Netherlands Biking Adventure

  • 7 Days
  • 18 People Max

    14 people max

  • Activity Level 2
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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  • Trip Start: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Trip End: Amsterdam, Netherlands
holland biking adventure tour

Netherlands tulip fields, picturesque windmills, charming villages and meadows full of life are yours to explore on our Netherlands Biking Adventure.

There's only one way to truly grasp the endless beauty and warm culture of the Netherlands, and that's by joining a Holland biking adventure tour. Starting and finishing in Amsterdam, two expert local guides will lead the way as you bike through some of the most picturesque landscapes your imagination could muster up. From the tulip fields of Keukenhof to the Venice of the North, Giethoorn, each day brings you on fascinating trails that'll leave you happily exhausted. Along the way, dine on traditional Dutch cuisine and stay in accommodations hand-picked for their charm and endless views. If you're ready for a biking trip that'll rival all others, hop aboard our 7-day Holland biking adventure tour.

Netherlands Biking Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Amsterdam, Netherlands Trip End: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day 1Arrive in Amsterdam, cycle near Haarlem and along the coast

  • Day 2Bike from De Rijp to Enkhuizen, visit a windmill

  • Day 3Ferry to Stavoren, cycle along lake IJsselmeer

  • Day 4Cycle through the canal-laced village of Giethoorn

  • Day 5Visit a bird sanctuary, cycle through dreamy hamlets to Odoorn

  • Day 6Ride through moors to the village of Eext, visit Emmen outdoor market

  • Day 7Transfer to Amsterdam, depart home

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Amsterdam, cycle near Haarlem and along the coast

    We meet in the morning in Amsterdam. After a short transfer out of town, start biking near Haarlem, and get ready for an incredible bike ride along the coast. Manicured bike paths lead the way through cresting dunes and lively beach resorts, then wind through some of the loveliest neighbourhoods in all of Holland. There’s also the possibility to visit the Keukenhof tulip fields in the spring. Tonight, enjoy a special welcome dinner with the rest of the group.

    Hotel Lion d'Or, Amsterdam (Dinner)

    Haarlem Coast Biking Distance: 
    Up to 46.6 kilometres (up to 29 miles), easy

  • Day 2

    Bike from De Rijp to Enkhuizen, visit a windmill

    Start biking in De Rijp, a colourful town with green gabled houses and a long whaling heritage. After visiting a working windmill, cycle over canals and wooden drawbridges to seafaring towns like Schermerhorn and Hoorn. For lunch, enjoy local fare at a cafe in Hoorn. Spend tonight near the picture-perfect harbour of Enkhuizen.

    Hotel Suydersee, Enkhuizen (All meals)

    De Rijp to Hoor Biking Distance:
    Up to 50 kilometres (up to 31 miles), easy

  • Day 3

    Ferry to Stavoren, cycle along lake IJsselmeer

    Board the ferry to Stavoren, then bicycle along Lake IJsselmeer on small roads and dikes to the old port of Hindeloopen. It’s the perfect chance to learn a bit of history and visit charming towns steeped in tradition. Settle for the night overlooking the yachts of Lemmer. Take advantage of a night on your own to explore the town centre.

    Hotel Iselmar, Lemmer (Breakfast)

    Lake Ijsselmeer to Hindeloopen Biking Distance:
    Up to 63 kilometres (up to 39 miles), easy

  • Day 4

    Cycle through the canal-laced village of Giethoorn

    Today’s carefree bike ride leads through forests and watery landscapes highlighted by a visit to Giethoorn. Known as the Venice of Holland, it is a wonderful canal-laced village with thatched houses and humpback bridges. This evening we’ll stay at the grand Kasteel de Havixhorst.

    Chateau De Havixhorst, Staphorst (All meals)

    Biking Distance to Geithoorn: 
    Up to 80 kilometres (up to 50 miles), easy

  • Day 5

    Visit a bird sanctuary, cycle through dreamy hamlets to Odoorn

    Start the day greeting hundreds of storks and peacocks at a bird sanctuary on the grounds of your hotel. Then spin along forested bicycle paths through dreamy hamlets tucked deep in the woods. Visit the craft village in Orvelte before continuing on to peaceful Odoorn and our cosy hotel. Tonight in Odoorn, enjoy a dinner of savoury Dutch pancakes.

    Hotel De Hunzebergen, Odoorn (All meals)

    Orvelte to Odoorn Biking Distance: 
    Up to 64 kilometres (up to 40 miles), easy

  • Day 6

    Ride through moors to the village of Eext, visit Emmen outdoor market

    Today’s ride travels on dramatic moors dappled with purple heather and dotted with prehistoric stone beds. Later, head over to the outdoor market in Emmen and visit its outstanding, prize-winning zoo. Then follow fertile pastures and dense woodlands to the thatched village of Eext. Back in Odoorn, share memories of the trip as everyone enjoy a farewell dinner together.

    Hotel De Hunzebergen, Odoorn (Breakfast, dinner)

    Bike Distance to Odoorn: 
    Up to 43 kilometres (up to 27 miles), easy

  • Day 7

    Transfer to Amsterdam, depart home

    Enjoy breakfast before your guide transfers you to Amsterdam for your departure home. The two-and-a-half-hour shuttle will give you plenty of time to relax and reflect on your trip before heading home.


Netherlands Biking Adventure Departure Dates

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  • 1 year
USD $3999/pp
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What's the maximum group size on this trip?

This trip has a maximum of 18 guests plus two experienced guides.

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip we'll meet you in the lobby of Sir Albert Hotel at 8:30am. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Amsterdam for your pre-night, but you must get to the pick-up point at the pre-designated time.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Amsterdam Airport in time for flights below, Amsterdam train station or a hotel of your choice in Central Amsterdam around 12:30pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Amsterdam at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the host city prior to your trip start.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Amsterdam after 2pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

Is tipping expected in Europe?

Tipping is not expected in Europe however you might want to tip a little extra if you feel someone gave really fantastic service, but it's not really necessary. Many of our people also choose to tip their Active Adventures Europe trip leaders and local guides at the end of an awesome trip and EURO€100 ~ US$120 per person per Trip Leader seems to be the norm, however less, more or not at all is also fine too.

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