Individual arrival in Harderwijk. In the afternoon you get some travel information and your bike (if booked). Discover the medieval Hanseatic city. A walk through the city leads you almost always past the Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk). It is a basilica with a three-part elevation from the 14th and 15th century. You stay one night in Harderwijk.
Harderwijk – Amsterdam
Look forward to the Arkemheen-Eemland National Park and the wide, flat landscape with its extraordinary vegetation. Black-tailed godwits strut across the moor. You cycle alongside the banks of the Randmeren to Huizen, the twin village on the Eemmeer with costumes and fishing museum. Naarden is a beautiful city in the green Gooi region and one of the best-preserved fortress cities in Europe. It was one of the most important defenses of the New Dutch Waterline, which still amazes people today. On your way, you reach the medieval moated castle "Muidenschloss". Your tour leads you to Amsterdam. Enjoy the historic buildings, the magnificent museums and the cozy atmosphere. Take a tour on the canals, walk through the Vondelpark, visit the floating flower market and shop in the old city center. Amsterdam is really unique! Due to the short stage you have enough time to explore the beautiful city. You stay overnight in Amsterdam. (approx. 85 km)
Amsterdam – Enkhuizen
After a few kilometers you reach the typical old Dutch town of Monnickendam, a real water city. Enjoy a relaxing bike ride alongside the IJsselmeer to Volendam or Katwoude. Enjoy your breaks in traditional fishing villages, which have a past as thriving commercial cities. Volendam is famous for its costumes and is said to be home of a delicious smoked eel.
In Edam, you will soon discover that the town has more to give than the world-famous cheese. Hoorn is a small shopper's paradise with numerous terrace cafes and restaurants to enjoy and rest. The picturesque town of Enkhuizen attracts thousands of tourists every year. Some love it because of its many historic buildings and monuments, others because of its harbor and the optimal water sports facilities. Take a city walk to visit the Zuiderzeemuseum with its replicated old Zuiderzee town. You have an overnight stay in Enkhuizen. (approx. 85 km)
Enkhuizen – Giethoorn
On a ferry (not incl.) you cross the waves of the IJsselmeer before you disembark in Stavoren. Discover the nostalgic charm of the oldest of the eleven Frisian cities in the Netherlands. You cycle through the gently sloping and wooded Gaasterland with its cliffs to Lemmer. The cozy center with its many terraces right on the water, the cafes and the many attractions, such as the old lock represent the zest for life in the town. Afterwards you cycle alongside different lakes and canals to the national park "De Weerribben". Not only canoeists love this bog area, which is home of rare plants and animals - due to the variety of canals. One of the jewels of the place Blokzijl is the historic harbor area. It is not surprising that it is a protected heritage. Through the marshy area you cycle to Giethoorn. (approx. 75 km)
Giethoorn – Harderwijk
Not so long ago, no cars but ships and punter boats transported people and goods in Giethoorn. Take a round trip with a "Punter" (punt) through this romantic village. After that you cycle alongside the national park "De Wieden". Zwartsluis (Black Lock) took over the role of the transit port for peat in the 18th century. Kampen has a tradition for centuries in the fields of trade and shipping and this is still evident today. Alongside the dam you reach Elburg. You cycle alongside the Veluwemeer and come back to your starting point Harderwijk. (approx. 80 km)
After breakfast, individual return or start of your prolongation.
- 5 nights in hotels as described
- Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- Personal welcome and travel briefing (German, English)
- Carefully elaborated route and detailed route description with maps
- Detailed travel documents (sights, important telephone numbers) (German, English)
- On request GPS data for your navigation device
- Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
- Insurance for the rental bike
- 7-day service hotline
- Arrival and departure
- All ferries, also the ferry Enkhuizen-Stavoren
- Spa and local taxes
- Parking fees
- Optional visits
- Expenses of personal needs
There are parking spaces free of charge.
Accommodation is in well-kept 3- and 4-star hotels, mostly in a central location. All rooms have shower / WC or bath / WC.