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Green Heartlands of Holland Cycling Holiday

5 nights from £495.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • The relaxing Dutch countryside made up of windmills and farm houses
  • Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk
  • Scenic rides through polders and peaceful meadows
  • Explore picturesque villages made up of quaint cafes and restaurants
Green Heartlands of Holland Cycling Holiday
5 nights from £495.00
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WE LOVEPicturesque Dutch Countryside
Throughout your stay in Holland you will be treated to the highlights of the Dutch landscape made up of sweeping fields, traditional windmills and expansive polders. The delightful scenery will make for a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable cycling experience.
WE LOVECharming Villages and Towns
You will be spending your nights in traditional towns and cities such as Gouda, well known for its cheese, and the picturesque city of Utrecht with its old-fashioned canals. You will also have time to explore other old-fashioned towns along the way.

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Day By Day Green Heartlands of Holland Cycling Holiday

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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 Gironchem

Today’s route sees you cross vast polders and ride past typically Dutch windmills, old farm houses and lush meadows. As you head 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.

Total distance58km
Day 3Gorinchem to Gouda

Today you will ride toward the UNESCO world heritage site of Kinderdijk. The 19 windmills, which have been 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. The city’s other speciality is syrup waffles so reward yourself with one of these after a day on the bike. If possible, plan your trip so that you can go to the traditional Thursday morning cheese market.

Total distance60km
Day 4Gouda to Woerden

You will head past the river Vlist to the town of Oudewater. A few centuries ago, people suspected of being a witch were weighed here. You can visit the famous 16th Century Weighhouse and find out more about this old-fashioned tradition.

Oudewater is also known for storks, so keep your eyes open along the way for these beautiful birds. Your ride will end in Woerden, made popular by the town’s celebrated cheese market on a Saturday.

Total distance38km
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 inner city lies the old canal and its quaysides, thronging with waterside cafes that are unique to Utrecht.

Total distance35km
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 as half the country is 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 that provides the Netherlands with such fertile land.

6day holiday
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45km avg
Expect to ride about 45km per day

How's the Weather? in Heartlands of 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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