Whatever you like best. Up until 1932, the IJsselmeer was an inland sea called the Zuiderzee. Since the Middle Ages, the area played a major role in the economic development of the Netherlands, but was also often severely flooded.
A 32 kilometer long dike, finished in 1932, put an end to the flooding and turned the salty sea into a sweetwater lake. Along its banks many picturesque, historical harbour and trading towns, centuries-old polders (fields of reclaimed land below sea level) and beautiful inland villages are still witness to a rich seafaring past.
Simon from Freewheel recently cycled through the countryside and along the coastline of the eastern Algarve. Read more about his short break here >...Read more
Take to both the road & water with our bike and barge holidays in Europe. Look at Freewheel Holiday’s top three destinations now....Read more
Double Olympic Gold Medalist and Freewheel Holidays ambassador Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE recently visited Austria for our very popular Passau to Vienna...Read more