Sail & Bike Holland Ijsselmeer (guided)

Sail & Bike Holland Ijsselmeer (guided) (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 240 km )

Discover the southern part of the IJsselmeer on this spectacular trip by bike & sailing ship. Cycle through quaint historic towns, for instance Polderland with its numerous windmills and pass peaceful inland villages. On one of the best cycling routes in Europe you will encounter historic merchant cities such as Monnickendam, Hoorn or Enkhuizen, whose magnificent buildings give a vivid impression of the richness of the golden 17th century. During the bike tours through the water-rich province of Flevoland, you will visit the ancient islands of Urk and Schokland, whose inhabitants have claimed the islands from the sea.

On Board of the three-masted barquentine Leafde fan Frylsan we will hoist the sails together with expert guidance from the crew on board and enjoy the wonderful sea breeze to the fullest.

Good to know: All our tours in Holland are operated by a partner tour operator, experts in the field, and can vary in their execution in comparison to traditional Islandhopping tours. 


Highlights of the tour
Nature: Broek in the region Waterland - a settlement developed in the moor
Culture: Visit one of the museums, where the works of the great Dutch masters are exhibited
Activity: Free as the wind! Sailing between Enkhuizen and Urk
Culinary: Poffertjes and Stroopwafel are "lekker" dutch specialities
Souvenir: Dutch cheese and Appelstroop


1st Day (Sat) Amsterdam (Embarkation)

Individual arrival in Amsterdam. Embarkation between 2 and 6 pm. The rest of the day can be spent on a discovery tour through Amsterdam. A canal cruise through Amsterdam’s Grachten is perhaps just the right thing to do before starting the sail & bike journey. Another option is the colorful flea markets, where we can enjoy “lekkere” Dutch specialties, or visit one of the museums where pictures of great Dutch masters such as van Gogh or Rembrandt are exhibited. We spend the first night of our trip in the port of Amsterdam.

2nd Day (Sun) Amsterdam – Waterland – Monnickendam (aprx. 22 - 31 mi./35 - 50 km)

After breakfast we prepare ousrselves for the first bike ride out of Amsterdam. We soon we leave the metropolitan area and enter the wetland region with its many villages, canals and rivers. A highlight along the way is the village of Broek, a picturesque spot in the centre of the wetlands. In the Middle Ages, it was the home of numerous wealthy captains and ship-owners. The wooden houses with their magnificent gardens and the canals invite us to linger. A small detour to the former island of Marken, where we can visit the old lighthouse, is recommended. The night will be spent in Monnickendam, which was an important fishing port until the embankment of the Zuidersee.

3rd Day (Mon) Monnickendam – Volendam – Edam – Hoorn (aprx. 32 mi./52 km)

In order to get to today’s destination, we have the choice between a shorter and a longer bike ride. On the way we have the opportunity to visit a cheese factory and watch the hustle and bustle in the lively harbor of Volendam. The old whaler’s colony, de Rijp, impresses with its well-preserved old residential and storage houses. In the evening, we will have plenty of time to explore Hoorn on foot.

4th Day (Tue) Hoorn – Enkhuizen (aprx. 20 mi./28 km), Sailing: Enkhuizen - Urk

In the morning we cycle across a century-old dike along the IJsselmeer to Enkhuizen, where we will be served lunch on board the boat. Afterwards, we hoist the anchor and if the wind allows, we can swing by the traditional fishing village of Urk. Enjoy the walk through the narrow streets, to the beach and through the harbor of the picturesque village. The houses of Urk were built on special elevation structures to protect against flooding, characterizing the village with its winding cityscape.

5th Day (Wed) Urk - Schokland (aprx. 20 mi./34 km), Sailing: Urk - Lemmer

After breakfast, we will cycle along the shoreline to the former island of Schokland, having been completely surrounded by the mainland since the land was conquered. A museum documents the fate of the small island, which has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1995. Beautiful cycle paths lead along the former coastline. We cycle back to Urk and cross over to Lemmer in the province of Flevoland. Lemmer is a water sports hot spot and offers many cafes and quaint pubs along the canals and close to the old Neo-Gothic lock.

6th (Thu) Lemmer – Frisian Lakes & Gaasterland – Stavoren (aprx. 20 - 34 mi./34 - 56 km), Sailing: Stavoren – Enkhuizen

Over the slightly higher sandy areas of the Gaasterland and through deeper morrlands, we cycle from Lemmer to Stavoren. On the way we will pass the town of Sloten, the smallest town in the Netherlands with only 500 inhabitants. Passing Molkwerum, built on a small islands separated by canals, whose most peculiar attraction is an Elvis Presley Museum, we finally cycle to Stavoren. In the late afternoon we set sails to reach Enkhuizen. In the evening we can take a stroll through the marvelous harbor city, where many ships of the East India trading company were once moored.

7th Day (Fri) Sailing: Enkhuizen - Amsterdam

If the wind is in our favour, we proceed under fully hoisted sails from Enkhuizen along the coast of the Ijsselmeer back to Amsterdam, which we will reach in the early afternoon. Until the last dinner together, we have time to stroll through the canals of the city once more and have the chance to buy some souvenirs.

8th Day (Sat) Amsterdam (Farewell/Disembarkation)

Disembarkation after breakfast until 9:30 am: End of our trip. A beautiful journey full of new experiences has come to an end.


