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Rhine and IJssel - Zwaan

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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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Rhine and IJssel - Le Zwaan 


Bicycle tour, 8 days and 7 nights



- Departure from Amsterdam, on Saturdays

- Feasible in 2021

22/05, 10/07, 17/07



Options :

- Bike rental (uncluding helmet)
- 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 center, start of Amsterdam.


- The stages -
Day 1.Saturday Amsterdam, embarkation at 2 PM near Central Station. Sailing to Wijk bij Duurstede
Day 2. Sunday Wijk bij Duurstede – sailing to Wageningen. Cycling to Arnhem, 30
Day 3. Monday Arnhem - by barge to Doesburg. Cycling to Zutphen, 45. During dinner sailing to Deventer.
Day 4. Tuesday Deventer - Zwolle, 48. During dinner the ship sails to Kampen.
Day 5. Wednesday Kampen - Harderwijk, 44
Day 6. Thursday Harderwijk - Spakenburg, 30
Day 7. Friday Spakenburg - Muiden - Amsterdam, 45/57
Day 8. Saturday Amsterdam, debarkation before 10 AM near Central Station.
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 :

- Maps and guide books about Netherlands on cartovelo.com

Cartoguide Amsterdam, Lannoo Edition

- Official website Hollande Tourist board


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 
Afat 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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