Amsterdam Bike Ride 2020

Monday 27 Jul 2020 - Tuesday 04 Aug 2020Harwich Ferry Terminal390km (250 miles)
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Cycling in Holland is a delight - the bike comes first - traffic-free cycle paths or quiet roads along the tree-lined canals and atop the dykes as we explore the pretty villages and natural beauty of the Dutch countryside. This hostel-based cycling holiday will introduce you to the lesser-known landscapes of the Netherlands as we visit beaches, castles, historic cities and the nature reserves of what is famously known as a cyclists' paradise.

Travelling Monday 27th July, the overnight ferry crossing onboard Stena Line's 'Superferry', Hollandia, with its comfortable cabins, two restaurants, two bars and a cinema, provides a great onboard experience meaning you're fresh for the start of this great cycling holiday. Following signed routes through picturesque and varied countryside, you'll be welcomed with typically warm Dutch hospitality at the beautiful, clean and friendly hostels.

PLEASE NOTE: ACCOMMODATION IS IN SHARED SINGLE GENDER EN-SUITE HOSTEL ROOMS, TYPICALLY WITH 4 OR 6 BEDS. Groups of friends may share a mixed room, and the Amsterdam hotel has some 2-bed rooms.

An average level of fitness is required for this holiday. You must be able to cycle up to 50 miles in one day. Minimum age 13.

If you have any queries about this holiday, please feel free to contact us using the 'Contact' link at the head of the page or call 0117 989 7080

"Safely back from Amsterdam... We rode 150 miles on the tandem - 50 miles in one day! Thanks to Bike Events for a superb trip." Gus Ferguson

"I wanted to say thank you to all the organising crew for a fantastic holiday! Weather was great, cycling and scenery was superb and there was a great sense of bonhomie & good feeling amongst the cyclists. I'll definitely recommend your events & tours to my friends" A. C.

"I just arrived back from the Amsterdam bike ride and it was a really excellent experience. The group were really friendly, the weather was sunny, and the organisers were really helpful." Richard, Oxford Bike Works

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Ride Details

Basic Trip Cost



Ferry Crossings (inc berth in cabin & breakfast)
Hostel Accommodation (shared rooms, usually 4 or 6 berth ensuite)
Breakfast & Dinner each day
All luggage transfers
Signed route and maps
Courier, Cycle Mechanic


Harwich Ferry Terminal


Harwich Ferry Terminal


390km (250 miles)

Challenge Rating

Start Times


Optional hire bikes - £100
These are Hybrid bikes, lightweight aluminium frames, flat handlebars, 21 gears, with luggage rack

Route Details

Mon 27: Overnight sailing from Harwich Hoek van Holland.
Tues 28: Along the coast through dunes and woodlands to Noordwijk with time for a dip in the sea on the way, or detour to Delft for lunch
Weds 29: Ride to Amsterdam visiting the historic city of Haarlem along the way.
Thurs 30: Spend a day exploring Amsterdam or take the optional ride to Waterland and the Isjelmeer. Evening free.
Fri 31: Following the coast of the Ij to the beautiful village of Weesp and then through Utrecht, we stay at the Bunnik hostel, set in lovely parkland.
Sat 1: Spend the day exploring Utrecht & surrounding countryside. Evening free.
Sun 2: Through the Green Heart of Holland to Dordrecht in the Biesbosch National Park.
Mon 3: Homeward-bound, we ride to the Hook of Holland and the overnight ferry to Harwich (arrives Tuesday 4th)

Other Info

Please click here for our terms and conditions
Bike Events 0117 989 7080

Ride Gradings

Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).

Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).

For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).

These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

Getting here by car

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Getting here by train

Trains from London Liverpool St, London to Harwich Ferry Terminal
National Rail enquiries 03457 48 49 50

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