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Bicycle tour The Netherlands from East to West | along rivers and dikes for 8 days

EUR 395,– per person

Looking for a relaxed and sporty trip? Welcome to Rivierenland! Cycle along the river from East to West from Nijmegen, Zaltbommel, Gorinchem, Dordrecht to Hoek van Holland and experience the tranquility of the dyke landscape and the green floodplains.

The cycling trip includes 7 nights in cozy B&B’s along the route. Wine & dine package in Zaltbommel is included!

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    Cycle from East to West

    Nowhere can you experience the water and the floodplains from as close as in Rivierenland and De Bommelerwaard. Follow the route from East to West along De Waal, pass through Munnikenland, Slot Loevestein, the Gamerensche and De Brakelse Benedenwaarden. A route that is characterized by dikes, quays, ewe forests and lakes. You pass grassland where Konik horses and Red Geus cattle graze and where you sniff the most delicious scents along the summer quays in the summer months. Field sage and Wild Marjoram, also known as oregano, are then in full bloom. Enjoy a sporty, beautiful and educational trip in peace!

    Hanseatic city of Nijmegen

    The history of the oldest city in the Netherlands goes back more than 2000 years. Wisdom comes with the years they know in Nijmegen, because you experience the history vividly. Follow the Romans in Nijmegen, then stroll along the trendy boutiques in the shopping streets and plop down on one of the terraces for a snack and a drink. The city is surrounded by a green rolling landscape. From the Waalkade you can walk straight into nature and beaches, cross over De Waal to the impressive Rivierpark, or take a walk along the vineyards and hills at Groesbeek. Towards the west you can taste how fertile the Betuwe and De Bommelerwaard are, the continuation of your trip to Zaltbommel. Dream away in the romantic Land van Maas and Waal!

    Zaltbommel is buzzing!

    Who does not know its silhouette from the Waal bridge and the A2? Visit Zaltbommel, because the city and De Bommelerwaard have everything to offer you! The fortified town of Zaltbommel has retained its small-scale and historic character and is rich in nice shops and restaurants. Sights are plentiful, such as Stadskasteel Zaltbommel, Slot Loevestein, Kasteel Ammersoyen and the southwestern Dutch Waterline, recently nominated as a UNESCO heritage. Bordering on De Waal and De Maas, De Bommelerwaard has been known as boat owners for some time. But with its vast floodplains and attractive cycling and walking routes, it is also discovered by walkers and cyclists. Enjoy the peace and the greenery. Do you want to get into the big cities from De Bommelerwaard? That is possible, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Den Bosch, Breda, Gorinchem and Nijmegen are less than an hour away.

    Search for the adventure

    Loevestein Castle, the most famous castle in the Netherlands, because who doesn’t know the story of Hugo de Groot who escaped in a book chest? In the original Dutch river landscape, where Maas and Waal meet, knight Dirc Loef van Horne had his castle built in 1361. At the time ideal for levying tolls, nowadays attractive for a day out. Everyone can experience everything in the castle, the forecourt and the soldiers’ village. In the museum you will learn about Hugo de Groot, the Middle Ages and the Dutch Waterline. With games you learn more about gunpowder and weapons, and in the basement you can feel the experience of high water. Everyone gets a key to discover everything. Experience a great adventure for young and old!

    Gorinchem

    Gorinchem is a real fortified city, beautifully situated opposite Woudrichem on the Merwede and the Linge. Around 1600 the medieval city became a “modern” fortress. The Eighty Years’ War was in full swing and the fortress kept the Spaniards at bay. Later in 1672 Gorinchem became an important fortress in the Oude Hollandse Waterlinie, Gorinchem also remained a strategic stronghold in the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie. The original ramparts with bastions are almost completely intact. The footpath over the ramparts runs all the way around and gives beautiful views over the rivers; unique in the Netherlands! Gorinchem is therefore the largest authentic fortress in the Netherlands. Take a look at the fully restored Lingehaven and historic harbor as an extension of this, a nice quiet place on the edge of the pleasant city center.

    Dordrecht

    The English newspaper The Times called Dordrecht a ‘hidden gem’ and tipped it as an alternative to city trips to world cities such as Paris and Barcelona. Dordrecht is perhaps indeed one of the Netherlands’ best kept secrets. You will find a city on an island full of culture, bustling festivals, rugged nature and a rich past, witness the thousands of monuments in the historic city center. And certainly in 2020 a visit to Dordrecht is worthwhile. This year it is celebrated that Dordrecht has 800 years of city rights. There are events, special exhibitions and activities throughout the year. Make your visit to Dordrecht complete with a city walk, a boat trip, or a visit to a museum. Dordrecht city on the water …

    Hoek van Holland

    Hoek van Holland has many beautiful faces, from the blue water to the yellow dunes and the green forest. The area is known for the beautiful beach, the Noorderpier and the Nieuwe Waterweg with the Maeslantkering. Relaxing or being active on the long and wide sandy beach, or walking through the Hollandse Duinen National Park. But there is much more to see and experience in this bustling resort. Attractive events are organized in the village and on the beach. The museums, art and culture ensure a varied and attractive selection. In addition, there are many beach clubs and catering establishments, creating a pleasant nightlife. Hoek van Holland is the ideal starting point for a day in Rotterdam!

