Total tour distance: 200 miles
Daily tour distance: 25 miles
Difficulty: 30 / 100
A Brand-New 7-days / 6 Nights easy to moderate E-Bike and Barge cruise with GPS Guided Cycling in Holland and Belgium.
Tour Info on www.dutchparadise.com . Phone nr 0031653152840
Barge and Bike tour Limburg Sensational 2019
Possible For individuals and small Groups ( Max. 10 Pers. )
A Beautiful 3 country Boat and Bike tour through
Limburg – Flanderen and Wallonia .
The best prepared & signposted Bike paths in Europe
Start at Maastricht On The Beautiful Hotel Yacht Dutch Paradise Guaranteed Departure
Departure Planed On every Saturday at Maastricht ( Holland ) from April till September
Duration: 7 days First Class Flat Bike paths
Individual tour or group holiday. Max. 10 Guests Minimum 6 Guests
Your adventure begins on the authentically in 2013 restored and new motorized Luxury Hotel Ship Dutch Paradise ***** - Gentlemen Yacht 1916 – ( Max. 10 Guests .) and encompasses a dynamic Boat and Bike Holiday through three countries. Holland Belgium and France.
The tour begins at MAASTRICHT ( Holland ) in the harbor Kanne close to the Chateau Neer Kanne and the congress centre, the historical city where the EURO treaty was signed and near the Chateau ( Residents ) Off the famous Violin performer Andre Rieu.
Inclusive . E -Bike rental of first-class Super E – Bike the Victoria e- Trekking ***** luxury E - Bike with140 Km battery - 2 Hydraulic Hand breaks, Counter break 2 saddle bags, extra-long step-in - 07speeds, bike computer, rain poncho, repair materials, a double safety lock and bike helmet, reinforced No leak tires etc.
Pricing and Conditions:
Price 2019 € 795,- pp in a double bed cabin
+ 98,50 € pp for Energy fee - Bike Assurance ,Tourist taxes , Harbor fee Transfer Thursday evening Ship - Maastricht – Ship
It’s also possible for week charters 10 pers. On these weeks to make the other 7 day Tour Ravel or the Borderland route - and the 15 day 3 Country Boat and Bike tour Maastricht - Paris . Look on www.dutchparadise.com
In this tour is included:
• Welcome Champagne or Café Complet
• Bike – Boat Holiday on board the Fine Hotel Yacht ***** .Max. 10 guests.
• 7 Days 6 Nights Half board = extensive Skippers breakfast and packed - lunch.
• 2 persons Luxury Comfort Class deluxe Outside Cabin with Double Bed – Air conditioning – Central Heating – Sat.TV /DVD/ radio – Safe - Deposit Box – private bathroom an Suite - with Shower, Lavatory and washbasin , – Hairdryer, Sport Massage Dives - Bed linen – Towels – maid service
• Afternoon Tea / Coffee / Sweets
• New First Class Touring E - bike.Victoria e- Trekking ***** with 07 gears, a 135 Km battery , adjustable handlebars and Gel saddle. 2 Saddlebags – rain poncho – bicycle computer – bicycle helmet – anti-flat tires.
• Extensive bike- and route maps.
• + GPS Bike navigator
• Multi-lingual tour guides on board
• Every day Tour Info & Briefing
• Petit Restaurant service on board.
VIP Invitation Maasmechelen Village.
• Field trip and city tour in Liège and visit to The Café Chantant Le Jardin des Ollivette.
• Optionally various walks with the Skipper
Bike and Barge paradise Limburg County - The best prepared Bike paths in Europe between Holland Belgium and France
Everyday a Beautiful and Historical Landscape
Beautiful old Historical Cities , Maastricht - Liège - Angleur - Eijsden - Kanne - Maasmechelen - Bree - Achel - Weert - Thorn - Maaseik - Stevensweert Maastricht.
With the fine luxury Hotel – Yacht ***** you start a wonderful and varied Bike and Boat Holiday through the river Maas Valley – the Valley of the Voer region and the three Limburg regions: the Haspengouw, National Park De Hoge Kempen, and the River Maas landscape.
The land off Limburg in Holland and Belgium is the ultimate biking and walking paradise in Europe with more than 1800 kilometers of most car-free superior quality bicycle tracks, with excellent signposts and with outstanding Belgian cuisine. It is famous for its historical cities , 700 Belgian and Limburg types of beer, delicious fruit pies “ Vlaai,, and chocolate pralines and famous hospitality
Our Bike-Boat-Holiday leads us through splendid old Historical cities and villages, and through wonderfully varied sceneries.
Data of the tour
Total length of the bike tours is approximately 225 km .
Total length of the boat tour is approximately 175 km.
Almost everywhere you ride is flat and in some cases, on lightly rolling bicycle tracks and local roads.
Longer and shorter bike routes are also every day possible.
The degree of difficulty I & 2. & 3
The beautiful bike routes and tracks are excellently signposted throughout the bike route intersections of the network Limburg. As far as quality is concerned, this is 100 % the best bike route network in Europe!
Also for (Nordic) Walkers, there are many beautiful routes and possibilities for many interesting field trips! (alternative: excursions).
1st day: You receive a warm welcome with Champagne on board off the Hotel Yacht Dutch Paradise ***** in Historical Maastricht Port Kanne
Lovely Cruise to Liège-Angleur. (27 km.)
Discover the fiery Cities .
You arrive in Maastricht via your own transportation. We embark at 12.00 o'clock p.m. in the Port of Kanne (. Maastricht .)
