In a country where everyone (even the queen) rides a bicycle, it is no wonder the cycling paths and signage are the envy of cyclists the world over. Our 7 day trip starts just west of Amsterdam in the charming village of Haarlem which borders the National Park Zuid-Kennemarland and the Atlantic. From here, cycle south along the coast, through the famous gardens at Keukenhof to Leiden with its ancient university and numerous museums and art galleries. Continuing south, reach Delft, where Johannes Vermeer lived and worked his entire life and the famous Delft pottery is still made by hand. From Delft continue to Gouda, the cheese capital of Holland with its lovely architecture and thriving markets. Along the way, enjoy cycling along canals and dedicated cycling paths – our route has been designed to provide an easy-going tour to allow time to take in the rich culture and art that the Netherlands has on offer.
Note: although we admire locals able to ride traditional heavy Dutch bikes, our tours feature light-weight performance hybrid and racing bikes, comparable with what we offer elsewhere in Europe. Despite the terrain being flat, we think a light-weight performance bike can make a big difference in how much you enjoy the cycling.