Holland Bike Tour
Where Everything’s an Art Form
Bike the farmlands, dunes and polders of the North Sea coast—immortalized in the works of the Dutch masters en route to Leiden, birthplace of Rembrandt. Windmills appear almost magically, and quaint cities hundreds of years old beg to be explored. In springtime, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens bombard the eyes and nose, while The Hague hums with café traffic. Even the food is a work of art: freshly shucked oysters and a Michelin two-star meal at Manoir Inter Scaldes. It’s a masterpiece for every sense.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Your way—always.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
6 Days / 5 Nights
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Day by Day
Tour the popular Keukenhof Gardens and ride through colourful Dutch bulb fields while our local guide tells us everything we need to know about tulips.
Bike to Leiden, a beautiful university town situated on the Rhine and the birthplace of Rembrandt, for a day of exploration. Warm up for dinner with a jenever (gin) tasting in town.
Ride through the gorgeous Groene Hart of Holland, past lambs and cottages. Explore Gouda and St. Jans church, famed for its stained-glass windows. Detour to a charming silversmith town, or soak in the hotel’s Jacuzzi tub.
Visit a local cheese farm where Ineke will show us how to make the famous Gouda cheese. Ride through villages and along canals to Kinderdijk’s iconic 19 windmills. Savour a Dutch-style picnic lunch aboard the Vrolijke Visser (“Happy Fisherman”) while marveling at the ingenuity by which the Dutch keep the sea at bay.
Visit Yerseke, the centre of the Dutch oyster and mussel trade and the beautiful village of Goes. Cap off the week with a Michelin two-starred dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel before your departure home and tot ziens in Kruiningen.
Hotel Des Indes, Den Haag
A former 19th century palace, Hotel Des Indes is located on the beautiful Lange Voorhout, near the medieval centre of the Binnenhof and the Mauritshuis. This is five star deluxe hotel is part of the history of The Hague with its yellow façade that embraces you before you enter. It offers 92 guest rooms and suites that blend contemporary amenities with iconic architecture. View hotel website »
The Arendshoeve, Bergambacht
This newly remodeled hotel reopened its doors in February of 2012. Situated in the heart of the polders, with a spa and indoor pool, it is an excellent place to relax after a long day of riding. The rooms are spacious with all the comforts you need. View hotel website »
Manoir Inter Scaldes, Kruiningen
Inter Scaldes is one of the Netherland’s few Relais & Châteaux, a simple and charming contemporary country retreat centred around its extraordinary cuisine. Our hosts have successfully continued the tradition of hospitality and fine cuisine inherited from the original founders. The Manoir, which has 12 stylish hotel rooms, provides guests with the opportunity of visiting Zeeland's coast and countless picturesque towns and villages. View hotel website »
We bike along truly flat bike paths and quiet country roads. Although the routes are flat, we may encounter headwinds on some days. Average daily distance is 44 km (27 mi.).
You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events and private tours
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
"Our trip to Holland was amazing. We we were able to experience so many facets of this incredible country. Our guides Alice, Alessio and Abby were just wonderful. After eight B&R trips this was our best yet. Hard bar to exceed!"
— Carol Llewellyn,
Holland Biking 2013
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