North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour

North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour

North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour

Prices

From $450USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Discover Amsterdam and the villages of North Holland on this self-guided cycling tour

Pedal your way through quintessential Holland, among the polders, meadows, dunes, and dikes.

Get a dose of small-town Dutch culture with visits to tiny historic Zuiderzee villages.

Feel the cool sea breeze as you pedal North Holland’s breathtaking North Sea Coast.

Spend a day soaking up the buzzing vibes of Amsterdam as you explore the Netherlands’ capital by bike and on foot.

Discover the beauty of the North Holland province on the 5-day self-guided North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour.

Cycle from coast to coast on this mesmerizing cycling holiday that takes you across the spellbinding landscapes of North Holland. The tour begins in Alkmaar, a city famous for its cheese that boasts a stunning historic center and charming shopping districts. The route then heads south on a gorgeous inland stretch to historical Zandaam, where you’ll see the famous Zaanse Schans neighbourhood before continuing to Amsterdam. The world is your oyster in Amsterdam—spend an evening and morning soaking up the vibes of the progressive capital where art and history abound. You’ll then cruise the west coast, enjoying a scenic coastal ride to Volendam. A final stretch takes you inland, back to Alkmaar, where the loop concludes.

This spectacular tour introduces cyclists to Holland at its finest, with scenes of the quintessential polders, meadows, dunes, and dikes accompanying you on each ride. Hop off your bike in charming Zuiderzee villages for a taste of small-town Dutch culture, and savour local specialty products like the artisan cheese of Alkmaar.

With so much to see and do in North Holland, the only thing left to decide is when you’ll go! Book this magical cycling tour on the North Holland Peninsula today!

North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Your North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour begins in Holland’s “city of cheese,” Alkmaar! Check into your accommodations and explore the unique town that offers much more than just delectable cheese. Stroll the Alkmaar’s old town center with its marvellous architecture and several historical monuments. Alkmaar is also home to superb shopping districts with streets lined with cozy cafes and unique shops. If museums are your thing, check out Alkmaar’s Beer Museum or Cheese Museum.

Whatever you get up to in Alkmaar today, follow it up with a good night’s rest to prepare for your first day of cycling tomorrow.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Alkmaar
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Cycle to Amsterdam via Zaandam

Enjoy breakfast, then hop in the saddle for a mesmerizing ride along the east coast to Amsterdam.

Your first destination is Zaandam, where you’ll check out the famous Zaanse Schans neighbourhood, with magnificent 17th- and 18th-century wooden homes painted in dark green and several charming bridges and windmills.

Back on your bike, you’ll ride to Amsterdam to your hotel. Once settled, begin your exploration of the vibrant city with a visit to the famous former home of Anne Frank, where she wrote her worldwide published diary. Or enjoy a joy ride through the bike-friendly streets, cruising alongside the city’s network of canals. The progressive capital boasts no shortage of things to see and do—the only trouble is choosing what to do first.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Amsterdam
Distance
60km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cycle Idyllic Villages to Volendam

Following a delightful night in the capital, you’ll depart this morning to Volendam. A scenic route unfolds along Lake Markermeer, guiding you through idyllic Dutch villages like Durgerdam.

Once in Volendam, you’ll find a charming small fishing village with deep catholic roots and quaint streets lined with lovely stone houses. Enjoy the rest of the day here perusing the streets, and be sure to take a trip down to the historic harbour.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Volendam
Distance
33km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle the Coast to Alkmaar

Another day of cycling on the gorgeous east coast is on the horizon today. Seize your final ride to return to Alkmaar.

With the cool sea breeze at your back, you’ll head north along the coast before cutting inland to return to Alkmaar. Enjoy your final evening in Alkmaar, reminiscing on the memories made over a farewell dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Alkmaar
Distance
60km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Depart

This morning, your cycling tour of North Holland comes to an end. Check out and head to the airport to depart.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour Prices and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour in North Holland is run as a custom tour, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

Note there is a surcharge of €25EUR to stay in Amsterdam on Saturdays (departures on Friday). Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double/triple/quadruple room: €450EUR
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Accommodation on the North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3-star and 4-star hotels that offer modern amenities to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Accommodations are well-located and offer private rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please enquire about the pricing). Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Golden Tulip Hotel in Alkmaar

The Golden Tulip is a beautiful hotel that boasts stylish décor and several modern amenities such as a hot tub and a bar and lounge.

Westcord Art Hotel in Amsterdam

Located in the Westerpark district, the Westcord Art Hotel is the perfect base for exploring Amsterdam, only a 10-minute ride from the city center. Theatre Amsterdam is located within walking distance, making it the optimal place to catch a show.

Hotel Old Dutch in Volendam

A charming hotel located nearby several restaurants, bars and cafes, bringing the best of Volendam to your doorstep.

Golden Tulip Hotel in Alkmaar

The Golden Tulip is a beautiful hotel that boasts stylish décor and several modern amenities such as a hot tub and a bar and lounge.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour?

Meals

4 breakfasts are included. 4 dinners can be added for a supplement of 130 EUR.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 4 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Alkmaar 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. Your bike rental and 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
  • GPS tracks (on request)
  • Tourist city tax
  • Phone hotline 7 days/week

Not included

  • Bike rental and GPS
  • Guide services
  • Flights to and from Amsterdam
  • Ferry tickets
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Child bike: €50EUR
    • Hybrid bike: €50EUR
    • Premium hybrid bike: €95EUR
    • E-Bike: €125EUR
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Upgrade to half board: €150EUR per person
  • Additional services and biking equipment rental:
    • Child seat: €25EUR
    • Bike theft insurance: €25EUR
    • E-bike/premium bike theft insurance: €25EUR
    • Child trailer: €75EUR
    • Helmet: €25EUR
  • Airport transfers
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour

How hard is the North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable cycling for distances up to 60 kilometres a day on mostly flat terrain.

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 North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour?

4 breakfasts are included. 4 dinners can be added for a supplement of 130 EUR.

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 Alkmaar to start this tour?

Fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). You can reach Alkmaar by train, which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer.

Where does the North Holland Peninsula Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Alkmaar. You can return to Amsterdam by train, which takes approximately 1 hour 15 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 21-gear hybrid bikes, 27-gear premium touring bikes, race bikes, tandem bikes or e-Bikes.

  • Child bike: 40 EUR
  • Hybrid bike: 48 EUR
  • Premium bike: 80 EUR
  • E-Bike: 100 EUR
  • Child seat: 20 EUR
  • Bike theft insurance: 12 EUR
  • E-bike/premium bike theft insurance: 24 EUR
  • Child trailer: 70 EUR
  • Helmet: 10 EUR

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.

Operating since 2017, Dutch Biketours knows how to immerse travellers in Dutch life–best done on a bike, of course! Their experienced staff can lead your trip planning, or they can take your ideas and tailor a custom itinerary that reveals the charm of the Netherlands.

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Prices

From $450USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable cycling for distances up to 60 kilometres a day on mostly flat terrain.

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