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5 Reasons why you need to cycle in holland

Written by Jonathan B on 16th September, 2018

Of the 850,000 people that live in Amsterdam, 847,000 own a bicycle. It is therefore no surprise that the country is regarded as a cycling paradise by riders of all abilities. Families with young children enjoy short, flat routes between picturesque towns whilst more experienced riders can spend long days journeying the smooth dedicated cycle paths. If you’ve never ridden in Holland then here are 5 reasons why you need to consider The Lowlands for your next cycling holiday:

The Perfect Destination For FamiliesFamily at the beachThe flat landscape is a major attraction for families travelling to Holland. With no climbing and dedicated cycle highways throughout the country, it is one of the safest and most frequently visited destinations, especially for those heading on their first cycling holiday. Beyond the exceptional riding, our trips in Holland are also tailored to ensure all family members enjoy their time off the bike with a number of interactive museums and exciting adventure parks set out for children on our Family Cycling through Holland trip.

Dedicated Cycle Lanes

As the tweet above proves, Holland’s cycle lanes are perfect for experienced riders as well as families. The extensive network allows riders to cycle for hours through a mix of vibrant countryside and delightful towns. With detailed signposts along the 30,000km of cycle highways and the majority of cities designed with bikes in mind, cycling here is one of the safest, hassle-free experiences – a particular benefit if you’re travelling with young children.

Vibrant Rural Landscape

Family cycling holiday in Holland, 5 Reasons why you need to cycle in holland

The scenic Dutch landscape is a joy to cycle. Ride through the vibrant countryside through tulips fields and old fashioned windmills on our Cycling Holiday Across Polders and Lakes. This is the perfect trip for those looking for a relaxing ride through the beautiful, serene Dutch countryside. Escape the tourist trail and discover a side of Holland that few know exists.

Explore the Charming Towns and Cities

Gouda cheese Time your trip to be in Gouda on a Thursday and you’ll find yourself immersed amongst the famous cheese market in this quintessentially Dutch town. The Gothic architecture, narrow lanes and winding canals are a great place to explore on your cycling trip. This is just one of the picturesque towns that you’ll visit on our Holland Cultural Cycling Holiday. Explore the famous cycling city of Amsterdam at the start of your trip before making your way round the peaceful country.

Extend the trip and explore Europe

At Love Velo we pride ourselves on offering fully flexible cycling holidays. As such, we’ve created itineraries that guide riders through the highlights of Holland and into the neighbouring cities of Brugges, Cambrai, Brussels, Paris and many more. Our Amsterdam to Paris Cycling Holiday is the ultimate European cycling tour, introducing you to the wonders of Belgium and France along the way.

Map of The Netherlands, Belgium and France

If you’re thinking about travelling to the Netherlands the don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team who will tailor make the perfect package for you. You can contact us today on 0207 157 1519, email [email protected] or enquire on our website, we’d love to hear from you!

Love Velo Holland cultural cycling holiday