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Amsterdam to Bruges - Magnifique III - 2021

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8 days and 7 nights bike and boat tour, departure Amsterdam - Full board (picnic at lunch time) - MS Magnifique III.

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Amsterdam to Bruges - Ms Magnifique III

 

Bicycle tour, 8 days and 7 nights

 

Dates

- Feasible in 2020

 

- Departure from Amsterdam

High season :

11/05, 25/05, 08/06, 22/06, 31/08, 14/09, 28/09
middle season :

06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 17/08

Low season :

12/10

 

Additional information :
Departures between August 1 and August 20 are at Utrech
   and not in Amsterdam
Amsterdam boat festival prohibits access to the usual port

 

Options :

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

General information
- Loop tour with a guide
- Full board (6 diners & 6 picnic for lunch)

 Dimers in Bruges & Antwerpen not includes

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

- Kids prices contact us

 

Boat MS Magnifique III

70m Length 40 guests

On upper deck :
5 cabins of 14m²

On main deck :

12 cabins of 11m² with twin beds
2 single cabin of 8 m²

Air-conditioning, individual adjustable
Spa, and swimmiung pool on the "sun deck"w


 

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Day 1: Amsterdam
Boarding, check-in and reception of the crew until 2 p.m. Explore the city after dropping off your cabin baggage. Possibility to visit one or more museums or go shopping. Return on board at 5.30 p.m. First dinner and first night on board!


Day 2: Amsterdam - Vianen (36 or 46 km)
First bicycle tour of the historic city of Amsterdam. You cycle along the Vecht and discover the mansions, castles, typical houses and beautiful gardens. Possibility of visiting a cheese factory in Vreeland. Visit of the villages of Loenen and Nieuwersluis. You arrive in Breukelen to join the boat. Departure for Vianen at 5 p.m. Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 3: Vianen - Schoonhoven - Kinderdjik (32 km or 56 km)

Navigation: Kinderdjik - Dordrecht
Today you will take a beautiful drive to Schoonhoven - nicknamed Zilverstad ("Silver City") - a town renowned for its talented silver smiths since the 17th century. Later in the day, driving through the Alblasserwaard region, you will reach Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 large windmills. The 19 windmills are listed as UNESCO cultural heritage and are an undeniable highlight. You will have the opportunity to visit one, don't forget to bring your camera! From nearby Alblasserdam you will take the 'Waterbus', a fast ferry, which will take you with your bike about 10 minutes to Dordrecht, one of Holland's oldest towns.

 

Day 4: Dordrecht - Willemstad - Tholen (36 or 44 km)

Navigation: Tholen - Kreekrak Lock - Antwerp (Antwerp)

While you enjoy your breakfast aboard the ship, the ship will sail to Willemstad where you will begin your bike ride. Willemstad is a beautiful old walled town on the Haringvliet Waterway. Your bike ride goes to Tholen, once an island among the great Zeeland streams, where many people used to fish for a living. Today, Tholen is connected to the mainland in various ways. But it is still a picturesque village with many vestiges of a checkered past.

In the afternoon, you will board the boat again which will sail to the port city of Antwerp, located on the River Scheldt. Antwerp is famous for processing up to 80% of the world's rough diamonds and is a city with many attractions. Visit the Town Hall, one of the many stately buildings built during the Renaissance period, the historic City Square Grote Market, Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral and medieval Steen Castle. After dinner you can visit the beautiful historic city center.

 

Day 5: Antwerp - Temse - St Amands (34 or 49 km)
This morning you will leave Antwerp by bicycle along a scenic section of the Schelde River to Saint-Amands, where you will spend the night. There is only one way to describe the landscape around the Scheldt and it is "magnificent". This is without a doubt one of the highlights of the stay.

 

Day 6: St Amands - Dendermonde - Ghent (52 km)
Today you will continue to follow the Schelde river to Ghent where the ship will moor overnight at a lock at the exit of the city. Ghent is a vibrant university city with a rich history. Since Roman times, Ghent's position at the junction of the Lys and the Scheldt has enabled it to be a prosperous trading port. In total, the city has an opera house, 18 museums, over 100 churches and over 400 historic buildings. The main attractions are Saint Bavo's Cathedral, where a number of masterpieces of medieval art are kept, including the famous 'Adoration of the Mystic Lamb' by Jan van Eyck and the 91-meter belfry. high of Ghent.This is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city center.Before dinner, a small river boat will take you on a guided tour of the historic city.

 

Day 7: Ghent - Brugges (22 or 45 km)
Today you will cycle from Ghent through the beautiful Flemish countryside of West Flanders to Bruges. It is described as the "Venice of the North" and arguably the most beautiful of all Flemish cities. Bruges attracts over two million visitors annually who come to see its UNESCO-listed medieval city center and many historic attractions. Bruges has managed to maintain its historic fabric over the centuries, so that today the city's original Gothic buildings are an integral part of its identity. While you are here, you can visit one of Bruges' many museums or simply take in the amazing beauty and culture of this unforgettable city over a terrace cafe.

 

Day 8: Bruges
End of the tour after breakfast. Disembarkation until.

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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 we 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.fr

- Maps and guides books about Belgium 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 (English and Dutch).


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 :

The first 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 7 gears. It is at your disposal for the entire week until the last afternoon. No helmet on board.

The bike are equipped with bags, lock and repair kit.


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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