The last couple of years have been a stressful time. Do you want to really relax and feel like yourself again on vacation? You’ve come to the right place!
When you hear “relaxing vacation,” the first thing you might think of is a wellness resort, where you can lie around all day, get a massage and soak in healing thermal baths. But that‘s not the only way to leave the stress of everyday life behind and really rest. Our cycling and boat trips are also a real treat for body and soul. Our guests write to us again and again after their vacation about how much more relaxed they feel after a week with us. Are you curious why our trips by bike and boat have such a high relaxation factor? Keep reading!
Sightseeing without the hustle and bustle
On a tour by bike and boat, the way you travel determines your rhythm. If you spend the whole day on the water and on two wheels, time will pass differently than usual. No annoying traffic jams, no busy highways and no problems finding a parking space. Instead, you‘ll follow waterways by ship and just sit back and relax as you go. You’ll have a great view of the landscape as it passes you quietly by.
There‘s no stress on our bike rides either: you’ll go through countryside and villages at your own pace on a leisurely tour of discovery. You‘ll be amazed at how many interesting things you’ll find along the way, because on a bike you‘re much more aware of your surroundings.
Enjoy the moment
In everyday life you have so much on your mind and it can be quite exhausting to keep track. We make sure that you can just let go during your vacation and finally enjoy the moment again. How do we do this? We prepare everything for you: your bike is already on board, we have the itinerary all planned and the maps all ready, and when you come back from your bike rides in the evening, a 3-course dinner will be ready for you. All you have to do is get on board and your vacation continues.
Lots of fresh air
Nothing is as healthy and relaxing as lots of fresh air. On our bike tours you’ll get plenty: you’ll be out and about all day. You’ll be physically active, but it won’t be too strenuous. After all, with us you won’t be racing or trying to cover huge distances. You can ride the route at your own pace, with as many stops and photo breaks as you like along the way. Perhaps you’ll end up with extra time and energy and want to ride more? That’s fine too!
Maybe you’d find it more relaxing to ride your bike accompanied by a tour leader so that you don’t have to keep track of the route? On many of our trips you can book this option as an upgrade!
Good company on small ships
If one thing is particularly important to us, it’s the atmosphere on board our ships. That’s why our ships and tour groups are a manageable size. Everyone on board quickly gets to know each other and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
This is especially true for our smallest ships like the Lena Maria, the Gandalf, the Fleur and the Zwaantje. On these cozy ships you’ll travel with only about 20 other guests! The crew consists of a small, well-coordinated team: the captain, a sailor, a cook and a tour leader all do their part to make you feel at home on board. For example, you can see how the cook prepares the food in the galley. If the soup tastes particularly good, you can ask him for the recipe right after the meal.
The guests generally get to know each other within a few days, because when everyone comes back on board after an eventful day of cycling, lively conversations arise over dinner and often last long into the evening.
Space for your individual needs
Usually, group travel means that sometimes you have to do things that you may not feel like doing. That can be stressful. It’s different with us: our tours offer enough space for your individual needs. After all, it’s your vacation! Do you have specific dietary requirements? Simply indicate when booking, that, for example, you have a particular allergy or you’re a vegetarian. Our cook will adapt your meals to suit you.
If you don’t feel like cycling, just stay on board. Put your feet up and ride to the next stop. Would you prefer to travel by e-bike? That’s possible too: on most of our trips you can either take your own e-bike with you or rent an e-bike from us.
Even in the evening there’s no pressure. Too tired for the evening stroll through the city with the tour leader? No problem! Snuggle up in your cabin with a good book or your favorite Netflix series.
Have you also got the desire for a relaxing vacation with bike and ship?
Our travel experts will be happy to help you find the perfect tour for you. Simply get in touch and request more information! With our free email course, you’ll be well prepared for your boat bike tour: Sign up and learn everything you need to know before booking!