Backroads Holland & Belgium Bike Tours
Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
Easygoing E-bike Tour Netherlands & Belgium
Easygoing E-bike Tour Netherlands & Belgium
Easygoing E-bike Tour Netherlands & Belgium
Backroads Holland & Belgium Bike Tours
Easygoing E-bike Tour Netherlands & Belgium
Easygoing E-bike Tour Netherlands & Belgium
Backroads Holland & Belgium Bike Tours
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Netherlands & Belgium Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Amsterdam to Bruges

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,799 - $5,199 pp dbl occ

($950 for sgl occ)

E-bike through these two bicycle-loving countries, where the bike paths are bustling and the roads are nearly an afterthought. You couldn’t design a better place to ride if you tried. From the backdrop of windmills and canals to the pancake-flat fields that are like riding into a Dutch School oil painting. End the day in a quaint village with a mouthwatering piece of chocolate or a draught of local beer, and you’ll understand why this is the land of wielersport.

Netherlands & Belgium Easygoing E-biking Tour
Netherlands & Belgium Easygoing E-biking Tour

Netherlands & Belgium

Start Amsterdam / End Bruges

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Enjoy protected bike lanes alongside centuries-old canals, beautiful landscapes echoing with the ring-ring of cyclists’ bells, and views of windmills and flower fields.

Immersive Travel
Experience the fascinating history of these two countries, from our historic lodgings in the Hague to the WWI legends of Flanders Field. And be invited to join friendly locals as they ride bikes, brew beer, bake bread and more.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Quintessential European luxury defines this itinerary, from opulent 19th-century hotels to pitch-roofed farmhouses and peaceful villages. Enjoy the local bounty of beer, chocolate, cheese and waffles amid the same scenery that inspired the Dutch master painters.

Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
Dolce Tempo
The Backroads Experience
The Backroads Experience
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Meet Our Leaders


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Be introduced to Holland’s bike paths on the way to Santpoort, riding past scenic canals and lush forests | Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a classic Dutch farmhouse in the countryside | Drink in vistas of windmills and horse pastures as we make our way to the hotel by e-bike | Relax at our historic and luxurious retreat, the onetime summer residence of Dutch nobility.

Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg, Netherlands
Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg
| Premiere Hotel

A historic country estate situated within a national park and featuring a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Days 2-3

Enjoy the picturesque coastline and quaint towns of the Netherlands | In the spring months of April and early May, be amazed by Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden | Visit Kinderdijk’s World Heritage site, an incredible example of Medieval hydraulic engineering | Cruise along peaceful bike paths en route to Gouda, birthplace of the eponymous cheese | Treat yourself to a traditional pannenkoek (pancake) or a slice of appeltaart topped with whipped cream | Continue riding on gentle bike paths or spend time this afternoon appreciating the works of masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Hague’s world-class museums.

Hotel des Indes, Netherlands
Hotel des Indes
The Hague
| Premiere Hotel

Built in 1858 to host aristocrats and heads of state, this opulent former palace is located among the cafés, restaurants and shops of the historic city center. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Breeze across the border to Belgium | Dive into the culture of Bruges, whose cobblestone streets and meandering canals ooze history | Sample world-renowned local beers accompanied by a classic local staple: pommes frites (fries) | Hop back on the e-bike to enjoy more car-free paths, or take time to learn about the fascinating WWI history of Flanders | Enjoy a final morning in leafy, placid Bruges on your e-bike or at your leisure | Visit a classic Belgian chocolate shop and get a sweet souvenir for your journey home.

Hotel De Tuilerieen, Belgium
Hotel De Tuilerieën
| Premiere Hotel

An elegant hotel—originally a 15th-century noble residence—overlooking Den Dyver, the most picturesque canal in Bruges. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 10 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 16 miles | minimal elevation gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 10 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 28 miles | minimal elevation gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 10 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 1 | 16 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 29 miles | minimal elevation gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 10 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 19 miles | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | minimal elevation gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 13 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 28 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 3 | 42 | minimal elevation gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 11 miles | minimal elevation gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Navigating Bike Paths

The Dutch and Belgians are famous for their love of bikes. And that love of bikes has created an amazing network of bike paths and routes that extend throughout each country. Many of the paths we utilize on this trip are the equivalent of scenic byways, linking quaint villages and big cities alike. Navigating these intricate bike routes requires more attention to the GPS and directions than you might expect. Be prepared to make more stops than you usually would to ensure you're on the right track, all the while experiencing the occasional rush of riding among many locals as they commute and run errands by bike. Please also note that wind, rain and cold weather—particularly in the spring—can sometimes make routes feel more challenging than the mileage and elevation suggest.

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