Comfort Plus Class Boat for Bike Tours
Pronounced “Mer-line.” The 12 luxurious cabins are all 11 m² in size with two comfortable airbeds (90 x 200 cm) that can be pushed together or separated, a desk, a wardrobe closet, a hairdryer, and a safe.
- Capacity: 22 passengers for guided tours and 24 passengers for self guided tours
- Length x Width: 50 x 6.8 meters
- Draught 1.40 m
- Total of 12 cabins (11 guest cabins for guided tours)
- Shower and toilet in all cabins
- Daily cabin cleaning
- Supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, and soap
- Unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water during the cruise
- Laundry service available for €5 per kilo
The lounge covers 90 m². It is comfortably furnished in a modern style with a restaurant area and lounge near the bar. You can enjoy fresh air, water, and nature in all weather on the 40 m² sun deck.
The entire ship is climate controlled and you can adjust the temperature in your own cabin.
You can treat yourself to an aperitif or a drink in our bar, but room service is also available.
The cuisine on board is a delight, prepared in a galley equipped with modern appliances. The chef (who is usually Jantien) not only provides you with breakfast but will also prepare a packed lunch for you if you wish to go cycling or canoeing. A lunch is also served on board and the evening meal is sumptuous. You can be assured that all of your dietary needs will be met.
The Merlijn prides itself on the top quality bikes offered. See photo below.
- Very light aluminum frame (13 kilo’s only)
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- Carbon front fork
- Shimano 27 gears
There is outdoor sports equipment available on board, which includes:
- 6 electric bikes and 1 tandem available for rental
- Touring bikes - with helmets and very good gel seat covers available
- Whisper boats
Although only your own helmet provides the best fit, bicycle helmets are available to borrow on board for the week. These are high quality Gyro helmets, universal size.
The Merlijn has 6 e-bikes available to rent. You may reserve them in advance. The cost is €25 per day, payable on board. (In 2020 the e-bike rental price is €30 per day, payable on board). The Merlijn accepts Visa and MasterCard for payment.
tours on Merlijn
Merzig to Mainz or Mainz to Merzig Germany 2019: Mainz to Merzig: October 5, 2019 Sold out … This bike and barge tour aboard the lovely Merlijn begins in Merzig, a town filled with architectual highlights that span over eight centuries of history. St …
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 8 day Belgium, Netherlands 2019 On Comfort Plus boat: Merlijn: April 20, 2019 … In April and May all of Holland is blooming and this tour shows you some lovely old Dutch towns like Dordrecht and Gouda, famous for it's delicious cheese! …
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin Germany, Poland Malchin to Berlin: July 6, August 3, and August 17, … This bike and barge tour in Germany and Poland takes you back through history to the past of Eastern Europe, where, although the wall has been torn down for …
Frankfurt to Bamberg or Bamberg to Frankfurt Germany 2019: Frankfurt to Bamberg: September 21, 2019 … Cyle your way from Frankfurt, the most international city in Germany, to medieval Bamberg, once the city of enlightenment. Explore each town and village and …
Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam - 8 day Netherlands, Belgium 2019 Dates On Comfort Plus boat: Merlijn: April … This cycling vacation takes you through the Belgian pearls of Antwerp, Ghent and on top of that, Bruges! In April and May all of Holland is blooming. …