Bike & Barge: South Holland
8 days | MS Sir Winston | Self-guided cycle toursDiscover the Netherlands in a really unique way on an 8 day journey by bike and boat. Well-built cycle paths together with extensive waterways are a great combination and are sure to make for an unforgettable holiday. Throughout the day, enjoy cycling on your own through the beautiful landscapes in Rembrandt- and Van Gogh-country and then in the late afternoon relax in the comfort of your floating hotel MS SIR WINSTON. Not sure that you'll fancy cycling every day? No worries - you're welcome to stay on board and enjoy the passing countryside as the barge goes on its way. Whether you choose to sit back and look out of the window or take every opportunity to be on two wheels on your bike and boat holiday, you'll be travelling through the 'Green Heart' of the Netherlands. And hardly any province could be more diverse and have so much to offer than the Southern Netherlands. You'll find big cities and untouched nature so very close to one another and many waterways offering countless opportunities to discover the wonderful landscapes and culture historic highlights of 'Zuid-Holland' province. From Gouda to 'Silver City', Schoonhoven, and mighty Rotterdam - the 'Manhattan on the River Maas' - there are so many different sorts of cities to experience, not forgetting the gorgeous lakes like the Brassemermeer or the major centre for porcelain manufacture in Delft, world-famous for its 'Delfter Blue'.
Nice & Easy - Gentle touring by bike along flat, mainly paved cycle tracks and minor roads.
* Amsterdam – the cosmopolitan capital, with a canal area that's brimful of culture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site * Utrecht – cathedral city of towering delights * Rotterdam – impressive harbour city * Delft - famous for potteries producing blue and white tiles and chinaware * Gouda – a must for cheese-lovers * Kinderdijk – windmill wonderland * Schoonhoven – historic home of silversmiths