General Information About All Tours

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where Do The Tours Start?

The start of your tour is from the location of your first hotel. The only thing you need to do is arrive at this hotel and the rest is taken care of and follows automatically.

How Do I Get The Tour Instructions/Maps/Equipment?

An employee at your first starting hotel will provide and instruct you with all the necessary things to start your tour.

How Is My Luggage/Baggage Taken Care Of?

Your luggage will be carefully transported from hotel to hotel by a transportation service. Every day, this service will pick it up from your last hotel to bring it to the next hotel you are staying at. Once you arrive at your new hotel after 5pm, your luggage will already be there. This service is included with all tours for free.

Do I Need To Bring My Own Bike?

You can bring your own bike with you if you wish to. We can also provide you with a rented bike. Your choice.

How Much Does Renting A Bike Cost?

Renting the standard 24-gear bike costs €12 a day. You can also rent a e-bike which costs €25 a day.

Where Do I Park My Car?

You can park your car at the starting hotel you arrive at on the first day (which is also your hotel on the last day). You can almost always park for free, depending on the hotel and the city.

Can I Reach The Starting & Return Hotel By Train?

Yes. All the starting & return hotels are closeby easily reachable train stations.

Where Do I Sleep During The Tour?

You sleep in 3 and 4 star hotels, all carefully selected and will provide you with a comfortable, enjoyable night, something you need after a significant bike ride. Everything regarding the hotels is taken care of without you having to do anything.

Is Breakfast Included?

Breakfast is included and arranged of by the hotels you are staying in. The vast majority of hotels offer a buffet.

Where Do I Have Dinner During Tour Nights?

You can arrange the dinner yourself (ie. having dinner in a local restaurant) or you can book half-board with us for €27,50 a day.

Where Do I Call For Support During The Tour?

Each tour includes a Service Hotline you can call, 7 days a week.

Do I Get Maps And Tour Directions?

Yes, you’ll receive cycling maps with easily explained directions.

Do You Offer rented GPS?

Yes, you can rent a GPS at the price of €10 a day.

Is The Tour Route Available In GPS Files?

Yes, all of the tour routes are available for GPS on demand.

How Do I Carry Things When Biking??

You’ll get free saddle bags so you can carry all your things with you (like clothes, food and drinks).

Can I Bring Children?

Yes, very much so! All tours are suited for children. Just makes sure you ride the tour with the right equipment. We provide children’s bikes but also kids trailers or children’s bike seats for the very small ones.

Do I Return At The Same Starting City At The End Of My Tour?

Yes, unless it is specifically stated on the page that you’re not. So for instance, when you start your tour in Amsterdam you – after a few days of riding your bike – will eventually end your journey in Amsterdam at well.

Any Other Questions?

You can always contact us here.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Arrival

Day 1 of your holiday is arrival day, the day you travel to the starting point of your tour. We haven’t planned any cycling on this day. However, our rental bikes will be at your disposal from mid afternoon if you want to go for a spin. A town selected by us as starting point for a tour is easy to reach by public transport unless otherwise specified. For those arriving by car, free private parking is possible at all the hotels we have selected for you, with the exception of hotels in Amsterdam and Zutphen.

Flexibility of starting date

The starting date is flexible: set off any day between April 1st and October 1st. Moreover, your point of departure is also flexible. Should you wish to start your tour at a different town on the route from the one designated by us, this can be arranged. However, please keep in mind that:
a) free car parking will not be not possible in Amsterdam or Rotterdam;
b) nor will it be possible to rent our bikes at an alternative point of departure; so bring your own or arrange to rent one elsewhere.

Alternative Starting Point

Should you wish to start your tour at a different town on the route from the one we have assigned as the starting point, this can usually be arranged. However, please keep in mind that it will not always be possible to rent our bikes at an alternative point of departure. Nor is free parking at the hotel guaranteed. Please contact us for further details.

Points of Departure

We have assigned an official point of departure to every tour. However, should you wish to start the tour at a different stop on the route, this can be arranged. Please note that rental bikes are not available at these alternative points of departure. Moreover, we only transfer luggage from and to hotels on the route.

Departure Day

The last day of the holiday is departure day: the day you check out of the hotel and travel home. We have not planned any cycling on this day. Rental bikes will not be available to you on this day.

CYCLING INFORMATION

Cycling Routes

For the most part, our tours follow LF routes. LF routes are national long-distance cycling routes clearly marked by LF signposts. They are free and open to everybody. Occasionally, we also use self-guided cycling routes (cycling by numbers), which often run parallel to LF routes. Self-guided cycling routes are also marked with distinctive signs. The dutch word for this self-guided routes is “Knooppunt” route.

LF Routes

LF cycling routes form an extensive national network and can be identified by special signs. They show you around the Netherlands in all its diversity: natural areas and farmland, as well as pretty towns and villages. The routes follow quiet, safe back roads and segregated cycleways.
Due to road works or temporary closure of a road it may not always be possible to follow the signs indicating LF-routes. In this case we will provide you with an alternative route, preferably one following self-guided route (“knooppunt”) signs.

Round Tours

All our tours are round tours, i.e. the hotel where you start your holiday is also the hotel you return to at the end. Free parking at the first hotel for the duration of your holiday.

Seven days a week service hotline

When ever you need assistance there is a service hotline for you, seven day’s a week (7×24).

Distances

We have listed explicitly all the daily cycling distances for each tour. Please study them carefully before you decide on a holiday. Moreover you may want to take into consideration how much time you want to spend sightseeing in relation to the hours spent cycling. Remember, you can always book an extra night if you need more time to see the sights.

Cycling route descriptions and tourist information

Included are detailed route descriptions and maps of your tours. We will send you maps and information as well as full directions and a description of the sights you will see along the way.

