Greetings Bike and the Like Friends!
As predicted, we had a wonderful Tulip Tour Season in April! The weather was amazing with blue skies and warmer than expected days. Our optimism surely paid-off!
Now summer 2022 is upon us and we are excited for our July Bike and Boat to the Wadden Islands. Then in October, we celebrate the fall with historic and beautiful Mosel and Rhine River Bike and Boat travels in Germany.
Roger and I have lots of fun excursions, beautiful town visits, and vineyard route cycling planned for the Mosel. And on the Rhine, more fun activities, famous cities and picturesque 2-country bicycling.Practical protocols are now in effect in the EU which makes for wiser and easier international travel.
Berthus and Jonne of the Flora still maintain high standards onboard our boat. And, most of all, we want your stay to be welcoming and your trip healthy, fun and memorable.
Write us anytime with questions and hope you will join us on one of our fun tours! Suzie and Roger
We are a small husband and wife run company proud to be "hands-on-personal" in all phases of your trip.
Our mission has always been to offer guests an all inclusive bicycle trip — personal hosting and great support, quality lodging, terrific meals and lots of fun additions for history and cultural interests. All this at a reasonable price!
Our fun began creating tours for our hometown bike club. We also found delight in travel "on two wheels" and logged thousands of miles exploring the world on our bicycles. In our desire to share our excitement with others we created Bike and the Like!
We have hosted hundreds of tours, for the last 20 years guiding Bike and Boat trips. If your vacation with us has been fun and memorable then we've accomplished our mission! Our greatest compliment is when you return to travel with us again!
"Nooks and crannies" — that's our approach to touring. We create routes that entice cyclists to pace their day, stop to enjoy lots of sights, and partake in local history and culture.
We love motivating those who want to experience travel by bike! We try to relay as much trip information as possible on our website to get you excited about your travel plans yet not confuse you with too many details.
Please contact Suzie: to ask a question about one of our trips or if you need information about cycling in general. She loves to chat with you!
If you have a group or organization that is interested in a custom tour, we can tailor most of our trips to fit your timeframe, interests, energy, and budget. Hope to meet you on one of our trips!
Our friendship with Sietse began 15 years ago when he helped us create a route for an upcoming tour. Sietse shared our enthusiasm for off the beaten track exploring to see new places, meeting locals and experiencing local culture.
He shares our love of geography and history while being out in nature- hiking and cycling. Guiding began for Sietse in 1990 when volunteering to guide fellow Dutchmen on camping tours throughout Europe. As he also enjoys sailing, he quickly gravitated to the new genre of Bike and Boat travel.
Like Suzie and Roger, Sietse is a "people person" who enjoys getting to know each guest personally. He is so excited to share his wealth of knowledge and wants to make your trip memorable.
Always engaging and with endless enthusiasm, Sietse makes each day fun and unique for you- scouting out beautiful routes and interesting stops along the way.
A veteran guide on our boat, Flora, Tamara is beloved of our guests. She puts 150% energy into each tour as she engages people with her fun routes and exciting visits to "Typical Dutch." She is a terrific addition to our family!
Hosting her own trips since 2006, we met Tamara (Tamy!) as a guest guide on the Flora. Tamara is a true "people-person", doing for others in her chosen efforts- trip guiding in the summer and working with children and the elderly in the winter months.
Tamara excitedly joins our team as she loves our way of bringing each trip day to its fullest. Like Suzie, she seeks creative bike routes for adventure and photo making and takes every advantage to stop along the way with an anecdote of Dutch culture or a windmill, castle or Dutch farmer to visit.
We are excited Tamara has joined us for several weeks in 2023 and along with Suzie will show you an unforgettable tulip tour experience.