Cycle & Stay: Pearls of Holland
7 days I Hotel to Hotel I Self-guided cycle tour
Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Delft, Gouda – what a wonderful string of Dutch pearls! These delightful gems are not just bursting with ‘oude’ Holland charm or simply brim-full of brilliant things to see and do, they’re also ranked as really cyclist-friendly cities by ‘in-the-know’ pedal-pushing locals. It’s an irresistible combination and a truly natural collection of cultured destinations for a bike holiday!
Enjoy a great mix of city centre and countryside cycling, clocking up must-see museums, monuments and galleries and discovering picture-perfect polders, lakes and rivers as you pedal from highlight to hot-spot. Of course, you’re sure to see plenty of canals, dykes and windmills along the way - and tulip or two (billion), if choose to travel in spring. From bright bulb fields and Leiden’s botanic gardens to Delft’s blue and white ceramics; from the harbour-lights of Amsterdam and historic Haarlem to Gouda’s delicious yellow cheeses, you can really look forward to experiencing all the local colours and full flavour of Holland on this ultimate cultural tour on two wheels.
Nice & Easy - Gentle touring by bike along flat cycle tracks and minor roads. Some small and short ascents only in areas where there are drainage dykes and bridges. Cycle map includes route options, so you have the flexibility to shorten or extend your bike tour as you wish.
* Amsterdam – the cosmopolitan capital, with a canal area that’s brimful of culture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site * Haarlem – historic centre and shoppers’ heaven * Leiden – historic university city with famed botanical gardens; birthplace of Rembrandt * Delft - famous for potteries producing blue and white tiles and chinaware * Gouda – historic market place and town hall, but simply a must for cheese-lovers.