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The Green Heart of Holland
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5 days
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NL15000
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The Green Heart of Holland
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The Green Heart of Holland

The Green Heart of Holland - 5 days

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Breathe the authentic, rural soul of the Dutch countryside..at the same time staying in the more historical and dynamic cities!

The trip encircles the Green Heart of Holland: an area that has retained its rural character despite its closeness to Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam.  

Route
Day 1: Arrival in Utrecht
Day 2: From Utrecht to Amsterdam (63 km)
Day 3: From Amsterdam to Gouda (80 km)
Day 4: From Gouda to Utrecht (67 km)
Day 5: Goodbye Utrecht

Day 1:    Arrival in Utrecht

Your trip begins with your arrival in Utrecht, a historical and lively city.

The typical flemish architecture and the canals will remind you of Amsterdam, but the much more relaxed atmosphere makes this an ideal place to begin your trip. Do not miss a visit to the medieval city centre, around the dome tower. We suggest you have a walk along the Oudegracht and Nieuwegracht canals, visiting the "Speelklok" musical museum, and quaint, original cafès like Cafè Oliver, inside an old church.  

Day 2:    From Utrecht to Amsterdam (63 km)

Your cycling trip starts with a route along the Vecht river, to reach Amsterdam. You will cross an area puntcuated by the elegant villas build by the wealthy merchants of the 17th Century. ONce you get to Amsterdam, get lost between its 165 canals, 1281 bridges... and 600.000 bicycles!  

Its endless offer of arts, culture, fun and nightlife will, without any doubt, satisfy every kind of traveller. Would you like to see the city from a privileged position? Why not crossing the canals with a boat trip?

Day 3:    From Amsterdam to Gouda (80 km)

Today's route is immersed in green: you will also have the chance to encounter some small characteristic villages along the way. The destination, Gouda, is well worth a visit for its town hall, the Weight House, the the stained glasses of St John's church, and the canals.

If you have a sweet tooth, you should definitely try the traditional Syrup Waffels, or the typical Gouda Cheese (the famous cheese market is held every thursday morning). 

Day 4:    From Gouda to Utrecht (67 km)

Green, and its refletcion on water, dominate todays' cycle. Along the way you will meet polders, woods, lakes, parks... Getting back to the starting point, you will be able to see the Utrecht attarcations that you haven't yet been able to visit: for instance, the museum district (Museum Quarter).  

Day 5:    Goodbye Utrecht

Our services end after breakfast, unless you have booked extra nights.

Have a safe trip back home!

accommodation
Utrecht - Hotel Mitland

A comfortable 4-star hotel, a bit out of the centre, surrounded by large parks and lakes. Customers appreciate, in particular, the rich and complete breakfast, the cleanness of rooms and the small spa with pool. Modern ambiance and relaxing atmosphere

Amsterdam - Westcord Art Hotel

A very original ambiance with an artsy atmosphere, with original artworks. The rooms have a modern look, outside pool surrounded by a garden, and a welcoming and helpful staff. Very good first breakfast.  

Gouda - Best Western Hotel Gouda

Built on a former warehouse, this distinctive hotel near the city centre offers an interesting contrast between tradition and modern comfirts. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and comfy. Very good position, located between the centre and the main public transportation points.  

practical info
Included

What is included

· Nights in double room in *** hotels with breakfast

· luggage transportation from hotel to hotel

· maps and detailed description of the itinerary

· Medical and luggage travel insurance

· 24h phone assistance

 

What is not included

. Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour

· lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated.

· visits and entrance fees - tips

· personal expense

· possible sojourn taxes

· everything that is not mentioned in the "What is included" section.

 

Optional Services

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

. Single room supplement

. Half Board supplement

. Bicycle rental

· Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.

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