Teachers' Travel       

 Guided Barging and Cycling

2017

 
Amsterdam to Bruges








 

AMSTERDAM TO BRUGES ITINERARY

  SARAH    -   TIJDGEEST

Saturday: cycling ± 10 km
Embarkation and check in aboard the hotel barge. In the afternoon the barge crosses the Amsterdam centre and heads for the village of Oude Wetering. In the evening there’s a short test ride on the bike.

Sunday: cycling ± 40 km / ± 25 km
You enjoy an easy bike ride right through some real Dutch meadowlands and end your trip in cheese town of Gouda. Free time in Gouda after your dinner. In April and May there is a visit to Flowerpark Keukenhof so the cycling itinerary will be shorter.

Monday: cycling ± 40 km
The day starts with a nice sailing trip. By bike you visit the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk and the old Dutch town of Dordrecht. You embark onto the barge in the afternoon and sail to the beautiful walled town of Willemstad.

Tuesday: cycling ± 45 km
Today the barge sails right across the impressive waterways of Zeeland. At the Kreekrak locks you'll get on your bike to head for the lively town of Antwerp in Belgium. In the evening your guide invites you for a short city walk and you will have some free time to explore this lively port town.

Wednesday: cycling ± 50 km
You cycle out of Antwerp for a ride through the pretty Flemish countryside alongside the river Schelde. You spend the night on the barge in the provincial town of Dendermonde.

Thursday: cycling ± 50 km
The river Schelde is a tidal river and thus the barge may have to wait for the high tide to continue. Therefore you disembark and cycle directly to the old city of Ghent. The tour leader will lead a walk across the wonderful town centre.

Friday: no cycling
By train you go to Bruges and your tour leader will make you acquainted with this unique town. Until mid afternoon you are free to explore Bruges. You return to Ghent by train.

Saturday:
Check out and transfer by bus to the Amsterdam airport.

The next tour goes in opposite direction and starts with a transfer from Amsterdam airport to Ghent.

 

ITINERARY STARTING IN BRUGES

Saturday:

Transfer by bus from Amsterdam Airport to Ghent in Belgium. Embarkation and checking in aboard the hotel barge. The tour leader will invite you for a walk across the wonderful town centre.

Sunday: cycling ± 15 km
By train you go to Bruges and your tour leader will make you acquainted with this unique town. In the months of April and May a ride through the centre of Bruges in a horse-drawn carriage is planned (see: exclusive). Till halfway the afternoon you are free to discover Bruges. By train you go to Dendermonde where the barge will stay for the night. In the evening there’s a short test ride in and around Dendermonde.

Monday: cycling ± 50 km
From Dendermonde you ride through the pretty Flemish countryside alongside the river Schelde to Antwerp.
In the afternoon your guide invites you for a short city walk and afterwards you have free time to explore the town centre. In the evening you may wish to visit some bars and have a good taste of Belgian beers.

Tuesday: cycling ± 45 km
In the morning we will cycle from Antwerp over the Belgian-Dutch border to the large Kreekrak locks. From there a sailing trip over the wide waterways of Zeeland takes you to the beautiful walled town of Willemstad.

Wednesday: cycling ± 40 km
The first stretch of today's route you will sail aboard your hotel ship. On bike you visit the beautiful old Dutch town of Dordrecht and the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk. The overnight stay is in the cheese town of Gouda, where you may wish to join your tour leader for a short city walk in the evening.

Thursday: cycling ± 45 km / ± 25 km
You enjoy an easy bike ride right through some real Dutch meadowlands and end your trip in a small village called Oude Wetering. At most departures in April and May this day a visit to Flowerpark Keukenhof is planned (see: exclusive), the cycling itinerary will be shorter. You may enjoy the quietness of the rural Dutch countryside before you arrive in busy Amsterdam tomorrow.

Friday: cycling ± 45 km
On the banks of the river Amstel you cycle in the direction of and then across the Amsterdam town centre to the mooring place of your barge. In the afternoon there’s time to explore the lively Dutch capital and do some shopping. In the evening there’s a city walk and you may wish to make a roundtrip of the famous Amsterdam canals.

Saturday:
End of your bike and barge tour and check out.

 

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