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Amsterdam Bike Ride 2018

Monday 23 Jul 2018 - Monday 30 Jul 2018


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Come and join us this summer, cycling by 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 famously known as a paradise for cycling.

Travelling Monday 23rd 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 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 but not too hot, and the organisers were really helpful." Richard, Oxford Bike Works

Ride Details
Basic Trip Cost£529
IncludesFerry 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
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 - £95
These are Hybrid bikes, lightweight aluminium frames, flat handlebars, 21 gears, with luggage rack
Route DetailsDay 1: Overnight sailing from Harwich Hoek van Holland. (Monday July 23rd)
Day 2: Early start, heading to Dordrecht and the heart of the Biesbosch National Park
Day 3: Cycle through the 'Green Heart' of the Netherlands to the brand new Utrecht City hostel - a 'mini Amsterdam'.
Day 4: Tranquil waterside paths lead to the pretty town of Weesp and a stop for lunch, then follow the coast of the IJselmeer to Amsterdam
Day 5: A day off to explore Amsterdam with an optional circular ride to picturesque Broek-in-Waterland.
Day 6: From Amsterdam to the hostel in the castle at Heemskerk with a ferry trip to Edam along the way
Day 7: Southwards with a stop for lunch in Haarlem then along the coast to Noordwijk
Day 8: Continuing southwards through a landscape of dunes and woodlands, with the chance to stop for swims and lunch or a detour to Delft on the way to the Hoek, and the homeward-bound ferry to Harwich (arrives Tuesday 31st)
Other InfoPlease click here for our terms and conditions