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Dutch highlights, spring tulips

Leiden - Delft

A city of discoveries, that is Leiden. With so many beautiful museums and theatres, a vibrant inner city, monuments, shops, restaurants, cafés and a university, the birthplace of Rembrandt, there is always something to see and do. And the North Sea is less than ten kilometers away.

In springtime, cycling through the bulb fields in full bloom, visiting the famous Keukenhof Garden, are an absolute must. ‘Loops around Leiden’ loops you through Leiden to The Hague with its eighteenth century architecture and famous Mauritshuis, the historic town of Delft and the typical Dutch lowlands with lovely small villages, cheese farms and windmills.

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Day 1 Leiden - green heart - Leiden (37 km)

Your tour starts with a personal bike fitting and a thorough explanation of your route at the central train station. Tulip Cycling takes care of your luggage which will be transported to your hotel and allowing you to discover the old historic town. Ride along the famous Rapenburg passing the University’s famous Botanical Garden founded in 1590. Spend time admiring the classical Orangery, the Japanese gardens and the tropical glasshouses. The area east of Leiden is situated in the ‘green heart’ of Holland. This National Landscape is an area with unique characteristics and landscape qualities. Because of its varied and rural character, the ‘green heart’ forms an opposite pole to the urban area around it. Agriculture, nature and recreation are the main functions of this area. It’s also of great importance for Dutch meadow birds such as the godwit and lapwing. The small but lovely villages of Hoogmade, Rijpwetering and Oud Ade are all situated in the ‘green heart ‘ and are at the centre of the delicious Leiden cheese. So try some while you are biking and don’t forget to have your camera with you as a lot of beautiful windmills will be on your route!

 

Day 2 Leiden - Keukenhof - Leiden (41 km) or Leiden - North Sea coast - Leiden (46 km)

When the bulb fields are in bloom, this landscape is one of the most colourful and most visited in the world. The combination of flowers, windmills, charming villages and Dutch hospitality is irresistible. The region north of Leiden is characterized by wide sandy ridges of flat land, sandy soil between the dunes and polders, bulb fields and pasture land, all of which is protected from the North Sea by an extensive dune area. The climate and soil of the region are excellent for bulb cultivation. The flower season begins with the flowering of crocuses in March, followed at the end of March by the combined flowering of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, which extends into early May. The clean wide beaches, the car free coastal bike lane and the coastal villages of Noordwijk and Katwijk guarantees you a great ride in summer time!

 

 Day 3 Leiden - The Hague - Leiden (44 km)

Cycling from Leiden up to Wassenaar, the second most prosperous municipality in the Netherlands, Wassenaar benefits from several parks and a network of bicycle paths . Today you will encounter the coastal bike lane along which parts of the Atlantic coastal defence wall were built by Nazi Germany. In the Hague you will pass by the governmental palace, Madurodam and can visit the Mauritshuis museum, the Peace Palace, the Panorama Mesdag and Escher museum. Cycle on through the Wassenaar parks and the Royal Palace, where our King Willem Alexander with Queen Maxima and their children live, heading back to Leiden once again for a final stay. Enjoy one of the many excellent restaurants and stroll through one of the beautiful streets in town.

 

 Day 4 Leiden - Delft (26 km)

Today a short ride to the beautiful historic town of Delft riding along a lovely canal and some recreational lakes with picnic spots.. Delft is one of the pearls of Dutch history with its monumental buildings built along the city canals, its Delft pottery and the famous painter Vermeer whose famous painting ‘View Of Delft’ you may have already seen in the Mauritshuis. Visit the Nieuwe Kerk and the Dutch Royal Family’s Royal Burial Vault, the Prinsenhof museum, the city hall, the historical Waag building (weighing house), the Vermeer Centre and if you have time join a canal trip by boat. At afternoon time that suits you late afternoon a Tulip Cycling representative will meet you with your luggage and pick up the bicycles. Your Tulip Cycling tour is at and end!

