Holland offers 33,000 kms of well maintained and clearly signposted cycle paths making it an ideal choice for a leisure cycling holiday. The lack of hills is of course another big plus for many leisure cyclists, as is the country's iconic "polder" scenery of dykes, waterways and windmills. Many visit in the springtime to witness the kaleidoscopic tulip fields around Amsterdam.
The Dutch themselves are very keen cyclists and just about everyone in Holland seems to own a bicycle. Cycling is ingrained in the Dutch culture and the well-maintained cycle paths are always busy with local commuters, shoppers, school children and even trades-people happily pedalling along.
With very few exceptions, you can be sure that a cycle ride through the Dutch countryside will be on level terrain. The world's best network of cycle paths will take you almost anywhere in Holland and there are a myriad of wonderful itineraries leading you through the unique polder landscape of green fields, dykes, canals and windmills to historic Dutch cities such as Edam, Delft, Gouda and of course Amsterdam.
In the springtime, the Tulip Fields to the west of Amsterdam erupt into an explosion of colour and one of the best ways to witness this spectacular Dutch phenomenon is from the saddle of a bicycle. We offer a range of Tulip cycle breaks where the main focus is the bulb fields.
The extensive network of canals and waterways in the Netherlands gave birth to a new genre of cycling holiday, the bike and boat holiday. On these tours you’ll join a barge or river cruiser in Amsterdam and embark on a 7-night cruise along the Dutch waterways. Each day you’ll alight somewhere new to pedal through iconic polder scenery to gorgeous old towns and villages.