Guided cycling trip in international group with English-speaking Tour Leader
- Live the unique experience of sharing with a group of new friends a cycling trip across Europe.
- Immerse every single day in different landscapes, food, languages and traditions, cycling from England to The Netherlands, across France and Belgium.
- Walk on the Prime Meridian in Greenwich, ride along the beach in Dunkerque, try real waffles in Bruges, cycle in Amsterdam like a real local.
- Spend an evening in Bruges, one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
- Treat yourself with a Belgian chocolate or beer tasting.
- Leave for a no-worries vacation; our professional Tour Leaders will take car of everything!
Total distance: 347 km/ 215 miles
Day 1: London/Greenwich
Individual arrival in Greenwich.
At 6pm meeting in the hall of your hotel with your Tour Leader and the rest of the group for the initial briefing and bikes delivery (if rented).
Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Greenwich.
The Royal borough of Greenwich is an ancient village overlooking the south bank of the River Thames, recently transformed in elegant residential area. The Royal Observatory stands on the hill overlooking the village; from there you can enjoy the view over the Thames and the National Maritime Museum. The historic astronomical observatory is the location of Greenwich Prime Meridian; every day at 1pm, the red globe atop the observatory is dropped to mark the time. Greenwich is also a place rich in history, the birthplace of King Henry VIII, and hosts one of the most popular markets of the London area.
Day 2: Greenwich – Canterbury (42 Km/ 26 miles)
Our cycling trip will start in the morning, after breakfast. Riding along the south bank of river Thames, we will get to Dartford, London suburb where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were born. From there, a train transfer (1h20′ approximately) will take us to Whitstable, in the County of Kent, also known as The Garden of England. Cycling on rolling hills, among cultivated fields and orchards, we will get to Canterbury, final destination of the day. This beautiful and lively town is the starting point of Via Francigena, a centuries-old pilgrim route reaching Rome.The city was the seat of the first Christian diocese of England, founded by St. Augustine and the magnificent Christ Church Cathedral dominates the narrow alleys and half-timbered houses of the old medieval center. Today, after several renovations, the Cathedral represents one of the best examples of English Gothic architecture.
Dinner in a typical English pub and overnight at the hotel in Canterbury.
Day 3: Canterbury – Dover | Ferry to Dunkirk (50 km/ 32 miles)
In the morning we will cycle the 34 km separating Canterbury from Dover, famous for its white cliffs and one of the main ports of Great Britain. Here, we will board a ferry to Dunkirk, France (about 2 hours crossing + 1 hour Time Zone).
After the landing, we will ride the 18 km separating the port from the city centre.
Dunkirk, worldwide known for the evacuation of British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and other Allied troops, was brought back to the limelight in 2017 thanks to the beautiful film shot here by Christopher Nolan.
Dinner at the restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Dunkirk – Bruges (79 km/ 49 miles)
The itinerary of the day will follow first the French coast, stretching along Dunkirk sandy beaches and then inland, across a Natural protected area constituted by fossil dunes. It’s in this kind of landscape that we will cross the border between France and Belgium. From the Flemish countryside we will ride towards the Northern Sea coast and reach Ostend, a popular tourist destination on the Belgian coast characterized by a wide promenade bordered by shops, hotels and restaurants where you can taste local mussels and oysters.
Our ride will continue after lunch across the Flanders region and towards the romantic city of Bruges, where time seems to have stopped; you will fall in love with its cobblestone paths, brick archways, stone churches, quaint bridges, swans and horse drawn carriages. Thanks to its myriad of canals, it is also often referred to as The Venice of the North.
Dinner at the restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Bruges.
Day 5: Bruges – Breskens | Ferry to Vlissingen (45 km/ 28 miles)
Free time, for the whole morning, to visit Bruges. We suggest a boat tour on the canals; it will allow you, in only half an hour, to appreciate the most noteworthy delights of the city from a completely different angle.
We will start cycling after lunch across the Flemish countryside and beyond the Dutch border heading towards Breskens, in The Netherlands, where we will take a ferry (15 mins approximately) to cross the Schelde river and reach Vlissingen, today’s final destination. This fishing old town is home to a naval academy. The promenade, called Boulevard, is a long and beautiful walkway where a monumental prison tower dating back to the 15th century is located.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Vlissingen.
