Itinerary at a glance
The international port and modern architecture are well-known symbols of the Dutch metropolis. But Rotterdam has much more to offer: The city is considered one of the liveliest in the Netherlands. Hip restaurants and cool cafés offer all kinds of tasty treats. And you won't be disappointed when it comes to art and culture either. One thing is certain: you will never be bored in Rotterdam.
The first highlight of your cycle tour awaits you in Kinderdijk. The 19 impressive windmills were built as early as 1740 and are considered a symbol of Dutch water management. The backdrop takes you back to times long past. You pass through Holland's oldest city, Dordrecht. There are more than 1,000 monuments to marvel at. And numerous cafés invite you to linger in the winding alleyways. You have reached your destination for today with the fortified city of Willemstad.
You leave Willemstad and first reach the island of Goeree-Overflakkee. A true paradise for nature lovers: Extensive polders and nature reserves alternate with small villages with Dutch flair. Continue to the island of Schouwen-Duiveland, known for its beautiful beaches. You will find plenty of small boutiques in the harbor town of Zierikzee. The sunset is particularly beautiful during an evening stroll along the beach promenade.
The Zeeland Bridge is around 5 km long and takes you from Zierikzee to Noord-Beveland. The island lies between the Oosterschelde and the Veerse Meer. On the Walcheren peninsula, Fort Rammekens is well worth a visit. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the Westerschelde during a free tour. Afterwards, take a stroll along the longest promenade in the Netherlands: the cool harbor town of Vlissingen is a great place to relax. Today's destination is Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province of Zeeland. There are plenty of sights to discover in the winding alleyways.
Your cycling stage takes you north across the island. The landscape alternates between forests, old villages and small towns. In the Kop van Schouwen nature reserve, you can completely forget about everyday life. Again and again, wide, golden sandy beaches invite you to take a dip in the cool water. The Delta Works are an absolute highlight. The largest storm surge barrier in the world is made up of a total of 13 structures. An imposing construction of dams, dykes and locks. You will spend the night in the tranquil seaside resort of Ouddorp. The beach is also just around the corner.
You leave the island of Goeree-Overflakkee and cycle to the island of Vorne-Putten. The Harlingvlietdam is the sixth structure of the Delta Works and guides you with fantastic views over the sea. You then pass the medieval town of Brielle and the maritime Maassluis. There are plenty of listed buildings to discover in the historic town center. Via Vlaardingen and Schiedam, you finally reach Rotterdam, the starting point of your cycle tour. With lots of great impressions in your luggage, you can round off the evening in one of the many restaurants.
Individual journey home after breakfast. There is something going on around the clock in the Dutch port metropolis. We are happy to book an extra stay to explore the city.
An easy cycle tour on flat and predominantly asphalted cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. Only when entering and leaving the respective towns can you expect increased traffic. Most of the route follows the Dutch account point network, so the signposting is very good. This tour is also suitable for families with children and first-time cyclists.
Prices and dates
Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels
Services & Information
Further details about this tour
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 23 kg)
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- App for Navigation and GPS-data
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival/ parking/ departure
- Rotterdam train station
- Rotterdam The Hague airport
- Public parking garage approx. EUR 12-30 per day, reservation and payment in advance recommended
Things to note
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
- This tour is a partner tour.