Experience the best of the Dutch coastline

Sand Dunes and Delta Works Cycling Holiday

Pedal through Holland's stunning sand dunes and marvel at the impressive Delta Works, blending natural beauty with engineering prowess. #Lovevelo #LoveCycling #Ridefurther


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Zeeland, Holland
Dates & Duration
Select Days April to September
Burgh Haamstede
Burgh Haamstede

Cycling Tour in the Netherlands

What to Expect on This Trip

Cycling along the Dutch coastline offers a unique blend of natural beauty and engineering marvels. Expect to pedal through stunning sand dunes, with sweeping views of the North Sea on one side and tranquil coastal landscapes on the other. The well-maintained bike paths wind through charming seaside villages and bustling beach towns, providing plenty of opportunities to stop and soak in the local culture. You'll also encounter the impressive Delta Works, a testament to Dutch ingenuity in water management. The fresh sea breeze, the sound of waves, and the scenic vistas make this an unforgettable cycling experience.

This is a trip that finishes where it started

Your accommodation will be in great hotels, expertly picked for their locations and surroundings.

Great Bikes

We have a variety of bikes for you to explore the Dutch sand dunes including flat bar hybrid bikes, e-bikes and children's bikes.

Luggage Transfers

We will provide you with luggage transfers to take your belongings from hotel to hotel.

Digital Route Pack

As part of your cycling adventure, we will provide you with our curated set of digital routes. Just download to a GPS device or navigate from your phone. We will also provide hard copy maps if you'd like to use those.

Arrive & Depart On Select Days

Your Day by Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive in Burgh Haamstede

    For those daring enough to use public transport, it takes around three hours to Burgh Haamsteade from Amsterdam Airport or Hook of Holland Harbour. Dutch rail services do not travel to Burgh Haamstede, so you will need to catch a bus or the metro from Rotterdam. If you're bringing your own bikes, a speedier route would be to make the town of Brielle your starting point.

  2. Day 2 - Burgh Haamstede to Brielle

    50km total distance

    Today you will cycle along the stunning coastline of Schouwen-Duiveland with views of beaches and sand dunes. You will see The Delta Works, a series of sea barriers, sluices and dams along the coast of Zeeland, originally constructed to prevent flooding. Two parts of The Delta Works, Brouwers Dam and Haringvliet Dam will travel through islands as part of the route, with views of the sea on one side and lakes on the other. Your day will finish in the fortified town of Brielle. The restored star shaped forts include moats and canals, whilst the buildings have been persevered enhancing the ambience of the town.

  3. Day 3 - Brielle to Willemstad

    50km total distance

    Cycling across the island of Voorne Putten you will see less of the coast and more of picture book Holland, in the form of lakes, polders and woods. Hoeksche Waard island includes idyllic fields with orchards around rows of houses. There are twelve remaining windmills of those used to drain the polders. You will then cycle across Volkerak Dam to reach the charming town of Willemstad.

  4. Day 4 - Willemstad to Zierikzee/ Noordgouwe

    48km total distance

    Cross the isle of Goeree Overflakkee with a view of polders, dunes and flat sands. Grevelingenmeer Lake can be crossed via a bridge. Back on the isle of Schouwen, explore the mussel town Bruinisse, "the Gateway to Zeeland" which contains a harbour and marina. Next, cycle to Zierikzee, a medieval town filled with historical buildings and a marina. To further understand the towns history, take a trip to the Maritime Museum. The Zeeland delicacy "Zeeuwse bolus" (pastry filled with syrup and cinnamon) and "Schouws palingbroodje" (bread stuffed with smoked eel) are both worth a try!

  5. Day 5 - Zierikzee/ Noordgouwe to Burgh Haamstede

    56km total distance

    Zierikzee/ Noordgouwe to Burgh Haamstede Oosterschelde National Park is filled with openings to the sea. Mudflats are concealed by seawater during high tide, then reveal themselves covered in food for birds during low tide. The mudflats are also a habitat for seals. You will cycle through the Oosterschelde on Zeeelandburg Bridge, to reach the isle of Noord-Beveland. This may be the highlight of your trip - a truly unique place, visited by few tourists. You can expect to cycle through fields and small villages before reaching the renowned Oosterscheldekering. The Storm Surge Barrier is nine km long and is the largest and most innovative of the Delta Works. The barrier connects Noord-Beveland to Schouwen-Duiveland and was supposed to be a closed dam. However, after being pressured by environmentalists, over sixty sliding sluice gates were installed, protecting Oosterschelde's ecosystem.

    When sea levels are predicted to reach higher than three metres, the gates close, otherwise they stay open. The barrier includes a man-made island, which hosts Delta Park "Neeltje Jans" Zeeland's biggest tourist hot spot. The attraction gives an understanding to the reasons behind building the Delta Works, what they do and how they conserve the coastline and environment. Additionally, Delta Park includes sea lion shows, an aquarium and even a water park! After all the excitement it will be time for a contrast in scenery and you will see the fairy tale woods of "Kop van Schouwen" nature reserve. You will finish the day at the same hotel you stayed at the first night of your trip.

  6. Day 6 - Departure

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel. LOIRE VALLEY AND CHATEAU TOUR.png

Your Next Cycling Adventure

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Whether you're a keen road cyclist, enjoy riding an e-bike or hybrid bike, or want to get your family more active, we have the perfect cycling holiday for you.

What Our Cyclists Say

Our cycling holiday to Holland was organised superbly by Love Velo: the hotels were good: good food, nice & clean, nice rooms, excellent staff; the bikes were very good - easy to operate, looked quite new; the selected routes were really good - just far enough each day especially with kids. Undoubtedly the highlight was a day at Keukenhof Gardens which were absolutely stunning. Overall a wonderful trip and the weather was even kind to us.

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Wonderful tour of Holland beginning at Amsterdam - Haarlem, Leiden, Delft, Gouda and back to A. Six great days of using the many cycle paths through countryside and town, meeting helpful people (who all seemed to speak English) and seeing a variety of wild life and fields of flowers. Smooth transition from hotel to hotel: no problem with logistics. The canals were amazing. There were two couples, one of whom had an electrically assisted bike and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Highly recommended.

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Just recently got back from a fantastic cycle trip around Holland and wanted to say a big thank you to Macauley and Love Velo. Everything was perfect and went like clockwork. The bikes, route maps and information packs were all first class and made navigating from place to place extremely easy. All the hotels were great and in great locations and hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this trip to others,

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Join Us on A Sand Dunes and Delta Works Bike Tour

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