Sport cycling

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Longer cycling routes for experienced cyclists

Most tours run by Boat Bike Tours cater for recreational cyclists. Daily distances vary from 40 to 60 kilometers, allowing time to visit a city or landmark, or to stop at a café along the way. But as some cyclists with more experience prefer to cover greater distances, we’re now offering extra-long cycling routes in addition to our regular itineraries.

Bruges One way tour. Possible in both directions. Antwerp
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
sport cycling Bruges –Antwerp Premium vv Cycling across Flanders

Visit Bruges’s UNESCO-listed old center

Explore charming and historic Ghent

Bike along the Scheldt tidal river

Savour fine Belgium beers and chocolate

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 4 or 5 days
Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Semi-guided Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam One way tour. Possible in both directions. Bruges
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Sport cycling Amsterdam - Bruges (or v.v.) Premium Discover the best of Holland & Flanders

Colorful Holland & Flanders bike tours

World-famous Amsterdam, Antwerp & Bruges

Enjoy a romantic canal trip in Ghent

Barges with 20 to max. 40 passengers

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
5 stars
51 Reviews
Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Semi-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam One way tour. Possible in both directions. Antwerp
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
sport cycling Amsterdam – Antwerp Premium vv Cycling through the Netherlands

See Kinderdijk’s majestic windmills

Cycle along beautiful peaceful rivers

Explore cultural treasures in Antwerp

Barges with max. 40 passengers

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 5 days
Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Semi-guided Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam Round tour.
Hansa Highlights sport cycling Immerse yourself in medieval times

Cycling along the Rhine & IJssel

Hanseatic cities like Deventer & Kampen

Learn about the reclaimed polderlands

Ships with max. 68 passengers

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
4 stars
21 Reviews
Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Individual Semi-guided Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam Round tour.
Sport cycling Northern Tour Historical cities of North-Holland

North Holland’s flat polder landscapes

Visit Texel Island’s sandy beaches

Romantic harbor villages incl. Volendam

Ships with max. 60 passengers

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
5 stars
28 Reviews
Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Individual Semi-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1

Free Sport Cycling Package

On a selection of our tours you can choose the free ‘Sport Cycling Package’. This gives you access to extra cycling routes in the Ride with GPS app. These routes are perfectly suited to fast cyclists who enjoy covering more kilometers on a bike holiday.

 

What does this mean?

  • Daily access to two extra-long routes (approx. 85 or 115 km per route) in addition to the normal cycling itineraries
  • Longer distances mean seeing and discovering more, and a greater physical challenge
  • Enjoy an individual vacation with the comforts of a group trip
  • Flexibility for groups or couples with different cycling wishes – everyone rides at their own pace during the day, then sharing experiences in the evening
  • You can always also choose to ride a shorter route or to stay on board for a day

 

GPS bike routes available

We’ve worked out these ‘racer routes’ for you. They’re available as GPX files and in our smartphone app, Ride with GPS. Of course, you’re also free to cycle independently and plan your own route!