Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour

Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour

Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour

Prices

From $575USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Spend 6 days cycling through historic Dutch towns and lively cities on this self-guided tour

Be inspired in the fashion city of Arnhem, enjoying boutique shopping and exquisite food and wine.

Enjoy the spellbinding scenery of the Biesbosch National Park and the famous windmills of Kinderdijk.

Cruise through Holland’s famous fruit-producing region in Betuwe, admiring the vibrant, colourful orchards.

Visit the trendy port city of Rotterdam, featuring impressive modern architecture and canal-side shops.

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.

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
Distance
None
Meals
None

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
Distance
60km
Meals
Breakfast

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
Distance
40km
Meals
Breakfast

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
Distance
64km
Meals
Breakfast

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
Distance
35km
Meals
Breakfast

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
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

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.
This tour is available every Saturday from May 6st to September 25th, allowing you the option to travel during the spring, summer, or early fall. The departures on different weekdays are available for a surcharge of $50USD per person.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $850USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $575USD
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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 $250USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

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.

Also Included

  • Detailed route notes and maps
  • Tourist information on all places of interest
  • Tourist city tax
  • 24/7 emergency phone support

Not included

  • 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

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: $75USD
    • E-Bike: $150USD
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour

How hard is the Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour a 2/5. You should be comfortable riding up to 60 kilometres in a day. The terrain is completely flat, making for a nice, easy ride.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills, and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Do I need a visa to travel to the Netherlands?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour?

5 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Arnhem to start this tour?

Fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). You can reach Arnhem by train, which takes approximately one hour. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer.

Where does the Holland’s Rhine Route Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Rotterdam. You can reach the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) by train, which takes approximately 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer to the airport as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Bikes available are hybrid bikes and e-bikes.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the Netherlands?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the Netherlands?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour a 2/5. You should be comfortable riding up to 60 kilometres in a day. The terrain is completely flat, making for a nice, easy ride.


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