Boat and Bike North Holland MS Serena
North Sea, tidelands and Ijsselmeer
Individual arrival and embarkation from 4 pm near the beautiful centre of Enkhuizen and close to the railway station. The skipper will join you for an aperitif and explain many things worth knowing about the journey, the ship and also about safety measures to be taken onboard. In the evening you can stroll through the historical centre of Enkhuizen and spend the night onboard in Enkhuizen.
Enkhuizen – Medemblik
Today the ship sails from Enkhuizen to Den Oever. You can stay on board and sail over the IJsselmeer or you can grab a bike and start your first cycling tour along the IJsselmeer coast through the beautiful polder-landscape via Medemblik up to Den Oever with its fishing harbour. Depending on the weather in the evening the ship will sail across the Wadden Sea to the Island of Texel. ((40 km / 24 miles))
The island of Texel has a varied scenery and picturesque villages. A roundtrip cycling tour on the largest of the Dutch North Sea islands. Our tip: Use the well signposted Thijsse-route (about 40 km / 24 miles) and visit some villages and the seal sanctuary station EcoMare and the nice traditional beer brewery in the harbour of Oudeschild. Day 4 (Tue): island of Texel – island of Terschelling, sailing day (5 – 6 hrs)
Today the ship will sail, when the tide and the weather is good, to the island of Terschelling. You will manoeuvre through the sandbanks of the Wadden Sea and when you are lucky you will see seals lying to rest on a sandbar. In the afternoon the ship will arrives on Terschelling. ((1 – 65 km/ 1 – 40 miles))
Terschelling offers a lot: nature and culture, 70 km cycling tracks and 4 beautiful villages. West-Terschelling is the largest village on the island with nice shops and pubs. The landmark of the island can already be seen well from a distance, the 400 year old lighthouse “Brandaris”. Also worth seeing is the heath land “Boschplaat”. It captivates with its mud, beaches and dunes. You might even spot a number of ducks, black-winged stilts and large colonies of spoonbills and great black-backed gulls. ((1 – 40 km / 1 – 24 miles))
island of Terschelling – island of Vlieland or (alternative) Southwest coast of the Province of Friesland
Today the ship tries to reach the island of Vlieland, which is depending on weather and tide. The smallest island with just one village on it and about 1,100 islanders is car-free and therefore excellent to explore by bike. The beach is just 100 m from the harbour. From the highest point of the island, the dune “Vuurboetsduin”, you have a fantastic view over a number of islands, the North Sea and the mudflats. If Vlieland can’t be reached there is an alternative: a sailing trip to the south-western part of the Province of Friesland with a roundtrip cycling tour.
Today we will sail you back to Enkhuizen.
Disembarkation by 09:30 am. A beautiful journey full of new experiences has come to an end.
- 7 overnights in the booked cabin category with shower and toilet
- Program as mentioned in the tour course
- Welcome cocktail
- Daily cleaning of cabins
- Full board (breakfast buffet, lunch package or lunch, three-course-dinner, coffee and tea in the afternoon)
- All harbour-, lock- and bridge dues, fuel
- Daily tour information with the captain
- Maps and information package per booked cabin
This tour has 1 more variation
Experience on this bicycle- and shiptour the Netherlandth northsea, Watten- and Ijsselmeer. On the MS Serena you pass the nights on the Netherlandth waters.