Bike and Barge
Cities and villages in the Netherlands

from Amsterdam to Maastricht
  • NL265 / Netherlands
  • Bike and Barge For families Travel with children and teenagers: boats with family cabins, discounts, easy stages and the possibility of hiring bikes and accessories for the little ones.
  • Guided Guided Travel in a group with other participants and a tour leader who knows the route.
  • Bronze
  • Jun, Jul
  • 8 days
  • linear from Amsterdam to Maastricht
  • Discount for 3rd person in room
  • Some meals included

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Discover the Netherlands by bike and boat, from north to south. The trip starts from the capital, Amsterdam, and goes to the country's southernmost city, Maastricht, the oldest Dutch center, rich in history and culture. Ride along rivers and canals and immerse yourself in the green rural landscape of the Netherlands, among historic mansions, castles and picturesque villages. The boat guides you all along the way and accommodates you at night.

 

  • The green rural landscape, between rivers and canals
  • The Rosarium of Arcen Castle
  • the ancient city of Maastricht

What awaits you

A week-long bike and barge tour in Holland, the land of bicycles! The terrain is completely flat, and the bike paths, almost all of which are paved, are always well marked. Daily stages on the pedals alternate with pleasant stretches of boating, and if one day you don't feel like pedaling, you can stay aboard the boat and relax. The only variable to keep an eye on is the weather: a little wind or rain could make your ride more adventurous.

Accommodation

There are seven overnight stays on board a riverboat, a real floating hotel ready to follow you during the biking stages and welcome you on board in the evening. The atmosphere is comfortable and is designed down to the smallest detail to ensure that you have an unforgettable stay. At dinner and in moments of relaxation, our chefs and crew treat you to a feast of flavors and aromas. The cabins have private bathrooms and air conditioning.

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  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Sheets and towels
  • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 self-made packed lunches
  • 6 dinners, drinks excluded
  • Coffee and tea and other hot drinks on board

If you are vegetarian, gluten-intolerant or allergic to some specific ingredients/substances please indicate it at the moment of booking. A supplement applies for gluten-free, lactose-free or vegan diets (to be paid in advance).

Once on board, make sure that the kitchen staff is aware of your allergies, in order to avoid unpleasant situations.

  • English speaking tour leader within an international group
The tour leader leads the way along the route, coordinates the participants and knows how to intervene in case of unforeseen events.
Participants come from all over the world, and the common language is English.

Before departure you will receive by email:

  • the link to download the tour information material in Pdf (Tour notes and Final tour details)

On board you will find:

  • route descriptions and maps
  • GPS tracks
We plan your trip carefully, but if you need assistance you can count on the tour leader.

In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

  • Entrance to the Ceuclum Museum in Cuijk

In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances occurring at the place of destination or in its immediate surrounding area and having a substantial impact on the execution of the package or on the transport of travellers towards the destination, the traveller has the right to withdraw from the agreement before using the package, without paying withdrawal costs.

In all the other cases of withdrawal from the travel agreement, the traveller is always required to pay a withdrawal penalty. Read more

Withdrawal penalties

  • 20% up to 84 days prior to departure date
  • 40% from 83 to 42 days prior to departure date
  • 60% from 41 to 28 days prior to departure date
  • 90% from 27 to 1 day prior to departure date
  • 100% no-show

Round trip not included.

  • Meals not mentioned in the section “price includes”
  • Dinner on day 6
  • Drinks on board
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tips
    The amount is up to your discretion, we suggest 5-7 % of the cost of the trip.

You can rent bikes and accessories from our local partner.

The helmet is not mandatory, but we recommend wearing it and bringing your own.

  • Accommodation in single cabin
  • Limitation of liability of the bike (negligence damage excluded): 10 €/week for the standard bike, 25 €/week for the e-bike
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
Practical information
  • Total length: 285 km
  • Terrain: mainly on paved cycle paths or on secondary roads with little traffic

On some days you can choose between a longer and a shorter bicycle route. If you choose the shorter route, you may not be able to visit all the mentioned attractions.

Boarding is scheduled between 1 and 2 p.m. in Amsterdam or Maastricht. Here you will meet the tour leader and other participants.

A) Direction Amsterdam - Maastricht

Amsterdam is the starting point of the tour to be reached independently. 

Before departure we will send you the exact boarding point.

By plane

Amsterdam is connected with Amsterdam Schipol (AMS) airport.

From Amsterdam Schipol (AMS):

  • direct train Dutsch Railways (NS) to Amsterdam Centraal (about 20 min).

