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IJsselmeer Tour without Afsluitdijk [8-00]

For 8 days, you will cycle along the shores of this ancient sea. As you ride peacefully on quiet roads and bike lanes, you’ll pass a variety of interesting towns, monuments and places of interest. This circuit gives you the opportunity to explore the friendly atmosphere of the fishing ports, historical trading towns and small rural villages where we’ve selected a series of comfortable accommodations.

Day 1      Arrival in Huizen    
Day 2      Huizen - Volendam - 57 km
Day 3      Volendam - Enkhuizen - 52 km
Day 4      Enkhuizen - Lemmer - 31 km
Day 5      Lemmer - Kampen - 63 km
Day 6      Kampen - Harderwijk - 43 km
Day 7      Harderwijk - Huizen - 49 km
Day 8      Return Home    


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Day 1 Arrival Huizen
Free parking at the hotel, no reservation required. The hotel is in the old harbour and is situated directly at the Ijsselmeer. The centre of Huizen is not very far and a visit to this old fishing town is highly recommended. Huizen is close to the border of the “Goois Nature Park) a beautiful forest and heathland.
  
Day 2 Huizen – Volendam ca. 57 km
On your first day of cycling you will follow the southern shore of the IJsselmeer until you reach Muiden, where you will find the medieval castle of Muiderslot. From here, it is a short ride to Amsterdam, where you will cycle through the city centre. A pleasant cycle along the former estuary brings you to Waterland, with its bird-rich peat meadows, ancient canals and watercourses. 

Day 3 Volendam – Enkhuizen ca. 52 km
Today’s peaceful route, past farmhouses and windmills, continues up the coast to Edam, Hoorn and then Enkhuizen. Beautiful buildings are reminders of the prosperous 17th century Golden Age when they were affluent harbour towns, focussed on trade and shipbuilding. For centuries, small, round, salty cheeses produced by dairy farmers in neighbouring polders were shipped out of Edam and exported all over Europe. In Zuiderzee Museum, in Enkhuizen, learn all about the days when ships from villages on the Zuiderzee sailed the seven seas trading in bulbs and spices. 

Day 4 Enkhuizen – Lemmer / by boat and ca. 31 km biking
On day 4 you will cross the IJsselmeer by ferry to the Frisian town of Stavoren. From here you can make a tour of scenic Hindeloopen. Cycling further through the wooded, hilly countryside of Gaasterland, you will reach Oudemirdum. Your hotel can be found either on the Brink or a little further on in the port town of Lemmer.

Day 5 Lemmer – Kampen ca. 63 km
After a well-deserved night’s rest, you will pass the Lemmer steam pumping station before crossing the Weerribben. This National Park is a unique peat land area with an exceptional wealth of characteristic flora and fauna. Via Blokzijl, Zwartsluis and Genemuid you will reach Kampen. 

Day 6 Kampen – Harderwijk ca. 43 km
From the Hanseatic city of Kampen, situated on the IJssel river you will cycle towards the water. Via the attractive fortress city of Elburg, and passing many small lakes, you will reach your goal of Harderwijk.

Day 7 Harderwijk – Huizen 49 km
Set those wheels in motion and pedal along the shores of Randmeren lakes.  Arkemheen-Eemland is a National Heritage Landscape. The area was surrounded by dikes in the year 1360 to stop crop fields from being flooded. Arkemheen polder is so special because the original lots are still intact. The lots are divided by creeks, remainders of Zuiderzee tidal streams. Some plant species still recall the influence of salt water. Part of the polder is being preserved as a bird habitat for “Natura 2000”. The visitors’ centre has more information. Should you have an abiding interest in the Age of Steam, you may like to visit steam-driven pumping station Hertog Reijnout. It controlled water levels in the low-lying polder from 1883 till 1983.

Day 8 Return Home
After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.
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Starting dates:     
Daily from May 1 till September 22.
  
Prices 2020 p.p.                                                   Euro
Per person for a double room       
7 nights' accommodation, breakfast included - Cat. B Hotels     595,00
7 nights' accommodation, breakfast included - Cat. A Hotels 635,00
 
A supplement will be required p.p. for:            Euro
Single room      245,00
Dinner   192,50
Extra night (BB)   70,00
Bike rental   84,00
E-Bike rental   175,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike Breakdown Pass   16,50
GPS rental per booking   20,00

Starting point:     
Huizen
Practical information:
♦ 7 nights Accommodation in *** or **** hotels
♦ Breakfast (buffet)
♦ Parking, free at the Hotel in Huizen
♦ Luggage transport to your next hotel
♦ Detailed route description and maps 
♦ On demand: Tour as GPS-file
♦ Tourist information on all the places of interest
♦ Saddlebags for carrying things you need on the road when having rental bikes
♦ Seven days a week service-hotline
♦ The possibility of renting our bikes and trailers (at extra costs)
♦ We adapt the bike to suit your wishes
♦ Closest Trainstation, Naarden-Bussum

Included:
♦ Accommodation at double room 
♦ Breakfast (buffet)
♦ Tourist information on all the places of interest
♦ Detailed route description and maps 
♦ Luggage transport to your next hotel (1 piece p.p. max 20 kg)
♦ Boat ticket Enkhuizen-Stavoren
♦ Citytax 

Not included:
♦ Journey to the starting point of your cycle holiday.
♦ Journey to the finishing point of your cycling holiday back home
♦ Cost of rental bikes and trailers
♦ If you book Half Board: Drinks with your evening meal.
♦ Lunch

Here you will find the hotels which will be booked with this tour. When these hotels have no availability, we will book a comparable hotel.

Fletcher Hotel Nautisch Kwartier

Huizen

Fletcher Hotel Nautisch Kwartier

Situated in a wonderful location in Huizen in the province of North Holland, right next to Fletcher De Kalkovens, the new hotel was opened on 1 April 2012: the ... Read more

​Hotel Old Dutch

Volendam

​Hotel Old Dutch

Hotel Old Dutch is located directly along the famous harbour of Volendam. It features a seafood restaurant and rooms with wide views of the IJsselmeer or the vi... Read more

Hotel De Koepoort

Enkhuizen

Hotel De Koepoort

‘De Koepoort’, the town-gate, the historical entrance of Enkhuizen and the entrance to an unique stay at a beautiful location, we look forward to we... Read more

Hotel Lemmer

Lemmer

Hotel Lemmer

Hotel Lemmer is located on the edge of the centre of Lemmer and offers a garden with terrace. IJsselmeer is only a 5-minute walk away. This hotel consists of 2 ... Read more

Boetiekhotel Kampen

Kampen

Boetiekhotel Kampen

Situated on a wonderfull location along the river IJssel and established in a characteristic building which was part of the forme... Read more

Hotel Monopole

Harderwijk

Hotel Monopole

The friendly Hotel Café Restaurant Monopole is uniquely located on the boulevard of Harderwijk, next to the Wolderwijd lake. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi.... Read more

Fletcher Hotel Nautisch Kwartier

Huizen

Fletcher Hotel Nautisch Kwartier

Situated in a wonderful location in Huizen in the province of North Holland, right next to Fletcher De Kalkovens, the new hotel was opened on 1 April 2012: the ... Read more

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