From a two-day itinerary to a grand tour, Holland is miles ahead when it comes to biking and cycling holidays.
The scale of the Netherlands is well suited for a cycling holiday. Landelijke fietsroutes – long distance (LF) routes – with good terrain mean it’s easy to cover plenty of ground and tick off your must-see destinations
There are hundreds of cycling routes to explore and you can hire a bike at many railway stations if you would rather leave your bike behind. The rental company or tourist information office will also be able to suggest some good local paths.
Historic city route
If you have five days to spare and are feeling adventurous, tour the historic cities of Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Dordrecht and Utrecht. Start and finish in the capital Amsterdam and average around 30–40 kilometres a day to cover, you’ll pass lots of smaller towns and villages along the way.
Holland is great for shorter cycling and motorbike holidays too. If you want to get away from it all, head to the quieter province of Drenthe.
You might want to time your trip to catch:
•Fietsvierdaagse – four-day cycling events in spring and summer
•Internationale Jeugdtour Assen – Europe’s biggest youth cycle racing event
•Dutch TT motorcycle racing at Assen