Bikers on Backroads Trip
Bikers on Backroads trip
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Amsterdam Netherlands & Belgium Bike Tour
Bikers on Backroads trip
Backroads Holland & Belgium
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Netherlands & Belgium Bike Tour

From Amsterdam's Canals & Windmills to Flemish Bike Paths

Couples, Friends & Solos

Trip length varies per departure date.

Activity Level: 1-4

Premiere Hotels

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

($950 - $1,050 for sgl occ)

In the Netherlands, there are more bicycles than people. And in Belgium, passion for biking is legendary. Hop on the saddle and you too will be smitten. Explore the flat-as-a-pannenkoek landscape, the flower fields and silent canals. Experience the bustling cities and storybook villages. Come with us on our Netherlands & Belgium bike tour. You'll feel the love.

Netherlands & Belgium Bike Tour map
Netherlands & Belgium Bike Tour map

Netherlands & Belgium

Start Amsterdam / End Bruges

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


  • Bike through scenery straight out of a Dutch masterpiece—windmills, canals, pitch-roofed farmhouses and vast skies
  • Luxuriate in hotels reminiscent of the 17th-century Golden Age, with their old-world opulence and white-glove traditions
  • Feast on Belgium’s national treasures—world-class beer, chocolate and waffles—as well as plenty of Dutch cheese
  • Explore idyllic bike-friendly Amsterdam and medieval Bruges, two captivating gateway cities in two unique countries


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
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Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Begin with a leisurely bike tour from Edam to Santpoort, located on the edge of a lush coastal forest | Pause for lunch at a charming and quintessentially Dutch farmhouse | Bike past emerald-green fields, horse farms and windmills | Rest and relax at our splendid hotel on the edge of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park.

Restaurant at Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg
Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg
| Premiere Hotel

A deluxe and historic country estate situated on the outskirts of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park with access to many beautiful nature trails.

Days 2-3

In April and early May, admire the floral designs at Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden | A landscape of dunes and seaside lanes lead the way to The Hague | Bike through polders and countryside to Gouda, where the beloved cheese originates | Delight in the World Heritage site of Kinderdijk, known for its 19 windmills once used to drain the surrounding floodplain | Indulge in traditional pannekoeken (pancakes) or a slice of appeltaart topped with homemade whipped cream | Biking is a way of life in Holland, and it’s a pleasure to join the locals as you cruise through the region, passing dikes and quaint villages.

Exterior view of Hotel des Indes
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

Bike over the border to Belgium on a scenic spin to romantic Bruges | Discover the secrets of this medieval city of narrow cobblestone streets, step-gabled brick houses, lofty spires and meandering canals | Thirsty? Try some of the world-renowned local beers | Follow dedicated bike paths to the Flemish town of Diksmuide, once the heart of Belgian resistance in World War I | Enjoy a final bike ride through leafy forests and over canals around Bruges | Visit one of the town’s many chocolate shops for some tasty souvenirs.

Exterior view of Hotel de Tuilerieen
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)

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

This routes on this trip have little change in elevation and follow mostly bike paths, which vary in surface and can include materials such as cobblestones, crushed shells and even dirt, along with paved sections. Occasionally we also ride on the shoulders or bike lanes of roads shared with cars.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 8 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 10 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 28 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 3 | 40 miles | 100 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 10 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 16 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 29 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 3 | 50 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 | 29 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 3 | 42 miles | minimal elevation gain
Level 4 | 64 miles | minimal elevation gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 11 miles | minimal elevation gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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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. 

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 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+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

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 historic sites 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

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 may require more attention than usual—expect some stops to ensure you're on the right track!—as well as increased attention to cycling etiquette, laws and traffic as you share the "road" with the many locals going about their business by bike.

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