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)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

From $4,899 - $4,999 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

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)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

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: Jun-Aug

From $4,899 - $4,999 /person

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 a fine Belgian Lambic or delectable chocolates. We invite your family to bike with us. And find it all out together.

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Highlights

  • Pedal past iconic 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 incredible local cuisine, including the world’s best chocolate!
  • Ride along gorgeous flat terrain past windmills and castles and easygoing seaside routes perfect for a range of abilities 
  • Explore Amsterdam and Bruges, two captivating gateway cities in two unique countries, and extend your family trip
Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour map

Netherlands & Belgium

Start Amsterdam

End Bruges

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

On your way to Holland’s charming coast, bike past emerald-green fields and classic windmills—timeless scenery straight out of a Dutch masterpiece • A ride past sand dunes and along seaside lanes leads the way to The Hague • Next door to the Palace Noordeinde, royal treatment for the whole family awaits at our exquisite hotel.

Accommodations

Night 1

Hotel Indigo The Hague
The Hague
Premiere Hotel

Once home to a bank, this beautiful art deco building has been transformed into a cozy urban home base with a stunning location in The Hague's exclusive core, right across from the royal palace.

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

Days 2-3

Description

As you bike through polders, 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 • Hop off the saddle to get a closer look at the ancient castles of Duurstede and Amerongen • Follow cycling paths through traditional villages and past grand manors and green farmland • Relax or play at our Dutch hideaway, where knights and emperors used to roam.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Grand Hotel Karel V
Utrecht
Premiere Hotel

This centrally located and historic property along the Utrecht canal was built in the 1300s as a monastery and has housed nobles throughout the centuries. (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 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 family ride through quiet Belgian neighborhoods.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Hotel Dukes' Palace
Bruges
Premiere Hotel

This former residence of the Burgundian aristocracy, freshly updated, offers unique accommodations in the heart of Bruges.

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 $4,899 - $4,999 /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

Hotel Indigo The Hague
The Hague

Premiere Hotel

Once home to a bank, this beautiful art deco building has been transformed into a cozy urban home base with a stunning location in The Hague's exclusive core, right across from the royal palace.

Nights 2-3

Grand Hotel Karel V
Utrecht

Premiere Hotel

This centrally located and historic property along the Utrecht canal was built in the 1300s as a monastery and has housed nobles throughout the centuries. (spa)

Nights 4-5

Hotel Dukes' Palace
Bruges

Premiere Hotel

This former residence of the Burgundian aristocracy, freshly updated, offers unique accommodations in the heart of Bruges.

From $4,899 - $4,999 /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.
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • 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!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.

From $4,899 - $4,999 /person

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