HOLLAND TRIP 3
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Amsterdam to Bruges
We have devised a wonderful cycling holiday through the Netherlands down into Belgium, past towns, villages, canals on high quality cycling paths. Starting in Amsterdam you will go to some of the most picturesque towns in the Netherlands and Flanders and are remarkably well-preserved and evocative of centuries past..
Day to Day
Start on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10 April and 3 May and between 4 September and 20 September Daily start from 4 May till 30 August
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL AMSTERDAM
Your bicycle holiday starts in Amsterdam, this city is brimming with things to see and do and you couldn’t wish for a more dynamic beginning to your holiday.
DAY 2 – Amsterdam – Gouda 80 km
After staying the night in bustling Amsterdam, plunge into the peace and quiet of the Green Heart, a pleasant rural area of low-lying polders with peat meadows and grazing cattle. It’s a flat, open, spacious landscape where church spires and windmills touch the horizon and clouds are reflected in lakes and canals. If 80km is too long you can split it by booking an extra overnight in Woerden
DAY 3 – Gouda – Papendrecht/Dordrecht 53 km
From Gouda you’ll cycle via the “Green heart of Holland” to the village of Kinderdijk, the home of 19 windmills. Your destination, Papendrecht, is just a ferry crossing away from of one of Holland’s oldest towns, Dordrecht. Beautiful bridges take you across the water into the heart of town.
DAY 4 – Papendrecht/Dordrecht – Willemstad 61 km
The result of a major flood in 1421, Biesbosch is one of the few remaining wetland habitats in Europe where the ecosystem has adapted both to saltwater coming in from the sea through tidal creeks, and to freshwater coming down in the rivers. The ride takes you along the edges of this National Park.
DAY 5 – Schuddebeurs/Zierikzee 50 km
Today you will enter Zeeland, a province of the Netherlands marked by light, wind, water and lots of space. It is made up of islands so bridges and ferries will be carrying you across the waters as you drift down towards Belgium. Picture-book towns with ancient houses and cobbled streets are lined up for the coming days. Traverse a patchwork landscape of vast polders, idyllic countryside, rolling dunes and golden sand flats.
DAY 6- Schuddebeurs/Zierikzee – Middelburg/Vlissingen 57 km
A wander down the narrow streets of Zierikzee is an absolute delight. Quaint little old houses take you back in time to the town’s glory days when ships set sail to sell salt, wool, fish, grain and red dye. Your route continues to the charming village of Veere. Cruising further south, you will discover the nostalgic splendour of the city of Middelburg.
DAY 7- Middelburg/Vlissingen – Brugge 61 km
Cycle to Vlissingen. After Vlissingen hop on a ferry boat to Zeelandic Flanders with its winding country roads, pollard willows, wet meadows and scattered villages. Having crossed the border into Belgium, you will reach the charming little town of Damme. From here, it’s only a short stretch to Bruges, known as the pearl of Flanders!
DAY 8- Return Home
After breakfast your cycling holiday has come to an end.
- double room sharing 3/4
- Hotel including Breakfast
A supplement will be required for: