Holland Bike Tour
Where Everything’s an Art Form
It’s little wonder the Dutch masters were so inspired to paint Holland’s rich landscape. For a nation in which many live below sea level, the high points are everywhere apparent. Here in the legendary land of tulips and windmills, we navigate our way by pedalling the endless towpaths, bikepaths, polders and dykes that dot the land. We weave our way along, taking in the remarkable coastal dunes, dining on fresh fish, exploring the picturesque villages along the way, and even enjoying a Michelin two-starred meal. The journey is quite simply a masterpiece.
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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 is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
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.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine 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
Begin riding to the lovely old port of Zierikzee, near the Oosterschelde estuary. 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. If you like fresh and creative gourmet seafood, dinner tonight is sure to become one of your favourite meals!
Visit Yerseke, the centre of the Dutch oyster and mussel trade and the beautiful village of Goes. Explore the town and its small, hidden harbour, shop for souvenirs and have a casual bistro lunch.
After our coach shuttle bring us north, cycle past Kinderdijk’s iconic 19 windmills and into the gorgeous Groene Hart region. A stop at our friend Ineke’s farm shows us how Gouda is made, then we’ll fuel up on savoury Dutch pancakes beside a windmill before rolling on through charming towns, past swans and lambs and cottages.
Explore Gouda and St. Jans church, famed for its stained-glass windows. Roll past cow pastures to the lovely old town of Delft where we'll meet our local art historian-guide. Enjoy your elegant digs in The Hague, then warm up for dinner with a jenever (Dutch gin) tasting in town.
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.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel before saying tot ziens. Stay on to explore The Hague’s museums and shopping, or hop a train back to Amsterdam.
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 »
This chic boutique hotel was born of a clever renovation of the town’s historic armory. Visible beams meet contemporary design in each distinctive room. Its lively open-plan restaurant attracts many locals.View hotel website »
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 »
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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6 Days / 5 Nights
Price from: $5,995 USD
6 Days / 5 Nights
Price from: $5,795 USD
6 Days / 5 Nights
Price from: $5,495 USD
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