Trip Departure Dates...
29th August ‐ 2nd September 2018
19th ‐ 23rd June 2019
Sponsorship level: £1600
What's It Like?
Cycling from London to Amsterdam is an impressive challenge, but if you are prepared to put in a bit of training then it’s most definitely achievable!
A typical ride has over 100 other riders on it so whether you are an experienced club rider looking to put in some mileage, or a complete beginner on your first ever multi-day ride you are bound to find other cyclists who are at your level. In fact that’s the thing our customers tell us they like most about our rides – the friendships they form on our rides. So much so that most people come back to do another ride with us the following year!
Our route takes us from Crystal Palace in southeast London to the heart of Amsterdam. Cycling through stunning countryside and often alongside the famous canals and windmills of Belgium and Holland the following gives you a breakdown of days, route and distances:
Day 1: London to Calais
Our challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace heading south en route to the coast. Our route winds through the beautiful Kent countryside before we reach the famous white cliffs of Dover. From here we catch the ferry to Calais for our first overnight stop
95 miles (approx.)
Day 2: Calais to Bruges
After a hearty French breakfast we head up the coast before passing over the border into Belgium. Our day then continues through stunning villages and alongside canals as we steadily make our way to this evening’s destination of Bruges – famous for its lace, canals and UNESCO World Heritage Site mediaeval buildings
80 miles (approx.)
Day 3: Bruges to Breda
An early start is needed as we take on our longest day! It’s a challenging amount of miles but thanks to the Dutch landscape the route is relatively flat as we wind our way through yet more beautiful countryside. In the afternoon we embark on a short ferry hop linking the island to the mainland before continuing our journey to our final resting point of Breda.
98 miles (approx.)
Day 4: Breda to Amsterdam
Our last day in the saddle and another long one! Luckily though this section is flat for the most part and before we know it we will be pedaling around the outskirts of Amsterdam before our final triumphant entrance into this vibrant city. Here we finish our challenge and celebrate our efforts with a group meal and a night out on the town.
90 miles (approx.)
Day 5: Amsterdam to London on Eurostar
Today is free to explore the wonders of Amsterdam, taking in the sights and enjoying the city. In the early afternoon you will catch a coach from Amsterdam to Brussels before taking the Eurostar back to St Pancras where you will be reunited with your bike which will have been transported for you overnight.