Cycling Among Flowers 4 Days

From € 430

Bike & Barge Tour of the Netherlands: Cycling Among the Flowers of Holland 4 days

Windmills and wooden houses, green fields and bright fields full with flowers in full bloom! Visit Holland's ancient cities and experience some of the finest art in the world. The Netherlands is an easy country to cycle through and it's full of fascinating history and charming traditions.

Cycling Among Flowers bike & boat - 4 Days

Alphen aan de Rijn

 

Have you ever considered taking bike tour in the Netherlands? Cycle along beautifully picturesque roads, surrounded by the most colourful tulip fields in Holland, all in full bloom! And, if cycling through the European countryside is your cup of tea, you may also like to check out our Montargis to Paris cycling tour and our Tuscan coast bike tour.

Holland is a landscape of multicolor plains and we've been offering bike tours in Holland for long enough to know all of the best places to visit. We will roll past seas of tulips, irises, and hyacinths, exploring some truly beautiful locations. And the beauty of the flowers will sit alongside the tranquil canals and the barges where we spend the night. This is a bike and boat tour, and the canals form an integral part of the experience. 

On this Dutch bike tour, we will also visit the Keukenhof, the largest spring flower park in the world and we will learn all the secrets that lie within a bulb by visiting the largest flower auction in the world.

Cycle between bridges, canals, amazing hidden corners of Holland, and take tours of world-famous museums.  Discover how the Dutch have gained land from the sea and fall in love with Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Leiden, three outstanding cities bursting with history and art galleries. This Netherlands cycling tour is perfect for cyclists who appreciate natural beauty, but it's also perfect for art lovers keen to explore the Netherlands in a completely fresh way! If you would like a slightly longer tour, check out our 5-day cycling tour in the Netherlands and please get in touch if you have any questions.  

 

Description of our 4-day Bike and Boat Tour of Holland

On this beautiful bike tour in the Netherlands, you'll find everything you've ever dreamed of and more: windmills and wooden houses, green fields and bright stretches of flowers fields, ancient cities, and incredible art galleries. The land is flat and easy to cycle, making our 4-day bike and boat tour the perfect way to explore the Netherlands.

 

Price per person Ali-B2

Double cabin: € 430
Single cabin supplement: € 280
Bike rental: € 40

Accomodation on the Barge Ali-B2

Gerrit and Christiane welcome you aboard the Ali-B2! Gerrit is a born sailor and has been a skipper for several passenger ships for more than 30 years. And so, with his many years of experience in charter shipping, Gerrit guarantees a pleasant and safe trip on board. Since 1985, Gerrit has organized boat holidays in the Netherlands, first with the Ali-B and from 1992 with the current ship, the “Ali-B2”. Due to his love for cycling, he developed one of the first combined bike and boat trips, realising that it's probably the best way to explore and experience the Netherlands. Because on the Ali-B2 barge, you will experience a true combination of boating and cycling. Christiane, partner and co-owner, is responsible for all arrangements in the background: the menu planning and purchasing, and she also regularly cooks for the guests.

 

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Showers and toilets
  • Length: 31,5m
  • Width: 5,10m
  • Cabines: 6 double
  • Fully equipped
  • Couch
  • CD player
  • Crew speaks Dutch, English
  • Fridge
  • Central Heating
  • 230 V electric supply
  • Radio
  • Safety Equipment
  • Warm water
Highlights
  • The Keukenhof
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Leiden city center
  • Haarlem city center
  • Amsterdam city center
Included
  • 3 nights with full board (extra drinks not included)
  • bed sheets
  • lunch pack
  • snack at the end of the daily tour
  • tea and coffee free on board
  • one bilingual English-Italian speaking tour leader on bike
  • entrance to the Keukenhof
  • tourist information
  • ferry fares along the trail
  • guided tours in every city and places of interest
Excluded
  • travel to/from Amsterdam 
  • bike rental 
  • drinks
  • entrance fees to museums
  • taxes and fees
  • anything not specified in the entry “The price per person includes”
Warnings

Very easy, 75 km (46 ml)

Itinerary

Day 1:  Alphen aan den Rijn – Leiden  15 km | 9 ml

Meeting point at 1pm, in Alphen aan den Rijn, at the dock of the Ali-B2.
Welcoming lunch and presentation of the tour. Departure by bike, cycling to Leiden, followed by a tour of the city. Dinner on board the boat.

Day 2:  Leiden – Haarlem 40 km | 24.8 ml
Cycle from Leiden to Lisse, with endless expanses of colorful flowers for almost the entire journey. Visit the Keukenhof, which is also known as the "Garden of Europe" and is one of the world's largest flower gardens. We will have lunch in a cafe before continuing by bike to Haarlem. Dinner on board with a night visit to the city.

Day 3: Haarlem – Amsterdam 20 km | ml
We travel by bike to Zaanse Schans, along the river Spaarne. On this journey, we visit the old windmill village, learning about the local history. In the afternoon, we travel by barge to Amsterdam. We eat dinner on board then visit Amsterdam in the evening.

Day 4:  Amsterdam 
After breakfast, the tour is officially over.

Map

From € 430

Duration: 4 days

Start Point: Alphen aan de Rijn

End Point: Amsterdam

Very easy, 75 km (46 ml) 1 Night Leiden, 1 Night Haarlem, 1 Night Amsterdam

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