UPDATE: 1st Oct 2020
We have 27 firm bookings for the trip and we are in the process of making payment of the deposits to the hotel. There may (or may not) be the possibility of late bookings – speak to Heather about possibilities.
UPDATE: 5th Sept 2020
Holland Trip: 2021
We have timetabled the trip for 21st to 28th June 2021. We will use the overnight ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland, staying in Dordrecht for 5 nights. Members will also be able to make their own alternative travel arrangements; partners (riding or non riding) would be welcome.
On our last visit in 2019 we had 35 participants and 4 riding groups; A, B1, B2 and C (who had a great times combining shorter rides with train, boat trips and site-seeing). The cycleways in Holland are unbelievably good, safe, well signposted with neither traffic nor hills!
We enjoyed a good meal on the ferry in both directions; the restaurant was both pleasant and clean – as were the cabins.
The hotel was basic but clean with very pleasant staff. The rooms contained two single beds and a pair of bunk beds. Some people shared, others had a room to themselves. The hotel was great value for money; staying half board helped keep down the cost of the trip.
Detailed prices for 2021 are (in Euros) €340 pp single occupancy; €310 pp double occupancy and €245 for 3/4 persons – for 5 nights including food!
The ferry cost yet unknown but are likely to be in the region of £200 return which includes cabin, excellent evening meal and breakfast.
Members who were not booked for 2020, but who are interested in joining the proposed 2021 trip, should contact Heather or Chris.
Bookings plus a deposit of £100 need to be made to Heather by 27th September 2020, they are refundable by the hotel up until March 2021.
Finances and Insurance
The club are prepared to make the bookings on behalf of members so that we can benefit from the ‘group discounts’. Deposits are classed by the hotel as ‘returnable’. The club do not underwrite or guarantee the financial performance of the hotel or ferry, nor are they acting as their agent. Participants will be asked to confirm their acceptance of this statement.
StayOK Terms and Conditions
Stena Line Terms and Conditions
Members are invited to join the trip on the basis that they arrange their own travel/health insurance prior to the trip. The club can take no responsibility for the welfare of individual members, nor for their safe return to the UK in the case of accident or sickness. Members should monitor the Brexit negotiations to establish if any reciprocal health agreements are likely to be in place after the turn of the year.