Surrounded by Forests
This tour takes you through two national parks: Hoge Veluwe and Veluwezeoom. You'll ride through stunning forests filled with fragrant pines as well as birches, beeches and other deciduous trees. In addition, you'll pass through some of the biggest sand drifts in Europe and some stunning heaths that glow in purplish hues during the month of August. During this tour you may see a wide variety of animals, including sheep, deer, wild boars, badgers, foxes and others. The historical towns of Arnhem, Zutphen and Apeldoor all lie along this route, and there are numerous attractions along the way as well. Keep in mind that this tour is filled with moderate to relatively steep terrain. As with all of our cycle tours, you'll find your luggage waiting for you when you arrive at your destination.
Day One: Arrive in Ede
There's free parking at the hotel in Ede, which is easily reached via train originating at Amsterdam Airport.
Sample hotel: Hotel De Reehorst
Day Two: Ede to Beekbergen (53 km)
The first stop on your tour is Otterlo, the location of the Nederlands Tegelmuseum (Dutch Tile Museum) and the gateway to the Hoge Veluwe National Park. Just inside the park you'll find the Kroller-Muller Museum of Art, which houses a stunning sculpture garden and works by famous artists like Van Gogh. St Hubertus Hunting Lodge is also well worth your time. Then you'll come to Het Kootwijkerzand, a sand drift that's shaped by the wind. The landscape in this region is always changing. Cyclists who enjoy architecture in the art deco style should stop in at Radio Kootwijk, which was designed by Julius Luthmann, the well-known architect. Although the official route doesn't pass by Het Loo Palace, it's easy to drift away from the marked path temporarily to visit this important point of interest, which is filled with incredible gardens. At the culmination of this part of your journey, you'll be at Beekbergen.
Sample hotel: Princess Hotel Beekbergen/Apeldoorn
Day Three: Beekbergen to Ellecom (49 km)
The first stop on this part of your trip is in Voorst, which sits in a beautiful place in the River Ijssel Valley on the Veluwe Forest's edge. The skyline of historical Zutphen is visible across the river. This section of the journey is filled with a wide array of natural land features-including woodlands, countryside and water meadows. Arrive at Ellecom, and stay there overnight.
Sample hotel: Hotel Landgoed AVEGOOR
Day Four: Ellecom to Ede (61 km)
You'll ride through heaths and pinewoods through Veluwe National Park on the fourth day of your cycling tour. The route then takes you to the Posbank where you'll take in an exquisite panorama. You'll ride on to Arnhem, which is known for its shops. Burgers Zoo and Sonsbeek Park are both great places to stop while you're in the city. Other points of interest include the Dutch Open Air Museum, which shows the evolution of the Dutch lifestyle over the centuries, or the intriguing Airborne Museum, which tells the tale of the 1944 Arnhem Battle. Finally you'll take up the path of the Rhine River, following it all the way to Wageningsche Berg. Then you'll turn north and ride back to Ede.
Day Five: Return Home (non-cycling day)
After dining on a hearty breakfast, you'll head home.
Total distance: 163 km
Average distance: 54 km
Shortest distance: 49 km
Longest distance: 61 km
Time in the Year
From April 1st to September 26th.
410 Euro per person
4 nights‘ double/twin room bed & breakfast accommodation in *** or **** hotels
Luggage transfer between hotels
Tour book with detailed route descriptions and maps
Panniers for carrying things you need on the road
Emergency hotline operating 7 days a week from 7:00 to 23:00
24 gear bike hire - 48 euro (for other options please go to our bike hire page)
Road Service - 11 euro
Bike theft insurance - 3 euro per day (6 euro for electric bikes)
Single room - 120 Euro
Half board accommodation - 120 euro
Extra night - 70 euro
Price does not include
Discounts / Group prices:
3 people sharing a room:
A child aged 0-4 sharing a room with their parents is free of charge
A child aged 4-11 sharing a room with their parents enjoys a 20% discount
3 people over 12 years old sharing a room enjoy a 3% discount
A group of 7-8 people enjoys a 7% discount per person
A group of 9 people or more enjoys a 10% discount per person