Greetings Bike and the Like Friends!
We hope this note finds you well and bringing you to our website as thoughts of wanderlust have nudged you to plan a future trip. Terrific news of vaccines being made available makes us excited that "there is a rainbow right around the corner."
With this optimism we have booked our airfare for April and been at work securing our excursions and other fun for our Tulip Tours 2021.
Speaking of "optimism", Captain Berthus and Hostess Jonne are sprucing up "Flora" in expectation of visiting groups during Christmas time in Amsterdam. After a second wave of Covid hit in October, Netherlands and other European reintroduced new lockdowns and tough social restrictions. Latest statistics already show a slowing of numbers with hope of easing restrictions by the end of December.
The already existing features of our Bike and Boat trip are sure to be part of what travelers look for in traveling after the pandemic. Our trips cater to a small group of 20 and activities are centered around being outside in the fresh air and riding our bikes to destinations.
As we wrote in our last letter, Flora, has already put into place a "New Normal" for the upcoming year. This includes new protocols for cleaning, water filtration and air circulation. Meals are thoughtfully prepared by our cook who has been trained in meal preparation and culinary sanitizing procedures. All common areas onboard have been re-designed for social distancing while keeping that feeling of Dutch coziness onboard.
We want to thank our Bike and Boat friends who shared our optimism, both with rebooking and newly registered guests for 2021. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome you on our tours. In the meantime, stay well, happy and positive!
Best to you!
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 in the late 1980s creating and hosting tours for our hometown bike club.
During this time, we also found the delight in travel "on two wheels" logging 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 close to 200 tours, constantly fine-tuning to provide the most rewarding experience to our guests. If your cycling 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!
We have been League of American Bicyclists Advocacy Group for over 20 years and volunteer and raise money for bicycling and environmental issues in the areas where we host tours.
"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!