An Amazing journey…

Rachel Hore leads this singing tour of the roads, rivers and resonant spaces of Eastern Holland..

1st September to 10th September 2018

Travel through the beautiful River Valley of the Neder-Rhine by boat and bicycle. Explore your voice and be part of a choir in daily singing workshops with Rachel Hore.

What a fantastic tour in Holland we had in September. Here are some of the highlights for everyone who came and those who missed out. Our next opportunity to be uplifted by song will be Spring Into Song, at Bonny Hills 2-4th Nov. For more details visit my website:

Posted by Vocal Point Events on Sunday, 7 October 2012

About the tour

The 2018 Sing Bike and Barge Tour takes us from Amsterdam through the River Valley of the Neder-Rhine north through woodlands, wetland and historic towns. The tour will wind it’s way through the Ijssel Valley on one of the most important European trading routes of the 13th and 14th century. The elegant merchant’s houses and ancient city walls in the towns of Doesburg, Zutphen, Deventer, Zwolle and Kampen are remnants of these times. From Kampen the route continues over cycle paths through the forested Veluwe National Park and through the traditional fishing towns of Elburg and Spakenburg.

The Sarah Barge will be our home for nine nights. We will enjoy delicious evening meals on board lovingly prepared by the crew and packed lunches to eat during our cycling trips. Each day will include singing workshops in a variety of interesting historic venues with renowned choral leader Rachel Hore.

The daily guided bicycle tours will be about 30 – 35 km with an option to do longer stretches for those who want to cycle more. For those who don’t want to cycle at all or want to have a rest from cycling there is an option to use public transport to and from the singing venues. A timetable will be provided.

The cost of public transport to and from the singing venues is included in the cost of the tour.

On the first day of the tour you will be asked to do a riding test, details of which will be sent to you when you make enquiries about the tour. If you don’t meet the necessary requirements to cycle with confidence you will not be eligible to cycle during the tour. We will provide you with public transport schedules to and from the singing venues and payment will be included in the tour cost.


Per person (twin share share):

$3700 VERY Early Bird – before 31 October 2017
$3800 Early Bird – before 31 December 2017
$3800 Youth (under 25)
$3900 After 31 December 2017

Per person (3-person share):


The cost

The cost includes daily singing workshops led by Rachel Hore; cost of workshop venues; bicycle rental; guided bicycle tours; public transport; accommodation on the Sarah barge; all meals and entrance to tourist attractions along the way. The cost does not include air fares to and from Amsterdam or travel insurance.

For more details or to book contact Elly Franchimont by email here.

Download a PDF information and booking form.

About Rachel Hore

Rachel Hore is a much sought after teacher of choral singing. She has been performing and teaching throughout Australia and internationally for over 20 years, mentoring hundreds of singers in community choirs. A graduate of the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Rachel began her singing career with the highly acclaimed Australian vocal quartet ‘Arramaieda’, who became an important influence on the now flourishing choral scene in Australia.

For more infomation and booking

Download a PDF information and booking form.

For more details or to book contact Elly Franchimont by email here.
or Phone: (02) 6587 6097
Mobile: 0424 220 937

To see a gallery of previous tours click here.