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Boat and Bike Rhine MS Arlene II Rotterdam - Cologne

Rhine bike path with boat and bike

Season 2018 Season 2019

Along the Lower Rhine from Rotterdam to Cologne

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 in Rotterdam from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Enjoy your first evening on board or have a stroll through the city of Rotterdam with Europe’s largest port.

Cycle first along the Maas River until you reach Kinderdijk boasting the best-known windmills in the Netherlands. The 19 windmills, which date back to the 18th century, are beautifully preserved and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue the cycle tour and after a short while, you reach today’s destination- 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.

 

For today’s cycle trip, leave behind the lively cities and dive into the quietness of nature: pass through the national park of De Biesbosch, an adventurous labyrinth composed of rivers with crystal clear water and small islands. It is one of the few tidal freshwater zones in the world.

Leave the fortified city of Gorinchem and enjoy a bike ride through unspoilt nature. Follow the River Linge, a tributary of the Rhine, and by reaching today’s destination Wijk bij Duurstede you arrive at the edge of the „Utrechtse Heuvelrug“(eng.: Utrecht Hill Ridge), a tree-covered ridge of low sands created during the last glacial period.

During breakfast, the ship sets sail. After a short passage, you reach Rhenen – the starting point for your bike ride. Cycle along the Lower Rhine past the foreshore of the dike and reach Arnheim. A detour to the city centre becomes a trip to bygone times with narrow lanes and picturesque buildings.

In the early morning, the ship takes you across the German-Dutch border. In Emmerich, start for today’s bike ride and cycle past the nature reserve of the Reeser Schanz and the Roman city of Xanten. Today’s destination is Wesel, a hanseatic city with numerous remnants of the Prussian past, situated on the confluence of the Lippe and Rhine rivers.

In the morning you will already have reached Düsseldorf from where you start your last cycle tour along the well-developed adventure trail „Rheinschiene“, a particularly attractive section where historic Old Towns and idyllic nature are interspersed with industrial heritage. The towns located directly on the Rhine, often boasting well preserved medieval town walls and towers, are well worth a detour. Eventually reach the Cathedral city of Cologne where the vivid riverbank of the Rhine invites for a stay. Enjoy a cosy evening on board or have a Kölsch, the typical beer from Cologne, in one of the numerous pubs.

Disembarkation after breakfast until 09:00 am.

The route

Easy cycle tour

 

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Jul 14, 2018 | Aug 11, 2018 |
Boat & Bike - Rotterdam-Cologne - MS Arlene II - Main deck, NL-RHSRK-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Boat & Bike - Rotterdam-Cologne - MS Arlene II - Upper deck, NL-RHSRK-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

Ship

Attention - new ship (in our catalogue is it MS Lale Andersen

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