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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.
British Cycling say: Drink plenty of water. Check out our advice on keeping hydrated on the bike.

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Explore the delights of Holland and visit Amsterdam, Delft and Gouda by bike. Cycling distances are short so you have plenty of time to discover the hidden treasures of this idyllic country. Cycle through the rural countryside through vibrant fields of flowers, meander past pristine lakes and windmills and experience the Dutch way of life. 
DAY 1Arrival into Amsterdam

We recommend getting to Amsterdam early (or even a couple of nights before) to discover this wonderful city. Enjoy the famous squares of Dam or Rembrandtplein or spend some time on a canal boat and explore the city by water. 

DAY 2Amsterdam to Haarlem

Spend the morning exploring the city or visiting the Van Gogh or Anne Frank museum before starting your ride through Kennermerland. Your ride today takes you across vast polders, through woods and country estates before arrival in Haarlem.
Today's ride is approximately 30km and if you travel in April or early May, you can extend to 60km to visit the famous surrounding tulip fields.

DAY 3Haarlem to Leiden

We recommend exploring Haarlem in the morning. The city is famous for its hofje, tiny houses facing a quiet, idyllic courtyard and these are well worth visiting. 

In the afternoon, enjoy a colourful trip through the Dune and Bulb region. Like the day before, if you arrive in April or early May, you will be rewarded with vibrant colours as the bulb fields bloom in all their splendour. Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths all grow across this landscape.

Your day finishes in Leiden where you can explore this wonderful old university town's cafes, monuments, windmills and museums.
Today's ride is approximately 40km.

DAY 4Leiden to Delft

Today offers a ride through typically Dutch scenery. You will cross yet more polders, pass by old windmills and farmhouses as you pedal towards Delft. 

Delft is most famous for the blue and white hand painted pottery called Delftware. Visit small authentic shops still creating these pieces and enjoy a pancake in one of its many cafes.

Today's cycling is approximately 25km.

DAY 5Delft to Gouda

This morning you will ride through the Groene Hart, or Green Heart, in the Randstad. Its a land that rails against urban sprawl, retaining its rural character characterised by its vibrant green fields. The Green Heart has numerous separated cycle paths allowing you to delve into the countryside. 

You will arrive at the city of Gouda at the end of the day. Famous of course for its cheese, don't miss the famous gothic town hall and inner city canals.

Today's cycling is approximately 50km.

DAY 6Gouda to Amsterdam

If you are travelling in summer and are in Gouda on a Thursday, spend some time exploring the world famous cheese market.

Then its time to get back on your bike for the longest leg of your bike tour. Your day will be spent riding down the Amstel river and through the Green Heart. Stop for some apple tart en route and explore the beauty of this region.

Today's cycling is approximately 78km but if this is too far, spend an extra night in Woerden making today 30km and the following day 48km.

DAY 7Departure

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

Map of a cycling holiday in 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 touringbicycle, 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.