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Safe and pleasant travel in times of Covid-19

Safety and hygiene protocol during our tours

Update: 1 July 2021

Early 2020, the rapid development of the Corona Covid-19 pandemic turned all our plans, our lives and the world upside down. Despite all new obstacles, Boat Bike Tours found a way to adapt and resume tours and offer our travelers memorable vacations.

In April 2020, we started adapting our tour concept to the new situation. We developed a comprehensive set of safety and hygiene rules and measures, that were fixed and recorded in the “Boat Bike Tours Corona COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol for cycling cruises”. With these strict safety and hygiene measures, we carved a path to make travel possible again in a safe, but pleasant way. Because of this clear protocol, both in 2020 and in 2021, the authorities allowed Boat Bike Tours – as the first operator of passenger ships – to successfully resume operations in the Netherlands and Belgium. We have thus proven that it is possible: Safe and relaxed travel despite Corona!

What did guests say about our 2020 tours?

We are very proud that – despite the special circumstances – Boat Bike Tours received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from our guests on Trustpilot, an independent review platform. Here is just one out of many impressions:

“We were the first guests who could make the trip despite corona and can highly recommend the tour. The hygiene measures were convincing, one always felt safe without being significantly impaired. The “Wapen fan Fryslân” is a great ship with a lot of comfort. Our chef Alex was outstanding: she surprised us again and again with her creative compositions. Thank you very much for a wonderful week!”
Helga and Frank, Sail & Bike Wadden Sea Tour

Our tours in 2021: health, safety and well-being are paramount.

With both optimism and realism, we have started our 2021 season. A new trend in travel is emerging all over the world, and our concept of cycling and cruising fits in perfectly: we have small groups, offer plenty of personal service and attention, and our guests are active outdoors and stay away from the crowds.

We are also highly aware of the ongoing need to remain cautious and to create a safe environment. We continue to take all necessary precautions by implementing our protocol, that ensures health and safety measures on all tours.

In January and February 2021, we have evaluated our 2020 experiences and updated our health and safety protocol in compliance with the most recent governmental requirements and rules.

You can read and download the full text of the updatedCorona Covid-19 Health & Safety Protocol for cycling cruises 2021” here:

And if you want to see how Boat Bike Tours creates this great combination of safe and pleasant travel, then please watch this short video clip, that shows many of our safety and hygiene measures on board of our ships.

Do you want to know more?

Do you have another question about travel during corona time? Look at our Frequently Asked Questions. If you cannot find the answer, or you would like more detail, then feel free to contact us!

For general updates about travel to the Netherlands please visit the special Covid-19 pages on the  websites of the Dutch government or the website of the Netherlands Board of Tourism (in English) and websites of your own national government and health authorities. If you (also) travel to other countries than The Netherlands, please also check the official governmental websites of those countries.

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