing
    • 8 days / 7 nights
    • Full board (7x breakfast, 5x picnic lunch during bike tours and 1x three course lunch, 6x Coffee and Tea on board till 4 pm , 6x three course dinner and 1 x packed dinner)
    • Daily briefing on the respective bike tours

 

  • Welcoming drink and -speech on the first evening
  • Use of bed linen and towels
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Board tour guide by the crew with daily briefings of the bike tours
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • GPS data

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Enkhuizen station: the pier is within walking distance
  • Free public car park near the train station, no reservation possible

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 18 people

Notes:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!

Accommodation

Catharina Binder
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Catharina Binder, Customer service

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