Southern Holland by bike and boat Guided Tour

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Tour

Bike and boat tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Distance

198Km

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Guided

Travel alone or with your loved ones, but with the support of a specialized guide. The perfect organization and safety in a single experience!
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1/5 Easy

Easy, between 10 and 40 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 0 and 150 meters.

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Ring

The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Amsterdam
Individual arrival in Amsterdam, boarding from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Time available to visit the city, do some shopping, visit a museum or enjoy a tour of the canals of the city: an excellent way to see the city from a privileged point of view. First night on board in Amsterdam, first and last stop of the bike and boat tour in Holland on the South Route. Possibility to leave your luggage on board as early as 11.00.

Day 2: Amsterdam – Breukelen by boat | Breukelen – Utrecht (25 or 40 km) | Utrecht – Rotterdam by boat
Your first bike ride of the Southern Route starts in Breukelen. You will move along the beautiful Vecht River and admire its enchanting surroundings crowded with impressive castles, country houses and large tea rooms. You will follow the river to the center of Utrecht, where you will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful old town: the Dom cathedral with its tower, canals, typical shops and cafes. In the afternoon you will continue by ship from Utrecht to Rotterdam.

Day 3: Rotterdam – Schiedam – Delft – Rotterdam (28 or 50 km)
Today the Southern Route takes you through the so called Jenver City of Schiedam and via Delfland to Delft, famous for its blue pottery. Visit the beautiful center with its small canals and colorful streets, bridges and streets. For many of our guests this is an unmissable opportunity to visit the Delftware factory. After that, you will return to Rotterdam, where you can enjoy a peaceful evening stroll through the city.

Day 4: Rotterdam – Alblasserdam by waterbus | Kinderdijk – (Gouda) – Schoonhoven (30 or 58 km)
The morning begins with a transfer by waterbus, a fast ferry that will take you and the bikes in 10 minutes to Alblasserdam from where, in a few minutes by bike, you will reach Kinderdijk and its famous 19 windmills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can then choose between a longer ride to visit a dairy in Gouda or a shorter ride through the Alblasserwaard, an ancient waard (low land surrounded by rivers) bordered by dams and transformed into a polder. Both tours end in Schoonhoven, the silver city on the River Lek where you can visit a typical silverware.

Day 5: Schoonhoven – Oudewater – Utrecht (45 km) | Utrecht – Haarlem by boat
Today’s stage of the Southern Route includes a ride in the beautiful polder area, the green heart of Holland through small villages and narrow streets, in the direction of Utrecht. Along the way you can visit the house where women accused of witchcraft were tried in the early 16th century. Finally, by bike we reach Utrecht and then in the late afternoon we continue by boat to Haarlem.

Day 6: Haarlem circular tour Northern Sea – Haarlem (40 or 50 km) | Haarlem – Zaandam by boat*
Today you can choose between two options: both excursions will take you to the dunes of the magnificent Kennermer, a national park where many species of birds, Scottish Highland cows and Shetland ponies live and can be seen. After visiting the coastal towns of Bloemendaal and Zandvoort, you can cycle through the forest to the center of Harleem and then get back on board. The longest ride includes the largest steam machinery in the world, the Cruquinum pumping station, and finally takes you back to Harleem. From here your ship will sail to Zaandam during dinner.

*On the occasion of departures between 06 April and 02 May, on Thursdays you can decide to visit the renowned Tulip Exhibition at Keukenhof park in Lisse (traveling by bus + train or bike + train, transfers and tickets / entrance fees not included).

Day 7: Zaandam – Amsterdam (30 or 45 km)
The last day of cycling on the South Route is dedicated to the tradition of Holland: your destination is in fact the Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum with wooden houses, windmills, dairies and clog factories, the clogs of wood. Then, crossing the Twiske park, you will arrive in Amsterdam where you can spend the afternoon dedicating yourself to your favorite activities, even those that you didn’t have time to do on the first day.

Day 8: Amsterdam
End of your tour: disembarkation after breakfast until 9.30 a.m.

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By choosing to travel by bike with us, you help us make the world a better place: we plant a tree for every trip sold

Why book online on Cyclando?

Because we guarantee you the lowest price and if your tour is not available or confirmed, you can always opt for the refund of the amount paid, or choose another tripfrom the over 800 on the platform.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Packed lunches
  • 7 x 3
  • course dinner
  • Coffee and tea on board till 4 PM
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily briefings
  • Wi
  • Fi is available in restaurant – data use is not included

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 84 days of departure
  • 70%
  • From 42 to 84 days before departure
  • 40%
  • From 28 to 42 days before departure
  • 10%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Southern Holland by bike and boat Guided Tour

  • To explore the Green Heart of Holland by bike and boat along the splendid South Route
  • To start and finish your tour of Holland by bike and boat in Amsterdam, one of the most amazing cities in the world
  • To discover Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe
  • To reach Delft, famous for its Delft Blue pottery, the painter Johannes Vermeer and the indissoluble link with the Royal House
  • To cycle among windmills in Kinderdijk and Zaanse Schans
  • To relax completely thanks to this guided, all inclusive version of the trip

Package only on request.

Some of our tours are not available or bookable at the moment. If you are interested in this tour, then ask our team for more information on upcoming availability, or on a similar tour available or bookable immediately!

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