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Rhine cycle path – The Dutch Rhine from Arnhem to Rotterdam

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RHE 11
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
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The Rhine Route - a more than 1.200 km long route through several countries, which is described in four different parts in the Bikeline cycle tour books. In our new Rhine cycle path 4 we follow this bike line from Arnhem to Rotterdam. A varied route along historical places, beautiful fortified towns and a typical Dutch river landscape. The route is fully marked and largely runs along cycle paths. The route leads from Arnhem through historic places such as Oosterbeek, Wijk bij Duustede, Buren, Gorinchem and Dordrecht, along the typical Dutch river landscape and runs largely along cycle paths to Rotterdam. Optionally, customers can even cycle to Hoek van Holland, where the Rhine flows into the North Sea. Some highlights of this route include the Airborne Museum Hartenstein, Doorwerth Castle, Slot Loevestijn, Biesbosch National Park, the windmills of Kinderdijk and the end point Rotterdam, number 5 in the top 10 "world top cities" Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2016.

Die Rheinschleife bei Boppard am Rhein

The start of this route is in Arnhem, known from the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War. But also a city with a great zoo, the beautiful Sonsbeek city park, the open-air museum and is located at the foot of the Hoge Veluwe and Southeast Veluwezoom national parks. The choice is yours: Do you want to stay overnight in the center or would you rather start the route just outside the city (free parking) at the foot of the Southeast Veluwezoom National Park?

A varied tour through the wooded area of ​​Veluwezoom, along the 52 m high Grebbeberg, the southeastern tip of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Military cemeteries are silent witnesses to the fierce fighting in the Second World War. Follow the Lower Rhine to Amerongen Castle, with its beautiful garden. The end point is the monumental Wijk bij Duurstede. Dorestad was located here at the time, which was the most important northern European trading city in the year 800. Enjoy the beautiful city center and if the weather is nice you can spend time in a street cafe on the market.

At Wijk bij Duurstede, located at a junction of the waterways, with the arched bridge harbor 'Wijkse Veer', cross the Lower Rhine and head towards the famous Dutch fruit region of the Betuwe. Along the historic town of Buren you reach the River Linge. Linge means "long", but a short, nice cycle path takes you quickly to the "glass city" Leerdam. After that you have the choice; either follow the Linge to the fortress town of Gorinchem or an extra loop that takes you via Vuren and a few ferries to Slot Loeverstein and Woudrichem before taking the last ferry to Gorinchem.

A walk through the old fortress town of Gorinchem is definitely worth it. Take the ferry that takes you to Werkendam. Through 'Knotenpunte' you cross the beautiful Biesbosch National Park, where the Waal and the Maas meet, on 1 or 2 boat tours (depending on the season). The motor ferry "De Biesbosch" runs all year round and crosses the Nieuwe Merwege to Kop van 't Land Land, and from there you reach Dordrecht. A "water bus" takes you across the Beneden Merwede to Papendrecht

Cycling through the Alblasserwaard you reach the Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nineteen polder mills are an international attraction and can be visited by bike. Then take the triangular ferry through Slikkerveer towards Rotterdam.

  • 5 nights including breakfast
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Double room including breakfast Cat. I/Cat. II
01.04.2024 - 25.09.2024 599,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat. I/Cat. II
01.04.2024 - 25.09.2024 964,00 €

Rental bikes

  • 21-speed touring bike with luggage bag: 69,00 €
  • Unisex electric bike with luggage bag: 145,00 €

Room price per person Cat. I/Cat. II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 85,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 220,00 €

Room price per person Cat. I/Cat. II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 85,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 220,00 €

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RHE 11

Rhine cycle path – The Dutch Rhine from Arnhem to Rotterdam

Duration
6 days
Overnight stays
5 nights
Overnight stays
about 204 - 214 km

Every Saturday from April 1 to September 25, 2024

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat. I/Cat. II
Double room including breakfast From €599
Single room including breakfast From €964

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Arrival information to Arnhem:

Arnhem, the capital of the Gelderland province in the Netherlands, is a beautiful travel destination with a well-developed transport infrastructure. Here is some information about getting to Arnhem:

By plane: The closest airport to Arnhem is Weeze Airport (Niederrhein Airport), which is about 100 kilometers away. From there you can take a train or a rental car to Arnhem. Alternatively, you can also use Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, which is about 100 kilometers from Arnhem. There are direct train connections to Arnhem from Schiphol Airport.

By train: Arnhem has a main train station that is well connected to the Dutch and international rail networks. You can easily travel to Arnhem by train, especially if you are traveling from cities such as Amsterdam, Utrecht or Rotterdam. Arnhem train station is located in the city center and is an ideal starting point for exploring the city.

By Car: Arnhem is easily accessible via the A12 and A50 motorways. If you arrive by car, follow the appropriate highway signs. There are parking options in the city center, although parking in the Netherlands can sometimes be expensive. It is advisable to find out about parking options in advance.

Departure information from Rotterdam:

Rotterdam is an important port city in the Netherlands and offers various departure options. Here is some information about departing Rotterdam:

By plane: Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM) is the closest airport to Rotterdam and offers domestic and some international flights. From the city center you can easily reach the airport using public transport such as the tram or bus.

By train: Rotterdam Centraal Central Station is an important transport hub in the Netherlands and offers connections to various cities at home and abroad. You can easily travel by train from Rotterdam to cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and more.

By Car: If you are traveling from Rotterdam by car, follow the A4, A13 and A20 motorways depending on your destination. Please note that traffic in and around Rotterdam can be heavy at peak times, so allow plenty of time for your departure.

Please note that exact departure information may vary depending on your destination. It is always advisable to check in advance which modes of transport and connections are most suitable for your trip.

General tip for traveling by car

You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

The hotels now shown are example hotels. If a hotel is fully booked, we would inquire about the next hotel:

Day 01: Arrival and overnight stay at the BW Haarhuis in Arnhem

Welcome to the BW Haarhuis in Arnhem! This cozy hotel awaits you to start your stay in the Netherlands. The BW Haarhuis offers comfortable rooms that are modernly furnished and well-equipped. Enjoy a restful night and look forward to a delicious breakfast in the morning. The central location allows you to explore the picturesque town of Arnhem and easily reach its attractions.

Day 02: Hotel O.T.T.O. or Hotel Bistro Florian in Wijk near Duurstede

The Hotel O.T.T.O. offers a modern and stylish environment, while the Hotel Bistro Florian attracts with its inviting ambience and culinary delights. No matter where we accommodate you, your stay will be unforgettable.

Day 03: Hotel Gorinchem in Gorinchem

Your next destination is Gorinchem, where you will stay overnight at Hotel Gorinchem. This hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere and comfortable rooms. The location is ideal for exploring the historic town of Gorinchem and enjoying the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Day 04: Hotel Apollo in Papendrecht

The Hotel Apollo in Papendrecht warmly welcomes you. With elegantly furnished rooms and a wide range of amenities, including a restaurant and bar, this hotel promises a pleasant stay. Relax and enjoy the hospitality of the region.

Day 05: Inntel Rotterdam or SS Rotterdam in Rotterdam

The Inntel Rotterdam is a modern hotel with spectacular river and city views. The SS Rotterdam, on the other hand, is a historic ship converted into a hotel and offers a maritime atmosphere. No matter where we accommodate you, your stay in Rotterdam will undoubtedly be exciting and unforgettable.

 

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Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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