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Dutch Water Line Route


Bike Tour: Dutch Water Line Route - 4 days

Bicycle tour through Utrecht and South-Holland
The Dutch Water Line was a line of defensive works used from 1629 - 1940, combining fortresses and the flooding of low-lying areas to keep enemies at bay. On this tour you will pass by a number of these fortresses. The scenery on this route comprises vast polders, windmills, characteristic farm houses and lush meadows. You’ll pass through pretty villages and cycle along the banks of splendid rivers. Take some time to explore the historical "glass town” of Leerdam. Big city Utrechtis best known for its romantic sunken canals and unique 14thCentury inner-city wharves.
Day 1: Arrival in Utrecht
Day 2: Utrecht - Gorinchem
Day 3: Gorinchem - Utrecht
Day 4: Return Home

Day 1:    Arrival in Utrecht

Arrival in Utrecht

Day 2:    Utrecht - Gorinchem
58 km

Start cycling from the hart of Holland and travel south, you'll reach "Glass town Leerdam, a meeting place where glassblowers from many countries demonstrate their craft. Further on, you´ll come across two more Dutch Water Line fortresses: Asperen and Vuren. Before you'll reach Gorinchem you can cross the River Waal by ferry boat and you will reach infamous and interesting Loevesteijn Castle. The nearby fortified town of Woudrichem is also well worth a visit.

Day 3:    Gorinchem - Utrecht
55 km

Gorinchems walled town centre has a long, turbulent history and over two hundred monuments to remember it by. It used to be big in fishery, markets and trade, but was often plagued by floods and conquerors (the town was the gateway to Holland). Gorinchem is pronounced gorcum, by the way. Today you will cycle back up north to the big city of Utrecht. In the heart of the old inner city lies the peaceful Oude Gracht (= Old Canal). Its characteristic quaysides are unique to Utrecht. Nowadays they are the pleasant setting for waterside cafes. Dont miss the pretty Museum Quarter. Utrecht is also great for shopping, especially on the quieter shopping streets.

Day 4:    Return Home
After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.
prices & dates
Starting dates:
Daily from April 1 till September 27.
Prices €
Per person in a double room
3 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
A supplement will be required for:
Single room (€ 30 x 3) 90,00
Dinner (€ 30 x 3) 90,00
Bike rental (€ 12 x 3) 36,00
E-Bike (€ 25 x 3) 75,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 3) 8,25
GPS rental 10,00
Extra night 70,00

Price pp
Single room, breakfast 380.00
Double room, breakfast 290.00
Dinner 90.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Rental bike
Child bike 30.00
Hybrid 36.00
Premium bike 60.00
Ebike 75.00
Extra services
Bike Breakdown pass € 2.75 x 3 8.25
Child seat € 5.00 x 3 15.00
Bike theft insurance € 3.00 x 3 9.00
E-bike theft insurance € 6.00 x 3 18.00
Theft insurance premium bike € 6.00 x 3 18.00
Add on bike € 6.00 x 3 18.00
Child trailer € 17.50 x 3 52.50
Bike helmet per piece 10.00
GPS per piece 10.00

Starting point:


Utrecht - Hotel Mitland****

Gorinchem - Hotel Gorinchem***

practical info

3 Nights included

3/4 Star Hotels

Breakfast included, Halfboard optional

Tourist information on all the places of interest

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

CS Utrecht 

Parking possibilities at the hotel

GPS-tracks availible

Any ferry crossings are not included



....Wij hebben een heel leuke fietsvakantie gehad, mede dankzij het prachtige weer. Prima hotels en eten was ook goed. Hotel Gorinchem lag buiten centrum, niet erg maar je kunt niet even de mooie oude stad in lopen. Wel voldoende plaatsen onderweg om iets te gebruiken....

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