Enjoy Holland in the springtime in an unforgettable way, exploring enchanting Dutch landscapes by wheels and water during our Tulip Sail & Bike tour. Smell the tulips when cycling through the countryside, feel freedom in the breeze while sailing across the Wadden Sea and Lake IJsselmeer, and enjoy comfort and camaraderie on our beautiful sailing ship ‘t Wapen fan Fryslân.
During this fascinating Sail & Bike trip, you will discover the best tulip areas that the Netherlands has to offer. Not only will you visit the famous Keukenhof gardens, known for its hundreds of thousands of blooming tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other bulb flowers. You will also bike through less famous, but equally gorgeous areas where tulips bloom in the spring months. A visit to the Hortus Bulborum is also on the program, giving you the chance to ramble through this unique garden museum, dedicated to the preservation of rare and historic bulbs.
Given the Dutch love for cycling, the region is crisscrossed with many quiet cycle tracks that stretch from one end of the region to the other. You will be amazed by the beauty and expanse of the North Sea beaches, the extremely bicycle-friendly island of Texel, the splendid flat landscapes, small dreamlike farm villages, and romantic, picturesque harbor towns. And all of this completed with the occasional fields full of beautiful flowers.
Day to day program
Day 1: Amsterdam – Volendam
Day 2: Volendam – Hoorn (28 km) | Hoorn – Enkhuizen
Day 3: Enkhuizen – Oudeschild | Sailing day
Day 4: Wadden island Texel: bike round trip (43 km or 48 km) | Oudeschild – Den Helder
Day 5: Den Helder – St. Maartensvlotbrug | St. Maartensvlotbrug – Alkmaar (33 km or 50 km)
Day 6: Alkmaar – Zaandam (47 km)
Day 7: Zaandam – Keukenhof – Amsterdam | Full day bus excursion
Day 8: Amsterdam