Amsterdam - Maastricht itinerary
Cycle and sail through a fairytale landscape full of rivers, lovely villages and historic cities. On the Boat and Bike tour from Amsterdam to Maastricht, you will follow the rivers from Amsterdam to Holland’s southernmost city, Maastricht.
- Spend the night on board the pleasant, comfortable ship, the MS Sarah.
- Cycle along meandering rivers and through beautiful Dutch landscapes.
- Start and end point: Amsterdam or Maastricht.
Your trip will take you along the Meuse, Lek, Vecht and Linge through North Holland, South Holland, Utrecht, Gelderland, North Brabant and Limburg. In Limburg the Meuse runs right along the border, which means you’ll enjoy a real Belgian beer on a Belgian terrace one day, and an apfelstrüdel at a German Konditorei the next.
You can board the ship in Amsterdam or Maastricht. During the cycle tour, you will have ample time to explore the highlights of the beautiful regions near the rivers. Visit the bunkers in Maastricht, the extraordinary white village of Thorn, or the famous castle gardens of Arcen in Limburg. You’ll enjoy that typically Limburgian hospitality.
In Utrecht, North and South Holland you’ll experience traditional Holland. You will visit a real Dutch cheese farm as well as the crystal factory of Royal Leerdam. Watch the master glassblowers at work and discover how the beautiful glass is made. Enjoy the view of the imposing mansions along the picturesque Vecht.
In the footsteps of Market Garden
Your cycling tour along the Meuse leads to medieval cities like Ravenstein and Grave. Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and explore the past of these beautiful cities. In Grave, you will see cannon from Napoleon’s era and visit the John. S. Thompson Bridge, which played an important part in operation ‘Market Garden’ in WWII.
- Itinerary: Amsterdam – Weesp – Vianen – Heusden – Cuijk – Arcen – Roermond – Maastricht, or vice versa.
- Number of days: 8
- Distance per day: 40 to 50 kilometers
- Accommodation: Full board
- You can rent an electric bicycle (E-bike).
The program is optional. If you prefer to rest for the day, you can stay aboard the ship.
The bike tours are guided: you will follow the guide in a small group. Two guides travel with you, so you can join a fast/slow or short/long bike tour. Would you prefer to ride on your own? Itineraries and maps are available on board.