Boat & Bike in Friesland - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    175-240 km / 109-155 mi
  • Distance per day:
    30-50 / 19-31 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Boat & Bike in Friesland

Round trip from Enkhuizen from 1249 €

The Tour

Boat & Bike in Friesland - Terschelling

Discover the unique and exciting Dutch province of West-Friesland. Cycle along the coast of the IJsselmeer, visit the island of Terschelling and see the inland capital Leeuwarden. Whether in the Alde Feanen National Park or in one of the 11 Frisian towns - you will get a good impression of the country and its people. Here you can find more details of the ships MS Lena Maria & MS Flora.


Boat & Bike in Friesland - Sneek
Boat & Bike in Friesland - MS Lena Maria

Day 1 Arrival in Enkhuizen
Check-in until 2 pm, then we sail across the IJsselmeer to Stavoren in Friesland.

Day 2 Stavoren - Makkum, 32-49 km/20-31 mi
The first tour leads through idyllic villages to Makkum with an important earthenware factory and a well-known shipyard for superyachts.

Day 3 Makkum - Terschelling, boat trip
The crossing to Terschelling takes four hours, then you can enjoy the island by bike, on foot or on the beach.

Day 4 Terschelling - Leeuwarden, boat trip, 35-45 km/22-28 mi
Back on the mainland, you cycle inland to the Frisian capital Leeuwarden, which was European Capital of Culture in 2018. You can spend the evening in one of the many cozy restaurants.

Day 5 Leeuwarden - Grou, boat trip, 40-50 km/25-31 mi
Today you cycle through De Alde Feanen National Park. The Frisian village of Grou is known as a water sports centre.

Day 6 Grou - Sneek, 30-45 km/19-28 mi
Flat, green and lots of sheep - today's stage is typically Frisian. The water gate, a remnant of the town fortifications, is Sneek's landmark.

Day 7 Sneek - Stavoren - Enkhuizen, 38-48 km/24-29 mi
The village of Heeg was a centre of the eel trade that reached as far as London. In Stavoren you board your ship again for the return trip across the IJsselmeer.

Day 8 Tag Departure
After breakfast your tour by boat and bike in Friesland comes to an end.

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are details about MS Lena Maria & MS Flora.

Included in your package "Boat & Bike in Friesland":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches,
    6 x dinner; no dinner in Leeuwarden)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • daily cabin cleaning
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • rental helmet (on MS Lena Maria)
  • optional rental bike


MS Lena Maria:

  • 12 outside cabins, approx. 10-11 sqm (108-118 sq ft)
  • separate level-access single beds
  • all cabins with central heating
  • openable portholes

MS Flora:

  • 8 outside cabins, approx. 8 sqm (86 sq ft),
     separate level-access single beds
  • 2 outside cabins, approx. 8 sqm (86 sq ft),
    separate beds over corner
  • 1 outside cabins, approx. 8 sqm (86 sq ft), double bed
  • 2 cabins can be used as triple cabins with bunk beds for children ( max. 40 kg)
  • all cabins with central heating
  • openable portholes

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes/freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    MS Lena Maria: 20.07. + 27.07.
    MS Flora: fully booked!


All prices are per person.

MS Flora:

  • 1249 € twin cabin
  • 1874 € twin cabin single use
  • 1149 € 3-bed cabin
  •    90 € rental bike
  •  225 € e-bike
  •    10 € private bike
  •    25 € private e-bike

MS Lena Maria:

  • 1309 € twin cabin
  • 1914 € twin cabin single use
  •  100 € rental bike
  •  250 € e-bike
  •    10 € private bike
  •    25 € private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival for "Boat & Bike in Friesland":

  • Parking in Enkhuizen:
    Free parking at Enkhuizen railway station, situated right next to the harbour. Reservations not possible. 

  • Arrival by train:
    Enkhuizen train station

  • Arrival by plane:
    Schiphol Airport, take the train to Enkhuizen, duration approx. 70 min, 1 x changes, standard fare approx. 15 €.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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