Go Dutch Bike Ride 2019

Monday 22 Jul 2019 - Monday 29 Jul 2019Harwich Ferry Terminal390km (250 miles)
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Come and join us this summer, cycling along the tree-lined canals and atop the 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 the beaches, the castles, the historic cities and the nature reserves of what is famously known as a cycists paradise.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: ACCOMMODATION IS IN SHARED SINGLE GENDER EN-SUITE HOSTEL ROOMS, TYPICALLY WITH 4 OR 6 BEDS

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

£549

Includes

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

Start

Harwich Ferry Terminal

Finish

Harwich Ferry Terminal

Distance

390km (250 miles)

Challenge Rating

390km (250 miles)

Start Times

Options

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

Route Details

Day 1: Overnight sailing from Harwich Hoek van Holland. (Monday July 22nd)
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 fantastic City hostel in Utrecht - a 'mini Amsterdam'.
Day 4: Tracking the mighty River Amstel for a quick stop-off in Amsterdam before heading for historic Haarlem.
Day 5: An optional train trip to Amsterdam berfore the coastal dunes on the way to the resort-town of Egmond.
Day 6: A visit to the 'cheese-town' of Alkmaar, then onwards for our overnight stay in the impressive Assumberg Castle at Heemskerk.
Day 7: Southwards with a stop for lunch in Haarlem then dip our toes in the sea at Zandvoort before carrying on down down the coast to Noordwijk
Day 8: Continuing southwards through a landscape of dunes and woodlands, with more chances to stop for swims and lunch on the way to the Hoek via beautiful Delft, and the homeward-bound ferry to Harwich (arrives Tuesday 30th)

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
www.nationalrail.co.uk

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