Head to the Netherlands’ North Sea coast for a bike and boat cycling holiday around the quiet and serene Frisian Islands. Sail from island to island on a lovely old schooner, disembarking each day for leisurely cycle rides ride along quiet lanes and cycle paths to pristine sand dunes, light-houses and friendly coastal villages.
You’ll be sailing on a traditional-style schooner, with comfortable en suite cabins and a luxurious wood-panelled saloon, panoramic viewing deck and attentive crew to help you make the most of your voyage. The crew will be happy to show you the ropes (literally) and let you help sail the boat if you are interested
The tour starts in the historic port of Enkhuizen on the mainland, then you’ll cast off to sail across the Wadden Sea to Texel, the largest and best known of the Frisian Islands. Here you can choose from a network of routes, and can even circle the whole island in a day, visiting the seal banks and sandy beaches of this offshore haven of calm and peacefulness.
Next up you’ll navigate north through the Wadden sandbanks to the islands of Terschelling and Vlieland, both home to an array of nature and bird life. Returning south you’ll conclude the Frisian Islands tour back in Enkhuizen at the end of a memorable week of sailing and cycling.
The cycling is leisurely matching the pace of life on the islands you’ll be visiting. The Netherlands has great infrastructure for biking, with miles and miles of clearly marked, well-paved cycle paths, so the rides will be a real pleasure and suitable for all abilities.