Cycling Trip Highlights
  • Cycling across 3 countries
  • French castles and medieval towns
  • Dutch squares and cobbled streets
  • Traffic free cycle lanes
Book your cycling holiday in Holland with us – 11 nights from£1015.00
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Amsterdam to Paris Cycling Holiday

A fully flexible cycling holiday in Holland and France

What we love About our Amsterdam to Paris Cycling Holiday

We love...Dedicated Cycle Lanes
We love the dedicated cycle lanes and traffic free paths as you ride from Holland, through Belgium and into France.
We love...Dutch, Belgian and French Countryside
We love the countryside of these beautiful countries. Wild flowers and rural farmland awaits.
We love...Culture and Architecture
From the castles in Chantilly to the architecture of medieval towns, there is much to enjoy cycling through these countries.

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Our suggested Amsterdam to Paris Cycling Holiday

Day by Day

Day 1Arrival into Amsterdam

Your cycling holiday starts in Amsterdam. There is so much to see and do so we recommend that you arrive early. Enjoy a walk to marvel at the townhouses in the 17th-century canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Please note that bikes are not allowed on the train from Paris to Amsterdam (or vice versa) so we strongly recommend you hire bikes for this tour.

Day 2Cycling from Amsterdam to Gouda
Total distance80km

The first part of your journey takes you through the Green Heart of Holland. It is a cycling paradise, offering beautiful vistas, small farming communities and picturesque towns. Your day ends in the medieval town of Gouda, home of cheese and waffles.

Day 3Cycling from Gouda to Breda
Total distance79km

Today you will visit Kinderdijk, a world-famous complex of windmills. Nineteen historical windmills sit together and you can visit an authentic workshop to learn about their history. Your ride continues through Dordrecht, one of the country’s oldest towns and we reccomend riding to the harbour quarter with its wonderful historical buildings. The rest of your ride today goes through quiet countryside and national parks before you reach Breda.

Day 4Cycling from Breda to Antwerp
Total distance75km

You will ride through nature reserves in the south of the country before you cross into Belgium and the historical town of Antwerp. It’s the largest Flanders town and a beautiful place to stop for a beer, one of Belgium’s most famous exports.

Day 5Cycling from Antwerp to Ghent
Total distance78km

You head further south along the banks of the river Scheld before turning towards Ghent. The bushes and polders are in abundance today and you will be riding through pure nature. Your destination is Ghent, the self proclaimed most beautiful city in Belgium.

Day 6Cycling from Ghent to Tournai
Total distance72km

The river Scheldt is still your guide today as you ride through Flanders, home to the Tour of Flanders, a brutal pro race taking in the cobbles (pavé) of the area. You will instead enjoy smooth cycle paths and open fields before heading into the province of Wallonia and then Tournai.

Day 7Cycling from Tournai to Cambrai
Total distance65km

Today you will ride the cycle path along the Scheldt before crossing the border into France. You will enjoy a lovely ride through to the Parc Naturel Régional Scarpe-Escaut, a beautiful national park. You will ride through forests and marshes, along the canals that link Belgium and France. Your destination is Cambrai, a beautiful town where rich private mansions and classic timber houses line the streets.

Day 8Cycling from Saint-Quentin to Compiègne
Total distance75km

Your destination today is Compiègne via the valley of Oise. Your ride will be via cycle path of the canals crossing vast natural areas with more than 200 species of birds. Continue towards Noyon, a city of art and history dating back to the 10th century. You will arrive into Compiègne where you can explore its charming streets, museums and cafes.

Day 9Cycling from Cambrai to Saint Quentin
Total distance65km

Today you leave Cambrai by via the Canal de Saint-Quentin, opened by Napoleon himself. Discover the Haute Vallée de l’Escaut and the beautiful Abbey of Vaucelles. You will ride along small hilly roads between villages dominated by agriculture and past memorial sites of the First World War. You will ride along the canal into Saint Quentin. Discover its streets with Art Deco houses, quiet life and cafes.

Day 10Cycling from Saint Quentin to Chantilly/Senlis
Total distance65km

Today your ride takes in grand castles, medieval towns and large forests, something for everyone to enjoy. Your journey starts in the forest of Compiègne before heading up the Automne river. You will ride the Nery plateau and the forest of Halatte before reaching the charming medieval town of Senlis. Senlis is an ancient city and was a royal residence during the Middle Ages. It has a rich and well preserved history as well as several museums. You will then reach Chantilly, world renowned for its castle, its porcelain and of course cream (Chantilly means cream in French).

Day 11Cycling from Chantilly/Senlis to Paris
Total distance65km

Today you will ride into Paris. Leave Senlis and ride through the quiet forests and countryside. From Gressy to Paris, you will ride along a quiet cycle track to the Canal de l’Ourcq, a rural setting which makes way for your grand entrance into Paris. You will cross the capital along the Canal de l’Ourcq and Canal Saint-Martin for the last leg of your journey.

Day 12Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing, or add a few extra days in Paris.

How's the Weather? in Holland, Belgium and France

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 and Belgium 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.
The WinterDecember to February
The winter tends to be wet and temperatures can become quite cold, especially in the heart of winter.

What to ExpectFrom the untouched vibrant countryside to picturesque European towns

Your ride across 3 countries takes in beautiful medieval towns, historic castles and green countryside. You can be assured of relatively flat riding along cycle paths as you make your way from Amsterdam’s vibrant city and canals, to the glitz of Paris, via silent forests, Dutch polders and lakes and small farming communities.