Experience the ultimate feeling of freedom in a healthy and sustainable manner, by renting a bicycle caravan / trailer to travel hundreds of miles of bicycle lanes and quiet roads in the beautiful and varied northern Dutch provinces. Read more about the surroundings further down.
The bicycle caravan / camper
The bicycle caravan develops structurally by always connecting to the wishes / needs of users and environmental interests. With every detail, attention is paid to the ergonomic aspect. The last need is a detachable extension of the drawbar so that bicycles with 2 rear wheels can now also use it.
The light, strong and aerodynamic construction ensures that when traveling you sometimes forget that you have a tiny mobile house with you that is equipped with many conveniences.
Easy is that you only have to extend 1 stand to place this camper.
The caravan is made of wood, because wood has a low density, is resilient, has reasonable insulation value and is relatively resistant to deformation. The inside size is 202L, 82B, 100H.
The new bicycle caravan is partly painted with white linseed oil paint. Although white generally harmonizes less with a natural environment, it does not get hot under the sun and is clearly visible in traffic.
Inside the trailer you can sit up stright and the caravan is easier to set up or take with you, which can be a huge advantage if it rains.
Inside there is also a fitted kitchen, cutlery (attached so it doesn’t move) and a table. The kitchen and table are available at any time, even when on the move.
The Zwier (rotating) hatch, with a window screen to keep out insects, can be openend from the inside (patent free).
120 liter clothing and other luggage can be stored on a luggage shelf, so that your belongings wil stay put. There are deep drawers under the luggage shelf.
You can sleep high and dry on a comfortable mattress witch an antiallergen mattress cover.
The caravan is mainly ventilated through the natural air stream which comes in through the holes in the wheel arch and up to holes just belong the roof. As with the window, screens keep the insects outside.
Even though I am from a part of the Netherland where, amongst others, i.a. a plastic solar cell is being developed by students and scientists from groups with CHE-Excellence around the Nobel laureate I chose
to make minimal use of solar cells. You can use the solar cells for LED lamps and phone.
We incorporrated user feedback in developing the new bicycle caravan. It has been improved in eight areas based on user requests.
One of these requests was a clotheshorse that could double as support for the folding table.
Klein Groenbergen in Leersum will provide a free breakfast for every geast who brings the bicyclecaravan.com. Camping De Nollen in Callantsoog a very good campsite on the Dutch coast, will offer a free stay (maximum five days) to the first guest who brings the bicyclecaravan.com.
The writer Lydia Rood has reached Noorkaap in 2017 after a long journey in sometimes stormy conditions.
The first trip, a work / holiday with the second bicycle caravan was undertaken by Berlin web designer / photographer Julia Borchardt, who by working in nature gets more inspiration. During this trip, she also learned about Dutch culture in her many facets, and has learned a little Dutch language. See her experiences: http://hereable.net/
Starting from the central village called Peize, this village is what the Dutch call an “esdorp” which means “at the edge of the swamp” in its primitive form. Today a large parts around the village up to Groningen is back to its natural shape due to climate change. There is a large variety of birds and plants and other wildlife to be admired and enjoyed in this area of outstanding natural beauty. In addition to otters, a seal has been living in this nature reserve for some time. The provinces around Peize are:
Groningen, with all of its peaceful and many panoramic views,
fortress town Bourtanger,
Wadden (Sea World Heritage)
(a cross between a castle and a country home), reidiepdal with its mounds and the university/knowledge city of Groningen, also the cultural heart of northern Netherlands with its many museums, restaurants, galleries, theatres, great variety of interesting shops and martini tower that once was one of the tallest buildings in the world 1482 with his stunning height of 127 meters. The University of Groningen is number 11 in the world according to Green Metric Ranking.
Frisia with its many beautiful lakes,
miles of stretches of beaches including the islands of Terschelling, Vlieland, Schiermonnikoog and Ameland, it’s many bicycle lanes within the nature reserve areas,
Gaasterland (which boasts fresh air, woods, pastures and an abundance of recreational waters, all of which entice hikers, cyclists and pleasure craft sailors to come and spend an active holiday here) and many historic old towns,of which one of them(Sloten) being the smallest town in the world.
Drenthe, A haven for cycling holidays, with its forests,
Why a sustainable and healthy holiday?
Many of us, including myself, work all year round in a busy, stressful office environment only to spend parts of our holiday either stuck in traffic jams
or in stuffy, busy aeroplanes en route to our destination. Once we arrive, we go on to see sights we wold usually ignore in our own habitat, completely oblivious to the natural beauty we pass by every day. These overseas trips can also be very harmful to the environment, with the release of NOx particulates and hundreds of kilos of CO2 into the atmosphere, furthermore, we also suffer from all sorts of health problems, because of our stressful lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits, and lack of exercise, even during the holidays.
Rent or buying
To keep the threshold until use low, the bike trailer can be rent including Gas, Light and a little bit Electra used for 1e week €89, and then weekly € 59 (You may also pay in services or products, for example something artistic).
A detachable borrow towbar can be mounted on site. Super light bicycles made of, for example, carbon are less suitable for pulling.
10% deposit of the rent with a maximum of 25 euros. At cancellation the money goes to Omogolo Wildlife Trust (100% of each donation goes to projects).
If I can improve to an existing bicyclecaravan nothing more then this bicyclecaravan after thoroughly try it out by the potential buyer be purchased.
Thus, the first bicycle caravan a new owner in Tirol. In no time he rode with a mountain bike and caravan to Tyrol.
In the summer of 2016, Andreas made some trips in the alps with the bicycle caravan, a col of Hors Catégorie was not a problem for the bicycle caravan due to the light construction. Here is Andreas on the 2100 meter high Jaufenpass / Passo di Monte Giovo.In April 2017, the most important publisher in the field of art, architecture and design, Phaidon published a book about mobitecture containing this bicycle caravan. The first bicycle caravan has been created, in order to have a concrete product for doing market research.
For my sadly deceased dog Joy I had made a removable dog house in the third caravan. While driving she could look out through the window in the loft, through the window of the caravan. At the campsite, the light dog house is easy to remove from the caravan and the dog can sleep in its own house. A theologian and writer from switzerland with her dog will travel together in this caravan.
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