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Market Garden by bike

Summary

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This interesting tour takes you along the sites of the Battle of Arnhem, also known as Market Garden, one of the most important WW II operations. This is also an area of beautiful landscapes.

Recreational, E-bike
5 days
145 km / 90 mi
€ 760.-
    • Tour focussed on an important WW II event
    • Visit to the largest National Park of Holland
    • Comfort level hotels
    • Discount: 4-7 persons 5% | 8+ persons 10%

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Details

Type
Recreational, E-bike
Duration
5 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
145 km / 90 mi
Lodging
Standard = 1-2 star hotel or B&B
Comfort = Comfortable 3 star hotel
Premium = Unique 3-5 star hotel
Comfort, (private bathroom & breakfast)
Luggage transport
Daily transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
01 Apr 2018 - 01 Oct 2018
You can start this tour every day during this period
Start
Houten (10.00 | 10 am)
Finish
Houten (16.00 | 4 pm)

Prices

Tour price
€ 760.-
Recreational bike
High quality multispeed bicycle included
Luggage transfers
Daily luggage transfers per courier service included
E-bike
Bicycle with electric motor assistance
€ 149.-
Optional
Upgrade to Premium hotels
Unique 3-5 star accommodation and setting
€ 178.-
Optional
Single supplement
€ 283.-

Itinerary

5 days - 4 nights

Day 1 - To the Grebbeberg in Rhenen
35 km / 21 miles
The tour starts in Houten, just south of Utrecht and 50 minutes by train or taxi from Amsterdam. On the first day you cycle to Grebbeberg area, where heavy fighting took place between Dutch and German soldiers in May 1940. Your hotel for the night is located in the wooded region near Rhenen, This small town is also the location of the 'Netherlands Field of Honor', where over 800 Dutch soldiers are buried.

Day 2 - Approaching the historic battlefield
30 km / 18 mi
The next day your tour continues through woods and along the river Rhine towards the region around the town of Arnhem. North of the village of Renkum, you will find yourself cycling between the historic drop zones used by the British 1st Airborne Division in the first stage of Operation Market Garden (17 Sept ’44 until 26 Sept ’44).

Day 3 - Visits to interesting WW II sites in and around Arnhem
You spend the day in the around Arnhem and the river Rhine. The route takes you to the 'Hartenstein' Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek. Here you can spend a few hours visiting the museum and take an interesting guided tour. You can also visit the impressive Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, with the graves of most of the people killed during the September landings, and also many of those killed in later battles in the area. Depending on your personal interest and the time available, your route continues on to the 'John Frost Bridge', made famous in the film ‘A Bridge Too Far'. At the foot of the bridge you will find the Battle of Arnhem Information Centre.

Day 4 - From Arnhem through the national park to Otterlo
25 km / 15 mi
On day four you cycle from the former battlefield, northwards to 'de Hoge Veluwe' National Park. This beautiful National Park features vast heathlands, forests with various species of wildlife and birds. It has over 37 kilometers of bicycle paths. Today’s route is 25 km. ‘Early birds’ can visit the famous Kröller Möller museum, which is on the route. This museum has the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world. Masterpieces from Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan also form part of the permanent exhibition. From here it is only 3 km to your hotel in Otterlo, a quaint village bordering the park and also surrounded by nature.

Day 5 - Enjoy the final day of cycling to Houten
35 km / 21 mi
The last day of your tour leads you through a landscape of pastures and small waterways. You pass through small, charming farming villages on your way back to Houten, where you meet our representative at the railway station.

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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