A very popular and highly enjoyable bike and boat holiday cruising through southern Holland and northern Belgium aboard one of the superb Magnifique boats. Ride along level cycle paths, through historic towns, past windmills and dykes. Highlights include Amsterdam, the windmills of Kinderdijk and the lovely cities of Ghent and Bruges.
This cycling holiday showcases some of the most iconic scenery and towns in Holland and Belgium. Your comfortable barge carries you gently along the waterways of this culturally rich region, dropping you off at various points along the way to enjoy relaxing rides through ever-changing scenery.
The Magnifique (recently renamed Princess Royal) has long been recognised as one of the most luxurious barges afloat on Dutch waterways and in 2016 she was joined by her equally fabulous sister ship, Magnifique II, offering the same levels of style and space. In 2018 the Magnifique III joined the fleet, upholding the high standards set by her sister-ships and in 2020 the equally fabulous Magnifique IV was launched.
The daily cycle routes are varied and interesting with each day bringing something different – one day it could be a serene river-bank ride past small villages and open countryside, the next an exploratory ride through a beautiful and historic city.
You can opt to accompany the bike guides each day or use the maps and route notes available on board to navigate yourself.
The 19 windmills at Kinderdijk are always a popular highlight as are the delightful cities of Ghent and Bruges. Tranquil rides alongside the Vecht and Lek rivers will live long in the memory as will the picturesque ride out to the North Sea Coast from Bruges.
This leisurely cycle route follows mostly level terrain along dedicated cycle paths. E-bikes are also an option on this very popular cycling holiday.