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Around Gouda

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Gouda is famous for its cheeses and also its historic town center. Experience both and also enjoy scenic bike rides with two options for each day! You stay in the same hotel every night.

Recreational, E-bike
4 days
120 km / 75 mi
€ 360.-
  • Daily loop routes, tour base in Gouda
  • Two cycling options available each day
  • Hotel in the historic town center of Gouda
  • Optional E-bike
  • Discount: 4-7 persons 5% | 8+ persons 10%

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Details

Type
Recreational, E-bike
Duration
4 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy
Support
Individual: with GPS and map
Guided:  with cycling guide
Individual - GPS
Distance per day
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
Total distance
120 km / 75 mi
Lodging
Standard = 1-2 star hotel or B&B
Comfort = Comfortable 3 star hotel
Premium = Unique 3-5 star hotel
Standard, (private bathroom & breakfast)
Bicycle
Included
Dates
01 Apr 2019 - 15 Oct 2019
You can start this tour every day during this period
Start
Gouda (14.00 | 2 pm)
Finish
Gouda (16.00 | 4 pm)

Prices

Tour price
€ 360.-
Recreational bike
High quality multispeed bicycle included
E-bike
Bicycle with electric motor assistance
€ 89.-
Optional
Upgrade to Comfort hotels
Comfortable 3 star accommodation
€ 72.-
Optional
Upgrade to Premium hotels
Unique 3-5 star accommodation and setting
€ 206.-
Optional
Single supplement
€ 91.-

Itinerary

4 days - 3 nights

Day 1 - Exploring Gouda
Gouda is the base for your tour and this mid size town is famous for its cheese, candles and clay pipes. From here you will cycle three beautiful loop routes. Plan to arrive in Gouda around noon (50 minutes by train or taxi from Amsterdam). After check inn at your hotel there is time for a walking tour through the historic town center where you can admire the craftsmanship of the builders all these centuries ago. The center is dominated by a number of ancient churches and of course the imposing and beautifully decorated town hall, standing right in the middle of the large market square.

Day 2 - Reeuwijk lakes and historic Oudewater
35km/22 mi
Your bike will be delivered 10:00 (10 AM) and after instructions you will cruise through the beautiful Reeuwijk lake district, just north of Gouda. The spectacular bike paths run right over the lakes. The return route to Gouda leads along the historic small towns of Oudewater and Haastrecht, excellent places for a hearty lunch or even just a cup of coffee with a piece of delicious Dutch apple pie.

50km/31mi
Extended route that follows a winding river to the villages of Linschoten and Montfoort.

Day 3 - River Lek and the windmills
40km/25mi
Today you will explore the southeastern polders cycling along the winding River Vlist. There is also optional canoeing on the river in Haastrecht. Arrival in Schoonhoven, situated on the border of the River Lek, with its very intimate town center complete with canals and some picturesque church towers. A ferry takes you to the other side of this important river where the route passes along a group of windmills at Groot-Ammers. This gives you the chance to cycle right under the enormous windmill sails. If one of the millers is working, he will no doubt be very happy to show you the inside of his impressive workplace. Dutch millers are very proud of their ancient trade.

50 km/31mi
Extended route along the road on top of the dike that runs beside the River Lek towards the historic village of Nieuwpoort and also the Alblasserwaard polder.

Day 4 - The polders and pastures
35km/22mi
The last day of the tour goes through the riverside village of Moordrecht. After a ferry crossing, the route continues over green pastures where large black and white spotted cows graze peacefully. The innumerable ditches and canals form an ingenious drainage system of which the Dutch are rightly proud and have worked so hard to create over the centuries. You return to Gouda at the end of the afternoon.

55km/34mi
Extended route that takes you to the famous Kinderdijk windmill group.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

recreational Superb recreational hybrid bike (included)
- Various frame sizes for all heights
- Shimano Premium hub gearing
- Magura hydraulic brakes
- Schwalbe anti-puncture tires
- Fenders and chain guard
- Comfortable Selle Royal gel seat
- Ergonomic handelbar grips
- Front- and rear light
- Mounted lock
- Weight 16 kg / 35 lbs
- Optional: E-bike

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