What to expect
Sand, sea and easy cycling – Zeeland is made for relaxing cycle tours, and this itinerary gives you the flexibility of shorter or longer days in the saddle. A delta province of reclaimed marshland, this south-west region is one of the flattest places in Holland yet it’s full of diversity and packed with history. The medieval town of Veere is an ideal base for a four-night break and you’ll have plenty of time to stroll through the streets of church spires, historic warehouses and impressive mansions.
As you ride past polders, dykes and asparagus fields, you’ll visit charming towns and drop in on welcoming coastal communities. The provincial capital of Middleburg is a particularly good place to try local specialities of smoked eels, cured salmon and Zeeland pancakes. Aside from historic sites and watery meadows, Zeeland’s pristine beaches are one of its most attractive features – expect long strands of golden powder, sprinkled with shells.
At a glance
- Pristine sands, watery meadows and fields of asparagus
- Coastal towns serving pancakes, pastries and smoked fish
- Base yourself in the centre of the medieval town of Veere
- Flat coastal cycling, with options for longer or shorter routes.
Arrive in Veere
Make your way to the small medieval town of Veere and stroll along the quayside and around the market square. Get into the holiday mood by relaxing with a drink in this peaceful setting.
Beaches and villages
31 miles (50 km)
Follow the Veer Lake and coastal tracks through the dunes to reach the idyllic town of Domburg, the most popular resort in Zeeland. Visit the wide beaches and take in magnificent sea views from the former island of Walcheren. See the gothic-style lighthouse at Westkapelle and cycle along the Westerschelde passageway to the port of Vlissingen, before returning to Veere along scenic country lanes.
34 miles (55 km)
Ride past Oosterscheldekering, Zeeland’s largest Delta Works – a 9km long storm barrier to protect from flooding. Continue through the dunes, passing welcoming villages and pristine sands, with screeching gulls overhead. On the way back, stop off at the Neeltje-Jans artificial island, walk through the storm surge barrier and taste Zeeland pancakes.
Extend your cycling with a visit to the towns of Haamstede and Renesse, before returning south along the coast to the Oosterschelde barrier and on to Veere.
Goes and Middelburg
38 miles (60 km)
Cycle to the Hanseatic town of Goes to visit the pretty harbour and historic ramparts. Continue through the orchards of Kloetinge village and tour along narrow country roads to Middleburg, capital of Zeeland. Cycle through the town’s ancient streets, stopping off to try locally smoked fish.
Depart from Veere
Check out after breakfast and make your way home or continue your holiday in Holland.
3* hotel in the centre of Veere, offering all rooms with private facilities, TV and wi-fi.
- 4 nights in a 3* hotel in the centre of Veere
- Choice of standard or deluxe rooms
- Breakfast included
- Secure bike storage
Dates & Prices
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- 4 nights in a 3 star hotel
- Board basis: Bed and Breakfast
- Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)
- Bike hire
- Tourist taxes
- Flights and transfers
- Cycle helmets
Single and triple rooms available on request - please enquire
Bike Hire & Extras
Bike hire included
Hybrid bike with 3 gears, pannier and repair kit included.
Child bikes available on request
3 gears with pannier and bike computer
You can add these when you price your trip
Board upgrade (B&B included)
How to Get There
Fly or Eurostar to Amsterdam
Take the train (NS) to Middelburg (approx. 2.5hrs). A bus or taxi will take you to Veere which is 8km away.
Alternatively, take the ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland and then train to Middelburg.
If driving, there is free parking just outside the village.
Take a bus or taxi to Middelburg. From there take a train (NS) to Amsterdam (approx. 2.5hrs).
Fly or Eurostar from Amsterdam
Alternatively, take the train from Middelburg and then the the ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich.
News, Reviews & FAQs
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Do most places take credit & debit cards?
No, in Holland many places do not not accept foreign credit or debit cards, make sure you have enough cash.
What other customers have said
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Great service to create a bespoke plan for us. Always responsive to queries and especially appreciate the proactive communications.Lynne Tait, June 2017
All in all I really enjoyed our first holiday with Freedom Treks. I would definitely recommend this to anyone else booking a holiday like this.Alix Gunn, June 2015