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Castles And Walled Towns
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Maps or GPS
8 days
Bike Options:
Bike included
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Bike & Boat
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Jun, Jul, Aug
Tour Operator:
Bravo Bike Tours

Castles And Walled Towns

8 Days

In the Middle Ages a treaty existed among many trading towns that were located nearby waterways. On this cycle tour through the eastern part of the Netherlands you will visit several of these so-called Hanseatic towns. In the vicinity you will find lots of grand castles and estates often situated in pretty nature areas.

You leave Amsterdam by barge and head for Wijk bij Duurstede, a fortified town founded in the year 1500 bC. You visit National Park De Hoge Veluwe and the Kröller Müller Museum, which owes a fine collection of Van Gogh paintings. From Arnhem you pass castle Rosendael and follow the river IJssel through Doesburg in the direction of hanseatic town Zuthpen. Your cycle tour takes you through the typical rural villages like Lochem and you make a stop for a visit to Mansion Verwolde. In Deventer you leave the barge and pedal on the banks of the river IJssel to the hanseatic town of Kampen. An evening walk through the historical centre shows you lots of monumental buildings.

After a sailing trip on the lakes between the new and the old land you leave the barge in the hanseatic town of Harderwijk. A roundtrip by bike leads through the moorlands and the forestries that surround this lively town. Spakenburg is a former fishing village that values religious traditions. The costumes you see here are typical for this village and the surrounding area. Through the attractive port town of Muiden you cycle back to Amsterdam.

In the evening you can see and experience the glory and history of Amsterdam by making a roundtrip of the canals.
Full-board (breakfast+packed lunch + 3-courses dinner)
Map with marked route
Information package
Visit Mansion Verwolde
Visit National Park Hoge Veluwe
Visit Kröller Müller Museum (exhibition van Gogh)
Several city walks
Bicycle with gears and pannier
Compensation Bicycle damage
Journey there and back.
Drinks aboard.
Excursions out of program
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