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Holland and Bruges

Summary

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One of our most popular tours. You cycle in two countries both of which are really bike-crazy. This tour has it all: a balanced combination of rural areas and picturesque towns and villages.

Recreational, E-bike
8 days
380 km / 236 mi
€ 980.-
  • Historic towns, picturesque villages and Dutch waterworks
  • Including guided city bike tour in Bruges
  • Reverse tour option - Bruges to Amsterdam
  • Route in the tulip region in April
  • Discount: 4-7 persons 5% | 8+ persons 10%

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Details

Type
Recreational, E-bike
Duration
8 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Individual: with GPS and map
Guided:  with cycling guide
Individual - GPS
Distance per day
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
380 km / 236 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)
Luggage transport
In panniers on your bike (transfers optional)
Bicycle
Included
Dates
14 Apr 2018 - 01 Oct 2018
You can start this tour every day during this period
Start
Haarlem (10:00 | 10 AM)
Finish
Bruges (17:00 | 5 PM)

Prices

Tour price
€ 980.-
Recreational bike
High quality multispeed bicycle included
E-bike
Bicycle with electric motor assistance
€ 238.-
Optional
Daily luggage transfers
Total price per booking
€ 565.-
Optional
Upgrade to Comfort hotels
Comfortable 3 star accommodation
€ 169.-
Optional
Upgrade to Premium hotels
Unique 3-5 star accommodation and setting
€ 481.-
Optional
Single supplement
€ 290.-

Itinerary

8 days - 7 nights
Reverse tour option - Bruges to Amsterdam (no surcharge)


Day 1 – To the historic town of Leiden – with a tulip route in April
40km/25mi or 30km/18mi
Transfer to Haarlem, only 15 minutes by train from Amsterdam. You will meet our representative for equipment delivery and tour instructions at 10:00 (10 AM) at the Haarlem railway station. As an alternative we can arrange a pre-tour night in the historic town of Haarlem (with our corporate discount) from where we start your tour.
From Haarlem you cycle along the North Sea coast for the first time this tour. The route will take you right through the sand dunes on the smooth bike paths of the North Sea cycling route. Enjoy the nature and keep an eye out for the small wildlife and birds that inhabit this peaceful region. Consider a stop for lunch at one of the seaside pavilions before continuing your way to the historic town of Leiden, home of over 2800 monuments.

>> In April the flower fields between Haarlem and Leiden are in full bloom. During this month we offer a shorter route option through the famous Dutch fields full of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. The route also passes the Keukenhof Spring Gardens, the world's largest flower park with over 7 million spring-flowering bulbs. If you want to fully enjoy the spectacular flower fields, you can add a full day of tulip cycling with an extra night right in the middle of this region. On the next day you pick up the route along the coast towards Leiden.

Day 2 – On the road to Gouda
39km/24mi
You continue your route into the ‘Green Heart’ of Holland. A typical Dutch landscape of green pastures, narrow waterways and well-maintained front gardens belonging to the many proud farmhouses. You cycle right through the beautiful Reeuwijk lakes area before reaching today's destination Gouda. This town is famous for its cheese, candles and clay pipes. The historic 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. Your accommodation for tonight is located on walking distance of the historic town center.

Day 3 – Windmills and polders
41km/25mi
Today you cycle southwards towards the River Lek. After crossing the river by ferry you will pass along the windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here there are nineteen windmills in a row, which are best viewed from the bicycle path running past them. To cycle through this site, you do not need to buy entrance tickets, but if interested you can apply for a guided tour at the entrance and see a windmill from the inside. After Kinderdijk you will cycle through the polders of the River Rhine delta before reaching the historic town center of Dordrecht, strategically located at the confluence of three rivers.

Day 4 – Southward route into Brabant
50km/31mi
From Dordrecht you first cycle to the Biesbosch nature reserve. The silence found in this labyrinth of creeks and rivers is only disturbed by a variety of birds and the whispering wetland reeds. This is cycling at its best! You now cross the most southern river bridge on the Rhine and Maas delta before entering the more wooded southern province of Brabant. You spend the night in the quaint village of Bosschenhoofd.

Day 5 – To the Zeeland isles
58km/36mi
Today the route continues into Zeeland. This most southwestern region of the Netherlands is characterized by open spaces, salt water bays, the impressive Deltaworks (Deltawerken) waterworks and cycle paths running along the tops of the dikes. If you decide to do some extra mileage, you will ride through the small historic town of Willemstad and along another water defense dam. Your accommodation for the night is at a remote location right in the middle of this landscape, on one of the islands of Zeeland.

Day 6 – Along the waterworks to Middelburg
50km/31mi
The first part of the route passes the former fishing village of Zierikzee and also the Oosterscheldekering, which is Holland’s longest sea barrier with the most fantastic sluice system. Todays route also takes you through the beautiful harbor town of Veere, one of the most important trading towns in the Netherlands during medieval times. Continuing southwards, you reach Middelburg, the historic capital of Zeeland. Your overnight accommodation is located close to the historic central square and harbor district.

Day 7 – The final stage to Bruges
50km/31mi
The last day of cycling brings you to Bruges, the pearl of Flanders. But before you can reward yourself with a delicious Belgian beer, you have to cross the wide salt water Westerschelde channel by ferry. The last part of the route involves a tranquil cycle ride along the banks of a canal. This runs from the Netherlands-Belgium border village of Sluis to Bruges. Your hotel is located in a quiet part of the historic town center of Bruges. Here you will meet our representative late afternoon, for the pick-up of the bikes (included in the tour price).

Day 8 – Exploring Bruges
8km/5mi
Breakfast is followed by a 2.5 hour guided bike tour on city bikes (included in the tour price). You cycle along the treasures of Bruges, which includes part of the circular defense walls and the city canals. And you can take more time exploring Bruges by strolling through the town center with its market squares and numerous historic buildings.
>> If you would like to spend more days in Bruges, we can arrange extra overnight accommodation with our corporate discount and/or a shuttle transfer back to Amsterdam.

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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