Sail & Bike Tours

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Dutch & Mediterranean adventure in comfort

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.

Sail & Bike tours

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Enkhuizen
Sail & Bike Wadden Sea Comfortable adventures, island hopping

Discover the Wadden Sea by bike & ship

Pretty harbor towns Enkhuizen & Stavoren

Texel & Terschelling islands bike trips

Sailing ship with max. 26 passengers

tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
5 stars
9 Reviews
Guidance
  • 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
guidance Individual
Difficulty
  • 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
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam
Sail & Bike IJsselmeer Guided Comfortable voyage of discovery

Raise the sails along IJsselmeer’s coast

Harbor towns like Volendam with a guide

Gentle rides in Weerribben National Park

Sailing ship with max. 24 passengers

tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
Guidance
  • 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
guidance Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • 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
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam
Sail & Bike IJsselmeer Bike tour along Lake IJsselmeer coast

Raise the sails along IJsselmeer’s coast

Picturesque harbor towns like Stavoren

Gentle rides in Weerribben National Park

Sailing ship with max. 24 passengers

tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
5 stars
3 Reviews
Guidance
  • 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
guidance Individual
Difficulty
  • 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
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam
8-day Sail & Bike Tulip Springtime, tulip areas, cheese

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

tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
Guidance
  • 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
guidance Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • 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
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Porto Santo Stefano
Sail & Bike Tuscany Cycling through Tuscany and Islands

Tuscany and its breathtaking scenery

Picturesque medieval towns and beaches

Islands of Elba and Giglio

Tallship with max. 34 passengers

tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
Guidance
  • 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
guidance Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • 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
Difficulty level 3 Difficulty level 3