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Rhine: Arnhem - Rotterdam

Dykes, vastness and rich culture

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6 Days / 5 Nights
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Dykes, vastness and rich culture

Look forward to a varied cycle tour along historic places, beautiful fortified towns and a typically Dutch river landscape. You cycle through the wide Rhine delta along the Neder Rijn, the Lek and the Merwede to Rotterdam. Some of the highlights of this beautiful cycle tour are the Airborne Museum Hartenstein, Doorwerth Castle, Slot Loevestijn, Biesbosch National Park and the windmills of Kinderdijk (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The contrast of small, picturesque villages with many historical and cultural treasures and the vibrant port metropolis of Rotterdam awaits you. The easy and well-signposted route, which often leads along charming, low-traffic dyke paths, is typically Dutch and offers "pure cycling pleasure".

Highlights

Arnhem

The city of Arnhem is known to many Dutch people by the spectacular Burgers' Zoo. However, Arnhem also attracts visitors with plenty of other things to see, such as fascinating museums, fantastic shopping opportunities and excellent restaurants. Many shopping fans will be happy where fashion is concerned, as Arnhem is Holland's Number One fashion city and possesses its own 'fashion quarter'.

Arnhem

Hoge Veluwe National Park

De Hoge Veluwe National Park is one of the largest continuous nature reserves in Holland, measuring in at 5,400 hectares. The Park's different landscapes are home to a wide diversity of plant and animal species. From the rare Fritillary to the imposing Red Deer, from the Alcon Blue to the Dwarf Viper's-grass; they all live in the Park. The Park is also home to dozens of Red List species, such as the Wheatear, the Wryneck, the Moor Frog and the Grass Snake.

Hoge Veluwe National Park

Veluwezoom

Veluwezoom is the oldest National Park in Holland. This landscape of hills, forests, heathlands and sand drifts has been a protected area since 1931. 
The southern side of the Veluwezoom offers beautiful estates with grand country houses and monumental farms. The estates of Beekhuizen, Heuven and Rhereroord are historical country houses, complete with parks. 

Veluwezoom

Dordrecht
Dordrecht’s rich history is still clearly visible when you walk past the old inner city harbors, monuments and museums of Dordrecht. Absolute must-sees are the Great Church (Grote Kerk), the renowned collection of paintings of the Dordrechts Museum, the gorgeous interior of the old mayor’s house ‘Huis van Gijn’ and the thirteenth-century Augustine monastery ‘Het Hof’. Also highly recommended is the gorgeous view of the rivers’ intersection from the Groothoofd.

Dordrecht

Rotterdam
Rotterdam is a city of many faces: a tough port city, a trendy nightlife city, a sophisticated shopping city, and a hip artistic city. Above all, Rotterdam is the architecture city of Holland that stimulates innovation. Its skyline is always changing. There are many things to do amid Rotterdam’s skyscrapers. You can go on a shopping spree, enjoy some excellent food, and visit a range of museums and attractions in and around the city centre.

Rotterdam

 

Rhine: Arnhem - Rotterdam

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Bike tour
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With excellent rail and motorway connections, you can reach Arnhem quickly and easily. Bike handover of rental bikes at the hotel. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Sonsbeek city park, which largely consists of a centuries-old beech forest. Shopping fans will get their money's worth in the popular shopping district, while history buffs can discover Arnhem's eventful history and visit the impressive memorials and monuments.

Look forward to a varied tour through the oldest national park in Holland: Veluwezoom. Veluwezoom is characterized by its hilly landscape with extensive forests and heaths. Along the way you will see impressive historic country houses and old farms and the fertile floodplains stretching south of the Rhine. The end point of this day's stage is Wijk bij Duurstede. In the early Middle Ages, this was the site of the important trading town of Dorestad. End the day in the beautiful town center, take in the many historical and cultural sights or visit the small harbor.

At Wijk bij Duurstede you cross the Lower Rhine and head towards the famous fruit region of the Betuwe, whose soils are among the most fertile in Europe. Look forward to the historic town of Buren, which is completely listed. Buren is known for its well-preserved old fortifications, which include a beautiful windmill. You then cycle along the River Linge to Leerdam with its medieval charm. The defensive walls with their ramparts and the three large residential towers are among the town's landmarks. Today's destination is Gorinchem, situated on the floodplains of the Linge, Merwede and Waal rivers. Take a worthwhile stroll through this old fortified town.

In the morning, take the ferry to the fortified town of Woudrichem. Stroll through the town with its Gothic church and Loevestein Castle. This fortified moated castle was built at the beginning of the 14th century as a border and customs station at a strategically important point, the confluence of the Waal and Maas rivers. After a recommended visit, cycle through the beautiful Biesbosch National Park, where the Waal and Maas meet, and on to the oldest city in the Netherlands, Dordrecht. Stroll through the pretty town, enjoy a fantastic view from the unfinished tower of the Grote Kerk (Great Church), marvel at the old merchants' houses and the windmill and take a leisurely cafe break on the Scheffersplein. Now it's not far to your destination for today, Papendrecht.

In typical Dutch style, today you cycle along many canals to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinderdijk. The most famous windmills date back to the 18th century and are among the most beautiful destinations in Holland. No matter what time of year - they are always fascinating and can be visited by bike. You then cycle on to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a city with many faces: a cool port city, an attractive city for going out, a chic shopping city and a trendy city of artists. But Rotterdam is also first and foremost the architectural city of Holland, where modernization is the focus and the skyline is constantly changing. Between the skyscrapers of Rotterdam, you have all kinds of options: You can enjoy shopping, dining and visiting museums and sights.

After breakfast, your wonderful journey along the Dutch Rhine River ends in the hotel.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
  • Overnight stay with breakfast
  • Room with D/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Cycling map with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
  • Tips for trip preparation
  • Tourist information
  • 7-day hotline service
Worth knowing about your bike trip from Arnhem to Rotterdam

Below you will find specific information about the bike tour from Arnhem to Rotterdam. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: +49-(0)6421 – 886890.

Arrival by train

There are good international connections to Arnhem. The hotel in the center is located near the train station Arnhem Centraal. Please find the actual connections and prices in the internet.

Deutsche Bahn

Parking facilities at the hotel

The arrival hotel offers parking spaces in the hotel garage: Costs approx. 25 euros per day and parking space, reservation required in advance, payable on site. There are also public parking spaces or parking garages near the hotel, cost approx. 25 € per day and parking space, no reservation possible, payable on site. You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities at the hotel you have booked with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.

Conditions of the bike paths

You cycle on almost always flat bike paths or smaller streets with only few traffic. The route is well sign-posted.

Available rental bikes

You can choose from 21-speed unisex bikes with derailleur gears and freewheel and 8-speed electric bikes (unisex). All unisex bikes have a low step-through and are available in various frame sizes. Simply state your bike preference when booking.

Return transfer to the starting point of the tour

Every Thursday there is the option of returning to Arnhem by transfer in a minibus (with bicycle transport trailer) at approx. 14:00 (arrival there approx. 16:00). The driver comes to your hotel and has space for you, your luggage and, if necessary, your private bike. He will drive you back to your starting hotel and thus ensure a perfect return service without the hassle of changing trains or dragging suitcases.
Alternatively, there are excellent train connections available several times a day (change once).

Costs which are not included in the price

A possibly resulting tourist tax or costs for ferries are not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally.

7 day hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

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