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Bike Riding The Netherlands

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Bike Riding The Netherlands

Hi,

I have a plan to hire a bike in Amsterdam and ride to Rotterdam. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about this (hiring, route, luggage, companies, etc)

Thanks

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1. Re: Bike Riding The Netherlands

That's a trip of four and a half to five hours..

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2. Re: Bike Riding The Netherlands

That depends on the route. You can first go to Haarlem/Bloemendaal en then through the bulb fields to Leiden, The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam.

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Depends! Fastest way? Or scenic way? Bike experience? Do you have your own panniers?

Read lots of info in this thread:

www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa…

(for example my answer is #15).

I'd say take at least two days for the scenic route between those cities. There's probably an LF-bike route running between them with signposts to follow. Get special bike maps as a back-up.

Can't help you with the bike and luggage... you'll probably have to take it back to Amsterdam... You can bring a bike on a train for 6 euros extra.

Also: google for 'Bike and barge', and for 'Cycletours' (companies that offer multiple-day tours, including bike rental).

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Edited: 7:00 pm, April 13, 2013
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P.S. People consider it polite if you show them that you actually read their answers (and if you answer THEIR questions to help you answer your questions).

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Just took a trip with Cycletours and they were great. Guide very informative and attentive to group. Cook served wonderful food. Rooms had private bath and were comfortable. Route was unbelievably scenic. Well worth it.

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6. Re: Bike Riding The Netherlands

Thanks for the feedback charliecoop!! Glad you had a great time.

Regards - MMK

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7. Re: Bike Riding The Netherlands

Thanks Charlie, sounds great. I still wonder where Ellen went though....

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