Discover Holland on the Elodie bicycle boat tour

 

 

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General information

 

Arrival & Departure

All our trips start on Sunday at 02.00PM and end on Sunday at 9.00AM.

 

 

 
Bicycle

Included in the price of the tour we offer a twenty four gear long distance tracking bicycle from Giant suitable for cyclist from 4' 10" body length. This bicycle is equipped with a gel saddle and Multigrip handle bar. Giant is the top brand in the bicycle industry and offers a guarantied magnificent cycling experience.  

 

On request we can provide you with another bicycle, tandem or an extra childseat (usually this will mean also another type of bicycle). Please make note of your wishes on the reservation form. You can also bring your own bicycle, however this does not reduce the price of the tour.

A bicycle insurance is obligatory The cost will be 14 Euro per bicycle. The insurance is subject to conditions that will be send to you on request or can be obtained on board.

 

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Bicycle Helmet

Wearing a bicycle helmet in Holland is not required it is however of course safer to wear one. A bicycle helmet can be rented on the Elodie for 10,- per tour.

 

Travel and cancellation conditions

We reserve the right to cancel a trip if there are less than eight participants four weeks before the beginning of the trip. In this case we will suggest suitable alternatives if available.  If the alternative is not to your satisfaction you will get a full refund of the amount you had already paid. Cancellation by the participant will have to be done in writing. We recommend to insure this risk at you local insurance agent. On request we will sent you our travel and cancellation conditions.

 

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Bookings

Bookings are based on two persons per cabin. If you would like a single cabin for one person use we need to charge 50% extra. If you are willing to share the cabine with another person (of the same sex) we will not charge you the extra 50%.

The number of single cabins we want to offer are limited.The upper bed in the three person cabin is suitable for children but can also be used by adults. The third person in this cabin will receive a reduction of  150,- per week

 

Parking in Amsterdam

There are several parking garages in Amsterdam.

We can provide you with information on how to park you car safely but you can also take a look at Parking in Amsterdam

Prices vary from 95,00 to 200,00 per week.

 

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In and excluded in our tour

 

Your stay in a two birth cabin with private facilities and lower beds

Crew ;Captain, Cook and Multi-lingual travel guide

Air- conditioned ship

Multi-lingual tour guide (Dutch native)

Breakfast, packed lunch and six days a 3-course dinner.

Coffee and tea on board

Bed linen and clean towels on request

Daily cleaning service

Twenty-four gears hybrid bicycle, 44,49,53,57,cm frame size

water bottle and saddle bag

Harbor dues and tourist tax

Ferry fares on route

Excluded in our tours:

Reservation costs 30,- per reservation

Admittance fees to museums, attractions etc.

 Obligatory bike insurance 15,- per bike

Evening diner on Saturday night

Drinks on board not mentioned in our arrangements

All other bike (sizes) that are not mentioned in our standard package.

 

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Other guests

There is a maximum of 16 persons.

They come from all over the world but mainly form Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.

 

 

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Can I bring my children?

Not all our tours are  suitable for children. We would strongly advise you to take a combination bicycle or tandem if you are in doubt of your child's ability to cycle the daily miles on their own bicycle. It is important your child can control the bike safely and keep up with the group. There is a 35 % discount for children up to the age of 12 years for each child accompanied by one adult. back

 

The meals

We serve a variety of very good quality meals with fresh vegetables and fruits.

Meat and fish are baked in oil and we have fresh home made desserts.

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Diets

Within reasonable limits our chef can prepare diet meals.

The charge for extra preparations and/or ingredients will be 5,-  per person per day.

Please make a note on the reservation form if you require a diet meal.

We can not take any responsibility for diets that are sensitive to serious health problems.

 

 

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Activities on rainy days

When it is not possible to cycle due to extreme weather conditions (which hardly ever occur) the guide will arrange an alternative program.

This can be an excursion and a longer visit to one of the towns.

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The cabins

-Comfortable rooms with wooden furnishing,

-Two lower beds with bed lights,

-Private facilities in a separate small bathroom; toilet, shower and washbowl.

-Three (small) windows per cabin,

-A wardrobe and two cupboards.

We advise you not to take big suitcases.

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Cleaning

Your cabin will be checked daily, this will mean we empty out the dustbin, check of you need clean towels or toilet paper and if necessary vacuum clean the room.

 

 

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Can I choose my own itinerary ?

Maps are provided on board on request so you can make more or sometimes less miles and visit  places of special interest to you.  On several tours it is also to make less miles than the standard program your guide will do with the group. If so you can find the mileage in the description of your daily tour program  The guide can help you to plan your own alternative route.

 

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Cycling experience and general physical condition required

When you join our cycle tours you will require cycling experience and a good physical condition. On all our tour guided or non guided you will participate at your own risk. We are not responsible for accidents during your bicycle trip.

 

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Cycle Miles and your own itinerary

All distances are estimates and can if possible be varied to you abilities and liking.

Maps are provided on board so you can make a longer route or visit some special places of interest. The guide can help you make your own alternative route.

The guided tour will follow the standard program.

Depending on wind, weather , tide and availability of mooring places it is sometimes possible that the ship can drop you of at a point along the tour to shorten the daily cycle miles.

After the dropping the Elodie has to continue to its destination to meet its schedule