Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Breakfast - Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Dutch Wooden Shoes - Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens
Backroads Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Kids & Teens

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Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour - Teens & Kids

Windmills & Canals from Amsterdam to Bruges

You'll find it makes perfect sense, the Dutch and Belgian passion for cycling. You'll find it in the flat-as-a-pannekoek landscape, amid flowers and silent canals. In storybook villages. You'll even find it post-ride, in fine Belgian Lambic or delectable chocolates. We invite your family to bike with us. And find it all out together.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $4,399 pp dbl occ
($600 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices

Netherlands & Belgium

Start Amsterdam / End Bruges

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

Highlights
  • Pedal past windmills, canals, pitch-roofed farmhouses and vast skies—scenery straight out of a picture book
  • Witness a welcoming bike culture of epic proportions fueled by some of the world's best bier and chocolate
  • Ride along gorgeous flat terrain and easygoing seaside routes perfect for a range of abilities
  • Explore Amsterdam and Bruges, two captivating gateway cities in two unique countries
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

On your way to Holland's charming coast, pedal past emerald-green fields and classic windmills—timeless scenery straight out of a Dutch masterpiece | A spin past sand dunes and along seaside lanes leads the way to The Hague | The younger set hits the beach with a Kids Adventure Leader for games in the sand | Next door to the Palace Noordeinde, royal treatment awaits at our luxurious hotel.

Hotel Indigo The Hague, Netherlands
Hotel Indigo The Hague
The Hague
| Premiere Hotel

Once home to a bank, this beautiful art deco building has been transformed into a luxurious urban retreat with sophisticated design and superb access to the city's historic center.

Days 2-3

As you bike through polders from Gouda, keep an eye out for birds, swans and cows | Taste a wedge of distinctive Gouda cheese—or perhaps a slice of appeltaart? | Visit the World Heritage site of Kinderdijk, known for its 19 windmills once used to drain the surrounding floodplain | Youngsters join up with a Trip Leader for a fun afternoon adventure | Grown-ups ride to Utrecht, a vibrant university town and one of the Netherlands' oldest cities | Relax or play at our Dutch retreat, where knights and emperors used to roam.

Grand Hotel Karel V, Utrecht
Grand Hotel Karel V
Utrecht
| Premiere Hotel

This centrally located and elegant property along the Utrecht canal was originally built in the 14th-century as a monastery and has housed nobles throughout the centuries. (spa)

Days 4-6

Cycle over the border into Belgium | It's a scenic ride to romantic Bruges—nearly car-free and ideal for exploring on foot | Discover the medieval city's nooks and crannies, narrow cobblestone streets, steep-gabled brick houses, lofty spires and meandering canals | Kids are treated to a chocolate-making workshop at the Chocolate Museum | Visit the commemorative World War I monuments at Flanders Fields | Take a final spin through quiet Belgian neighborhoods.

Hotel De Orangerie, Brugge, Belgium
Hotel De Orangerie
Bruges
| Premiere Hotel

Located in the historic heart of Bruges and alongside one of the city's famed canals, this family-friendly boutique hotel is sure to enchant.

Dates & Prices

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: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 7+

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | minimal elevation gain
Other
Kids: Beach Games (2 hours) | min. age: 7+
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 15 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 25 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 100 ft. gain
Other
Kids: Dutch Adventure (2 hours)
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 19 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 29 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 3 | 37 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 4 | 58 miles | minimal elevation gain
Other
Kids: Cheese-Making Workshop (2 hours)
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 17 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 28 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Other
Kids: Chocolate Workshop (2 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 29 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 4 | 64 miles | minimal elevation gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles | minimal elevation gain
* Includes shuttle.

Note: On this Family Trip, the routes follow bike paths on mostly level terrain. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

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! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

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. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular 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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

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—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

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

Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Trailer Bike

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 4 lunches
  • 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.

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