On Tour

We use spartamet bikes, which are also known as Snorfiets.  They are regular bicycles with a small 30cc engine that can power the bike without the need to pedal.  Therefore you don’t need to be in great physical shape to take a tour, but you must be 16 years old and have a valid drivers license to operate the spartamet.

There is a maximum number of 8 riders on a bike tour.

There is a maximum of 12 people for a walking tour.

There is a minimum of 2 people for a chauffeured tour, and a maximum of 6 persons.

Please note that for private tours we can take as little or many as you like.

Yes, you may bring your own bike along on the tour. We offer a 5 euro discount to people who do so. However our guides are only trained in fixing our bikes, so if anything happens to your own bike on the tour, they will not be able to help you and we unfortunately will have to leave you behind. So only bring your own bike if you are willing to take that risk.

Payment

You can purchase your ticket online through our website’s booking page.  You may choose to pay by credit card using Paypal, or you may pay cash at the start of the tour.

No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. The listed price is the price you pay. Including tax.

We understand that you may not have a printer handy when you’re traveling so it is not necessary to have a printed copy. However, we require that you show ID matching your reservation and also the Order # that is immediately emailed to you after you make your reservation.

Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired trip.

Preparation

2 hour City bike tour cost a minimum of 150 €

3 hour City bike tour cost a minimum of 225 €

4 hour City bike tour cost a minimum of 275 €

4 hour Countryside bike tour cost a minimum of 275 €

5 hour Countryside bike tour cost a minimum of 325 €

How do I book a private tour?

send us an email us info@almeretours.com

No, children under 16 may not operate a Spartamet.  They may sit on the back of a tandem or in the box of a box bike (Bakfiets).  A Bakfiets is a bike with a large box for cargo or children in front.  Our Bakfiets also have the small motor on them so it is easily to drive up to 4 small children on the bike.

No, it’s not allowed to bring your baby along on our public groups tours.

We also do not have any bikes with baby seats.

If you have paid for a ticket online, we guarantee that the tour will happen no matter how small the group is. If you walk in on the day of the tour we need a minimum of 4 people to do the tour.

We expect you to be able to check over your shoulder before turning while riding in a straight line and turning corners. We also expect you to be able to ride in a straight line with one hand, while signalling with the other. Be clear in traffic and make sure traffic is clear to you.

The meeting-point is our shop located outside Almere Centrum Station.  In the square just outside the Station is a square with a bench about 50 meters from the station entrance.  The tour guide will be wearing Almere Tours shirt and/or hat.

We recommend the Almere City bike tour to anyone who is not used to city traffic or nervous about biking. Almere has separate bike paths that rarely cross traffic so it is the ideal place to ride a bike in the Netherlands.  However please bear in mind that you must be able to ride bike on your own.

Most tours last between 2-4 hours.  Each tour lists the tour duration and an itinerary on the tour description page.

Please note that in case you are planning other activities for after the bike tours, count on the tours possibly lasting + 30 minutes extra.

Yes, on special request we have helmets available for those who would like to use one. We have lots of children’s helmet and a few helmets for adults. Helmets are not mandatory in Amsterdam and the Netherlands and most people don’t use them, but we understand if you like to use one.

Wear whatever is comfortable. It is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers. It is preferable to dress in layers and wear clothing that will wick away perspiration and keep you dry and comfortable

Not much, remember our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water.

Reservation

Yes we do accept walk-inns for the tours as long as they are not fully booked already. We recommend that you show up at least 15 minutes before the tours start and that you are flexible in case it’s already sold out.  You should contact us by email or phone prior to showing up to the tour so we can confirm availability.

If you really want to join the bike tour on a certain day, then we highly recommend that you book in advance as the tours often gets sold out.  We do have a limited number of Spartamets, and only a couple tandem and box bikes.  

You must call 72 hours ahead of your scheduled tour for a full refund. Within 72 hours you will assess a $35 termination fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of your tour, or if you decide not to show up.

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

Weather

We only cancel the bike tours if there is a serious weather or extremely high winds.  In addition, in winter time, heavy snow or ice would force the cancellation of certain tours.  If a tour were to be cancelled you will be notified and be given the option of rebooking the tour or receiving a full refund.

We do the bike tours in the rain or shine. We will provide you with a rain suit for the duration of the tour