A Cycling Journey: Leisurely Biking in the Netherlands
Experience the Netherlands the way the locals do — by bicycle! Enjoy leisurely rides as you discover the provinces of North Holland, Friesland and Gelderland with a local expert.
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Program No. 22322RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Explore the Dutch provinces of North Holland, Friesland and Gelderland in immersive detail, making use of the preferred local mode of transport: the bicycle. Biking is a way of life in the Netherlands, where bike-friendly traffic laws and robust networks of car-free paths make for stress-free rides any two-wheeler can enjoy. Set out on leisurely rides in the northern Netherlands to explore windmill-studded meadows, medieval villages, a Baroque palace and other fascinating historical locales, and enjoy in-depth field trips and discussions led by local historians, farmers and experts on Dutch natural history.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Novice to intermediate cyclists. Cycling up to 15-25 miles (3 hours) daily on primarily flat terrain with frequent stops. Walking one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours and climbing stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In Friesland province, learn why Dutch are known for dairy at an organic cheese farm and hear the local Frisian language that's spoken exclusively in this region.
  • Cycle to the country's oldest auction house and the world's oldest functioning planetarium. Learn about the tragic World War II history of the Hidden
  • Village located deep in the forest and known only to locals.
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