In Holland, there are more bicycles than people. And in Belgium, passion for le vélo is legendary. Hop on the saddle and you too will be smitten. As you explore the flat-as-a-pannekoek landscape, amid the flower fields and silent canals. And in the bustling cities and storybook villages. Come bike with us in Holland and Belgium. And feel the love.
1-2 Behold timeless scenery straight out of a Dutch masterpiece Begin with a leisurely ride from Alkmaar to Santpoort, located on the edge of a scenic coastal forest Savor traditional pannenkoeken (pancakes) by day and Michelin-starred cuisine by night In the spring, admire the vibrant floral designs at Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden Pedal past emerald-green fields, horse farms and windmills on your way to Holland's charming coast A varied landscape of dunes and seaside lanes lead the way to The Hague, our home for the next two nights.
3 Bike through polders and countryside to Gouda, where the beloved cheese originates Delight in a visit to the World Heritage site of Kinderdijk, known for its 19 windmills once used to drain the surrounding floodplain Taste a wedge of distinctive Gouda—or perhaps a slice of appeltaart? Biking is a way of life in the Netherlands, and it's a pleasure to join the locals as you cruise through the region, passing dikes and quaint villages.
4-6 Uncover the captivating history and culture of two countries in a single trip Cycle over the border—welcome to Belgium! It's a scenic spin to romantic Bruges—nearly car-free and ideal for exploring on foot Discover the nooks and crannies of this stunningly preserved medieval city of narrow cobblestone streets, steep-gabled brick houses, lofty spires and meandering canals Into bier? Try the locally brewed Brugse Zot—just one of Belgium's hundreds of outstanding beer choices! Pedal to the Flemish town of Diksmuide, once the heart of Belgian resistance in World War I Enjoy a final ride through forests and over the canals around Bruges Be sure to visit one of the town's many chocolate shops for some tasty souvenirs.