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6-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Mills and Meadows Level 1
Enjoy the peace and quiet on this cycling tour. This is pure Holland for you.
Black and white Frisian cows graze in lush green meadows bordered by pollard willows. Under vast horizons, water birds land on dazzling lakes with with reedy fringes.
The world famous windmills at Kinderdijk scoop excess water out of the polder up into the river. Numerous interesting historical towns await you. The terrain on this tour is flat all the way. As on all our carefree cycle tours, luggage transfers and excellent accommodation is provided.
Any ferry crossings are not included
· Child bike - EUR 50
· Hybrid - EUR 60
· Premium - EUR 100
· E-bike - EUR125
Please book your bikes when you book the tour: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Utrecht
Settle into your hotel
Utrecht - Gouda 66 km
Today you’ll see stately homes, castles, woods and parks before reaching "cheese town” Gouda. Try to plan your trip so that you will be able to see the traditional Thursday morning cheese market at the start of Day 3. The town is also known for its syrup waffles (try one hot!) and candles
Gouda - Papendrecht 52 km
From Gouda you'll cycle via the "Green heart of Holland" to the village of Kinderdijk, explore the site where 19 windmills have been standing majestically in rows since 1740. They were used to drain excess water out of the low-lying polder up into the River Lek. One of the mills is open to the public. Your destination, Papendrecht, is just a ferry crossing away from of one of Holland’s oldest towns
Dordrecht. Dordrecht is completely surrounded by rivers. Beautiful bridges take you across the water into the heart of town. Around the harbour you will see many monumental buildings
Papendrecht - Gorinchem 57 km
Today you cycle through a part of Biesbosch National Park, one of the few remaining freshwater tidal areas in Europe. The countless islands of marshy willow woods, reed-lands and grasslands are surrounded by creeks and rivers. The place is a resting, foraging and breeding site for water birds. Nature lovers should visit Biesbosch Centre Dordrecht for information on this fascinating area. Before you arrive in Gorinchem you can, if you wish, take a boat trip to visit the interesting Loevesteijn castle. The town of Woudrichem is definitely worth a visit.
Gorinchem - Utrecht 54 km
Gorinchems walled town centre has a long, turbulent history and over two hundred monuments to remember it by. It used to be big in fishery, markets and trade, but was often plagued by floods and conquerors (the town was the gateway to Holland). In the heart of the city of Utrecht lies the peaceful Oude Gracht (= Old Canal). Its characteristic wharves are unique to Utrecht. Nowadays they are the pleasant setting for waterside cafes and restaurants. Explore the Museum Quarter and do some (window) shopping on one of the quieter shopping streets.
After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote