Frisian Sailing Company

Sail & Bike 6 - Mare fan Fryslân

Cruise overview

Sailingarea Waddenzee | Wattenmeer | Wadden Sea
Embarkation 21-5-2022
Debarkation 28-5-2022
Costs 1.079,00
Capacity 28

Currently 6 available!

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Discover amazing Dutch highlights by boat and by bike. You'll discover both the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea - a UNESCO World Heritage. It doesn't get any more Dutch!


During this active cruise aboard the Mare fan Fryslân - a comfortable two-masted schooner - you'll visit the IJsselmeercoast as well as several Wadden Sea Islands. During the days, the program features an individual bike tour, a stretch of sailing to the next port or both. On board, there is plenty opportunity to relax as well - there's a very comforatble bar /lounge, a large diningroom, seating and even a jacuzzi on deck and not to mention your very comfortable cabin.

The trip will start and end in Enkhuizen, near the trainstation. The exact route depends on the weather, but the following itinerary is aimed for:

Day 1: Enkhuizen
Boarding from 16:00. The ship is in walking distance from the trainstation near the historic city centre in Enkhuizen. After checking in, you'll have the opportunity for a walk in Enkhuizen.

Day 2: Enkhuizen - Medemblik sailing Medemblik - Den Oever / Oudeschild (Texel)
After breakfast you will cycle along the IJsselmeer coast from Enkhuizen to Medemblik. Afterwards we sail with the ship to Den Oever, or, if the weather conditions are favorable, continue to Texel.
Cycletour: approx. 24 or 37 km

Day 3: Texel
The ship will stay in Oudeschild - Texels fishervillage - today, so you'll have all day to discover the versitile Island. Texel features over 25km of beaches, a vast network of dedicated bicycleroads. Today, you can go your own way, but the crew can advise you on the different possible routes and excursions: the Ecomare Sealife Shelter Visitor Centre or the traditional beer brewery for instance.
Cycletour: approx. 40 or 46 km

Day 4: Texel - Terschelling
We'll try to reach Terschelling under sail, a breathtaking trip across the Wadden Sea. When we're Lucky and the tide is favorable, we'll be able to spot a group of seals sunbathing on a sandbank. You'll have the opportunity to sail the ship together with the crew, so you can still have an active day if you wish to. During the sailing trip, when weather conditions permit an extensive lunch on deck instead of dinner tonight. In the afternoon the ship berth in the port of West-Terschelling. You have every opportunity to make a landing, since no onboard dinner is served on board (you can make sandwiches).

Day 5: Terschelling - Harlingen
You have the whole day to explore the island. Terschelling features over 30km beaches, a wide variety of gastronomic beach pavilions, several nature reserves with unique birdspecies and, like the other Wadden Islands, a vast network of mostly dedicated bicycleroads. You'll not be bored for sure! In the afternoon the ship sails back to Harlingen on the Frisian Mainland.
Cycletour: according your own insight

Day 6: Harlingen - Franeker - Makkum
Your biketour starts in Harlingen this morning. Harlingen is the most important harbor city of Friesland. Via Franeker, with the famous planetarium of Eise Eisinga, you cycle through the beautiful wide Frisian countryside along several villages to Makkum. Do you take the option of the long cycling trip, you then will
also visit Bolsward, one of the Frisian Eleven Cities.
Cycletour: approx. 50 - 60 km

Day 7: Makkum - Stavoren sailing to Enkhuizen
After breakfast you can cycle from Makkum to Stavoren. The route goes via the old trading village Hindeloopen. The Hindelooper art of painting is world famous. From Stavoren the ship sets sail back to Enkhuizen.
Cycletour: approx 30 - 50 km

Day 8: Enkhuizen
After breakfast you will check out before 9:30.

The daily programm depends on the wind- and weatherconditions. The captain will consult the guests and determines the planning. There's a little adventure involved! The daily cycling distances are estimates - you're free to adjust the route to your own preferences. If you don't feel like cycling you can stay on board and sail with the crew to the next stop (after all, it's your holiday!).

Price per person

Private cabin * EUR 1.379,00
Private twin cabin * EUR 1.618,00
Twin cabin EUR 1.079,00
Triple cabin * EUR 979,00
Junior Suite ** EUR 1.279,00

* Private and triple cabins are available on request. Please contact us if you wish to book a one of these cabins.
** Limited availability for the Junior suite.


  • Accommodation in your booked cabin
  • Bedding and towels
  • All meals (7 x breakfast, 5 x lunchbag for during the cycling & 1 x lunch on board, 6 x three-course diner & 1 x sandwiches)
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily briefing by the captain / crew
  • Detailed maps and descriptions of the cycling routes
  • Coffee and tea daily until 16:00 complimentary

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Coffee and tea after 16:00
  • Transfers to and from Enkhuizen
  • Bike rental (see below)
  • Parking fees
  • Personal expenses, entry fees, excursions, ferry costs
  • Travel insurances
  • Limitation of liability (damage) rental bicycle € 10/week
  • Limitation of liability (damage) rental e-bike € 25/week
  • Parking own bicycle: € 10,00 per week (limited number of parking places available, reservation by booking)
  • Parking + charge station own E-Bike: € 25,00 per week (limited number of parking places available, reservation by booking)
  • Additional fuelcosts (cash payment on board)

Bike rental

We offer you the opportunity the rent a bike for the entire trip. The bike will be waiting for you on board when you check in. These bikes are unisex-touringbikes with 7 gears. Other bikes (e.g. e-bikes or childrens bikes) and kiddyseats are only available on request prior to your booking!

Standard touringbikes with 7 gears: € 85,00 per week
E-bike with 3 support-levels and 7 gears (range: 60 - 65 km): € 185,00 per week (limited availability)

f you want to bring your own bicycle, we charge € 10.00 p.w. for a normal bicycle and € 25.00 p.w. for an e-bike. Allthough we will handle and store your bike carefully, neither the crew nor the touroperator or its resellers can take responsability for damage or loss of your belongings - including your bike.

Bicycle helmets are not on board, but can be rented at € 10.00 per person. You must recerve your helmet by booking.

If you make a reservation with the form below, it is still preliminary. We will contact you and inform you about the available cabins. Please let us know if you want to participate on the tour and we will send you the agreement. After you signed the agreement within 3 days your booking is official.

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The Crew
  • Joris & Rinske
Blank 1400 x 200
  • 14 luxury cabins
  • Bar / lounge with beerpump
  • Jacuzzi on deck
  • Excellent hospitality

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