- Guaranteed departure on every alternate Saturday at Maastricht (Holland) from April till Nov.
Possible for groups and individuels
- Bike – Boat Holiday on board the First Class
Hotel Yacht Miro*****
- Welcome Champagne or Cafe Complet
- Max. 10 guests in 5 double cabins
- 7 days, 6 nights half board
- Extensive Captains breakfast and packed lunch.
- 2 persons Luxury Comfort Class deluxe Outside Cabin with double bed
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Sat. TV/DVD/radio
- Deposit box
- Private bathroom with shower - lavatory and washbasin
- Bed linen
- Every day Cabin cleaning - Maid service
- Afternoon tea/coffee
- New First Class Touring E-Bike (Electro Bike)
- Gazelle Orange Energy the super Luxery Model with 8 gears, adjustable handlebars
- Gell saddle (2 saddlebags)
- Rain poncho
- Bicycle computer
- Bicycle helmet anti-flat tires
- Extensive bike and route maps and Tour info
- Multi-lingual tour guides on board
- Every day tour info and briefing
- Petit Restaurant service on board
- Invitation Maasmechelen Village
- Field trip and city tour in Liège
- visit to the Famous Café Chantant Le Jardin des Ollivette
- Optionally various walks with the skipper.
Your E - Bike and Boat adventure begins in Luxery and in 2012 authentically restored - new motorized Salon Yacht Miro - Gentlemen Yacht 1928 (max. 10 guests) and encompasses a dynamic Boat and Bike Holiday through three countries in Holland and Belgium The tour begins in Maastricht (Holland) in the Historical harbor t`Bassin close to the congress center, the historical city where the EURO treaty was signed. the city From Andre Rieu
With the fine luxury Hotel Yacht Miro***** ; you start a wonderful and varied Bike and Boat Holiday through the Maas Valley – and the three Limburg regions: Wallonia , the Haspengouw, De Hoge Kempen, and the Maas region.
The County Limburg & Wallonia in Belgium and Holland is the ultimate biking and walking paradise in Europe with more than 2000 Km of car-free superior quality bicycle tracks, with excellent signposts and with outstanding Belgian cuisine. It is famous for its historical cities, 700 Belgian and Limburg types of beer, delicious fruit pies "Vlaai", and chocolate pralines and famous hospitality.
Data of the tour:
- Total length of the bike tour is approximately 185 km
- Total length of the boat tour is approximately 175 km
- Almost everywhere you ride is flat and in some cases, on lightly rolling bicycle tracks and local roads
- Longer and shorter bike routes are also every day possible
- The degree of difficulty 1 and 2.
The beautiful bike routes and tracks are excellently signposted throughout the bike route intersections of the network Limburg. As far as quality is concerned, this is 100% the best bike route network in Europe! Also for (Nordic) Walkers, there are many beautiful routes and possibilities for many interesting field trips! (alternative: excursions).
Day 1: You receive a warm welcome on board off the Hotel Yacht Miro in Historical Maastricht. Lovely Cruise to Liège-Angleur (27 km). Discover the fiery cities. You arrive in Maastricht via your own transportation. We embark at 12.00 o'clock p.m. in the marina t,Bassin. The marina has reserved parking places. On board we start with a warm welcome, a welcome Champagne and a briefing about the tour. The bikes are adjusted for every individual. After this, we sail with the MIRO through the locks of Lanaye (18 meters fall) towards the Historical City Liège,
The locks of Lanaye are the highest locks in the River Meuse and are an impressive event. We continue our tour through the locks of Visé through the beautiful valley of Visé to Monsin. We moor in Liège Angleur, right in the centre of the historical Old Town. We enjoy a fine local diner in Liège and in the evening there is an opportunity to take a city tour with the skipper. He takes you to the famous Café Chantant Le Jardin des Ollivette*, where the atmosphere is determined by the Liègois folk music and French Chansons.
Day 2: Liege - Kanne . appr. 42 km. Riding through the valley of the Maas is biking and enjoying with all your senses! Early in the morning we enjoy a pleasant Skippers breakfast. After breakfast there is an opportunity to visit the famous Sunday market, La Batte, the oldest market in Belgium. Here the bikes are offloaded and after discussing the tour, we start our bike tour through the beautiful valley of Voeren to the wonderful town of Eijsden and the delightful Village Kanne .
