Holland’s Big Rivers Tour

Along the most scenic rivers and waterways of Europe, surrounded by windmills, cows and nature, you will cycle through the typical Dutch landscape with tranquil green ridges and ancient farms. The route leads along the North Sea dunes, the ports of Rotterdam and old Dutch fishing villages such as Maassluis and Vlaardingen.
We drive through Schiedam with its mills and distilleries and the seaside resorts Scheveningen and Kijkduin Hook of Holland where the beach is almost right next to the bike path.
This area offers more than just a beautiful sandy beach, sun and sea. Indeed, there are also the boulevards to “strolling” and shopping, as well as many cafes and beach pavilions.




  • Utrecht (Overnight Stay: Day 1)
  • Gouda (Overnight Stay: Day 2)
  • Scheveningen (Overnight Stay: Day 3)
  • Rotterdam (Overnight Stay: Day 4)
  • Dordrecht (Overnight Stay: Day 5)
  • Gorinchem (Overnight Stay: Day 6)
  • Utrecht (Overnight Stay: Day 7) (Departure: Day 8)

STARTING PLACE (your choice)

  • Utrecht


  • Amount of days: 8
  • Hotel nights: 7
  • Cycling days: 6
  • Hotel stars: 3 and 4
  • Parking of car: free at hotel
  • Train station: CS Utrecht
  • Board: Breakfast (Half Board is optional)
  • E-bikes are available for rent on request
  • If preferred, GPS tracks are available


  • 7 nights with breakfast in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Big Buffet Breakfast each morning
  • Three course dinner or higher if you booked Half Board
  • Tourist information about the different places and sights
  • Cycling maps with detailed directions
  • On demand: Entire tour route GPS file
  • Saddlebags to carry things during your biking trip
  • Service Hotline (7 days a week)
  • The option to rent bikes and/or trailers. More information here.
  • We can adapt the bike(s) to your needs


Day 1: Arrival in Utrecht

The first hotel you will be staying in is ideally located in the center of the Netherlands on the edge of the Rhine river. Utrecht has a wonderful old historic city center full of culture, shops and restaurants. Utrecht can be reached by train from Amsterdam Airport in approx. 45 minutes.

Day 2: Utrecht – Gouda

66 km

Today you cycle along numerous country houses, castles, woods and parks before reaching “cheese town” Gouda. There is a traditional thursday morning cheese market in Gouda. The town is also known for its syrup waffles (try one hot!) and candles.

Day 3: Gouda – Scheveningen

64 km

Through the green heart of the Netherlands you bicycle through grasslands to The Hague, the seat of government and royal residence of the Netherlands. The Hague offers many museums, beautiful buildings, events and shopping.

Day 4: Scheveningen – Rotterdam


You cycle through the coastal towns Kijkduin and Hook of Holland to Maassluis, an old fishing village. In Schiedam you find distilleries and mills. After the former fishing village Vlaardingen you bike to the modern city of Rotterdam with its modern skyline and major port areas. During your boat trip it is easy to see how the ports are being redeveloped into attractive areas today. From the Euromast, the highest tower of the country, you have a wonderful view of the city and the surrounding area.

Day 5: Rotterdam – Dordrecht


You continue your way by bike to Dordrecht. Dordrecht is one of the oldest cities of The Netherlands which is evident from all the historical buildings and churches you will encounter here. Also lots of cozy squares and streets to eat and drink something.

Day 6: Dordrecht – Gorinchem


Along the edge of the island of Dordrecht, you continue your way through a special freshwater area, National Park De Biesbosch. You’ll cycle through and along polders, mills, willows, green pastures full of cows, farms, quaint villages, historic towns and wide rivers.

Day 7: Gorinchem – Utrecht


In the towns Gorinchem and Woudrichem history is still vividly present. This is evident from the ramparts, city gates, armories and other monuments. A few miles later you reach Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, with its unique architecture, numerous museums, hundreds of years old canals with low yards full of restaurant terraces, nice shopping and nice cafes and pubs.

Day 8: Return Home



For your daily overnight stays we select the best hotels from our pool of quality hotels. Because some of the hotels are sometimes fully booked we use this selection system so we can switch to the next hotel on the list if the previous hotel didn’t have any rooms available.


  • All hotels are 3 or 4 star hotels selected for quality
  • Breakfast is included every morning of your trip (free)
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel (free)
  • Three or higher course meal when you book Halfboard
  • Tour information/instructions in your arrival hotel

Hotel in Zandvoort


BOOKING DATES: From April 1st until September 23th

Dutch Canals & Dunes Tour Price
Double room per person, 7 nights €819
Breakfast INCLUDED
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers (1 suitcase per person) INCLUDED
Additional Options Price
Single Room €395
Rent 24-speed Hybrid Bike (go here for more options) €91 (7 x €13)
Dinner (Every Night) €227,50 (7 x €32,50)
Additional Night €75 per night
GPS €10 (price per tour)

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Single Room (+ €395)

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