A Spring cycling break in Holland, designed specifically to showcase the extensive tulip fields to the west of Amsterdam. You’ll spend your first night in the city before embarking on a 3 day lazy loop ride through the tulip fields. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the stunning Keukenhof Flower Gardens.
If you’ve ever wanted to witness the amazing carpets of colour created by millions of tulips grown for the world-wide flower trade then this is the tour for you. here is new text.
Cycling through the polder landscape
Each spring, usually between the beginning of April and mid May, the extensive bulb fields between Haarlem and Leiden to the west of Amsterdam burst into life. Being a natural phenomenon, it’s hard to say exactly when they will be at their absolute best but travel during this period and the chances are good that you’ll be rewarded.
You’ll spend your first night in Amsterdam where you can enjoy the many sights and attractions this unique and friendly city has to offer. Take a canal tour and learn about the tall narrow merchants’ houses that typify the historic old town. Take in some old masters works at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gough Museum. Of course there is also the moving Anne Frank Museum and the pleasure of simply wondering the network of charming canal-lined streets.
The next day you set off on the bikes following a network of well-maintained cycle paths out into the countryside. Before long you’ll see your first tulip fields and from there on you are surrounded by seas of colour. You’ll spend a night in the delightful old town of Haarlem before heading south, through more tulip fields, to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens. Allow plenty of time for your visit as there are 32 hectares of carefully manicured gardens supporting seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. You spend the night in the bustling university town of Leiden before wending your way back to Amsterdam along the Amstel River for your final night in the old city.
The cycling is flat and on well-marked cycle paths. As such, this holiday is graded easy and can be enjoyed by anyone with a basic level of fitness. E-bikes are also available for anyone who feels they might need a little assistance.