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Holland's Green Heart cycling
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
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price in double room from: € 460
Holland's Green Heart cycling

Holland's Green Heart cycling

The rural area between the Duch main cities

  • The Green Heart is surrounded by the 4 biggest cities
  • Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht
  • Low-lying peat meadows, vast polders,lakes, streams and rivers
  • Pretty villages with monumental farmhouses
  • Including Amsterdam and cheesetown Gouda
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ROUTE

Start: Utrecht                  Finish: Utrecht

Day 1: Arrival in Utrecht
Day 2: Utrecht - Amsterdam (63 km / 39 mi)
Day 3: Amsterdam - Gouda (80 km / 50 mi)
Day 4: Gouda - Utrecht (67 km / 41,5 mi)
Day 5: Return Home

Day 1:    Arrival in Utrecht

Arrival in Utrecht

Day 2:    Utrecht - Amsterdam (63 km / 39 mi)

You will cycle to Amsterdam on the banks of the lovely little River Vecht. Characteristic for this area are the many stately homes and garden pavilions built by rich Amsterdam merchants in the 17th and 18th Centuries. At the end of the day, Amsterdam welcomes you with its 165 romantic inner-city canals, 1281 bridges and more than 600,000 bikes. Amsterdam is a city for exploring. There is so much to see and do, whether you like art, culture, an evening out or just looking around and taking in the spirit of the city. A canal boat tour gives you a better look at the lovely canal houses.

Day 3:    Amsterdam - Gouda (80 km / 50 mi)

Today is the day you cross the rural Green Heart. On the way, you will come across characteristic old Dutch towns and villages. As you wander around Gouda at the end of the day, don’t miss the Gothic town hall (1450); the Weighing House(1667); the romantic inner city canals and the stained glass windows in St. John’s Church. If possible, plan your trip so that you can witness the traditional Thursday morning cheese market at the start of Day 4. Gouda is also famous for making candles and syrup waffles (try one hot!). 

Would the 80 km / 50 mi be to long for you then you can split this day by booking an extra overnight in Woerden. (30 km / 18,5 mi and 49 km / 30,5 mi)

Day 4:    Gouda - Utrecht (67 km / 41,5 mi)

The landscape of rivers, polders, lakes, woods, parks and marshy fens makes for a wonderful bike trip. You will see stately homes and castles along the way. The lively centre of the big city of Utrecht will draw you to its peaceful inner city canals and characteristic wharves, unique to Utrecht. Explore the pretty Museum Quarter, or go (window) shopping on some of the quieter shopping streets.

Day 5:     Return Home

After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.

PRICES
Starting dates:

Daily from April 1 till September 26.

Please note: a minimum stay of 2 nights in a row is required in the hotel in Amsterdam on the following dates:
April 8, 9, and 10, 2023
Apr 22, 2023
May 18, 2023
May 28 and 29, 2023

Price pp
Single room, breakfast   580.00
Double room, breakfast   460.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Extra night in Amsterdam (breakfast only) 75.00
Surcharges per person
Stay in Amsterdam on saturday   22.00
Stay in Amsterdam from:
08 Apr 2023 - 10 Apr 2023
22 Apr 2023 - 22 Apr 2023
18 May 2023 - 18 May 2023
28 May 2023 - 29 May 2023
  40.00
Rental bike
Child bike   40.00
Hybrid   48.00
Ebike   100.00
Extra services
Child seat € 5.00 x 4 20.00
Bike theft insurance € 3.00 x 4 12.00
E-bike theft insurance € 6.00 x 4 24.00
Extra luggage € 5.00 x 4 20.00
Add on bike € 6.00 x 4 24.00
Child trailer € 17.50 x 4 70.00
Bike helmet per piece 10.00
GPS per piece 20.00
STANDARD HOTELS
Utrecht - Hotel Mitland**** (Utrecht)
Hotel Mitland**** (Utrecht)

Situated on the outskirts of Utrecht at a five minutes' drive from the city centre and the Utrecht Industries Fair buildings. Mitland Hotel Utrecht has 146 luxuriously furnished hotel rooms and is situated in a splendid park and offers a wonderful view of the old 'De Bilt fortress'.

www.mitland.nl

Westcord Art Hotel*** & *** (Amsterdam)
Westcord Art Hotel*** & *** (Amsterdam)

Art Hotel Amsterdam (3-stars) in district 'Westerpark', is only a 10 minute public transport ride from the center of Amsterdam. The hotel is on the border of Spaarndammerbuurt. The area is rich in Amsterdam School Architecture, making it a wonderful walking route with much to discover. Theater Amsterdam is located within walking distance of the hotel. Ideal for a night out!

www.westcordhotels.com

Best Western Hotel Gouda**** (Gouda)
Best Western Hotel Gouda**** (Gouda)

This new hotel with 101 rooms and 7 meeting rooms is adjacent to the former Gas and Light Factory. The special interior design of the hotel reminds of the rich history of Gouda.

www.bestwesterngouda.nl

PRACTICAL INFO

Starting dates: Daily from April 1 till September 26.  

In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays a surcharge applies of € 17,50 per person in a double room

The closest airport you can fly into is Amsterdam Schipol (AMS).

From Schiphol airport there is a direct connection to Utrecht by train

Parking possibilities at the hotel

BICYCLE RENTAL

If you don’t bring your own, you can rent a bicycle from us. Our 24 gear touring bikes will be delivered to you at the start of your holiday and you must return them before you go home. All bikes are equipped with a chain lock and a repair kit. Hybrid and e-bikes also include a saddlebag.

                    

      Chain lock                Saddlebag               Repair kit 

Hybrid bike

Our hybrid bikes have 21-gears with hand brakes. We will assign the bikes according to gender, as we have both men- and women style bikes.

     

                                   

Child bike

For children who are at least 125 cm, we can also arrange bikes (these are 24”or 26” for children that are bigger than 140 cm)

 

 

Fun-Trailer                                   Child trailer                         Child seat   

      

                      

 

Tandem 

Tandem bikes are suitable for two adults only. The tandem bikes have a frame size of 48 cm. We mostly use the Victoria Spezial 8.7. This tandem bike comes with 24-derailleur gears or nuvinci gears. The height of the handle bars on a tandem bike cannot be adjusted.

 

                     

E-bikes

E-bikes are always on request, as we have a limited amount of e-bikes available. Our e-bikes are unisex, have handbrakes and have ten gears. Our smallest e-bike has a frame size of 49 cm and is suitable for persons that are 155 cm (5ft1) or taller. 

GPS tracks are available on request.

INCLUDED

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transport to your next hotel
  • Tourist taxes
  • Maps, tourist information and route descriptions in English
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Transport to/from Utrecht
  • Ferry tickets are not included
  • GPS

Extras

  • Bike rental
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