NORTH HOLLAND - PENINSULA - INDIVIDUELL - 5T/4N
Cycling Holidays through Polders and Dunes
Type of JourneySelf-Guided
Characteristics of this journey/holiday
Day by day
Day 1. Arrival in Alkmaar
Arrival in Alkmaar.
Day 2. Alkmaar – Amsterdam 60 km
This stretch of the tour is also very diverse. Zaanse Schans is a recreated (inhabited!) neighbourhood in the style typical of this area on the River Zaan in the 17th-18th Centuries: beautiful dark green wooden buildings, bridges and windmills. There are lots of things to see, including clog, cheese and tin making demonstrations. From here, make your way to Amsterdam. Amsterdam will welcome you with romantic canals, bridges and… more than 800,000 bicycles! Amsterdam is for exploring. There is so much to see and do. Whether you like, art, culture, an evening out or just looking around the canal area, you’ll have a great time. A canal boat trip is a great way to get a better look at the canal houses.
Day 3. Amsterdam – Volendam 33 km
Today you will cycle past and through villages such as Durgerdam and Volendam along Lake Markermeer. The beautiful stone houses in the distinctive heart of catholic fishing village Volendam seem to have been drawn up without an organised street plan. “De Dijk, overlooking the harbour, attracts many tourists who browse the souvenir shops and have a break at a pavement cafe or restaurant.
Day 4. Volendam – Alkmaar 60 km
On this coast to coast bike trip you will cycle right through the province of North Holland from east to west. You will enjoy different landscapes, from the coast of Lake Markermeer, through polders such as Schermer and Beemster (a World Heritage Site!) which were drained many centuries ago, do the flowers (April/May) behind Heiloo/Alkmaar. Cycle atop the old “sea dike of former Zuiderzee. Edam is a pretty, historical village. In its heyday, in the 17th Century Golden Age, it was a town of shipbuilders and traders. The well-preserved buildings youll see in the centre date back to this period. Go for a stroll and enjoy the bridges, squares, gables, canals and other monuments. In summer you‘ll love the weekly traditional cheese market on Wednesdays.
Day 5. Return Home
After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.
Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
Detailed route notes and maps
Emergency phone support 24/24
Half board - 3-courses evening meal without wines
Bike hire with full equipment
GPS navigation system
Bike breakdown insurance (22 €/person)
01.04 to 26.09.2019