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.

INFORMATION

TOUR MAP

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  • Bunnik (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)
  • Bunnik (Overnight Stay: Day 7) (Departure: Day 8)

STARTING PLACE (your choice)

  • Bunnik

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR

  • 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
  • We can adapt the bike(s) to your needs

DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

Day 1: Arrival in Bunnik

The first hotel you will be staying in is ideally located in the center of the Netherlands, namely on the edge near the river Rijn. Bunnik lies right next to Utrecht, which has a wonderful old historic city center full of culture, shops and restaurants. Bunnik can be reached by train from Amsterdam Airport in approx. 45 minutes. Free parking at the hotel. There is no reservation required. Arrival until 19:00.

Day 2: Bunnik - 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

55km

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

37km

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

56km

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 - Bunnik

55km

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 past the city of 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 you reach Bunnik once again.

Day 8: Return Home

HOTELS

SELECTION OF HOTELS

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION OF ALL HOTELS WE BOOK FOR YOU

  • 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

PRICES & DATES

BOOKING DATES: From April 1st until September 23th

Dutch Canals & Dunes Tour Price
Double room per person, 7 nights €669
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
Additional Options Price
Single Room €210 (7 x €30)
Rent Bike €84 (7 x €12)
Dinner (Every Night) €192,50 (7 x €27,50)
Emergency Hot Line/Bike Breakdown Pass €17,50 (7x €2,50)
Additional Night €70 per night
GPS €10 (price per tour)

DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

Day 1: Arrival in Bunnik

The first hotel you will be staying in is ideally located in the center of the Netherlands, namely on the edge near the river Rijn. Bunnik lies right next to Utrecht, which has a wonderful old historic city center full of culture, shops and restaurants. Bunnik can be reached by train from Amsterdam Airport in approx. 45 minutes. Free parking at the hotel. There is no reservation required. Arrival until 19:00.

Day 2: Bunnik - 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

55km

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

37km

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

56km

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 - Bunnik

55km

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 past the city of 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 you reach Bunnik once again.

Day 8: Return Home

HOTELS

SELECTION OF HOTELS

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION OF ALL HOTELS WE BOOK FOR YOU

  • 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

PRICES & DATES

BOOKING DATES: From April 1st until September 23th

Dutch Canals & Dunes Tour Price
Double room per person, 7 nights €669
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
Additional Options Price
Single Room €210 (7 x €30)
Rent Bike €84 (7 x €12)
Dinner (Every Night) €192,50 (7 x €27,50)
Emergency Hot Line/Bike Breakdown Pass €17,50 (7x €2,50)
Additional Night €70 per night
GPS €10 (price per tour)

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