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This trip is Self Guided allowing you to discover the area and explore on your own.
This trip is ideal for Newcomers and Cyclists & Cycling Breaks with Friends.
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We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

from £395.00 per person


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Enjoy a relaxing journeys through peaceful Dutch countryside, passing through traditional cities and and small trading towns, all with their own unique history.    

DAY 1Arrival into Harderwijk

Upon arrival into Harderwijk, enjoy a wander round the city and spend the day exploring.

DAY 2Harderwijk to Enkhuizen

Today sees you cross Flevo Polder, the more modern part of the Netherlands, which was once sea! You will cycle through rural landscape to Lelystad, followed by a ride on a dike to Enkhuizen.

Today's cycling is approximately 63km.

DAY 3Enkhuizen to Oudemirdum

Start the morning at the Zuiderzee Museum to learn about Zuiderzee's trading history. Then its time to catch the ferry from Enkhuizen which crosses Lake Usselmeer arriving in Stavoren. The lake was created as a dam to detach Zuiderzee from the North Sea, to stop the surrounding area flooding. The boat trip is an hour and a half and is a very relaxing way to start the day. Once off the boat you will be in the province of Friesland, known for its hazelnut biscuits ("Fryske Dumkes") and having its own language. You will ride through beautiful countryside, down country lanes and see virtually no traffic.

Today's ride is approximately 43km.

DAY 4Oudemirdum to Zwartsluis

Today you head through Gaasterland, before heading Wounda, a steam driven pumping station, a World Heritage Sight. The next stop is the stunning Weerribean - Wieden National Park, rumoured to be some of the most sort after marshland in the north west of Europe.

Today's cycling is approximately 61km.

DAY 5 Zwartsluis to Harderwijk

After having the opportunity to discover the boat and water sporting city of Zwartsluis, you will cycle to the town of Kampen, riding on old sea dikes along the way. Make sure you visit the town centre and town gates of Kampen. For the final part of your journey, you will ride through the the fringes of Veluwe Forest as you make your way down to Harderwijk. 

Today's cycling is approximately 61km.

DAY 6Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel.

A map of a cycling route taking in the polders and lakes of Holland


It's not called the lowlands for nothing with half the country being less than a metre above sea level. You can be assured of almost entirely flat riding from place to place and the experience of crossing the Dutch polders, land reclaimed from the sea and which help provide the Netherlands with such fertile land. 


Given the country's small size, there is very little variation in Holland's climate. The best period to travel is late Spring to early autumn. Expect breezier conditions as you ride closer to the coast.


Your accommodation will be in 3 or 4 star hotels, expertly picked for their locations and surroundings. 
Your trip will be bed and breakfast but we can upgrade you to half board if you prefer. Please just let our cycling experience team know when you enquire.  
The holiday is a self guided holiday allowing you to explore Holland at your own pace. We have hard copy routes available for you to follow but we recommend hiring a GPS and be guided from place to place with our preloaded routes.  
Even though the trip is self guided, we will provide you with a 7 day hotline number that you can use in case of any emergencies or queries whilst on your holiday.  
The bike we will provide you with is a fabulous 24 geared touring bicycle, perfect for exploring the short distances you will be making on your holiday. We are able to provide e-bikes, children's bikes and road bikes so if you require these, please ask us.  
Your bike will come equipped with essential tools for you to repair a puncture, replace an inner tube or fix a slipped chain.  
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to Holland is not included.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.