Pearls of Holland by bike

from 785 € / pers.

Reference : HL2
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Round trip
From April to September
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Holland:

Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and Gouda are among our cyclists’ all-time favorite cities – each unique and all brimming with that typical Olde Holland character. We have decided to combine them into this one route for the ultimate cultural bike holiday. Cycling distances are relatively short allowing more time for sightseeing and museums. Although you will stay within the Randstad conurbation you will discover how rural and quiet the countryside can be, where polders, windmills, bulb flower fields (in spring!), lakes and rivers take the spotlight. In short, this route stands for seven days of enjoying cultural gems and idyllic countryside.

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 April 10th to 13th, on April 25th, from May 1st to 4th and on August 1st, 2020

Day 2 : Amsterdam - Haarlem | 30 km


Say “tot ziens!” to amazing Amsterdam and mount your bike to journey through Kennemerland where a great variety of lovely countryside awaits: vast polders, wild gardens, country estates, woods and beautiful peatland.
You will stay the night in the elegant city of Haarlem. The attractive city center offers a wealth of possibilities for shopping, delving into art and culture, or relaxing in cafes and restaurants.

Day 3 : Haarlem - Leiden | 43 km


Get set for a colorful bike trip through the Dune and Bulb Region. Try to time this holiday before mid-May to capture the bulb flower fields in their full splendor! Tulips, crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths are grown here commercially and temporarily transform the landscape into one of the country’s best-loved tourist attractions. Leiden is the oldest university town in Holland. It has a very busy cultural events calendar and a friendly city center with canals, monuments windmills and museums.

Day 4 : Leiden - Delft | 29 km


After taking your leave of lively Leiden, peace and quiet will reign once more in today’s typically Dutch scenery. Note all the orderly rectangles in this man-made polder Landscape. Let shining lakes and green pastures, old windmills and farmhouses pass you by whilst pedaling on to the famous city of Delft. The melancholy charm of historical Delft is breathtaking. Most will associate Delft with its blue and white hand-painted pottery: Delftware.

Day 5 : Delft - Gouda | 34 km


This stretch of the tour takes you through the Green Heart: a stronghold against urban sprawl in Randstad conurbation. Balancing atop polder dikes, delight in characteristic villages, far horizons and pleasingly strict rectangles cut by ditches in fields of vibrant green. As you wander around the city of Gouda at the end of the day, don’t miss the gothic town hall (1450); the Weighing House (1667); the romantic inner city canals and the stained glass windows in St. John’s Church. Gouda is also famous for making syrup waffles (try one hot!) and candles.

Day 6 : Gouda – Amsterdam | 80 km


After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, get back on your bike and set off on the longest leg of this bike tour! You will be making a tour via the rual Green Heart. On the way, the scenery is punctuated by rivers, polders and lakes. In this Green Haert of Holland only small villages, lakes and meadows.
Thus fortified, continue on your way back to Amsterdam pursuing beautiful River Amstel.

In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays or during special periods*, a surcharge applies : please contact us.
*from April 10th to 13th, on April 25th, from May 1st to 4th and on August 1st, 2020

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 (making two legs: 39 km and 49 km).

Day 7 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: HL2 STD
superior category
Reference: HL2 SUP
Low season
  • from April 1st to 24th
    from August 31st to September 24th
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
785 € / pers.
225 € / pers.*
860 € / pers.
225 € / pers.*
High season
  • from April 25th to August 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
890 € / pers.
225 € / pers.*
960 € / pers.
225 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights in  3-star & 4-star cat. hotels, with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental (without helmet) for 5 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Any ferry crossings
• Parking at the hotel
• City taxes

Including :

• 6 nights in  4-star cat. hotels, with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental (without helmet) for 5 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Transfer from to Amsterdam and personal bike repatriation
• Any ferry crossings
• Parking at the hotel
• City taxes

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 100 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: HL2 STD
superior category
Reference: HL2 SUP
Half board supplement
(including 6 dinners - excluding drinks)
+ 220 € / pers.
Extra night in Amsterdam
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom) In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays or during special periods*, a surcharge applies : please contact us. *from April 10th to 13th, on April 25th, from May 1st to 4th and on August 1st, 2020
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Extra night in Woerden + 1 extra day of rental bike

including : 1 extra night’s accommodation in a two-person bedroom / 1 breakfast / 1 day cycle rental of VTC hybrid bike (if you rent an electric bike, please contact us)

* Single supplement
Any season
+ 110 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*

Any season
+ 110 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*

Extras

• Supplement GPS rental

(per GPS)

(up to 2 persons)
+ 15 € (package)

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 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.
> Departure day
> How to arrive in Amsterdam
> Return

Departure day

Starting dates possible daily from April 1st to September 24th, 2020.