    Price 8 day’s trip from East to West along Nijmegen, Zaltbommel, Gorinchem, Dordrecht and Hoek van Holland: EUR 395 per person.

    Based on a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people.

    Including:

    • 7 nights / 8 days stay in B&B’s along the river route.
    • Care based on breakfast.
    • 1 x package winebar in Zaltbommel.
    • 1x dinner in cozy restaurant in Zaltbommel.

    Exclusive:

    • Tourist tax (to be paid on location)
    • Beverages, tips and other personal expenses
    • Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the program
    • Train tickets and entrance fee for places of interest.
    • Bicycles (optional 10 euros per person per day / electric bicycle 25 euros per person per day)
    • Transfers (on request).
    • Transport (collection service on request)
    • Mondi Reizen administration costs 15.00 euros
    • SGR / SGRZ contribution 2.50 euros
    • Calamity Fund contribution 2.50 euros

    If desired, a pick-up service is available. We can also arrange transfers and transportation and assist you in arranging flight or train tickets.

    All package holidays from Mondi Reizen are offered under the guarantee of the SGR, SGRZ and the Calamiteitenfonds. VvKR and the Mondi Reizen general terms and conditions apply.

    Along the route and the places you pass are fun nature walks to take, also enthusiastic guides are ready for you. We can arrange guided tours, trips and other packages on request. For further information, contact us.

    The Netherlands from East to West | trip along rivers and dikes 8 days

    From day to day:

    Day 1 Nijmegen

    Your trip starts with a meet & greet and check in in Nijmegen (from 3 p.m.). Tip: walk through the historic heart of Nijmegen and dinner in a cozy restaurant in the city center. You end the day and spend the night in your B&B in Nijmegen.

    Day 2 Nijmegen> Zaltbommel (approximately 50 km)

    After an energetic breakfast you take your bike and head to Zaltbommel. Tip: lunch in a nice village along the river De Waal. In the afternoon you will be welcomed in Zaltbommel in the winebar and you will dine in a cozy family restaurant (wine & dine included). You finish the day satisfied and spend the night in your B&B in Zaltbommel.

    Day 3 Zaltbommel and visit to Den Bosch

    Afbeeldingsresultaat voor foto den bosch

    Have your day at leisure or visit the Burgundian town of Den Bosch (about 15 km) by train or by bike. Enjoy your lunch in a nice restaurant in the city center. In the (late) afternoon you return to Zaltbommel and take some rest. Overnight in your B&B in Zaltbommel

    Day 4 Zaltbommel> Loevestein> Woudrichem> Gorinchem (about 30 km)

    You start the day with a hearty breakfast (on request, indicate your preferences). You are on your way to Gorinchem. Along the way you pass Slot Loevestein. Tip: pay a visit to Loevestein Castle. From Slot Loevestein you go to the picturesque Woudrichem, where you can have lunch. From Woudrichem you take the boat to Gorinchem where you spend the night in a nice B&B.

    Day 5 Gorinchem and visit to Utrecht

    Afbeeldingsresultaat voor afbeelding utrecht

    After breakfast in the morning you can spend a day in beautiful Gorinchem. If you wish, you can visit Utrecht by train (about 30 km) Enjoy your lunch in a nice restaurant in the city center and join a canal cruise. In the afternoon / evening you return to Gorinchem and take some rest. Overnight in your B&B in Gorinchem.

    Day 6 Gorinchem> Dordrecht (about 30 km)

    In the morning after breakfast you prepare for your trip to Dordrecht. Lunch at a nice place en route. When you arrive in Dordrecht you can relax a bit and visit a ‘hidden gem’ of the Netherlands. You end the day, dine in the city and spend the night in your B&B in Dordrecht.

    Day 7 Dordrecht> Hoek van Holland (about 60 km)

    Today you prepare the ride to the coastal town and terminus of Hoek van Holland. Lunch en route at a nice place on the Merwede river! When you arrive in Hoek van Holland you check in at your B&B and relax on the beach. Overnight in Hoek van Holland.

    Day 8 End of program

    From Hoek van Holland or from Rotterdam you travel further by boat, train, or plane. If time permits, spend some time in Rotterdam!

    ***** The journey ends, but memories remain! *****

    You spend the night in small cozy B & B’s in prime locations along the route. If desired, we can arrange bicycles, and a pick-up service is also available. If required, we can arrange transfers and assist you in arranging flight or train tickets.

    Do you want to change the route or more information? Contact us, call 0031 418 6480 43, or mail to info@mondireizen.n

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