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Boat and bike Cologne-Rotterdam

Rhine bike path with boat and bike

Marvellous Lower Rhine - Discover two countries

What could be more natural than discovering the beauty of the Lower Rhine by bike? The Lower Rhine Region has one of the most beautiful and largest cycle route networks in Europe. Along high-quality routes, explore the marvellous landscape: this well-develloped route leads past river landscape, meadows and fields and offers especcially for lovers of nature  a relaxed possibility to explore the region. Labyrinths of rivers on the Rhine delta in the Netherlands, quaint little towns and vibrant major cities along the route offer a welcome change and  guarantee a relaxed and eventful stay.

 

Netherlands
Germany

Easy

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Ilka Lange
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Ilka Lange

Itinerary

Embarkation from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Enjoy a cosy evening on board the ship or taste a Kölsch, a typical beer from Cologne, in one of the numerous Old Town pubs with view over the Rhine. Besides its many historical treasures, the Cathedral City offers a considerable number of parks and gardens.

In the morning, start your cycle tour in Cologne.  Cycle along the Rhine Cycle Route on well-paved cycle ways, past quaint villages and with view over the other bank of the Rhine. This route offers variety between industry and idyll. Short detours to the villages located directly on the Rhine are well worth the effort and the medieval wall and tower remains will leave you impressed. At the end of this tour leg, you reach Düsseldorf. The multifaceted city is one of the leading cultural metropolis’ in Germany.

 

Situated at the Rhine’s confluence with the Lippe River and the Wesel-Datteln-Canal, the Hanseatic city of Wesel boasts numerous remains of the Prussian past of the region. Here you will start today’s tour leg, which also leads past the Roman city of Xanten. In Emmerich, the tour ends and in the evening the ship will set sail for Arnhem crossing the German - Dutch border.

 

After passing the Dutch border, the Rhine branches off in small rivers, which form the Rhine-Maas-Delta. Today start for the cycle tour in Arnhem – a detour to the city centre will take you back to bygone days with narrow alleys and picturesque buildings. Continue cycling through parks and woods, past dike foreland and reach Rhenen. In the evening, the ship will take you from Rhenen to Duurstede.

The day starts with a short stretch along the wood of „Utrechtse Heuvelrug“(eng.: Utrecht Hill Ridge), a tree-covered ridge of low sands created during the last glacial period. Enjoy a bike ride through unspoilt nature. Continue following the Linge River, a tributary of the Rhine to reach the fortified city of Gorinchem.

On your way from Gorinchem to Dordrecht, you pass by the national park of De Biesbosch, a green maze of rivers with crystal clear water and small forested islands. It is one of the few tidal freshwater zones in the world.  At the end of the day, from the quietness of nature dive into the vivid city life of Dordrecht. The oldest city in the Holland area lies on an island bordered by large rivers and is characterised by numerous historic buildings, city ports and a fantastic atmosphere.

 

On your last stretch, explore the best-known windmills in the Netherlands at Kinderdijk. The 19 windmills, which date back to the 18th century, are beautifully preserved and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The windmills are well worth a visit! Follow the route along the Maas River up to Rotterdam, one of the  largest ports in the world.

After breakfast, disembarkation until 09:00am. Individual journey home.

The route

Easy cycle tour.

 

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

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Season 1
Jul 7, 2018 | Aug 4, 2018 |
Boat & Bike - Cologne-Rotterdam - MS Arlene II - Main deck, DE-RHSKR-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Boat & Bike - Cologne-Rotterdam - MS Arlene II - Upper deck, DE-RHSKR-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Surcharge suite 2-bed-cabin
Surcharge sgl cabin
899,00
450,00
999,00
500,00
100,00
350,00
Price
7-gear unisex (back pedal brake)
7-gear unisex (free wheel)
Electric bike
70,00
70,00
165,00

Services & Extras

  • 7 nights in outside cabin with shower/WC in the booked category
  • Programme according to itinerary from Cologne to Mainz
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board (breakfast, packed lunch for cycle tours or lunch snack, coffee and tea in the afternoon, three-course dinner)
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Change of bedding  and towels when required
  • Passenger and port fees
  • Daily briefing on board for the respective cycle tour 
  • Tour guide on board
  • Maps and information material 1x per cabin

Parking information

  • Parking garage/Parking area - Globus-Parkgarage (with reservation) - approx. 6 km away, cost approx. € 90,- to € 110,- per week.

Ship

Attention - new Ship (in our catalog is it MS Lale Andersen)

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