Cycling holiday: Super Tulip Tour
Super Tulip Tour
If you like tulips, you cannot afford to miss the Super Tulip cycling tour! Spend the nights on a wonderful ship, enjoy the great meals on board and cycle through the fantastic tulip fields during the day. You will also visit the Keukenhof and the Aalsmeer flower auction, and explore traditional old Dutch towns.
- Starting point: Amsterdam, ending point: Amsterdam.
- Cycle through the fantastic tulip fields, visit the Keukenhof and Aalsmeer flower auction.
- Tour only available in tulip season, from April through May.
- Sleep, breakfast and dine on a lovely barge while everything is taken care of for you.
If you like tulips, you cannot afford to miss the Super Tulip cycling tour! Spend the nights on a wonderful barge, enjoy the great meals on board and cycle through the fantastic tulip fields during the day. You will also visit the Keukenhof and the Aalsmeer flower auction, and explore traditional old Dutch towns.
On the first day, after boarding the barge and getting to know your travel companions, you will cycle to Spaarndam. From there, you will sail to Haarlem, where you will have the evening free to visit beautiful hofjes, or courtyards, and pleasant city centre. On the next day you will cycle to the Keukenhof, with nearly seven million flowering bulbs, and on to the old university town of Leiden.
Todays trip leads you through the oldest tulip fields of Holland and along the Keukenhof. Of course you’ll have time to admire the most beautiful bulb park in the world (tickets are included in the tour price). Keukenhof is the place where the spring breaks. An overwhelming blaze of colors; seven million flowering tulips in a magnificent 80-acres’ background of traditional and modern gardening architecture. You also can admire the various hyacinths, narcissus and many other colorful flowers. You spend the night in Leiden which is Rembrandt’s hometown but also Armin van Buuren’s.
Aalsmeer flower auction
Your route continues through the ‘green heart’ of Holland, an area marked by beautiful lakes, polders and forests, towards Kudelstaart near the Westeinder Plassen. Early the next morning, you will visit the Aalsmeer flower auction, and after breakfast cycle to the Zaanse Schans with its picturesque old windmills.
Alkmaar city of cheese
After spending the night on the ship, you will cycle to Alkmaar, a city of cheese with beautiful old canals and squares. After exploring the polder landscapes of the Beemster you will cycle on to Purmerend and Amsterdam. Cycling fanatics may wish to add trips to Edam and Monnickendam on the IJsselmeer, discovering another wonderful piece of Holland!
Practical information: Available exclusively in tulip season from April through May.
- Starting point: Amsterdam, end point: Amsterdam.
- Number of days: 8.
- Total distance: 250 kilometres.
- Average distance per day: 40 kilometres.
- Level: 1 (for everyone, the easiest holiday for all ages).
You will be accompanied by a skilled travel guide!