Saturday: cycling ± 10 km
Arrival in Amsterdam, checking in aboard the barge. You’ll meet the crew and your tour leader. Sailing trip to Vianen where you stay for the night. Short testride to get to know your bicycle.
Sunday: cycling ± 20 km
Today you follow a winding canal till the town of Gorinchem, the stay for the night.
Monday: cycling ± 20 km
In the morning you visit a cosy market in down town Gorinchem. By ferry you go to take a visit to Castle Loevestein, which used to be a prison in the middle ages. Once a famous Dutchman escaped from here in a bookcase. You cycle to picturesque Heusden, a fortified town, where you’ll spend the night.
Today is Family Day! This means you are free to spend the day with your own family (or join another family if you wish!). Here are some ideas: a visit to fairy-tale park Efteling, going to a swimming-pool or spend a day at the dune area of Drunen (make a walk and visit the playground nearby). At the end of the afternoon you cycle back (on your own) to the barge in Waalwijk or Drongelen.
Wednesday: cycling ± 20 km
Early sailing trip to the famous 19 windmills of Kinderdijk: nowhere in the world can you find so many traditional mills together! From here you cycle through the polderland Krimpenerwaard which is appr. 2 metres below sea level to cheese town Gouda.
Thursday: cycling ± 20 km
From Gouda you cycle to a cheese farm and do a game of Dutch golf; meaning: your golf club is a wooden shoe! In the afternoon there’s time to explore the town of Alphen aan de Rijn and you have the opportunity to visit Avifauna, a birds zoo.
Friday: cycling ± 25 km
The barge drops you off at Kudelstaart and you make the cycle trip alongside the river Amstel all the way to the port in Amsterdam. The afternoon is free for visiting Amsterdam. After dinner your guide invites you for a short city walk and you may wish to make a roundtrip of the Amsterdam canals.
End of your tour: you say goodbye to the crew, your tour leader and your fellow travellers.
(subject to changes)