Total tour distance: 430 miles
Daily tour distance: 35 miles
Difficulty: 30 / 100
There is no happier cyclist than a Dutch cyclist. This is not only because The Netherlands is mainly flat, but also because the Dutch enjoy the most extensive cycle network in the world. This small country has over 25,000 miles of high quality traffic free cycle routes (!) and on many occasions cyclists have priority over motorised traffic. This is a cyclist’s paradise; whether you are a novice cyclist, want to give children a safe and fun cycling experience or want to do serious mileage in a unique cycling minded environment; the ultimate destination for the perfect cycling holiday!
The guidebook Cycling The Netherlands - The very best routes in a cyclist’s paradise contains over 700 kms (430 miles) of high quality cycling routes with full route descriptions, high profile mapping, visitor information and accommodation suggestions. Whether you fly to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or arrive on a ferry from the United Kingdom, clear and concise travel information is included.
A special feature of the book is a full explanation of all those special Dutch cycling-minded traffic rules and Dutch cycle route signage systems. Yes, there is a system to it and this book is the original English language publication explaining the system in full!
To make navigating easy the book features a 340 kms (210 miles) circular route in central Netherlands, where you find a multitude of landscapes with plenty of possibilities for sightseeing. You can start this route from all main Dutch ferry ports, Amsterdam Central Station and many other Dutch railway stations.
For those who want more, there are three additional connecting routes, stretching north, east and south into the country. All these routes have their own particular character, different from the main route. To rejoin the main circular route or to skip route sections, you just hop on the train with your bicycle.
"If you're thinking of cycling in The Netherlands this summer, there's an excellent pannier-pocket guide, in English!" BBC-presenter, explorer and cycling enthusiast Nicholas Crane about our guidebook.