 

B) Direction Maastricht - Amsterdam

Maastricht is the starting point of the tour to be reached independently. 

Before departure we will send you the exact boarding point.

By plane

Bruges is connected with the following airports: Amsterdam Schipol (AMS) and Eindhoven (EIN).

From Amsterdam Schipol (AMS):

  • train Dutsch Railways (NS) with one change (approx. 3 hours)

From Eindhoven (EIN):

  • shuttle bus until Eindhoven train station. From here train Dutsch Railways (NS) until Maastricht (approx. 1,5 hour)

For an overview of prices, airlines and flight schedules we suggest rome2rio.com or Google Maps, which also show options via train or bus, even for the last mile. For reliability and security, we recommend purchasing your flight on the official website of your chosen airline.

By train

Amsterdam Centraal / Maastricht are the closest stations. For information on timetables and prices you can consult the Dutch Railways NS official website.

How to return home

A) Direction Amsterdam – Maastricht

Maastricht is the city at the end of the tour. From here you can return home. 

By plane

Maastricht is connected with the following airports: Amsterdam Schipol (AMS) and Eindhoven (EIN).

To get to Amsterdam Schipol (AMS):

  • train Dutsch Railways (NS) with one change (approx. 3 hours)

To get to Eindhoven (EIN):

  • shuttle bus until Eindhoven train station. From here train Dutsch Railways (NS) until the airport (approx. 1,5 hour)

 

B) Direction Maastricht – Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the city at the end of the tour. From here you can return home. 

By plane

Amsterdam is connected with Amsterdam Schipol (AMS) airport.

To get to Amsterdam Schipol (AMS):

  • direct train Dutsch Railways (NS) (about 20 min).

If you are a citizen of the EU or of a Schengen country – i.e. most EU countries and four European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – you are free to travel to other Schengen countries without having to go through border controls.

Even if you don’t need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you.

If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport:

  • valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting,
  • which was issued within the previous 10 years
  • and possibly a visa

You should apply for a visa from the consulate or embassy of the country you are visiting. If your visa is from a Schengen area country, it automatically allows you to travel to the other Schengen countries as well.

 

Do not forget your travel, health and/or car insurance documents.

For further information visit Your Europe official website.

 

Always thoroughly check the document you travel with: expiration date and integrity.

The official language is Dutch.

Internet and telephone

With a European SIM card, roaming services are free throughout Europe. Please check your rates with your mobile/internet provider before departure.

The international phone prefix for the Netherlands is +31.

 

Electricity

The voltage is 230 volts – 50 Hz. Type C and F power sockets.

We suggest to always carry a universal adapter for electronic devices.

The currency in the Netherlands is the euro (€).

Luggage

  • Bags instead of suitcases (space on board is limited)

Personal equipment

  • a reusable water bottle
  • a holder to fix for your mobile phone on the handlebar
  • a power bank
  • basic first aid kit which includes sticky bandages, gauze and low grade disinfectant
  • sun glasses for eye protection
  • protective sun lotion
  • insect repellent

Clothes

  • padded cycling shorts
  • comfortable shoes with stiff soles
  • light weight waterproof/windproof tops
  • leggings and long sleeved tops for cooler mornings or evenings
  • small close-fitting rucksack to carry small items during the day while cycling
  • swimsuit
  • clothes to cover your shoulders when you visit churches

Per viaggiare nel rispetto dell’ambiente, dei luoghi e delle persone che ci accolgono:

  • informati sugli usi e i costumi del Paese che stai visitando
  • fai attenzione ai gesti, che possono assumere significati diversi o offensivi
  • chiedi sempre prima di fotografare le persone
  • nei luoghi di culto indossa un abbigliamento adeguato
  • non lasciare traccia del tuo passaggio, non abbandonare rifiuti
  • non raccogliere “souvenir” da ambienti naturali protetti e siti archeologici
  • cerca sempre di seguire i sentieri, non disturbare gli animali e non danneggiare le piante
  • non sprecare acqua ed energia, risorse preziose per tutto il pianeta
  • rispetta le regole stabilite dai proprietari delle strutture ricettive
2 Reviews
Roberta
Published: 24 Jul 2020
Le vacanze in bici sono una bella alternativa al mare

Le vacanze in bici sono una bella alternativa al mare

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Ann
Published: 17 Jul 2019
We love the bike and barge concept. We have definitely been to towns and cities that we would never visit on another type of trip.

We love the bike and barge concept. We have definitely been to towns and cities that we would never visit on another type of trip.

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