We loved the trip and everything about it. We especially found the guide to be very interesting, informative and nice to be around. He had an incredible knowledge about everything as he talked.

A.G | U.S.

Amsterdam to Bruges

The highlights of Holland and Belgium are uncovered on this unique cycling tour of the lowlands and North Sea coast. Beginning in Amsterdam, we visit Gouda which is well known for its cheese and then cycle to the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk, before heading through Dordrecht and the natural reserve of Biesbosch to Willemstad. We continue by barge across the impressive waterways of Zeeland and onto the lively town of Antwerp in Belgium. In the delightful town of Ghent we have a walking tour before continuing to Bruges where small chocolatiers and waffle sellers offer a great reward for your cycling efforts!

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join barge in Amsterdam and cruise to Oude Wetering (10km)
DAY 2 Cycle through Dutch meadowlands and onto Gouda (40km)
DAY 3 By barge to Kinderdijk, cycle to Dordrecht then sail to Willemstad (40km)
DAY 4 Cycle from the Kreekrak locks to the lively Belgian town of Antwerp (45km)
DAY 5 Cycle to Dendermonde (50km)
DAY 6 Cycle the Flemish countryside to Ghent (35km)
DAY 7 By train to Bruges, guided tour and free time before returning to Ghent
DAY 8 Coach transfer to Amsterdam, trip concludes. Note: trip operates in reverse each alternate departure.

traveller reviews

My husband and I along with two friends thoroughly enjoyed our week travelling the garden of Holland and Belgium with like minded individuals from Germany, USA,Canada and Australia. Although an easy grade there were some long days in the saddle for me but it was all worth it. Some damp days didn't dampen our spirits aboard The Tijdeest with its little dog Schnitzel and a small welcoming bar to arrive back to in the afternoon. This is a trip for people who want to ride bikes on mostly bike tracks and low volume quiet roads with great scenery without having to worry about navigating. There was also an opportunity most evenings to walk into town for a look around which was most entertaining if not moored in a town centre.

R. Wright. Glenbrook, NSW, Australia.

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Trip Code: HMB
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling Cruising Family Adventures
Next Trip:  09 April 2016
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price: £730.00 GBP

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Options & Supplements*
Electric Bike Supplement (on request and where available) £ 260
Single Supplement Category A or B Barge(only on request & where available) £ 170
Spring departure supplement £ 30
Comfort barge supplement £ 70
Single Supplement Category C Barge(only on request & where available) £ 130

*Prices listed are per person

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