Bikes

Our Bikes, “Jan Jansen”

Why did we choose a Jan Janssen bicycle?

  • Our bikes were fully assembled to our own specifications, with our bike, barge and cruise holidays in mind.
  • Our bikes meet the quality standards of a bicycle built in the Netherlands
  • Our bikes are assembled with a complete (Shimano) gear group.

 

The Jan Jansen Zero CO2 also called the sporty workhorse is an uncomplicated sportive bike. The Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub shifts accurately and is equipped with the Gates belt drive. The range of the Alfine 11 is 409% and is equipped with an improved internal structure for beter gear engagement and smooth shifting performace. The steps between gears are smaller, which makes this hub also interesting for the sporty cyclist.

 

History:

Johannes Adrianus (Jan) Janssen was born in Nootdorp, on May 19, 1940 and is one of the most successful Dutch cyclists of all time.

Jan Janssen made history by becoming the first Dutchman to win the Tour de France in 1968. In 1966 he already captured second place and in 1967 he made his mark in the Tour of Spain. Immediately after his active cycling career, Jan Janssen starts his own cycling brand. Just like on the bicycle, he also strives for the very highest with this activity. He soon noticed that there was a market of truly discerning consumers who would only settle for the very best and who were also looking for a bicycle that seamlessly matched their own identity and need for use.

Janssen's bikes were always ahead of their time, incorporating the latest technology and materials to create high-performance machines. His passion for cycling and design led him to create some of the most iconic bikes of the 20th century, including the Jan Janssen Super Prestige and the Jan Janssen Professional.

In 1995 the brothers Jan Janssen Junior and Pierre Janssen are introduced to the company, making it a family business.

The Jan Janssen Personal Options concept was developed especially for this market. A well thought-out system where the consumer decides what his bicycle looks like! In short, customization down to the smallest details or as they say at Jan Janssen "Perfection made to order!"

 

Hydraulic disc brakes, Super light touring bike, Belt drive! These are only a few of the reasons we have chosen for this champion amongst champions.


Our E-bike ISY

We have 2 types of e-bikes, which will be assigned to you by our guides.

  • ISY or i:SY is a German e-bike brand that has been in the business for over 10 years. The company was founded in 2010 by a group of passionate cyclists who wanted to create high-quality e-bikes that provide exceptional performance, reliability, and comfort.

The i:SY is equipped with a continuously variable ENVIOLO 3.8 hub gear and an easy-care belt drive. With the dynamic BOSCH Performance Line drive, it is optimally equipped for frequent cyclists and pleasure cyclists in flat to hilly terrain. The new BOSCH Smart System takes you into the digital world of e-bikes and connects the display, control unit and motor. Like every i:SY, it also impresses with cross-standard equipment elements, such as disc brakes. In addition to height adjustability, the Speedlifter Twist also allows the handlebar to be rotated horizontally by 90 degrees, without any tools. The customer's favourite - also thanks to the practical stepless gearshift, ISY comes in 2 sizes suitable for the shortest and tallest among us.


Our E-bike Gudereit

We have 2 types of e-bikes, which will be assigned to you by our guides.

  • Gudereit is also Engineered in Germany and handmade for you! That's Gudereit's philosophy.

Gudereit is a third generation family owned bike manufacturer from Germany who have been building hand built bikes for 70 years.

Although not as well known as in Europe, as soon as you lay eyes on one of these bikes you can see they are extremely high quality E-Bikes.

Fitted with the dynamic BOSCH Performance Line drive, it is optimally equipped for frequent cyclists and pleasure cyclists in flat to hilly terrain. The new BOSCH Smart System takes you into the digital world of e-bikes and connects the display, control unit and motor. Further, only the best components such as Shimano gear hub, brakes and shifters to even the lighting kits supplied by Trelock.


Nancy/Frouard to Koblenz

October 23 - 30 / 2021
Twenty-four members of the Space Coast Ski & Travel Club just finished a 3 Country cruise on the Saar and Moselle Rivers. I was the Trip Leader and the tour exceeded all my expectations! The boat was immaculate, comfortable and well-equipped. Coen, the Captain, and his crew were wonderful and welcoming. All of Capt. Christina\'s meals were delicious in their beautiful new dining lounge. Daniela and Clara really took great care of our group. The bike guide, Ilsa, led us on beautiful trails along the rivers stopping for photo ops and breaks. At the end of the biking day, she then led us on hikes through the villages where we docked and told us the history of each area. It was very enlightening. I highly recommend the Merlijn for anyone looking for a delightful Bike & Barge Tour!