Cycling in the Netherlands
Holland is a cycling country: 17 million inhabitants, all with bikes. The number of cyclists necessitates a cycling infrastructure: cycle paths (33,000 km), cycle routes (long and short distance), cycle bridges, cycle tunnels, cycle ferries and special signposts for cyclists.
Cycling is part of normal life in the Netherlands; parents bring their children to school by bike, people go to work by bike ( factory workers, doctors, even the prime minister!). The Netherlands is also a land of water. Almost a third of the Netherlands is situated below sea level. The lowest point is 6,76 meter below sea level. 17% of the total surface consists of water and the waterways are in total over 6,000 km long.
It's just logic to discover the Netherlands from the saddle and the water and join one of our bike and barge tours. Surprisingly, it took Cycletours holidays until 1987, 6 years after it was founded, to be the first to offer bike and boat tours in the Netherlands.
Cycletours Holidays garantuees you a flat and mountain free cycling tour.
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