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Zeeland islands tour

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Cycling through this region is truly a unique experience. The province in the southwest of the Netherlands consists of a series of islands, peninsulas and a piece of mainland on the border with Belgium. The islands, mostly connected by causeways, offer a varied coastline that always offers new sea views. Inland you will enjoy numerous beautiful lively towns and charming villages where time almost seems to have stood still. The salty sea air, the view of the sea and the beautiful nature offer peace, freedom and space for relaxation. Let yourself be enchanted and enjoy these magical places.

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  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • More than 30 years of experience

Day 1: Arrival in Rotterdam

Arrival to Rotterdam. 
If you have time, be sure to explore the city. Visit the market halls, the spectacular main station or start your holiday on one of the many terraces in the city.

If you are driving, be aware of high parking fees in the city. It is also possible to start the journey in Burgh Haamstede, where you can park your car for free at the hotel. In this case, starting days are Monday to Friday. You can then indicate this in the comments field of the reservation form. 

Overnight stay in Rotterdam

Day 2: Rotterdam - Willemsdaily, about 66 km

From Rotterdam you cycle via Kinderdijk to Dordrecht. Dordrecht is Holland's oldest city. Many interesting monuments are lined up in the harbor district. From Dordrecht you cross the penultimate section of the widest arm of the Rhine in the branched Rhine-Maas delta at the Moerdijk Bridge. Wantemstad has a small but very interesting town center with many well-restored buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. This is a small typically Dutch fortified town.

Overnight stay in Willemstad

Day 3: Willemstad - Noordgouwe (Zierikzee), about 50 km

Today's route takes you via the island of Goeree-Overflakkee to Oude Tonge. You will enjoy a beautiful landscape with extensive polders, beautiful dunes and golden sandy areas. Via the Grevelingendam you reach the nice little town of Bruinisse, the city of mussels. It's not without reason that Bruinisse is called "the gateway to Zeeland", because the Bruinisse marina is very close by. Take some time for a nice walk through the harbor area and enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink on one of the many terraces . Then follow the route further via the island of Schouwen-Duiveland. It is known for its relaxing peace and space. There is beautiful nature here. The town of Zierikzee is located on the Oosterschelde estuary. Zierikzee is one of the most important attractions of the island: medieval streets, more than 500 historic houses and an impressive marina Don't forget to try some typical Zeeland specialties, such as a "bolus" (sweet pastry) or a "Schouws Aalroll" (eel roll).

Overnight in Noordgouwen

Day 4: Noordgouwe (Zierikzee) - Vlissingen, approx. 50 km

Today you go back into maritime spheres. The Zeelandbrug (Zeeland Bridge) is the longest bridge in the Netherlands, with a length of over 5 km and 50 arches. It takes you across the Oosterschelde to the island of Noord-Beveland. A ferry takes you to the north side of the Walcheren peninsula and from there you continue to the charming water sports town of Veere. Then we continue towards Middelburg, the beautiful old capital of the province of Zeeland. You can see that it is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. The many historic buildings give the city a special character. At the end of the day you will reach Vlissingen, a city with a maritime atmosphere and great importance for shipping. The city owes its irresistible appeal to its location on the North Sea, at the mouth of the Westerschelde. Beautiful beaches and the only south-facing promenade of 2 km length invite you to stroll. The big seagoing ships pass just a stone’s throw away from you. ... and the "wind organ" on Nollestrand plays a mysterious melody. Also see the statue of Michiel de Ruyter, the naval hero of Dutch history.

Overnight stay in Vlissingen

Day 5: Vlissingen – Burgh-Haamstede, approx. 53 km

Today you cycle across the former island of Walcheren. Walcheren offers you everything you could wish for: forests, dunes, dykes and centuries-old towns and villages with a rich history. You cycle to Domburg. This is the oldest and a very picturesque seaside resort on the Walcheren coast. This coast will amaze you. The beaches are wide and golden yellow. The dunes, which are almost 50 m high in some places, give you a unique view of the beaches and the North Sea.Then you continue on the Oosterscheldekering and after about 9 km you reach the island of Schouwen-Duiveland again, where your Zeeland adventure began . You come through the largest forest of Zeeland, the wonderful
Nature reserve "De Kop van Schouwen". The hilly dune landscape with sand drifts, valley plains and dune meadows is really attractive.

Overnight stay in Burgh-Haamstede

Day 6: Burgh-Haamstede - Brielle, approx. 51 km

Today you cycle along one of the most unspoilt coastlines in the Netherlands. The coast of the island of Schouwen-Duiveland is about 21 kilometers long and the almost snow-white beaches, adorned with dunes, are known as the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands. Today you will see even more of what the Dutch are proud of: the Delta Works. An impressive construction of dykes, dams and locks, intended to protect a large part of the Netherlands from flooding. The construction of this huge facility took more than 30 years. This unique protection system is now world famous. You cycle past the Brouwersdam and Haringvlietdam delta works from the island of Schouwen-Duiveland to the (South Holland) island of Goeree-Overflakkee. At the end of the afternoon you will pass the second delta construction Haringvlietdam.You will stay overnight in the old fortified town of Brielle, where every year on April 1st Brielle (then Den Briel) is celebrated as the first town ever to be conquered by Dutch freedom fighters (Watergeuzen) in 1572 became. Brielle is also a place of pilgrimage for Dutch Catholics.

Overnight stay in Brielle

Day 7: Brielle - Rotterdam, approx. 38 km

From Brielle you cycle through the old fishing village of Maassluis and old Dutch Schiedam with its mills and genever distilleries. Genever is a Dutch national drink, a must-try! Finally you reach the fishing village of Vlaardingen

Overnight stay in Rotterdam

Day 8 Return journey

Individual return journey after breakfast.

  • 7 nights in booked cat. incl. breakfast
  • Personal welcome and information session
  • Detailed travel documents (sights, important telephone numbers)
  • On request GPS data
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 7-day service hotline
Price in € per person * Cat II
Double room including breakfast €719
Single room including breakfast €929

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag - €91,00
  • Electric rental bike with luggage bag - €189,00

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Zeeland islands tour

8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 308 km

Wednesday to Monday from April 01 - September 23, 2023

Price in € per person * 2023 Cat II
Double room including breakfast €719
Single room including breakfast €929

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

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Train: Rotterdam train station

Car: Parking at the Start Hotel (free at Burgh Haamstede, with a higher fee in Rotterdam)

Cat II: Accommodation is in well-kept 3 and 4-star hotels, mostly in central locations.

All rooms have shower/toilet or bath/toilet.

Not included: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses

This trip/s is/are not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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