Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

From $5,199 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Aug

From Amsterdam's Canals & Windmills to Flemish Bike Paths

In the Netherlands, there are more bicycles than people. And in Belgium, passion for le vélo is legendary. Hop on the saddle and your family 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 the Netherlands and Belgium and feel the love.

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Highlights

  • Bike through scenery straight out of a Dutch masterpiece—windmills, canals, pitch-roofed farmhouses and vast skies
  • Recharge in hotels reminiscent of the 17th-century Golden Age, with their old-world opulence and white-glove traditions
  • Taste Belgium's national treasures—world-class beer, chocolate and waffles—as well as plenty of Dutch cheese along the way
  • Linger in picturesque Amsterdam and medieval Bruges, two captivating gateway cities in two unique countries
Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour map

Netherlands & Belgium

Start Amsterdam

End Ghent

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Kick off your family journey with a leisurely ride from Edam to Santpoort, located on the edge of a scenic coastal forest • Savor traditional pannenkoeken (pancakes) by day and fine dining by night • Bike past emerald-green fields, horse farms and windmills • Rest and relax at our splendid hotel on the edge of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park.

Accommodations

Night 1

Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg
Santpoort
Premiere Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

A landscape of dunes and seaside lanes lead the way to The Hague • Cycle through polders and countryside to Gouda, home to the beloved cheese of the same name • Admire the World Heritage site of Kinderdijk, known for its 19 windmills once used to drain the surrounding floodplain • Indulge in a post-ride slice of appeltaart topped with Chantilly cream • Join the locals as you cruise through Holland, passing dikes and quaint villages—biking is a way of life here!

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Hotel des Indes
The Hague
Premiere Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Bike over the border into Belgium It’s a scenic ride to Ghent, one of the country's oldest and most fascinating cities Discover medieval architecture and classical design in Bruges as you explore narrow cobblestone streets, lofty spires and meandering canals Find post-ride repose at our decadent hotel, housed in Ghent's Neo-Gothic one-time post office Take a final spin through peaceful Belgian neighborhoods.

Accommodations
1898 The Post

(2 nights)

Nights 4-5

1898 The Post
Ghent
Premiere Hotel

Decadent, contemporary and intriguing, this luxury boutique hotel—in Ghent's historic post office—is named for the year its grand Neo-Gothic façade was first built.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. 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. Note that these paths vary in road surface, with some sections of gravel, dirt and cobblestones.

From $5,199 /person

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg
Santpoort

Premiere Hotel

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

Nights 2-3

Hotel des Indes
The Hague

Premiere Hotel

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

Nights 4-5

1898 The Post
Ghent

Premiere Hotel

Decadent, contemporary and intriguing, this luxury boutique hotel—in Ghent's historic post office—is named for the year its grand Neo-Gothic façade was first built.

From $5,199 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • 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
  • Built for hard-core riders
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $5,199 /person

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