FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What happens if I don't feel like cycling one day. You are welcome to stay on board the barge and enjoy cruising through the canals and rivers.
2. What level of fitness is needed? The cycling is graded easy to moderate on terrain that is mostly flat. The daily distances range from 15-50 km. Mostly you will be on dedicated cycle paths alongside canals and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. E-bikes are available but must be booked in advance.
3. Can I cycle on my own? Yes. If you do this you will be given route maps and you can phone the guide if necessary. If you do plan to cycle independently we strongly recommend that you carry a cell-phone.
4. How do I find the barge? Before you go you will be given detailed instructions but usually the barges are docked in Amsterdam or Bruges on the main canal not far from the Central Train Station,.
5. Can the barge cater for a special diet? Most diets can be accommodated but you should let us know when booking. There is a charge of 50 euros for the week (payable on board) if the chef needs to buy special food such as gluten-free. The barges can easily cater for lacto/ovo vegetarians but cannot cater for strict vegans.
6. What sort of people can I expect on these tours? The guests will be from many countries. Usually it is a mix of German, British, Canadian, American people of all ages. The crew and guides will be multilingual.
7. What sort of bicycles are used?
The 7-gear-bikes are all touring or trekking bikes of the brand ‘Bikkel’ and
have a unisex frame (you can get on the bike comfortably), 7-speed gear, a
hand and pedal brake and a pannier bag.
9. How early should I book? These
holidays are very popular and space is limited