Starting dates

Daily from April 1 till October 1

Prices in Euro - No peak season charges - Prices include all taxes
Item Price
Per person in a double room   € 550
Single room surcharge (1 person / 1 room)   € 200
Upgrade to E-bike or road bike per person   € 50
Extra nights in Leiden per person in a double room   € 75
Extra nights single room surcharge (1 person / 1 room)   € 60
Pre and post tour accommodation in Amsterdam and Delft   On request
Hotel upgrades in Leiden   On request
Additional items (extra panniers, helmets, ponchos, extra GPS devices)   Price list
Discount   Amount
Discount by groups of 4 or more   10%
 
 

Leiden – Hotel Nieuw Minerva ***

Included in this tour

4 days of biking
3 nights in 3 star hotel in town centre
Breakfast
Bicycle rental (with repair kit, pump, lock and water bottle)
Waterproof handlebar bag
Door to door route on GPS device and maps
Personal start and finish
Breakdown assistance and 24/7 help desk
Equipment insurance
Additional tourist information

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The support given by Tulip Cycling was excellent. The equipment, choice of bike paths and the pre-programmed GPS made the whole experience one of pure delight and fun with gorgeous sights all the way, wonderful accommodations and easy travel.
Tissot family, USA
A wonderful trip!!! Thanks to Peter for all his help to make it so special (and for convincing me to do the trip without a tour group). We had such a great time. My two 10 year old girls had such a great fun (and were proud of their accomplishment). It is a of a trip we will all remember. Thanks for everything! I’ve already recommended you to friends.
Sharon Moore
Just returned from our fabulous journey from Amsterdam to Bruges. It was outstanding! The itinerary, the equipment (bikes, GPS, maps, etc.) and our guide Peter were fantastic. Peter really have deep knowledge of his country, what a memorable ride across the Netherlands.
Brigitte and Francois
Thank you for everything. We packed lots of memories into this trip. It was a grand way to learn about Netherlands and see what a cultured and friendly place it is.
The GPS was essential, and we are so glad we learned to use it. Everytime, we wondered where is Peter taking us? We would come across a canal, field of flowers, quaint village, spectacular scenery. Thank you so much.
Susan and Billy Hobart
You run a very professional organization and we look forward to more tours in the future. You have made us biking enthusiasts.
Michael and Chau Smith
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Mary Thomas
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Louise Taillard, South Africa
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Barbara Morgan
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Alicia Fuentes
My wife and I just finished a 4 day self guided tour. It was fabulous! Tulip planned a route that we never could have found on our own. The equipment and handling of our luggage made everything easy. We loved the trip!!
bob brownson
Thank you Tulip Cycling for a exciting and scenic 5 day tour through part of your beautiful country. Peter’s meticulous organisation and first class equipment made our ride a memorable one.
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Geoff and Bethany
Our friends recommended this cycling trip for my 50th birthday and it was a fabulous celebration-- by far the best family vacation we’ve ever taken! The route Peter crafted for us was perfect-- so beautiful! The hotels were quaint, food was delicious. And our 11 and 12 year old loved riding tandem. I cried when we had to go home. We’ve talked about this trip for months... can’t wait to return. A 5-star experience!
Jane and Mark
The trip overall was our favorite vacation we've ever taken. We feel privileged to have visited. As a lifelong cyclist, it was like visiting the promised land.
Katherine and Stephen Coleman, USA
Thank you for organizing our trip this summer, we had a fantastic time and will definitely return in the future. We had so many good experiences traveling along the countryside enjoying the scenery and weather.
Auburn and Sean Brady, USA
We had a great time in Holland.Thank you for everything.
Carvajal family, Mexico
Our memories are still fresh in our minds and we loved every minute of out time in the Netherlands. Your company ensured the cycling portion was flawless and most enjoyable. Thank you for providing top quality bicycles and support equipment.
John and Peg Lalonde, Canada
The tour was wonderful, and I've recommended your services highly to my friends. In particular, the route selection was superb.
Judith Macaluso, USA
We had the most wonderful holiday with your company and I wish to say a big thank you for all your hard work and professionalism in ensuring we had the best possible experience.
Gillian and John Au, UK
Tulip cycling just got better! We do a weeks self guided tour with Tulip Cycling every year and have now been cycling for 9 years each time in a different area of this lovely country.
John and Christine Widdowson, UK
Our trip with you was fantastic....and we've told many others about it. The GPS made it unique.
Martens family, USA
We have recommended your business to many people – as we had a terrific cycling trip, due to your professional organisation and fabulous path routing. The GPS was brilliant and the route really showcased the variety of experiences available in the Netherlands – there is no better way to see a country than through the eyes of a local.
Thank you, again.
Richard Lewis
It was truly an extraordinary journey, where everything was carefully prepared by you and your staff.
We were enchanted by the landscapes of flower fields, windmills, canals, small towns and by the kindness with which we were treated by the Dutch people. It was really unforgettable days that make us want to return, and invite our friends as well.
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