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Holland + Belgium Bike Tour

UNESCO Highlights, Dutch Delicacies, and the Unsung Side of the Netherlands

6 days / 5 nights Level: 1Price From: $4,795Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Bike to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage village and an excellent example of Holland’s windmills, dikes, and polders
  • Taste local delicacies during a visit with a Gouda cheese farmer and at a 17th-century family-run mill where you’ll bake a typical Dutch dessert
  • Visit Biesbosch National Park, a rare reserve of tidal wetland accessible only by bike and boat
  • Ride to the southernmost point of the Netherlands and bike across the border into Belgium
  • Visit the unusual Jezuïetenberg caves, followed by a Michelin-starred dinner—all on the grounds of Château Neercanne

Eat

Gouda and Edam cheeses, Dutch pancakes, sweets like apple cake and stroopwafel, smoked sausages, and bitterballen

Drink

World-renowned lagers and traditional Trappist ales

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    A Classic First Day in the Netherlands

    Your guides will meet you at the Gouda train station, and we’ll kick off our week with a light lunch at the home of our local friends Artuur and Marjan. Since Artuur is a chef, he’s sure to share his passion for anything fresh and seasonal. After lunch, set out for our first ride along serene and scenic bike paths. Windmills line the way as we pedal into the green heart of the Netherlands—including Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage windmill village. Then we’ll catch a ferry to our first hotel, the character-rich Villa Augustus with its vegetable garden and even a few floating rooms on the Wantij river. Tonight—weather permitting—we’ll enjoy an apéritif on a canal boat as we sail through the heart of historic Dordrecht. Dinner is in the hotel’s Limonaia, where we’ll dine on produce just picked from the vegetable garden that surrounds us.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Gouda, Dordrecht
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 67 meters
    AccommodationsVilla Augustus 

  • Day 2

    Biesbosch National Park and a Taste of Gouda Cheese

    Something truly special is on the day’s agenda: we’ll spend this morning in Biesbosch National Park, accessible only by boat or bike. As we cycle through one of the last extensive areas of freshwater tidal wetlands in Northwestern Europe, we’ll encounter plenty of birdlife (and maybe a beaver or a few shy deer). Head south on the bike-only ferry back to the mainland—it’s time to taste some Gouda cheese with our favorite local farmer. Afterwards, sink your toes in the sand and sip a crisp, cool glass of white wine at our lakeside lunch. We’ll transfer to the south of Holland and our home for the next two nights, the Château St. Gerlach. Dinner is served on their terrace, surrounded by the property’s Baroque gardens.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Biesbosch National Park, Oosterhout
    Accomplished: 22 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 123 meters
    AccommodationsChâteau St. Gerlach 

  • Day 3

    A Miller’s Life for Me

    Welcome to the southernmost tip of the country! Well-known to cyclists who seek out the undulating “small” hills here, this area is otherwise a hidden gem of the Netherlands. Begin riding on bike paths that zig-zag through farm fields and scenic Dutch villages, then arrive at a mill owned by the Roux family since the 1700s. Try your hand at grinding flour and preparing vlaai, a typical tart from this part of the Netherlands and the perfect dessert to cap off our picnic lunch. Ride a few extra miles or choose to catch a lift in the van back to our hotel. Tonight, dine as you please—perhaps at one of Château St. Gerlach’s eateries, or in the town of Valkenburg where restaurants line the cheerful streets.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Ubachsberg, Valkenburg, Mingersberg
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 285 meters
    Longer Option: 25 miles / 41 km, elevation gain: 385 meters
    AccommodationsChâteau St. Gerlach 

  • Day 4

    The Best Views of the Week

    Today promises to be one of the week’s most scenic rides. After a decadent breakfast, we’ll pedal up a very gradual climb on bike lanes lined with orchards and cow fields. Pause for coffee and a slice of apple pie at an outdoor cafe in Gulpen, a darling little town whose medieval church tower rises above red-tiled roofs. Lunch is served on the terrace of a beloved local restaurant overlooking the valley—one of the most picturesque moments of our trip. Hop in the van after lunch or opt for an extra ride to Maastricht, a classic European city founded on the Roman road Via Belgica. It’s a storied place that was the seat of Charlemagne’s Empire, and later saw the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht which helped to unify Europe. Even our hotel in Maastricht is part of the history—a 15th-century church that’s been lovingly transformed into a five-star property. Tonight, your guides are taking you to one of their favorite locals-only restaurants for a laid-back dinner al fresco.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Maastricht, Gulpen
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 320 meters
    Longer Option: 33 miles / 54 km, elevation gain: 477 meters
    AccommodationsKruisherenhotel Maastricht 

  • Day 5

    Biking into Belgium

    It’s not long before our short morning ride crosses the border in Belgium, known for its culinary reputation in beer and chocolate confections. We’ll pedal some rolling hills on dedicated bike routes, arriving back at the Maas River in time for lunch. Keep an eye out for a monument to the American soldiers who liberated Maastricht in September 1944 before being called to the Battle of the Bulge. Enjoy some downtime at the hotel followed by a pre-dinner visit to Jezuïetenberg, a limestone cave constructed by the Jesuits and filled with fascinating carvings and paintings. Tonight’s farewell dinner is served at Château Neercanne, a celebrated restaurant that earned its first Michelin star in 1957—a glass of champagne overlooking the gardens is just the beginning of this memorable evening!

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Heukelom, Eijsden
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 285 meters
    AccommodationsKruisherenhotel Maastricht 

  • Day 6

    Dag to our Dutch Adventure!

    After this morning’s leisurely breakfast, we’ll bid Holland dag and say goodbye to this beautiful country. Your guides will transfer you to the Maastricht train station and see you off to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Amsterdam Pick-Up Location: Gouda train station Pick-Up Time: 10:40 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Amsterdam Drop-Off Location: Maastricht train station Drop-Off Time: 10:30 am
Travelers Take Note

To show you all our favorite parts of Holland, this tour includes a two-hour transfer on Day 2. We like to think of it as an opportunity to see more of the country en route to your next ride.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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