South Holland and Bruges
April 29 - May 8, 2020
$4700 (double occupancy); $750 single supplement
Arrive and Depart from Amsterdam
You’ll begin in Zeeland, the southwestern province where the landscape and history are dominated by the sea. We will also visit Bruges in Belgium, the magnificent town in Flanders that seems frozen in time. You’ll pedal through lowlands and across dikes, visit fishing villages and stop into merchant towns.
In Brabant and Limburg, the landscape will change. Instead of fertile clay grounds, you will see extensive heather fields, woods, and marshes. Here, you’ll ride a network of lovely bicycle paths. We’ll meander through Belgium and the Netherlands, following an old smuggling route.
After three days in Brabant and an insider’s look at one of the oldest windmills in Belgium, you will arrive in the southernmost province of Limburg.
We will end near Maastricht, a gem of a town (and the oldest Dutch city), that dates back to Roman times.
Easy, with some hills on one afternoon. We'll ride between 25 and 35 miles daily.
Trip price includes 5 dinners and all breakfasts, accommodations in 4 star hotels in Cadzand, Middelburg, Hamont, Maaseik and Maastricht; 4 two-night stays and 1 one-night stay.
Arrival and Departure
Pick up and drop off at the Amsterdam airport.
Day by Day
Cadzand (2 nights): Stay at the North Sea, cycle to impressive Bruges in Belgium.
Middelburg (2 nights): Walk around Middelburg, with many 17th cent. merchant houses.
Hamont (Belgium, 1 night): Enjoy a gourmet dinner, visit the magnificent local windmill.
Maaseik (Belgium,2 nights): Cycle in and out of Holland and Belgium on gorgeous traffic-free bicycle paths; one of the most scenic rides ever. Visit Thorn, with white washed Medieval buildings and charm
Maastricht (2 nights): Cycle along the Maas river, stay in the middle of the oldest town of Holland, enjoy some gourmet food. Visit the impressive US cemetery at Margraten.