Cycling in the Netherlands

Tour highlights

  • Peaceful riverside campsite
  • Guided cycling excursions through the beautiful Ommen countryside
  • Coach excursion to Giethoorn, known as the Venice of the North
  • Visit a local vineyard
  • Interesting sculpture gardens
  • Dedicated network of clearly marked, easy to follow cycle routes for you to enjoy

Day 1 – 4: Resort de Arendshorst

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Day 1 – Arrive at Resort de Arendshorst (H02)

Enjoy an afternoon at your leisure before meeting your fellow members and tour hosts for a welcome meeting and drink.

Day 2 – Explore the surroundings of Resort de Arendshorst

This picturesque cycling excursion will take you along and over the River Vecht, where you will be able to enjoy the spectacular countryside as you pass by windmills, castles and stork nests! In the afternoon visit a local strawberry farm for lunch and a guided tour.

Distance approximately 19 mls / 31 km.

Day 3 – Trip to Staphorst and Giethoorn

This full day coach excursion will take you to Staphorst, one of the most religious towns in the Netherlands, famous for people wearing traditional dress. Afterwards you will visit Giethoorn, a charming, little village with no roads. Enjoy a guided boat trip and time to look around at your leisure.

Day 4 – Free time at your leisure

Day 5 – 10: Cycle Vineyard de Tappenberg, Dalfsen and Witharen

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Day 5 – Visit Vineyard De Tappenberg

Enjoy this cycling excursion to a vineyard, where you will have a tour of the vineyard, a wonderful lunch and the opportunity to sample the wine that is produced here.

Distance approximately 22 mls / 35 km.

Day 6 – Cycling excursion to Dalfsen

Dalfsen is a small, picturesque town with several little shops, a gentle 40-minute cycle from the campsite. Visit a functioning windmill and enjoy the opportunity to purchase some local produce.

Distance approximately 22 mls / 35 km.

Day 7 – Free time at your leisure

Day 8 – Cycling trip to the sculpture gardens at Witharen

It’s back on your bike today with an excursion to visit the pretty gardens of Witharen. Set on a farmyard, these gardens are home to sculpture artists and, during the summer, the artists exhibit their artwork in the gardens. Explore the gardens at your leisure before enjoying a delicious lunch.

Distance approximately 17 mls / 27 km.

Day 9 – Free time at your leisure

Enjoy your final day at your leisure, and in the evening join the group at the campsite restaurant for a farewell meal.

Day 10 – Depart the campsite by 11am

Set yourself up for your journey home with a farewell coffee and a slice of famous Dutch apple cake on the terrace before you depart the campsite.

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