Approximate
step by step route:
Travel Style:
  • Cherbourg → Fecamp, 80 nm
  • Fecamp → Dieppe, 30 nm
  • Dieppe → Boulogne-sur-Mer, 60 nm
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer → Dunkirk, 45 nm
  • Dunkirk → Nieuwpoort, 15 nm
  • Nieuwpoort → Scheveningen, 90 nm
  • Scheveningen → Amsterdam, 40 nm
A journey with a tricky navigation through countries, cultures and historical places
This stage starts in Normandie, France. We pass by the narrowest part of the English Channel, Calais, and visit Belgium and Dutch ports along the coasts. It’s a very interesting navigation: shallows, fogs,
tidal currents, and a very active sea traffic.
26.05 – 03.06
Cherbourg → Amsterdam
STAGE 5.2
The countries
of the English Channel
9 days
1150 €
Start/Finish Cities
and Airports:
🇫🇷 Cherbourg: Paris [ORY], [CDG] + train 3h
🇳🇱 Amsterdam: Amsterdam [AMS]
Tips ON getting
To the boat
from the boat
Cherbourg is 3 hours by train
from Paris (Saint-Lazare).
The train runs every 1−2 hours. Then each of the three Paris airports should work good for you.
The boat will stay in one of the marinas in the center of the city. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol [AMS] is one of the busiest in Europe.
Historical
Significance:
Culinary Delights:
Dutch Heritage:
We mark
the difficulty
of this stage
as 3 out of 5.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of the region,
from the battlefields of World War II to the medieval towns
with cobbled streets and bell towers. Explore landmarks like Omaha Beach and delve into the artistic legacy of impressionist painters who frequented the area.
Indulge in the gastronomic delights of French Flanders, sampling fresh seafood, regional specialities like Calvados and Camembert cheese, and Belgian delicacies along the way. Experience the vibrant food culture that thrives in coastal towns and villages.
Venture into the Netherlands, where engineering marvels like the Delta Works coexist with picturesque landscapes and cultural attractions. Explore the vibrant city of The Hague, visit world-class museums,
and marvel at the tulip fields of Keukenhof before concluding
the journey in the vibrant city of Amsterdam.
That means: be prepared for more challenges than in a standard yacht charter. Waves, wind, rain, night passages, some offshore — all this might happen. But still not too much. Talking about this exact stage, we might encounter some fogs, 1−2 night passages, and at times tricky and intense navigation between the shallows, fishing and commercial vessels, all this in strong tidal currents. But in general, we’ll be protected from the big ocean swell, and no offshore passages
on the way.
Normandy
to Amsterdam:
Coastal Exploration:
Embark on a captivating journey from Normandy, France,
through the English Channel, visiting historic ports and cultural landmarks along the way. This stage offers a mix of challenging navigation, diverse landscapes, and rich heritage.
Traverse the picturesque coastline, encountering ancient bays,
sandy dunes, and rocky cliffs steeped in Viking history.
From the alabaster cliffs of Veules-les-Roses to the monumental Holy Trinity Abbey, each stop promises unique cultural and natural wonders.
ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS
Navigational Challenges:
With a moderate difficulty rating of 3 out of 5, this stage presents navigational complexities such as tidal currents, shallows, fog,
and busy sea traffic. However,
the experience is rewarding
for those interested in maritime navigation and coastal exploration.
Cultural Immersion:
Discover the diverse cultures
and histories of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as reflected in their coastal towns, historic sites, and culinary traditions. Engage with local communities
and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of each destination.
Scenic Beauty:
EXPERIENCE DETAILS
From dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches to charming harbours
and bustling markets, this route offers a feast for the senses.
Capture breathtaking views, explore hidden coves, and witness
the natural beauty that has inspired artists and adventurers
for centuries.
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