Sail & Bike Tours
Perhaps you’re an avid cycle tourer or have taken a bike and barge trip before… but have you ever heard about sail & bike tours? As the name suggests, these combine the best of cycling through beautiful landscapes with the feeling of adventure that can only come with voyaging on a sailing ship with the salty wind blowing through your hair.
But they’re also so much more.
Our unique sail & bike tours are comfortable adventures: All of our vessels offer you first-class accommodation onboard, with private facilities, cozy cabins, and delicious dining, as well as a hospitable and experienced crew. You’re more than welcome to help hoist the sails if you feel like it, or you could decide to simply sit back and enjoy the sea views as you sail onwards to your next destination and plenty of excellent cycle touring!
Discover the Netherlands with sail & bike tours
Nautical Netherlands — our home turf — is the perfect place to try out a sail & bike tour as we know all of the best coastal highlights and top bike excursions like the back of our hands.
Take, for example, the IJsselmeer, the Netherlands’s largest lake, which actually used to be part of the Zuiderzee bay before the Dutch closed it off. We offer two voyages of discovery along the coasts of the IJsselmeer, stopping off in historic harbor towns like Stavoren and Volendam and taking in the lovely wetlands of the Weerribben National Park.
You could opt for the sail & bike tulip tour to the spring blooms close to the coasts of South & North Holland, as well as to the bike-friendly Wadden Island of Texel. Or nature lovers could depart on the Wadden Sea tour, hopping between the Terschelling and Texel islands and picturesque trading towns as you traverse the Frisian Sea, Wadden Sea, and the IJsselmeer.
Sail & bike tours under the Tuscan sun in Italy
Those wanting to focus more on sunshine, southern cuisine, and the Dolce Vita will be better off on our central Italian tour — a sail and bike adventure through Tuscany. Cycle through painterly landscapes in Tuscany’s rolling hills, stopping in ancient villages, vineyards and every night at the sailing ship Atlantis, which will await you in Mediterranean ports.
A sailing adventure on a three-mast ship
Tulip fields in South & North Holland
Visit the Wadden Island of Texel
Sailing ship with max. 24 passengers
- Individual: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
- Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
- Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
- Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
- Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
- Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
- Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs