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Amsterdam Bike Ride 2017

Monday 24 Jul 2017 - Tuesday 01 Aug 2017


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Come and join us this summer, cycling along the tree-lined canals and atop the the dykes, exploring the pretty villages of the Dutch countryside as we make our way to the bright lights of Amsterdam - and beyond! This hostel-based cycling holiday will introduce you to the beautiful and lesser-known landscapes of the Netherlands as we visit the beaches, the castles, the historic cities and the nature reserves of what is properly called 'the cyclist's paradise'.

Travelling Monday 24th 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 from 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.


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.

"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 but not too hot, and the organisers were really helpful." Richard, Oxford Bike Works

Ride Details
Basic Trip Cost£519
IncludesFerry Crossings (inc berth in cabin & breakfast)
Hostel Accommodation (shared rooms, usually 4 or 6 berth ensuite)
Breakfast & Dinner each day (except 2nd night in Amsterdam)
All luggage transfers
Signed route and maps
StartHarwich Ferry Terminal
FinishHarwich Ferry Terminal
Distance390km (250 miles)
Challenge Rating
Getting There: CarGoogle Maps
Getting There: TrainTrains from London Liverpool St, London to Harwich Ferry Terminal
National Rail enquiries 03457 48 49 50
Start Times
Local Infowww.holland.com
OptionsOptional hire bikes - £90
Route DetailsDay 1: Overnight sailing from Harwich to Hoek van Holland. (Monday July 24th)
Day 2: Early start with a visit to Delft, then we'll head for the coast and a landscape of dunes and woodlands, with the chance to stop for swims and lunch on the way to Noordwijk-aan-Zee (approx 55km).
Day 3: Noordwijk to Amsterdam, visiting the historic city of Haarlem (approx 45km)
Day 4: Day off to explore Amsterdam with an optional circular ride to pretty Broek-in-Waterland.
Day 5: Following the coast of the IJselmeer, we'll visit the pretty town of Weesp on our way to the brand new Utrecht City hostel (approx 70km)
Day 6: Riding through a landscape of inland dunes and open heathland, we'll overnight on the outskirts of Arnhem. (approx 80km)
Day 7: From Arnhem it's a day of ferry-crossings as we follow the Nedderijn, Linge, the Lek and the Waal to Dordrecht and the heart of the Biesbosch National Park (approx. 80km).
Day 8: Back to the start with a day riding west, and with a passing nod to Rotterdam, as we head for the Hoek and the homeward-bound ferry to Harwich (approx 45km)
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