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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 £390.00 per person


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The Green Heart is picture book Holland. You will cycle through peaceful meadows with grazing cattle, across vast polders under beautiful skies and meander round quiet rivers, lakes and streams. This is the perfect holiday if you're looking to ride in rural locations.
DAY 1Arrival into Utrecht

Upon arrival into Utrecht, enjoy the city centre or explore the woodlands that surround the River Kromme Rijn.

DAY 2Utrecht to Gorinchem

Today's route sees you cross vast polders and ride past typically Dutch windmills, old farm houses and lush meadows. As you head south south, you will reach the glass town of Leerdam, a meeting place for glassblowers from many countries who demonstrate their craft. After Leerdam you will continue following the river Linge towards Gorinchem where you finish your day.

Today's cycling is approximately 58km

DAY 3Gorinchem to Gouda

Today you will ride toward the UNESCO world heritage site of Kinderdijk. The  19 windmills have standing since 1740 are a beautiful sight and you can explore the history of this quiet place.

Your destination today is Gouda, famous for its cheese. There other speciality is syrup waffles so reward yourself after a day on the bike. If possible, plan your trip so that you can go to the traditional Thursday morning cheese market.

Today's ride is approximately 60km.

DAY 4Gouda to Woerden

You will head past the river Vlist to the town Oudewater, famous for its it's 16th century Weighhouse. A few centuries ago, people suspected of being a witch were weighed here - how could you could fly a broomstick if you weighed anything..... 

Oudewater is also known for storks, so keep your eyes open along the way for these beautiful birds. Your ride will end in Woerden, known for its Saturday cheese market.

Today's cycling is approximately 38km.

DAY 5Woerden to Utrecht

Today's landscape is typically Holland. You will pass by rivers, polders, lakes and woods. The last part will take you along the water, through Breukelen, to your hotel. At the end of your day you have time to explore Utrecht. In the heart of the old inner city lies the old canal and its quaysides, thronging with waterside cafes are unique to Utrecht. 

Today's cycling is approximately 35km.

DAY 6Departure

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

A map of a cycling holiday through the Green Heart 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.