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Self Guided Cycling Holidays for Individuals

Everyone cycles in the Netherlands. This simple fact means that even if you come on holiday here alone, you will often be riding amongst other cyclists.

The needs of individuals on a cycling holiday are a little different to the needs of a group. The routes only have to suit you, not other people. It's possible that you want to ride a little further each day than you would in a group or to spend longer at destinations of interest than might be possible with a group.

We are also flexible. You can arrive and leave on any day of your choosing and stay for as many or as few days as you wish. Long weekends can make for a very pleasant break to "get away from it all".

Our hire bikes are delivered to your accommodation before you arrive and taken away afterwards. Some customers prefer to bring their own bikes, such as the recumbent trike shown above. Most of our routes are already suitable for use with wider types of bicycle such as a recumbent trike. If you tell us in advance that you wish to bring such a bike with you then we'll make sure all of the routes for your holiday are suitable.

Example Itinerary

This itinerary is an example of what is possible for an individual who wants to ride relatively long distances over a long weekend. Other routes cover shorter daily ride distances and different destinations. When booking, let us know your interests.

Friday evening Arrive in Assen after a flight from the UK. It's late night shopping night in Assen. After leaving your luggage at the hotel, take a meal at a restaurant and a short walk around the city.
Saturday A 90 km ride trip through forests and returning across heath. Today we visit an art museum with a difference: all the exhibits are fakes.
Sunday A 120 km round trip to visit the star fort of Bourtange on the border with Germany which is now a living museum (part of this route appears in a blog post including a video).
Monday Leave the hotel in the morning. Take an easy ride back to the airport by train, spending the day in Amsterdam before flying back to the UK in the evening.
Encounter with a Shepherd

You can start each day at any time you like after breakfast. The rides are planned to allow time for morning coffee and lunch stops. For evening meals you will be back in Assen and be able to go to any of the many varied restaurants.


Anything Else ?

If you have special dietary needs, such as being a vegetarian or vegan, we can help. Just let us know when you book.

Cycling in the Netherlands is very safe. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that participants have both travel insurance and third party liability insurance.

How to book

The total cost of a three day holiday including bicycle hire, delivery and collection of bicycles, routes as above and three nights of Bed and Breakfast accomodation is from .

Other accommodation options are available and of course your stay can be as long or as short as you wish. Please contact us for more details or to book.

How to get here

Please consider first the ethics of travelling from where you are to the Netherlands in order to ride bicycles. Cycling is a means of transport which inherently has a low carbon footprint and is light on the planet. We would prefer that people did not travel half way around the world to come on our tours or indeed to take any holiday which has such a cost for the planet.

Please book the tour first and wait for confirmation before booking your transport. We will advise you about what we think is the best means of transport from your location.

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