This tour has been designed for cyclists who want to truly live life to the full. During the day, you cycle through beautiful natural scenery and in the evenings you stay at the Westcord Hotel de Veluwe in the village of Garderen. Westcord Hotel de Veluwe is known for its comfort, culinary qualities and hospitality. Your cycling holiday has never been so comfortable! The routes surprise you with a wealth of natural beauty and interesting sights. You can visit the Hoge Veluwe National Park with the Kröller-Muller museum, the Royal Palace Het Loo or the Hanseatic city of Harderwijk.
Your hotel is situated in a unique part of the Netherlands: the centre of The Veluwe. Today, you have plenty of time to take in the beautiful surroundings. The welcoming village of Garderen is certainly worth a visit.
We will provide you with a total of four bicycle routes to choose from, each with 3 options:
Vast forests, purple-colored heather fields, picturesque towns and charming cities: with the North Veluwe route you can see it all. You cycle over the Ermelose Heide, a heathland of no less than 343 hectares. You pass the picturesque towns of Drie, Ermelo, Hierden and Leuvenum. You will also cycle along the beautiful old Hanseatic town of Harderwijk.
You can also opt for a shorter route that does not go through Ermelo, Harderwijk and Hierden (44 km) or a longer tour with a loop across the Beekhuizerzand (60 km).
Eastern Veluwe 48 km
This tour goes largely through and along the royal estate Het Loo, the largest estate in the Netherlands, most owned by the royal family. You also come to their former palace, now a museum with beautiful gardens. Thanks to the many streams that flow from the Veluwe towards the IJssel, you will find yourself in a fresh green landscape.
Today you can also opt for a shorter route that does not go past Apeldoorn with the palace (38 km) or a longer route that goes past many burial mounds and the Celtic Fields, further you pass through the nice village of Vaassen and you cycle over the former 'de Baronnenlijn' railway line to the beautiful water mill of Wenum (58 km).
Finish your day in a relaxed manner in the sauna or solarium, or with a swim in the hotel's heated outdoor swimming pool.
Please note: sauna and fitness are closed until further notice due to government regulations.
This tour will take you to National Park De Hoge Veluwe (ticket included) and you will discover how beautiful unspoilt nature can be. In the middle of this beautiful nature area you will find the Kröller-Müller Museum with, among other things, an extensive collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh and the beautiful sculpture garden. You cycle along the vast heaths and sand dunes and drifts at Kootwijk and Hoog Buurlo. You also pass Radio Kootwijk.
You can also opt for a shorter route and combine this with a walk on the Kootwijkerzand, you will miss De Hoge Veluwe National Park (38 km). The longer option includes a larger part of the De Hoge Veluwe National Park (61 km).
Western Veluwe 54 km
This tour will take you past the prettiest spots in Western Veluwe. You will cycle through beautiful natural areas on Boeschoten Country Estate and around Voorthuizen and De Appelse Heide. The route will also guide you to recreational area Strand Nulde, great for swimming or lazing on the beach.
You can also opt for a shorter route, skipping Voorthuizen and De Appelse Heide (44 km). On the long route you follow the old coast further north after Nulde beach. Via the agricultural area around the old hamlets of Horst and Telgt and past the subtropical swimming pool “Bospad Putten” you will arrive in the Sprielder Bos (62 km).
You have cycled the Tour over the Veluwe. Today your bike holiday draws to a close, but not until you have indulged in a big hearty breakfast for the last time. After breakfast, it is time to go home.
*) You can choose which of the 4 day tours you cycle.
|Daily from April 1 till September 27.|
|Double room, breakfast||245.00|
|Single room, breakfast||335.00|
|Extra night (breakfast only)||70.00|
|2020-07-01 - 2020-08-31||10.00|
|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|
Below are the accommodations that we book as standard for this trip. They are carefully selected by us for cyclists. All rooms have a shower or bath and toilet. If one of the hotels is fully booked, we will reserve a comparable alternative.
If you don’t bring your own, you can rent a bicycle from us. Our touring bikes are 24-speed gear. You can find all the information regarding our rental bikes below.
You will find your rental bikes waiting for you at your first hotel. The hotel reception staff will give you the keys for your bikes and direct you to the bicycle shed. All bikes are provided with chain locks.
3 Nights included
4 Star Hotel
Tourist tax included
Breakfast included, Halfboard optional
Detailed roadbooks with maps and tourist information
The possibility of renting our bikes
7-days a week service-hotline
Parking possibilities at the hotel
Any ferry crossings are not included
Nearest Airports nare Flughafen Düsseldorf (DUS) or Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
The train from Schiphol to Apeldoorn departs 2 times per hour. Travel time is about 1,5 hour. A single tickets costs approx €20,- per person excl. Bicycle.
For timetables and tickets, go to www.ns.nl/en.
From Apeldoorn trainstation you need to take the bus to Garderen. This will take about 30 minutes and costs about €4,50 per person. No Bicycles allowd on busses. For timetables and tickets: www.9292.nl/en.
We had a lovely cycling holiday, thank you! All your arrangements were perfect. Our only suggestions would be:
The weather was glorious and the countryside beautiful.
...This was the third time we have used Dutch Bike Tours in a row and each time I have been well impressed by the whole package and that is why we come each year. I do hope to return again next year. The choice of Hotels are superb and the routes very good...
...We had a great trip thank you.
The hotel was perfect - excellent room and lovely food - and the staff were helpful and friendly. The bikes were fine and the maps were easy to follow. We quickly realised we could extend our cycling journey if we wished too.
It would have been better to have panniers on the bikes - this is the only negative.
Certainly good value for money...