Spend 6 days cycling through historic Dutch towns and lively cities on this self-guided tour
Enjoy a spectacular, easy cycling route through three Dutch provinces on the 6-day self-guided Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour.
Explore the quintessential flat Dutch landscapes, taking in the stunning natural beauty of national parks, Rivierenland, and the beautiful coast. The tour begins in Arnhem, where you’ll get a dose of fashion and culture in this lively city. Then, it’s off to Wijk bij Duurstede and Asperen, revelling in charming historic villages along the way. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride to Dordrecht, where you’ll enjoy a night in this magical town before finishing the route with a ride to trendy Rotterdam.
From enchanting castles to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour is full of adventure and intriguing surprises. Enjoy comfortable 3- and 4-star accommodations with modern amenities along the route, ensuring you stay well-rested and ready to tackle each ride. Comprehensive maps and route notes make for a stress-free trip, leaving the planning to the experts so you can focus on enjoying this epic adventure.
Don’t miss out—book the Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour today and discover a true cyclist’s paradise in the Netherlands.
Highlights of the Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour
Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive
Your tour begins in the famous battle city of Arnhem, known for the Battle of Arnhem fought here in WWII. Check into your accommodation, then set out to explore the mesmerizing city, home to an excellent zoo and intriguing museums.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Arnhem
Day 2 Cycle the Veluwezoom National Park
Set out this morning for your first ride into the enchanted woods of the Veluwezoom National Park. Tracing the lower Rhine, you’ll want to hop off your bike at the Amerongen Castle to take in the impressive fortress and its lush gardens. Then, continue the route to Wijk bij Duursteede, where you’ll find your next hotel. Settle in before heading out to explore the lovely old city center, and enjoy dinner on a sunny terrace at the town market.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Wijk bij Duurstede
Day 3 Ride to Asperen
Rise ready to seize an epic day of cycling as you set off towards Asperen this morning. The first stretch has you crossing the Nederrijn via a beautiful arch bridge. You’ll soon enter the fruit-bearing region of Betuwe, where the sweet smell of the orchards will accompany you on the ride to Buren.
Press on to Asperen, tracing the pretty banks of the river Linge to your next accommodations.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Asperen
Day 4 Visit Historic Gorenchem and Ride to Dordrecht
Set out this morning following breakfast, riding towards the historic city of Gorenchem. Pause to take in the charming town center and fortifications before catching a ferry to Woudrichem.
Riding via Nodes, you’ll be ushered into the spellbinding landscapes of the Biesbosch National Park, where the Meuse and the Waal rivers meet. Set sail again, this time for Nieuwe Merwede, and then continue the route to beautiful Dordrecht.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dordrecht
Day 5 Cycle to Kinderdijk and Rotterdam
Set out this morning on your final ride to Rotterdam via the scenic Alblasserwaard to reach Kinderdijk. Enjoy some time exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to a historical complex of 17 quintessentially Dutch windmills.
Enjoy a final ride to Rotterdam, where you’ll encounter a dynamic, hip city, perfect for spending one final evening of the tour.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Rotterdam
Day 6 Depart
This morning, your cycling tour comes to an end after breakfast. Check out and head to the airport to depart.
Overnight Location: None
Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour Prices and Dates
This self-guided cycling tour in Holland is run as a fixed tour, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.
The best time to travel to Holland for this cycling tour is from mid-April to October when the weather is at its best. July and August see the greatest number of tourists. This tour is available every Saturday from May 1st to September 19th, allowing you the option to travel during the spring, summer, or early fall. The departures on different weekdays are available for a surcharge of $50 USD per person.
Private Self-Guided Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour
Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:
Low season (May and September):
- Price per person staying in a single room: $875 USD
- Price per person sharing a double room: $625 USD
High season (June to August):
- Price per person staying in a single room: $925 USD
- Price per person sharing a double room: $650 USD
Accommodation on the Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour
This tour is based on hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3- and 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Guests may have access to amenities such as swimming pools, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.
In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $275 USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible.
Hotels on Standard Tour
Best Western Hotel Haarhuis in Arnhem ★★★★
A delightful upscale hotel located near several scenic parks and top attractions in Arnhem.
De Gouden Leeuw ★★★
This charming hotel is located right next to the royal estate De Horsten and serves up a delicious breakfast at the hotel restaurant daily.
The Old Posthuys in Leerdam ★★★
Guests will enjoy this laid-back hotel in a charming, sophisticated building at The Old Posthuys Hotel. Enjoy great wine and food at the cozy hotel restaurant and bar.
Hotel de Schildkamp in Asperen ★★★
Enjoy the tranquil setting at this lovely hotel set in the countryside of Asperen. Guests can enjoy a wellness center and indoor pool during their stay here.
Apollo Hotel in Papendrecht ★★★★
A modern hotel with stylish décor, the Apollo hotel boasts beautiful views overlooking the canal and several excellent amenities like room service, a minibar, and a bar and lounge.
What’s Included in the Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour?
5 breakfasts are included.
Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Arnhem and after the tour in Rotterdam are not included but can be added as a supplement.
Transportation during the Tour
Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour. Bike rentals are not included but can be added during booking. Airport transfers are not included but can be booked in advance as a supplement.
- Detailed route notes and maps
- Tourist information on all places of interest
- Tourist city tax
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Bike rental (hybrid or e-bike)
- Guide services
- Flights to and from Amsterdam
- Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
- Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
- Bike rental:
- Hybrid bike: $75 USD
- E-Bike: $175 USD
- Additional nights before or after the tour
- Airport transfers
- Single occupancy upgrades
- Optional activities or excursions
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