Boat & Bike in Zeeland - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Rotterdam
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    250 km / 155 mi
  • Distance per day:
    34 - 54 / 21 - 34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Boat & Bike in Zeeland

Round trip from Rotterdam on MS Olympia from EUR 849

Boat & Bike in Zeeland  - Rotterdam

Enjoy the Netherlands’ most sun-soaked region, where the freshwater from three rivers is united with the North Sea’s salt water. Explore the pulsating city of Rotterdam, the idyllic villages of Zierikzee and Middelburg and visit the vast Delta works, which protect the province from the sea. This tour by boat and bike through Zeeland is suitable for novices and expert cyclists alike.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Olympia.

Boat & Bike in Zeeland  - MS Olympia
 

Day 1 Arrival in Rotterdam, Boat trip to Dordrecht
Check-in until 4 p.m., then the ship will take you to Dordrecht, situated between three large rivers and Holland’s oldest town.

Day 2 Boat trip, Willemstad - Hellevoetsluis, ca. 45 km/ 28 mi
On your first day of cycling, you will be traversing the Haringvliet inland water, crossing through fields and beautiful small villages.

Day 3 Hellevoetsluis - Bruinisse, ca. 45 km/ 28 mi
Start your day with a little excursion to Rockanje beach, home to very fine sand. Afterwards, cycle to Bruinisse, a centre of mussel cultivation.

Day 4 Bruinisse - Middelburg, ca. 54 km/ 34 mi
Zierikzee is one of the Netherlands’ most beautiful towns, after which you’ll experience the bubbly town of Middelburg, which is home to several shops and cafes.

Day 5 Boat trip, Round trip around Veere, ca. 35 km/ 22 mi
You’ll visit the impressive Delta works on Neeltje Jans. This is a huge storm surge dam - make sure to check out both inside and out. Veere is a cozy holiday resort by the sea.

Day 6 Boat trip, Bruinisse - Willemstad, ca. 34 km/ 21 mi
Starting in Bruinisse - also known as “The gate of Zeeland” - you’ll be travelling through a beautiful polder landscape into the fort city of Willemstad.

Day 7 Willemstad - Rotterdam, ca. 39 km/24 mi
You’ll traverse the Erasmus bridge to return to Rotterdam. Why not do a boat tour through Europe’s largest harbour or explore the city’s various sights, such as the market hall or the Euro mast.

Day 8 Tag Departure
After breakfast your tour by Boat & Bike through Zeeland comes to an end. Disembarkation until 9 am.

 
Boat & Bike through Zeeland
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Here are the details on  MS Olympia.

Included in your package "Boat & Bike in Zeeland":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink
  • cruise guide
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • all harbour dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 11-12 square metres (118-129 square feet), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access beds
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • upper deck cabins offers openable windows
  • cabins aft: during sailing and manoeuvres the engine sounds can be more audible here

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes/rear brake or freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    11.07. + 18.07. + 25.07.
    01.08. + 08.08. + 26.09. + 03.10.

    private bikes only 26.09. + 03.10. available
  • Minimum number of participants: 70. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 3 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  •   849 EUR twin cabin main deck
  •   999 EUR twin cabin upper deck aft
  • 1049 EUR twin cabin upper deck
  • 1349 EUR single cabin upper deck
  • 1275 EUR cabin main deck, single occupancy
  •     75 EUR rental bike
  •   165 EUR e-Bike

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Arrival by car:
    There are three options of parking your car for the duration of the trip. In any case, please drive to the quay first and bring your luggage and (if applicable) personal bike aboard. Then
    - Make use of our parking service. We will arrange for your car to be picked up from the quay, stored safely and returned to the ship. Your vehicle is insured against all types of damage or theft and will be parked in a protected underground facility. Cost: approx. EUR 150 / week.
    - drive to the parking garage “de Boompjes”, approximately 10 minutes by foot to the mooring site, approx. EUR 28 day
    - use on of the park & ride parking sites in the outskirts of the city - they provide great connections into the city centre. Not all of sites are monitored, but many are free.

  • Arrival by train:
    Rotterdam Centraal

  • Arrival by plane:
    Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:
As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.

The Tour
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