Unavailable start dates:
– on April 14th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th, 2020
– on May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th, 2020

Booking on request, especially on these dates :
– on April 25 (and around) : flower parade from Noordwijk to Haarlem ;
– from April 30 to May 03 : Formule 1 Grand Prix racing in Zandvoort (and effects other cities as well) ;
– from May 11 to 17 : Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam (and effects other cities as well).

How to arrive in Amsterdam

> By car :
You can park in the hotel’s parking in Amsterdam (about 15€/night).

 > By train :
From Paris Gare du Nord station >> Amsterdam station (by Thalys train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : Thalys

> By plane :
Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam).

Shuttle service possible between Schiphol Airport and Westcord Art Hotel. It goes from 07.00 until 12.00 hours, and from 15.00 to 18.00 hours and departs every 30 minutes. Due to limited availability in minivan (max. 7 seats), the shuttle does need to be reserved in advance (through us or direct with the hotel). The price is €9,50 per person and has to be paid at the hotel.

If you are arriving outside the operation times of the hotel shuttle, you can use public transport or a taxi.

Return

> By train :
From  Amsterdam station >> Paris Gare du Nord (by Thalys train)
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : Thalys

> By plane :
Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam).


Trip overall rating : / 9 testimonials

Hubert
France
travel date: 24 August 2019.
" A refaire "

Très bonne première expérience. Découverte, plein air, très bonne organisation tout était là.

Serge
France
travel date: 12 August 2019.
" Très belle randonnée à vélo "

Nous avons apprécié la bonne organisation du voyage qui nous a permis de profiter de cette très belle randonnée à vélo en toute tranquillité.

Anne Sophie
France
travel date: 01 August 2019.
" Superbe voyage ! "

La Hollande est le pays du vélo: infrastructure, peu de dénivelé. Les vélos sont très bien équipés. la campagne magnifique, faune et flore au rendez vous!

Claudine
France
travel date: 02 May 2019.
" Bonne organisation "

Nous sommes ravis de cet itinéraire, les incontournables de la Hollande à vélo. On voir les villes et la campagne.Bonne organisation générale. Les vélos sont en bon état. Seul bémol : il est préférable de parler anglais.

Delphine
France
travel date: 19 April 2019.
" Super voyage à vélo "

Super voyage à vélo de 9 jours avec 6 jours de vélo en Hollande au mois d’avril à travers les champs de tulipes ! Rando vélo s’est adapté à nos demandes et nous a permis de réserver 1 jour avant le circuit et repartir 2 jours après. Ils se sont occupés de tout, on a juste à prendre sa carte et à partir profiter la journée. Vacances dépaysantes et sportives à conseiller pour tous.

Robert
France
travel date: 18 April 2019.
" Très apprécié "

Voyage bien structuré pour un découverte de la Hollande. L’arrêt à Keukenhoff a été un bonus très apprécié.

Serge
France
travel date: 12 July 2018.
" Nous avons passé une superbe semaine en hollande! "

Très beau circuit pour découvrir la Hollande. Le roadbook fourni permet de bien se repérer à velo. Beaucoup de choses à découvrir dans les villes étapes. Bonne organisation. Hôtels de bon niveau. Et nous avions un temps ensoleillé tout le parcours.

Elizabeth
France
travel date: 30 June 2018.
" Un excellent séjour "

Circuit très bien pour découvrir les villes historiques et le “green heart of the Holland”. Les vélos très bien, le transport des bagages très bien et les hôtels très bien situés et très bon standing.

Caroline
France
travel date: 09 August 2017.
" Très belle expérience "

Un joli circuit, facile à vélo et varié dans les paysages. Un très bon accueil à toutes les étapes, une belle première découverte des paysages et de l’histoire de la Hollande.