Leafde fan Fryslan

The LEAFDE FAN FRYSLN, an imposing, three-masted barquentine, taking its maiden voyage for Sail & Bike travel in 2018 and is managed by its owner/operators, Joris and Rinske de Wit. For many years, they have run the MARE FAN FRYSLN, a three-masted clipper. The interior of this luxury ship can best be described as refined. The ship has 12 well-appointed twin cabins with two separate beds, and one single cabin. A third (bunk)-bed can be added in some cabins. All cabins have an en-suite bathroom with shower, wash basin and toilet. A porthole can be opened in every cabin. Sumptuous meals are carefully prepared in the restaurant and the ship’s full-service, cosy bar is fully stocked. The wheelhouse is equipped with a well-appointed seating area and the best views over the water are available here and on deck. 


Prices & Accomplishments

Basic tour price per person (in a double cabin below deck)

849 Euro


  • • 8-day-trip on a sailing yacht with crew
    • 7 nights in a double cabin with shower/toilet
    • Full board (7x breakfast, 6 x picnic lunch during bike tours, 7x dinner)
    • Tour leader (multilingual) with daily briefings and daily fully guided bike tours
    • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours
    • Guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
    • Bed linen and towels (change of towels on request); daily short cleaning of the cabin
    • (limited) Wi-Fi/WLAN connection (free of charge) available throughout the ship (harbor area only)
    • Daily complimentary coffee and tea till 4 pm

Additional bookable accomplishments

    • Surcharge for a single cabin (on request): 250 euro
    • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use (on request): 470 euro
    • Rental bike with pannier: 7-gear hybrid bicycle (hand brake and/or pedal brake): 70 euro/week; e-bike: 165 euro/week limited, on request), childrens seat or childrens bike (on request)
    • Surcharge for lactose-free/gluten-free meals on board: 50 euro (vegan cuisine is not available)

      Not included in the tour price

      • • Journey to Amsterdam
        • Transfer to/from the docking place in Amsterdam
        • Parking fee (own car ect.)
        • Beverages on board (tally sheet, to be paid to the captain)
        • Please bring a beach towel, if needed.
        • Beverages & meals ashore
        • Entrance fees & excursions
        • Fees for ferries
        • Personal (travel) insurances
        • Tips for crew and board tour guides
        • Service charge: 2 % of the total invoice value. This service charge is excluded for payments via IBAN bank transfers

      Price reductions

      • • The third person in the triple cabin receives a reduction of 150 Euro on the basic tour price (on request).
        • The third and forth person in the quadruple cabin receive a reduction of 140 Euro on the basic tour price (on request).

      Things to note

      Partner Tour Operator & Itinerary changes

      Good to know: All of the listed tours in Holland are operated by a partner tour operator, experts in the field, and can vary in their execution in comparison to traditional Islandhopping tours.

      Adventure is a part of every Sail & Bike program: the departure and arrival day and the location – Amsterdam – are a certainty, 100 %. For the rest, the planned daily sailing routes are partially dependent on the strength and direction of the wind. The captain decides the precise route to be taken day by day, and discusses the options with his guests onboard. The crew does everything in its power to enable the program to run according to plan and to offer you a fascinating, varied and active week, in which nature and culture play a major part.

      It is, however, not unthinkable that departure times and the time spent on the water – and even the program itself – may be adjusted during the week. Enjoy the ride and be led by the elements! Whenever possible, various passages will be undertaken fully rigged and anyone who would like to help the crew sail and steer the ship is welcome to do so. This is of course absolutely up to you and no sailing experience is necessary.

      Cancelation Conditions

      As this tour is operated in cooperation with a partner tour operator, the cancelation conditions vary to those of Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH (Islandhopping). You can withdraw from the travel contract up until the beginning of the trip. Your cancellation is valid when your written notification reaches us.

      – More than 60 days prior to beginning the trip: 20 %
      – 59 – 42 days prior to beginning the trip: 30 %
      – 41 – 28 days prior to beginning the trip: 60 %
      – 27 – 1 days prior to beginning the trip: 90 %

      If you cancel on the starting day of the trip or if you do not appear for the start of the trip, we charge the full trip price. If you miss the start of the trip or are prevented from traveling due to incomplete travel documents, this will be considered as a cancellation. 

      Reservation changes are handled the same way as cancellations. For changing your reservation, we will charge 50 € changing fee for changes made 28 days or more before the beginning of the trip. Any later changes (if possible) will need to be handled as a cancellation and new registration. Cancellation and reservation change fees are due immediately.

      Catering on board

      Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x picnic lunch during bike tours, 7 x dinner). Lactose- and gluten-free catering is available for a 50 € surcharge and must be communicated prior to the departure date. Vegan cuisine is not available on this cruise.


      Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

      Good to know

      Luggage: Please bring your personal belongings in foldable travel bags. Please avoid hard protective cases. They will be too heavy to store within your cabin.
      Payment on Board: cash only

      Weight Limit of Bicycles Brought on Board

      Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own biycle/e-bike on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, than they have to lift the bikes on board.

      If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board.

      Requirements of the bicycle tours: Level 1

      Not too difficult tours with generally flat stages of 18 to 33 miles (28 to 52 km). Long and steep ascents hardly ever occur, however, a hilly countryside with regular ups and downs must be considered. Depending on the wind direction we must accept a strong headwind from time to time. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours (even if cyclists are not obligated by law to wear a bike helmet in the Netherlands). You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet, than rental helmets are NOT available. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

      Dates & Booking

      • = fully booked
      • = 1-4 bookings possible
      • = 5+ bookings posible
      • = departure confirmed
      July 2018
      DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
       21.07-28.07Holland - Ijsselmeer (guided)Leafde Fan FryslanAmsterdamAmsterdam949 book
       28.07-04.08Holland - Ijsselmeer (guided)Leafde Fan FryslanAmsterdamAmsterdam949 book

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