This tour has an average cycling distance of 28 miles/45 km per day.
Day 1: Arrival in Utrecht
Utrecht is one of the oldest towns and the major university town in the Netherlands. Exploration on foot to the vibrant town center, with its interesting canal structure.
Overnight in Utrecht.
Day 2: Utrecht – Schoonhoven
Route through farmland and lowlands towards the quaint villages of Montfoort and Oudewater, along lovely canals by quiet bike lanes. End the day in the historic silver town of Schoonhoven.
Overnight in Schoonhoven.
Day 3: Schoonhoven – Gouda
Along the dikes of the Rhine river towards the UNESCO monument of the Kinderdijk windmill group. Biking along the narrow canals of central Holland to the famous cheese town of Gouda. On Thursday mornings you can visit the famous weekly cheese market.
Overnight in Gouda.
Day 4: Gouda – Delft
Cycling over the 'green heart' of Holland polder landscape. Enjoy the mixture of farmland and modern agricultural areas today before heading to the historic town center of Delft, well known for its blue pottery.
Overnight in Delft.
Day 5: Delft – Leiden
Bike to the beautiful governmental city of The Hague, with its impressive museums. Ride on by forests up to Scheveningen. Bike along the quiet coastal bicycle path through rolling sand dunes towards the fisherman village of Katwijk. Finish the day in the historic town of Leiden, which is one of the most beloved towns by tourists.
Overnight in Leiden.
Day 6: Leiden
The tour finishes after breakfast.
For tours starting in April through mid May it's possible to add an extra day and night in Leiden to this program. This allows you to ride a loop from Leiden, passing the blooming fields of tulips, up to the famous Keukenhof flower garden.