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During this tour you will explore the open water of the northern part of Lake IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea by sailing ship. Highlights include the bike-friendly North Sea islands of Texel, Vlieland and Terschelling.

Sail and Bike Wadden Sea

Tour operator: Boat-Bike Tours
Type of holiday: self-guided, bike-boat tour
Luggage transport: included
Accommodation: cabin (boat)
Number of days: 8 days
Price: from €999
The Frisian islands and the coasts of North-Holland and Friesland are a true “El Dorado” for cyclists. Sailing tours are something special. Feel the freedom and the wind and salt on your skin! It’s a bit like discovering the seas as an explorer.


Aboard the Mare fan Fryslân, the Wapen fan Fryslân, and the Leafde fan Fryslân, the most luxurious sailing ships on the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea, you will enjoy the pure nature of the experience while enjoying water, sun and a stiff breeze.

Along the way you can explore a natural area along the coast of the North Sea that is truly unique – the mudflats of the Wadden Sea. It is a world with two faces where sand and water dominate during the changeover from low to high tide and where islands of all sizes line up like pearls on a chain to protect the shoals of the mudflats. This is a place where you can experience pure nature: the sea, the wind and the sun.

You can look forward to an adventurous tour. During this tour you will explore the open water of the northern part of Holland’s famous lake IJsselmeer and the adjacent Frisian Sea by sailing ship. The highlights of the tour are visits to the North Sea islands of Texel and Terschelling and their beautiful natural areas, small villages and long sandy beaches that you can explore by bicycle.

The ship – Your sailing hotel

In between cycling excursions, you cruise along with the ship, which travels to a new destination every day. You dine, sleep and eat breakfast on board. You’ll receive a packed lunch every day, and you can usually choose between a longer or shorter bike ride. It’s also possible to spend a day on board if you like. There are rental bikes on board, but you can also bring your own if you mention it when booking.

Perfect for more experienced cyclists

With a detailed map of the area and a suggested route for close-range explorations, you decide where you head and how fast you ride. During the evening prior to next day’s cycling tour, the ship’s crew will explain some difficult parts, offer tips about the nicest places to stop for a drink or lunch, and mention the best highlights. In case of emergencies or problems, the crew can be contacted. But – as the ship is sailing to the next port – they can only offer assistance by phone.

Sail and Bike Wadden Sea photo nr. 1
Sail and Bike Wadden Sea photo nr. 1

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