Itinerary Classic Holland Cycle Tour

Classic Holland Bike Tour

Day 1
- Cycling equipment delivery to your hotel or meeting point in Amsterdam
- Gear check, bike set-up, GPS review.
- Cycle to Volendam (~35 km). Stay in Hotel Van der Valk.
Route description: 35 km introductory cycle ride, great to familiarize with riding in Holland, your cycling equipment and GPS device. Cycle mainly along the dike in North direction. Safe, scenic and easy ride visiting old villages as Uitdam, Monnickendam and Volendam. A visit to Marken island can be added to this route (10 km).

Day 2
- Cycle to Haarlem (~65 km). Stay in Hotel Bloemendaal.
Route description: Mix of country and sub-urban cycle paths. Visit Edam, Zaanse Schans and it’s windmills, take ferry across “Het Ij”, visit Haarlem and continue to Bloemendaal. Extra 10 km through the dunes can be added to this route.

Day 3
- Cycle to Leiden. Stay in Nieuw Minerva Hotel.
2 possibilities:
a) (~45 km) Leave Bloemendaal in West direction to the coast, cross the National Park Kennemerduinen, visit Zandvoort and continue along the coast to Noordwijk aan Zee, visit Katwijk and ride further to Leiden. This route is recommended for sea lovers and in the summer time.
b) (~50 km) Leave Bloemendaal in South direction through country paths to the Keukenhof Gardens. Continue on country roads about colorful tulip fields to Noordwijk aan Zee and on to Leiden.
This “flowers” route is a must in late winter and spring time.

Day 4
- Cycle to Delft (~45 km). Stay in De Plataan Hotel.
From Leiden back to the North Sea and on to The Hague. Lovely green route along coastal and city parks. Then sub-urban cycle roads to the picturesque village of Delft. Perfect place to have a resting day.

Day 5
- Cycle to Gouda (~60 km). Stay at Best Western Hotel.
Leave Delft towards Rotterdam, cross the centre and take modern tall bridges to cross the “Maas”river. Continue along industrial area paths to Kinderdijk Mills and through the country to Gouda.

Day 6
- Cycle to Utrecht (~50 km). Stay at Malie Hotel.
Beautiful country road following waterways through Woerden and then to the centre of Utrecht.

Day 7
- Cycle to Amsterdam (~50 km).
- Bikes collection in the evening.
Route description: Leave the centre in North-West direction to Maarssen. Continue along the “Vecht River” to Breukelen (Brooklyn). Continue to Ouderkerk Aan de Amstel and follow the Amstel River to Amsterdam.

Hotels suggested in this route have been selected according to different criteria: location, service, storage for bikes, price-range and references from previous clients. You may choose any other accommodation and we'll adapt your GPS routes.

 

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