Reserved parking places. available
On board we start with a welcome drink and a briefing about the tour. The bikes are adjusted for every individual.
After this, we sail with the Boat through the locks of Lanaye (18 meters fall) towards Liège, Angleur. The locks of Lanaye are the highest locks in the River Meuse and are an impressive event. We continue our tour through the locks of Visé through the beautiful valley of Visé to Monsin. We moor in Liège Angleur, right in the centre of the historical Old Town. We enjoy a fine dinner in Liège and in the evening there is an opportunity to take a city tour with the skipper. He takes you to the famous Café Chantant Le Jardin des Ollivette , where the atmosphere is determined by the Liègois folk music and French Chansons.
2nd day: Angleur – Eijsden – Neer
Kanne . Appr. 25 or 42 km.
Riding through the valley of the Ourthe is biking and enjoying with all your senses!
Early in the morning we enjoy a pleasant Skippers breakfast. After breakfast there is an opportunity to visit the famous Sunday market, La Batte, the oldest Sunday market in Belgium.
Here the bikes are offloaded and after discussing the tour, we start our bike tour through the beautiful valley of the Voer to the wonderful town of Eijsden and the delightful Village of Neer Kanne . We take a beautiful rural bike tour along the small river Voer . back in Neer Kanne , we drink afternoon thee /coffee Here we have dinner and spend the night at the city quay. You are free to spend the rest of the evening as you please. You also have the opportunity to visit the marl caves with dinner ( guided tour )
3rd day: Bike tour Lanaken - Rekem - Maasmechelen - Bree Appr.27 or 45 km.
Pick the enchantment in Limburg!!
A delicious breakfast - cruise and Briefing of the tour.
The skipper has already taken your bike from the boat and checked the pressure of your tires.
Our bike tour leads us through an enchanted world of legendary castles, miraculous legends and a mysterious past. Centuries-old stories occur here in a fairy-tale setting of sweet fruit blossoms, ready to be picked, of green woods and endless panoramic views. The Land of the Haspengouw has you in its spell and will never set you free again. We visit the splendid medieval castle ruins of Pietersheim the oldest castle between the Loire and the river Rhine. Beautiful landscape and bike tracks at the national park . We board the MIRO again in Maasmechelen and maybe you want to visit the outlet shopping centre Maasmechelen Village . we take a beautiful sailing tour over the romantic old canal to the small Border town of Bree . We moor beneath the city and here we enjoy dinner and spend the night. In the evening it is a real treat to stroll the streets of this small picturesque town.
4th day: From Bree to Achel and Weert to Fort Stevensweert
Distance appr. 25 or 45 km
Taste La Dolce Vita in Limburg!
We start out with a delicious breakfast and a briefing of the tour. The skipper has already taken your bike from the boat and checked the pressure of your tires.
The Limburg National Park Hoge Kempen surprises you with beautiful bike routes between large woods, impressive land dunes, mysterious pools and we visit the Old Benedictine Abby and brewery of Achel with the famous Abby beer and chees . There are also some very good bike cafés along the route, and don't you want to go too far to-day? No problem. You simply shorten the route and enjoy a shopping tour in the fashionable City of Weert . We sail to Fort Stevensweert for dinner and under the beautiful medieval church we more and spend the night on the wooded canal banks.
5th day: Wessen - Thorn. Distance appr. Ca 33 km. or 42 km
Boundless enjoyment in Limburg!
Breakfast Cruise to Thorn
appr. 9.30 o'clock the bikes are taken from the boat. we discuss the tour and at Meanwhile the skipper has taken your bike from the boat and he has checked the pressure of your tires. In Thorn we start the bike tour over the Maas route to the little Historical Museum City Maaseik - on the track beautiful old farmhouses Castle’s water and windmills along beautiful old River land and the splendid Limburg lakes
Don't forget to taste the excellent cuisine and the famous Belgian chocolate! The bike tour continues to the famous snow white Museum town of Thorn. Here you meet the Hotel Boat again; your sailing hotel that has moored at the landing outside the city walls. Do you want to fish or swim??? the swimming water is crystal-clear! This evening you have the opportunity to enjoy the Traditional Captains dinner or BBQ on board the Miro.
the view over the lakes is breathtaking. This evening, you can enjoy taking a walk through this wonderful little town.
6th day: Thorn – Maastricht. Distance appr. Ca 40 km.
Listen in exaltation to the silence on the water!
a delicious early breakfast and the skipper has already checked your bike and taken them from the boat. we bike towards the sun across the beautiful Limburg lakes . we pass the impressive lock-complex at the beginning of the Juliana canal the locks off Born, Through the rural village of Stein with the local brewery ,we ride along beautiful apple orchards to the little village of Elslo
with its magnificent Castle. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch or have a cup of coffee. We continue our tour through a splendid wooded Limburg scenery to the historical city of Maastricht.
In the evening the Harbor Taxi of the Ship takes us to the old Historical centre of Maastricht.
On Thursday evening all shops and museums are open until 21.00 o'clock p.m. Maastricht shows you its unequalled, delightful Burgundian side. As we return on the Hotel Boat , we enjoy a evening Cruise to Kanne and an drink on the Candlelight deck, looking back on a wonderful day.
7th day: Return trip.
After a delicious breakfast we disembark at 10 o'clock.
Booking an extra night before the trip is possible on a limited scale. Please contact your travel agency or ask the Staff. on board. ( 125 € a dubbel cabin)
Diner is always available in reputable local restaurants
It is possible to bring along your own bike. (No discount)
• Bar drinks . Diners Gratuities Laundry service possible