The Skipper guides you on the right track, so you don't have to search where to start. When we arrive in Kanne , we will enjoy a romantic afternoon Thee . and here we have dinner and spend the night at the city quay. You are free to spend the rest of the evening as you please. You also have the opportunity to visit the Lime stone caves with the skipper.
Day 3: Bike tour Lanaken - Maasmechelen - Bree appr. 45 km. A delicious breakfast . Morning Cruise and Briefing of the tour. Pick the enchantment in Limburg! The skipper has already taken your bike from the boat and checked the pressure of your tires. Our bike tour leads us through an enchanted world of legendary castles, miraculous legends and a mysterious past. Centuries-old stories occur here in a fairy-tale setting of sweet fruit blossoms, ready to be picked, of green woods and endless panoramic views.
The Land of the Haspengouw has you in its spell and will never set you free again. We visit the splendid medieval castle ruine of Pietersheim , the pearl of Limburg, Here we reach the junction of the Albert canal and the Canal of Neerharen. We board the MIRO again and take a beautiful sailing tour to Maasmechelen. We moor beneath the Village and here we enjoy dinner and spend the night. In the evening it is a real treat to stroll the streets of this small picturesque town.
Day 4: From Maasmechelen to Achel and Weert Distance appr. 45 km. Taste La Dolce Vita in Limburg! We start out with a delicious breakfast and a discussion of the tour. The skipper has already taken your bike from the boat and checked the pressure of your tires. The Limburg National Park Hoge Kempen surprises you with beautiful bike routes between large woods, impressive land dunes, mysterious pools and desert! There are some very good bike cafés along the route, and don't you want to go too far to-day? No problem. You simply shorten the route and enjoy a shopping tour in the fashionable Maasmechelen Village Outletcenter. Our guests receive a special invitation . We will have dinner in the city of Weert and spend the night on the wooded canal banks.
Day 5: Stevensweert – Maasmechelen – Thorn. Distance appr.32 or 49 km. Boundless enjoyment in Limburg! After breakfast Biking allong through small picturesque canals with beautiful scenery to the little Historical Museum City of Thorn and at appr. 10 o'clock Meanwhile the skipper has taken your bike from the boat and he has checked the pressure of your tires. We start the bike tour by beautiful old farmhouses via the Meuse route along the beautiful old River and the splendid Limburg lakes and farmland.
Don't forget to taste the excellent cuisine and the famous Belgian chocolate! The bike tour continues to the famous snow white Museum town of Thorn. Here you meet the Mirò again; your sailing hotel that has moored at the landing outside the city walls. Do you want to fish or swim? Here the beach is white as snow and the swimming water is crystal-clear! This evening you have the opportunity to enjoy the Traditional Captains dinner on board the Miro. We will spend the night in Thorn. This evening, you can enjoy taking a walk through this wonderful little town - the view is breathtaking.
Day 6: Thorn – Born - Maastricht. Distance appr. 43 km. Listen in exaltation to the silence on the water! During a delicious early breakfast we sail towards the sun across the beautiful Limburg lakes to the sailors town of Maasbracht. Here we pass the impressive lock-complex at the beginning of the Juliana canal to the locks off Born, where our bike tour starts. The skipper has already checked your bike and taken them from the boat. Through the rural village of Stein we ride along beautiful apple orchards to the little village of Elslo with its magnificent Castle.
Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch or have a cup of coffee. We continue our tour through a splendid wooded Limburg scenery to the historical city of Maastricht. . On Thursday evening, all shops and museums are open until 21:00 o'clock p.m. Maastricht shows you its unequalled, delightful Burgundian side. As we return on the Miró, we enjoy a drink on the Candlelight deck, looking back on a wonderful day.
Day 7: Return trip. After a delicious breakfast we disembark at 10 o'clock. Booking an extra night before or after the trip is possible on a limited scale. Please contact your travel agency or ask the staff on board (125 € a cabin). Diner is always available in reputable local restaurants or on board the Miró. This is optional. It is also possible to make a reservation on board. It is possible to bring along your own bike (no discount).
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