These bikes are brilliant. Simply brilliant. And so is the service and help in finding routes to take. On top of that you get all the accoutrements - very good saddle bags, high viz, poncho and a helmet too (we didn't take the helmet!)
Whether you like to go really fast, or just like to enjoy the countryside, you'll like these! They work beautifully. The electric packs are like little magical boosts of power when you are tired, or you are wanting to overtake someone on a hill, or there is a headwind, or you just want to go really really fast!! The rest of the bikes is pretty good too. There are more than 3 gears (3 is the norm for dutch bikes - their riders all have massive thighs!), which all changed smoothly and when you want them too. They have handlebar brakes instead of pedal brakes, another plus if you are not used to the backpedal stop that a lot of Dutch bikes have.
I was hesitant at first, the price being double what it is for hiring a regular bike. My boyfriend and I are both fairly fit and gluttons for the physical punishment of long distance cycling/ runnning. Did we really need that electric pack? YES! Those bikes were the best part of our little Dutch adventure!
Get your own map though. The ones provided are limited to the IJmuiden area.
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