Arrival in Utrecht
Cycle to Amsterdam on the banks of the Rivers Vecht and Amstel. Characteristic for this area are the many stately homes and garden pavilions built by rich Amsterdam merchants in the 17th and 18th Centuries.
You'll love the elegant city of Haarlem, voted best city for shopping. Remember to look up at the façades of historical buildings and see if you can spot the pretty stepped gables. Our bike route then continues through Zuid-Kennemerland, a colourful area rich in natural beauty. In well known beach resort Zandvoort you will stay the night by the sea.
Today youll cycle through the Dune and Bulb Region. The windswept dunes not only protect the hinterland from the sea, but also harbour many species of dune flora and fauna. April is your best bet for visiting colourful bulb fields (daffodils, hyacinths and tulips) just behind the dunes. On the coast, check out the resorts and beaches. Once you reach Scheveningen, you will be spoilt for choice of things to do.
Cycle south, along the coast through dunes and past seaside resorts. Then pedal east along the New Waterway ship canal, past fishing villages, windmills and jenever distilleries, to Rotterdam.
Modern Rotterdam offers architecture, art, port tours, a maritime museum and shops galore. The re-developed inner-city harbours are hotspots. Cycle to to the village of Kinderdijk, explore the site where 19 windmills have been standing majestically in rows since 1740. They were used to drain excess water out of the low-lying polder up into the River Lek. One of the mills is open to the public. Your destination, Papendrecht, is just a ferry crossing away from of one of Holland’s oldest towns; Dordrecht. Dordrecht is completely surrounded by rivers. Beautiful bridges take you across the water into the heart of town. Around the harbour you will see many monumental buildings.
Dordtse Biesbosch is part of Biesbosch National Park, one of the few remaining freshwater tidal areas in Europe. The countless islands of marshy willow woods, reed-lands and grasslands are surrounded by creeks and rivers. The place is a resting, foraging and breeding site for water birds. Nature lovers should visit Biesbosch Centre Dordrecht for information on this fascinating area.
Gorinchems walled town centre has a long turbulent history and over two hundred monuments to remember it by. It used to be big in fishery, markets and trade, but was often plagued by floods and conquerors (the town was the gateway to Holland). In the heart of the city of Utrecht lies the peaceful Oude Gracht (= Old Canal). Its characteristic wharves are unique to Utrecht. Nowadays they are the pleasant setting for waterside cafes. Dont miss the pretty Museum Quarter.
|Daily from June 1 till September 22.|
|In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays a surcharge applies
of € 17,50 per person in a double room
|Per person in a double room
8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
|A supplement will be required for:|
|Single room (€ 30 x 8)||240,00|
|Dinner (€ 30 x 8)||240,00|
|Bike rental (€ 12 x 8)||96,00|
|E-Bike (€ 25 x 8)||200,00|
|Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 8)||22,00|
|Upgrade to 4**** hotel in the centre from Dordrecht
Bikes can only be parked, outside, in front of the hotel (with camera surveillance)
|Upgrade to the 5***** Kurhaus hotel in Scheveningen||30,00|
|Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturday in a double room||17,50|
|Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturday in a single room||35,00|
|Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam during the periods
13 - 15 April
20 - 21 May
12 - 15 June
12 - 16 September
staying overnight in a double room
staying overnight in a single room
|Utrecht or Amsterdam|
Utrecht - Hotel Mitland****
Amsterdam - Westcord Art Hotel*** & ****
Zandvoort - Palace Hotel Zandvoort****
Scheveningen - Boulevard Hotel***
Rotterdam - Hotel SS Rotterdam****
Papendrecht - Apollo Hotel Papendrecht****
Gorinchem - Hotel Gorinchem***
8 Nights included
3/4 Star Hotels
Breakfast included, Halfboard optional
Tourist information on all the places of interest
The possibility of renting our bikes
7-days a week service-hotline
Luggage transport to your next hotel
Parking possibilities at the hotel
Any ferry crossings are not included
...All in all the holiday was great. Accommodation in Dordrecht was the best...
...It would be good to have an option to cycle for a day and then have a day off on this tour for more sightseeing. The whole trip was really good!...
...We very much enjoyed our tour of the Netherlands with Dutch Bike Tours. Everything was very well organized, hotels were great. It is very easy to find our way on Dutch bike paths - very simple. We did have a GPS as well which made it very easy to find our way through towns to the hotel. We are not so good with direction! The Netherlands are wonderful to visit by bike. The countryside is beautiful and there are some wonderful villages and towns along the way. Our trip exceeded our expectations....
... We have just arrived home from our second tour with Dutch Bike Tours,. I would only like to thanks you and congratulate your because everything has been perfect..
Everything has worked well: lugggae transfer, the hotels (all of them of high quality, except for one), the meals and breakfasts, the bikes (not a single puncture) and the GPS and the routes have been marvelous. We have riden through places of great beauty. For that person in charge of the design of the route, just say its work is excellent!...
...I just want to give you an intermediate notice from my tour until now. I enjoy my cycling-tour very much. Thank you so much that you left a nagivation-system for me even I have not ordered it. At first I was a bit suspecious if I would be able to work with it because I never used a navigation-system before. But after a short time I began to love it. This system is so helpful. It leads me safe and direct to all the nice places which you have programmed for me. I also want to thank you that you have choosen so nice hotels. The boulevard hotel in Scheveningen is very familiar. I loved it there very much. Today I am in the inntel hotel in Rotterdam . It has a swimming pool. Very nice...