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The Netherlands by bike, the Ijssel and Giethoorn - 7 days

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Cycling tour in Holland in 7 days and 6 nights in a hotel to discover Giethoorn in the Weerribben-Wieden National Park and along the Ijssel.

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Holland by bike, along the Ijssel and Giethoorn

 

 

 

Enjoy an exceptional cycling holiday in the Netherlands exploring the IJsselmeer lake from Huizen. Your journey takes you through the historic towns of Muiden, Amsterdam, Volendam, Hindeloopen, Kampen and Harderwijk and you will pass through numerous nature reserves.

 

Points of interest:

  • National parks
  • Natural reserves
  • Volendam, Enkhuizen, Stavoren, Lemmer, Giethoorn, Nunspeet, Amsterdam
  • Boat trip on the IJsselmeer Enkhuizen in Stavoren
  • Authentic fishing villages.

Day 1 : Arrival in Huizen


The first day of cycling will take you along the south bank of the IJsselmeer to then reach the small town of Muiden where you can see the medieval fortified castle of Muiderslot. Your first hotel will be located in the port area of ​​Huizen.

 

Day 2 : Volendam or Katwoude - 51 or 58 km


Today, enjoy a ferry crossing on the IJsselmeer. You will then reach the natural region of Waterland located north of the city of Amsterdam, the famous capital of the Netherlands! You will be able to admire the flora and fauna of this magnificent region: birds, meadows, ancient canals, rivers ... An ideal place to cycle with confidence! Continue your walk to the island village of Marken, known for its houses built entirely of wood. You will then reach the village of Volendam by boat or bicycle.


 
Day 3 : Enkhuizen - 53 or 57 km


You cross the old Zuiderzee dyke near the cheese town of Edam and the picturesque town of Hoorn. Hoorn is an emblematic city of the Netherlands. In addition to its many listed buildings and its protected urban landscape, you will also find in Hoorn great opportunities for walks and fine dining. Arrival in Enkhuizen, where you will spend the night. Enjoy a city tour and don't hesitate to visit the Zuiderzee Museum.

 

Day 4 : Boat crossing to Stavoren - Lemmer / Oudemirdum 40 or 45 km


You cross the IJsselmeer by ferry to the Frisian town of Stavoren.
This is the opportunity to make a wonderful excursion to the picturesque Hindeloopen village. Join the wooded and hilly Gaasterland countryside where you will cycle to the town of Workum known for its beautiful facades, monumental buildings and its water-rich environment. It is also very popular with water sports enthusiasts. Your hotel is either on the Brink or a little further in the port town of Lemmer.

 


Day 5 : Giethoorn - 58 or 43 km


You cycle along the Lemmer steam pump station to the Weerribben park. This national park is the largest swampy area in northwestern Europe. Your hotel will be in Giethoorn village, the "Venice of the North", where countless thatched-roofed farmhouses are built on peat islets.

 

Day 6 : Nunspeet - 61 km


Today, travel to the Hanseatic town of Kampen, located on the banks of the IJssel river. Via the pretty walled town of Elburg and passing small lakes, you will reach your goal arriving at the village of Nunspeet, close to the largest forest in the Netherlands: the Veluwe.

 

Day 7 : Huizen - 59 km - Departure


Last day by bike in the Netherlands, you cross the old port town of Harderwijk and the fishing village Spakenburg. On the wooded banks of ‘t Gooi, you then return to Huizen.
Additional night possible in Amsterdam.

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General informations :

  • 7 days and 6 nights
  • Standard version accommodation comfort level : 3 * (local standards)
  • Child rates : contact us

The dates :

 

Departures every day from 11/04 to 20/09/2021
Other dates on request with additional costs.


Included :

  • Self-guided online tour
  • Hybrid or electric bike rental: 8 speeds, handbrake, bicycle bag and anti-theft device.
  • 5 nights in B&B in hotel
  • Description of the route with maps.

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program
  • Tourist tax to be paid on site.

The options :

  • Supplement for solo traveler
  • Stavoren-Enkhuizen ferry. Cost of around € 17.50 per person, bike included. (June 5 to October 18, 2021)
  • Urk-Enkhuizen ferry. Kosten costs around € 18 per person.
  • Luggage transport
  • Half pension
  • Additional nights
  • Insurance

Levels :


1 2 3 4 5 6
 
Ground :


Flat terrain. Cycle tracks all along the circuit.
 
Weather :


Soft sun, a little wind, pleasant temperatures from April to September.
 
Technicality:


Cycling: 19 to 51 km per day or 1 to 4 hours of cycling.
Circuit with national signs of the Netherlands, map reading desired.
 
Bibliography:


- Cycling maps for the Netherlands
 
 
 Additional nights:


An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of the tour.
 
Meals:


- Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch: not included
- Dinner: optional.
 
The bike :


- Rental bike: VTC with 24 speeds or Tradition Bike with 8 speeds. If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you upon arrival. It is also included: bag, lock and card holder. At the end of the tour, you will need to leave this bike at the hotel and notify reception.
 
- Personal bike: We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off. At the end of your tour, you will need to pick up your bike.
 
Assistance:


- Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except for punctures for which we do not intervene).
 
Roadbook :


We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes, sent to your home before departure. We will also give you the vouchers for the hotel and the restaurant.
 
Transport :


- By train: SNCF station at Paris Nord on the TGV Thalys line. For more information on timetables, contact Thalys.
- By car: Giethoorn is 115 km from Amsterdam and Amsterdam is 500 km north of Paris.
- By plane: International airport in Amsterdam.
 
 
Your vehicle :


Free parking at the first hotel.
 
Cancellation insurance :


In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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