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Family Cycling Holiday Through Holland

5 nights from £525.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Experience family adventures and make lasting memories
  • Perfect family friendly cycling on cycle lanes and pathways
  • Cycle through green countryside, coastline and tulip fields
  • Cycle across polders, land reclaimed from the seas
Family Cycling Holiday Through Holland
5 nights from £525.00
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WE LOVEDedicated Cycle Lanes and Pathways
The Netherlands is the perfect country to explore by bike. You will enjoy traffic free riding on the vast network of cycle lanes, paths and bridleways. The whole network is extremely well sign posted so it's the perfect place to enjoy a family cycling holiday, safe in the knowledge that you will very rarely be on any roads with cars.
WE LOVETulips & Flower Fields
You will ride through typically Dutch countryside where wild flowers grow in the meadows and where you will also find rows and rows of commercially grown tulips, sunflowers and heather.

What's Included

Day By Day Family Cycling Holiday Through Holland

Day 1Arrival into Zoetermeer (close to The Hague)
Make your way to the your hotel, which is situated in the heart of Zoetermeer, very close to the Hague.
Day 2Loop Ride to The Hague

Today you will ride from Zoetermeer to the Hague. Your ride will be gentle and there are plenty of places to visit today. You can experience the Royal Palace and Gardens and the Dutch Parliament. For those who like art there is the Escher Museum of optical illusions and the quaint Panorama Mesdag – a 360 degree painted beach scene.

Total distance34km
Day 3Cycling from Zoetermeer to Noordwijk aan Zee

Today, you will head towards the coast, cycling through Wassenaar, the town where the King and Queen live. If you have children with you and they like rollercoasters, waterslides and playgrounds enjoy a stop off at the amusement park Duinrel. Once you arrive in Scheveningen relax by the coast and enjoy the sea, beach, sand dunes and woods. Stay out to see the sunset over the sea in Noordwijk aan Zee.

Total distance31km
Day 4Experience the Tulip Fields

The infamous Bulb and Dune region surrounds Noordwijk aan Zee, so its best to come in springtime when the fields are exploding with colour. Keukenof flower park is worth a visit with its incredible flower displays. Once you’ve seen the flowers, take a trip to the Space Expo to learn about astronauts, rockets, planets, perfect for kids. If you are in need of some relaxation after the tulip fields, simply head back to the beach.

Total distance18km
Day 5Cycling from Noordwijk aan Zee to Zoetermeer

During this picturesque route back to Zoetermeer you will cycle past Katwijk, Leiden and Voorschoten. Leiden is a historical town, bursting with canals and museums. We recommend visiting Naturalis (Natural History Museum) alternatively, Corpus – The Journey Through the Human Body will keep any children amused. There are also botanical gardens to visit and museums such as The Natural Museum of Antiques and The National Museum of Ethnology.

Total distance32km
Day 6Departure

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

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What to Expect

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.

6day holiday
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30km avg
Expect to ride up to 30km per day

How's the Weather? in Holland

The SpringMarch to May
The cycling season begins as early as March and April which offers cool Spring riding and the famous Dutch blooms. The weather gets progressively warmer into May and June.
The SummerJune to August
Holland is warm in the summer and can be quite humid. This is tempered by the breeze coming off the North Sea so it makes the riding really enjoyable.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn is a great time to cycle as the summer heat has passed and the weather becomes cooler. Mid to late October can become quite wet.

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