Countryside bike tour Amsterdam

Mike’s Bike Countryside tour is great way to explore the Dutch landscape and see an authentic windmill and enjoy a lovely cheese tasting.

Booking information

On this fantastic guided countryside bike tour, you’ll be taken through the beautiful countryside of Amstelland south of Amsterdam. There will be plenty of information and photo opportunities along the way. This tour is suitable for confident and fit riders who can complete the full 40 km / 25 miles bike tour.

We’ll begin the tour by riding along the Amstel River and make a quick stop in town on the skinny bridge, Amsterdam’s famous pretty wooden draw bridge. We then continue along the Amstel river beyond the edge of town where we’ll make a stop at one of the few remaining authentic windmills the Riekermolen. We then bike through the little village of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. Afterwards we’ll bike through the Dutch polder landscape with its rectilinear ditches and dikes before cycling further south to visit a lovely Dutch couple at their cheese farm and clog factory called the Clara Maria.  At the farm they will demonstrate the traditional art of making wooden shoes and famous Gouda cheese. Afterwards you’ll be able to have a look around in their little gift shop and taste some free samples of authentic Dutch cheese.

After a break at the Clara Maria Cheese farm we cycle back north towards Amsterdam and explore the Amsterdamse Bos (forest) on the southwest side of town.  The forest is a public park three times the size of New York’s Central Park which has a variety of magnificent nature areas, athletic fields, a 2-kilometre-long rowing lake, camping, swimming beaches and more. An excellent place to visit for those who want to get out of the centre of the city.

Highlights:

Amstel river

Magerbrug aka Skinny bridge

Riekermolen Windmill

Rembrandts Remembrance statue

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

Polder landscape

Maria Clara Cheese and Clogs farm

Amsterdamse Bos (forest)

 

  • The Countryside bike tour is suitable for people 13 years and older. A good level of fitness, health and biking skill is necessary.

  • This guided bike tour is 40 km long and lasts 4,5 - 5 hours. 

  • Group size: between 10 and 15 people in one group.

  • Cash and cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, JCB, Diners and Discover) accepted in our shop, pre-purchase through the reservations system availablle with credit card.
  • We recommend booking your Countryside bike tour in advance but will still accept walk inns on the day of the bike tour (depending on guide availability). Please note that our bike tours often get sold out so to avoid any disappointment it's best to book in advance.

  • Lunch: feel free to pack a lunch and bring something to snack along the route or out at the cheese farm because while the farmer has cheese to eat the wooden shoes are not fun to nibble on unless you are a chipmunk.


     

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This bike tour does not operate in the winter months, however we recommend checking out our New Amazing 4 hour Countrysdie bike tour; the Bike for Pancakes into the Woods.