Cycle tour from Amsterdam to Bruges

from 895 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : HL1
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From April to September 2019
Departure: daily
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Your cycling tour from Amsterdam to Bruges:

We have devised a wonderful cycling holiday through the Netherlands down into Belgium, past towns, villages, canals – on high-quality cycling paths. In eight days of cycling you will discover many delightful places. Starting in Amsterdam and travelling in a southwesterly direction you will go to the following towns: Gouda, Dordrecht, Willemstad, Zierikzee, Middelburg, Vlissingen (Flushing), Sluis, Damme and Bruges. They count among the most picturesque towns in the Netherlands and Flanders and are remarkably well-preserved and evocative of centuries past. The route is predominantly rural and passes through a number of nature reserves.

Day 1 : Arrival in Amsterdam


Your bicycle holiday starts in Amsterdam, famous for its gorgeous 400-year-old canal district; museums; street artists and performers on Dam, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein; This city is brimming with things to see and do and you couldn’t wish for a more dynamic beginning to your holiday. Try to arrive early so you have time to admire the elegant tree-lined canals and tall narrow townhouses and warehouses dating from the 17th century (World Heritage Site).

In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays or during special periods*, a surcharge applies : please contact us.
*from 13 to 15 april, from 20 to 21 may, from 12 to 15 june and from 12 to 16 september 2019

Day 2 : Amsterdam - Gouda | 80 km


Plunge into the peace and quiet of the “Groene Hart” or Green Heart, a pleasant rural area of low-lying polder. It’s a flat, open, spacious landscape where church spires and windmills touch the horizon and clouds are reflected in lakes and canals. We recommend an evening stroll around the old part of town to soak up the yesteryear atmosphere and marvel at the large and attractive market square.

Option Extra night in Woerden + 1 extra day of rental bike

Would the 80 km be to long for you then you can split this day by booking an extra overnight in Woerden (30 km and 49 km).

Day 3 : Gouda - Papendrecht | 45 km


Hit the trail once again and head for the village of Kinderdijk where nineteen majestic windmills present a unique spectacle. In the age of wind, they were used to drain excess water out of the low-lying polder up into the River Lek. One of the mills is open to the public. Your destination, Papendrecht, is just a ferry crossing away from of one of Holland’s oldest towns; Dordrecht. Dordrecht is completely surrounded by water. The area around the marina is a true gem.

Day 4 : Papendrecht - Wilemstad | 45 km


The result of a major flood in 1421, Biesbosch is one of the few remaining wetland habitats in Europe where the ecosystem has adapted both to saltwater coming in from the sea through tidal creeks, and to freshwater coming down in the rivers. It’s an ever-changing labyrinth of creeks and riverlets encompassing countless little islands of willow woods and reeds, a paradise for birds.

Day 5 : Willemstad – Schuddebeurs | 50 km


Today you will enter Zeeland, a province of the Netherlands marked by light, wind, water and lots of space. It is made up of islands so bridges and ferries will be carrying you across the waters as you drift down towards Belgium. Picture-book towns with ancient houses and cobbled streets are lined up for the coming days. Traverse a patchwork landscape of vast polders, idyllic countryside, rolling dunes and golden sand flats.

Day 6 : Schuddebeurs – Middelburg/Vlissingen | 53 km


A wander down the narrow streets of Zierikzee is an absolute delight. Quaint little old houses take you back in time to the town’s glory days when ships set sail to sell salt, wool, fish, grain and red dye as far afield as the Baltic and the Mediterranean. This contract brought the town not only prosperity but also a very lively Scottish expat community that stayed for 300 years. Cruising further south, you will discover the nostalgic splendour of the city of Middelburg, capital of Zeeland. At the end of the day, amble down to the beach in Vlissingen to watch the sun set into the sea.

Day 7 : Middelburg/Vlissingen – Bruges | 50 km


After a hearty breakfast, hop on a ferry boat to Zeelandic Flanders with its winding country roads, pollard willows, wet meadows and scattered villages. Having crossed the border into Belgium, you will reach the charming little town of Damme on the banks of the romantic Damse Vaart. From here, it’s only a short stretch to Bruges, known as the pearl of Flanders!

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: HL1 STD
Low season
  • from June 16th to September 11th 2019
    from September 17th to 22nd 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
895 € / pers.
Single supplement
280 € / pers.
High season
  • from April 12th to June 15th 2019
    from September 12th to 16th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
975 € / pers.
Single supplement
350 € / pers.
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Your cycle hire

GAZELLE hybrid Bike - 21 speed-gear

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock

Helmet NOT included.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

BATAVUS e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock

Helmet NOT included.

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> How to arrive in Amsterdam
> Return

How to arrive in Amsterdam

> By car :
You can park in the hotel’s parking in Amsterdam (about 12€/night).

 > By Train :
From Paris Gare du Nord station >> Amsterdam station (by Thalys train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.thalys.com/fr/en/

> By plane :
From Paris – Orly Airport (Flight about 1h30).

Return

> If you have to come back to the start point:

A return transfer by train is possible. Please visit: www.sncf.com
Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike).
(Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
– Bruges Station >> Amsterdam Station (by train + Thalys train).


Trip overall rating : / 1 testimonials

Bérengère
France
travel date: 29 July 2017.
" Vraiment une belle expérience "

Itinéraire à recommander pour une découverte de la randonnée à vélo et des Pays Bas. Excellent site,  Logistique très bonne.