GPS and GPS-file

If the starting point of your tour is Amsterdam, Huizen or Bunnik, you will receive a GPS device from us when you book your tour. This is a service and included in the tour price. After picking it up at your first hotel, mount it onto your handle bars and you’re off! Navigation has never been easier.
At the end of your Tour you can hand over your GPS to the reception of your last hotel.
On demand we can deliver you the tour as a GPS file.

Rent a bike

When you need a bike we can rent you a wide range of bycicles and trailers at extra cost.

Bike accessories

We can offer you saddlebags for carrying things you need on the road and can adapt the bike to suite your wishes.

Self-guided routes (cycling by numbers). How does it work?

It’s really easy. The Dutch have a brilliant system for navigating the cycling path network!
•You will follow the numbers of the junctions and cycle from junction to junction.
•At every numbered intersection there’s a big sign with a map of the surroundings where you can see where you are and what options you have.
•The junctions that come together are signed with white-green signs.
Main intersections in the bike track network have been assigned a number. You’ll find them on the map we provide you with. On your handlebars, you’ll have a holder with a list of numbers to follow for that day’s route. It could read something like this: 51– 02– 03– 04– 87– 86– 06– 07- 25… Starting at intersection number 51, follow the signposts to intersection number 02. From there – you guessed it – follow the signs to intersection number 03 and so on.

On your handlebars, you’ll have a holder with a list of numbers to follow for that day’s route. It could read something like this: 51– 02– 03– 04– 87– 86– 06– 07- 25… Starting at intersection number 51, follow the signposts to intersection number 02. From there – you guessed it – follow the signs to intersection number 03 and so on.

These are examples of the kind of signs you will see on your tour:

At every numbered intersection there’s a big sign with a map of the surroundings where you can see where you are and what options you have, just like on the map that we provide you with.

In the picture above, the bottom three signs refer to fixed routes. For our tours, we sometimes use a combination of cycling-by-numbers and fixed routes, sending you along short stretches of long-distance LF routes, for example. This works just fine because the two systems tie in nicely. You’ll also find written directions in your Route Pack.
Cycling by numbers introduction (movie)

Why the Dutch don’t wear helmets! (Information)

HOTELS

ONLY 3 AND 4 STAR HOTELS

After a wonderful day’s cycling, there’s nothing like a comfortable and pleasant hotel to top off the experience. We make a point of selecting hotels that have a good atmosphere and ample luxury and comfort. You will stay in *** (3) or **** (4) stars hotels and rooms with en-suite shower/toilet or bath/toilet. In the booking form you can opt for just bed and breakfast or choose to also have your evening meals at the hotels.

Breakfast included

A breakfast (buffet) is always included.

Half Board

If you book Half Board an evening meal of at least three courses is included. Drinks with your evening meal are not included.

Tourist information

Included are detailed route descriptions and maps of your tours. We will send you maps and information as well as full directions and a description of the sights you will see along the way.

Luggage to next Hotel

Luggage transport to your next hotel is taking care of and is included.

Hotels and Pets

Most hotels allow pets. If you plan on taking your dog or cat with you on your cycling holiday, please confer with us to make sure. We charge € 10,- per day.

Seven days a week service hotline

When ever you need assistance there is a service hotline for you, seven day’s a week (7×24).

BOOKING

The easiest way to book your bike holiday, is to fill out our online booking form. But feel free to use e-mail if you prefer. The booking will be definitive and irrevocable as soon as the booking confirmation has been sent to you. Please also read our Conditions of Booking. Should you wish to make changes to your booking, this will be possible up to 21 days before the start of the holiday (if the hotels are still able to accept the changes). We charge €25, – per booking for processing the change irrespective of the number of participants.

Payment

Payments should be completed to us 49 days before the start of the cycling holiday.

Prices

Prices are per person, unless otherwise specified, and based on two (or more) adults sharing a room. We do not charge you extra for taxes, administrative booking fees, etc. You will receive one Route Pack per two people.

Route Pack

You’ll receive your maps and information as well as full directions and a description of the sights you will see along the way in your arrival hotel.

Singles Surcharge

If you are travelling alone, we will calculate a surcharge that takes into account the additional costs for luggage transport, single room and Route Pack. The surcharge is always described in the tour information.

At cancellation

At cancellation up to the 49th day (exclusive) before the departure: You pay the deposit.
At cancellation from the 49th day (inclusive) until the 35th day (exclusive) before the departure: You pay 35% of the fare.
At cancellation from the 35th day (inclusive) until the 28th day (exclusive) before the departure: You 40% of the fare.
At cancellation from the 28th day (inclusive) until the 21th day (exclusive) before the departure: You pay 50% of the fare.
At cancellation from the 21th day (inclusive) until the 10th day (exclusive) before the departure: You pay 75% of the fare.
At cancellation from the 10th day (inclusive) to the departure: You pay 90% of the fare.
At cancellation on the day of departure or later: You pay the full amount of the fare.

Extra Nights

It is possible to stay extra nights at any of the hotels on your route at the cost of € 70,- per extra night per person. For the Bilderberg Veluwe tours an extra night incl. dinner comes to € 99,-.

Discounts

Child discount: One child under 4 years is free if it is sleeping in the parents’ room.
For a child aged 4 to 12 years you get 20% discount when sleeping in the room with the parents.
For an extra bed in a double room, the third person from 12 years old get’s a 10% discount.
Group discount: For groups of five or more, who book a holiday together, we offer group discounts:
• Five or six people: 5% discount per person.
• Seven or eight people: 7% off per person.
• Nine or more people: 10% off per person.

No luggage transport

A tour without luggage transport is also possible. The discount is 10%.