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The Hansa Highlights Expedition

Experience the allure of the Netherlands as you cycle through the Hanseatic cities, exploring the beauty of the Rhine valley while enjoying premium comfort.
8 days / 7 nights
Amsterdam - Amsterdam
From: 1,489€/person
Suitable for most people, including children/elderly, with a minimal amount of walking

Revel in the scenic beauty of the Rhine valley and its captivating tributary, the IJssel River.

Step back in time as you visit the Hanseatic towns, once the heart of European trade

Marvel at the border lakes, a testament to Dutch ingenuity and land reclamation

Delight in picturesque fishing harbors, where time seems to stand still

Explore Amsterdam, the vibrant capital, rich in history and culture

Enjoy the luxury of premium barges, ensuring a comfortable journey throughout

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Cycle to historic Naarden and Muiden

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Witness the serene beauty of Dutch waterways

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Revel in the tranquil countryside by bike

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Explore hidden gems of the Netherlands

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Embrace the charm of historic Dutch towns

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Cycle through picturesque landscapes and forests

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Discover the rich cultural heritage of Holland


Experience the unique allure of Hanseatic cities

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Journey through the heart of traditional Holland

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Navigate the captivating routes of the IJssel

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Unwind in the serene harbors of quaint villages

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Immerse in the vibrant history along the Rhine

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Included in price

7x breakfast

Packed lunches

6x 3-course dinner

Coffee and tea on board

Welcome drink

Use of bed linen and towels

Daily cleaning of the cabin

Climate-controlled cabin

Daily briefings

Fully guided cycling tours (Magnifique’s: as from 18 guests, 2 tour leaders, 2 groups)

Some short walking tours

Fees for ferries

BBT cycling map (1 per cabin)

GPS tracks

Use of a helmet

Biodegradable water bottle

Use of a waterproof pannier bag

Entrance airborne museum

Visit Dutch cheese farm

Guided walk Deventer


Carbon offset payment to the non-profit organization Justdiggit

1x Dinner


Bicycle rental or E-bike rental

Personal insurances

Gratuities (at your discretion)

Entrance fees and excursions (not mentioned under inclusions)

Transfers to/from the docking place

Parking fees

SGR Insolvency protection


Important for the tour

Cycling route distances in the travel program are approximate.
On some days you can choose between a longer and a shorter cycling route. Please note that on the shorter routes you may not be able to visit all the highlights mentioned.
If you prefer not to cycle on a particular day, you’re welcome to stay on board and relax while the ship cruises to the next landing place.
The tour itinerary and route are subject to possible changes due to nautical, technical or meteorological reasons, or other unforeseen events.
On the arrival day, you can leave your luggage on board the ship from 11.00 am.
A detailed cycling map and a GPS app are available for guests who wish to cycle individually and at their own pace. The tour guide is always available via cell phone in case of questions, breakdowns or emergencies.

Set out on a journey that promises both adventure and serenity. The Hansa Highlights Tour is a deep dive into the heart of the Netherlands, a country shaped by its rivers and its rich history.

As you pedal through the Rhine valley and alongside the IJssel River, you’ll be greeted by landscapes that seem to have jumped straight out of a postcard.

The flat terrains in the Netherlands make for easy cycling, but it’s the surroundings that truly captivate. The Hanseatic towns, which you’ll encounter, are a testament to the region’s flourishing past.

These towns thrived during the Middle Ages, with the IJssel serving as a crucial trade route. Today, they stand as reminders of a bygone era.

The border lakes region showcases the Netherlands’ prowess in land reclamation. Once the bed of the sea, today they are serene lakes flanked by picturesque fishing harbors.

We believe in offering an experience that’s seamless. Our guided tours ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the highlights. Our expert guides, well-versed in the local history and culture, will provide insights that enrich your journey. And with our premium barges, comfort is a given.

We’ve taken care of all the logistics, so all you need to do is soak in the experience.

Join us on our premium bike and barge tour and create memories that will last a lifetime.


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Fiep (2024: La Mar)

Step aboard the Fiep, known as La Mar in 2024, a cozy and inviting passenger vessel. While the cabins are compact, they’re equipped with comfortable beds, an ensuite bathroom, storage cabinet, a mini-safe, hairdryer, and both heating and air-conditioning. Each cabin also features an operable window. The ship’s dining area serves hearty breakfasts and delectable three-course dinners. The upper deck houses a roomy lounge with a widescreen TV, a welcoming bar, and an expansive sundeck for relaxation.

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Lena Maria

The Lena Maria is a spacious river cruiser tailored for bike and barge adventures. Accommodating up to 24 guests, her 12 cabins on the lower deck feature twin beds, luggage storage, and a private bathroom. The upper deck boasts a dining area and a comfortable salon, making it an ideal place to relax after a cycling session.

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Magnifique II

Introducing the Magnifique II, the esteemed sibling of the Magnifique, crafted in 2015-2016 to provide a luxurious experience for up to 34 guests. Each of the 13 cabins on the lower deck and the 4 suites on the upper deck boasts premium bedding, a private ensuite, air conditioning, satellite TV, and a wardrobe equipped with a mini-safe. The elegantly designed, air-conditioned salon on the upper deck showcases a standout bar. Adjacent to it is the dining section, complemented by a cozy lounge area.

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Things to know

Join a Group

If you are a solo cyclist who wants to spend a fun holiday cycling, look no further. We’re going to find you a group of up to 8 like-minded biking enthusiasts and take care of all the other tour details. The cycling tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, so you’re able to enjoy as much cycling as possible.


Convenient and comfortable tour organization — we handle all the logistics and route-planning while you are having the time of your life.


Our local team with vast experience has cherry picked the best cycling routes along the European waterways for all sorts of cycling enthusiasts.


Our friendly crew and professional cycling guides know the local waters and terrain and are trained to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity both safe and enjoyable.


We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.


Our 24/7 customer support is where we show our passion, bringing you a better experience by making your well-being our number one priority.

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