Day 6: Vlissingen – Kinderdijk – Dordrecht – Vianen (66 km/ 41 miles)
After breakfast, train transfer from Vlissingen to Dordrecht (1h30′ approximately), an elegant river town and important cultural center which gave birth to several accomplished artists including students of the painter Rembrandt. From here, cycling through the Dutch countryside, we will get to Kinderdijk, UNESCO-listed site, the most famous polder of The Netherlands hosting 19 perfectly preserved and still functioning historical windmills.
After a break to visit the Park and have lunch, we will continue towards Vianen, located in the Province of Utrecht.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Vianen.
Day 7: Vianen – Amsterdam (65 km/ 40 miles)
The first stop of the day will be in the lively beating heart of Holland: the city of Utrecht, one of the oldest cities of the country and one of the most bike friendly of the globe. The city centre owes its vibrant and inspiring atmosphere to its mix of modern concepts and historical buildings, but also to restaurants and cafés terraces overviewing picturesque canals.
The last stretch of our itinerary will take us into Amsterdam, where cycling is for sure the best way to blend in with the locals. Later, to enjoy the city we also suggest a boat tour of the canals, but also a visit to some of its world-class museums such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Anne Frank’s House.
Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Amsterdam.
Day 8: Amsterdam
After breakfast, end of services.
Terrain: mostly flat; hilly terrain in England between Canterbury and Dover (34 km). Cycling distances: 44 to 80 km per day. Travel time: 3 to 6 hours per day. A basic cycling experience is required for this tour.
Surface: 80% asphalt, 20% unpaved country roads.
Luggage transport: yes, one item per person, max. 20 kg + Support Service Plus.
Participants: minimum 12.
Suitable for children: starting from 12 years old.
Pets: not allowed.
Bicycles: unisex aluminium city bikes 24 gears, Shimano shifter, reinforced rims and tubes. Every bike is equipped with a rear pannier and a front bag, both completely waterproof.
E-bikes available on request.
Helmet is not compulsory, but highly recommended. Helmets available for rent at the cost of 15€/week (to be booked in advance and paid on the spot).
Bicycle rental contract to be signed on the spot.
Possibility to request a Bicycle Coverage for Damage and Theft for rented bikes.
Hotline service: available in English 7/7.
The tour starts: in Greenwich – London.
The tour ends: in Amsterdam.
Dietary requirements: breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.
In case of food intolerances, allergies or any other specific dietary requirement, please state them at the moment of your reservation.
Duration:8days/7nights (6 cycling days)
|Basic price in double room||1.395,00€|
|Supplement for single room||460,00€|
|Basic price in 3rd bed adult||1.140,00€|
|Extra night in London (Double room)||105,00€|
|Supplement for extra night in London (Single room)||95,00€|
|Extra night in Amsterdam (Double room)||125,00€|
|Supplement for extra night in Amsterdam (Single room)||110,00€|
|Supplement for bike rental||95,00€|
|Supplement for e-bike rental||220,00€|
|Supplement for adult helmet rental||15,00€|
Price includes: 7 nights accommodation mainly in hotel**** (1 or 2 nights in hotel 3*) in double en suite room; 7 breakfasts (day 2 to day 8); 5 dinners (dinner on day 1 and day 7 not included); English-speaking professional Tour Leader; luggage transfer (1 item/person, 20kg max); Support Service Plus; ferry Dover-Dunkirk (deck passage, bike included), ferry Breskens-Vlissingen, train Dartford-Whitstable and train Vlissingen-Dordrecht; information pack.
Price does not include: trip to/from London and to/from Amsterdam; lunches; dinner on day 1 and day 7; drinks; entry fees; city or visitor’s tax (when applicable); bike rental; extras and anything not mentioned in the section Price includes.
By plane: the nearest London airports are London Heathrow (36 km) and London City Airport LTD (13 km ). Scheduled flights with British Airways and all international airlines. Low-cost airlines: Easyjet, Vueling.
From the airport, continue by bus or train to Greenwich.
Info about public transport in London: VisitLondon.
By car: itineraries available on www.google.com/maps. Parking available at the hotel in Greenwich for the entire duration of the tour (approx. £20/day, upon booking).
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Guided tour from London to Amsterdam by bike
Reference code: G277
A guided cycling adventure from Greenwich in London to Amsterdam via Canterbury, Dunkirk, Bruges and Utrecht in a unique variety of sceneries and cultures.
Guided cycling trip in international group with English-speaking Tour Leader
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