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Northern tour on Zwaan 2021

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8 days and 7 nights bike and boat tour - Departure Amsterdam- 20 to 26 people - Full board price - Boat Zwaan

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1,150.00 €

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Tradition tour - Le Zwaan


Bicycle tour, 8 days and 7 nights



- Departure from Amsterdam, on Saturdays

- Feasible in 2021

12/06, 07/08



Options :

- Bike rental
- Extra night at the beginning and the end of the tour

General information
- Loop tour with a guide
- Full board (picnic for lunch)

- Road Book provided
- Visits with guide (entrance fees not included)

- Kids prices  : contact us


Barge Zwaan (comfort)

Capacity: 12/16 passengers
    Length x Width : 34 x 6.1 meters
    7 cabins total
    Private bathroom with shower in all cabins
    WiFi available (only in the Netherlands)
    Hairdryers available
    220 V electricity


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A bike and boat trip going through the typical Netherlands country side. This tour will lead you on the north western part of Amsterdam. There, the cheese is still handmade and you will be able to see how the typical dutch sabot is made out of a piece of wood.


It is only in the 17th century, that this area gained ground on the ocean thanks to hundreds of windmills. A lot of them are still working today. Such as the "Zaanse Schans" where windmills and houses revive the old days.


You will ride on the dikes and paths. Indeed, this northern route takes itineraries in the famous Dutch polders and then in the most beautiful dune area of Netherlands : from Bergen to Schoorl.


Then, you will crossing to Texel, an island of thousand flocks with a wonderful natural park that can be discovered by bike. In Enkhuizen, Edam and Voledam, famous port towns from the Golden Age, you will appreciate "the old Holland" atmosphere, costumes, sail boats, country landscapes.


At the end of the program, you will discover Amsterdam.

- The stages -

Day 1 -  Amsterdam boarding at 4 PM ( loop route 20km )
Day 2 -  Amsterdam to Volendam   45 km
Day 3 -  Volendam to Enkhuizen   60 km or Hoorn to Enkhuizen  25 km
Day 4 -  Visit Zuiderzee museum. Enkhuizen to Oude Zeug  35 km  Then sailing to Texel.  
Day 5 -  Loop route in Texel island   40/ 55/ 66 km
Day 6 -  Sailing to Den Helder and then riding to Alkmaar  37/41/60/70 km
Day 7 -  Alkmaar to Zaanse Schans (windmills) and Amsterdam   58km
Day 8 -  Amsterdam. End of the tour before 10 AM

1 km = 0.62 miles

For navigation reasons the route might be modified or inverted
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Levels  :
1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flat and low resistance path. Program on 90% of cycle paths

Climate :
Contrary to what one might think, temperature in Netherlands is close to the one in France. Near the coasts, it might be windy.

Technicality :
0  to 40 km riding per day ie 3 to 4 hours riding.

Itinerary easy to follow. No difficulties, fully accessible to anyone.


Bibliography :

Cycling maps on Netherlands on cartovelo.fr
Cycling guides on Netherlands on cartovelo.fr


Extra nights : 
An additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour in an hotel in Amsterdam.


Participants :
On board, you will meet an international community of all ages, men and women, bachelors and couples with kids.

Accompanying :
Here are the people in charge of your holidays for the bike and boat :

- Aboard, the captain and his ship's apprentice. They are in charge of you on the boat and lead the boat from one stage to another. The chef prepares the meals.

- Participants are accompanied by a guide. He will help you in case of breakdown and will give you advice on the itinerary to follow. He will also give all the tourist information you need. He or she is polyglot.

The meals :
- Breakfast : aboard, you will find a substantial and dutch breakfast worthy of a cyclist.

- Lunch : after the breakfast, you will prepare your lunch by yourself (sandwiches, fruits, snacks and drinks)

- Snack : after the daily journey, you will find aboard different kinds of drinks, like tea and coffee with cake.

- Diners : minimum 3 good quality dishes. After diner, you may have some tea or coffee. 

The other drinks, like wine, beers, lemonade and mineral water are not included but are available on board and affordable.


The bike :

Leaving on Saturday afternoon, you will get a bike adapted to your height. After a test, you will sign a receipt. The bike is an hybrid one with 21 gears. It is at your disposal for the entire week until Friday in the afternoon.

The bike are equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. If you prefer a 7 gears bicycle, let us know ! (it must be specified when booking, too late on the boat)

If you come with your own bikes, it cannot benefit from our company theft insurance, you must do what is necessary. Don't forget your lock.The transportation to the starting point is of your responsability.


Road book :

We will provide you the information concerning your tour as well as the itinerary,  except changes.


Transport :  Location
- By train : Departure towns for the bike and boat tours are served by rail roads. Amsterdam train station is well served, several trains run in and out from France everyday. Thalys is the most rapid train.
- By plane : International airport of AMSTERDAM. Feel free visiting our travel agency website Selectour 
de Parthenay


Your vehicle :
We advise you against parking your car in Amsterdam streets. You will find some information on supervised parking spaces in Amsterdam on the following website : http://www.naaramsterdam.nl



Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancellation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here


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