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West Frisian Tidelands, Wapen fan Fryslân

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 Wapen 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
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 18 persons
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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.

Your 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 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Enkhuizen
  Season 1
01.05.2021 | 08.05.2021 |
Saturday
Season 2
15.05.2021 | 22.05.2021 | 05.06.2021 | 12.06.2021 | 19.06.2021 | 26.06.2021 | 31.07.2021 | 07.08.2021 | 14.08.2021 | 04.09.2021 | 11.09.2021 |
Saturday
Bike & Sail Wattenmeer - Wapen fan Fryslan, 8 days, NL-NHSWW-08I
Base price
969.00
1,049.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 484.50 524.50
Discount 3-bed-cabin -100.00 -100.00
Season 1
May 1, 2021 | May 8, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 2
May 15, 2021 | May 22, 2021 | Jun 5, 2021 | Jun 12, 2021 | Jun 19, 2021 | Jun 26, 2021 | Jul 31, 2021 | Aug 7, 2021 | Aug 14, 2021 | Sep 4, 2021 | Sep 11, 2021 |
Saturday
Bike & Sail Wattenmeer - Wapen fan Fryslan, 8 days, NL-NHSWW-08I
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Discount 3-bed-cabin
969.00
484.50
-100.00
1,049.00
524.50
-100.00
Filter
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
E-Bike with back brake
85.00
185.00

Services and infos

Services

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
Infos

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

Notes:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
  • space for onw bike 10 EUR own E-Bike 25 EUR. reservation necessary!

Accommodation

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Thomas Jäger DE | 03.10.2020
Bike and Sail auf der Wapen fan Fryslan
Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Woche auf der Wapen fan Fryslan. Obwohl der Einschiffungshafen und ein Teile der Route (Corona bedingt geändert werden musste), war alles so wie wir erwartet hatten. Erik der Kapitän hat abends den nächsten Tag/ Routen erklärt und uns Tipps gegeben, das Essen (auch die vegetarische Variante für meine Frau war topp) war seht gut, die gesamte Crew hat trotz Corona Regeln uns diesen schönen Urlaub möglich gemacht, sie hatten stets ein offenes Ohr. Nach dem Urlaub ist vor dem Urlaub und schon werden die Pläne für eine weitere Tour mit der Wapen fan Fryslan in 2021 gemacht.
Sylvia Dubsky
Sylvia Dubsky answered:
Wow, vielen Dank Herr Jäger für Ihre gute Bewertung! Schön, dass wir Ihnen trotz Corona solch einen tollen Urlaub ermöglichen konnten. Wir freuen uns schon, Ihnen wieder bei Ihrer Urlaubsplanung behilflich zu sein!
5 stars
Peter Berl DE | 14.07.2018
Wapen Fan Fryslan
Wunderschöne Rad&Segeltour
5 stars
Karl-Heinz Wasgien DE | 21.08.2017
Tolles Erlebnis
die junge Schiffs-Crew war topp: unaufdringlich, aufmerksam, freundlich. Es wurde mehr gesegelt, als ich erwartet hatte. Auch die Radtouren waren abwechslungsreich und mit Karten gut versorgt gut zu finden.Resümee: Gerne wieder!

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