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E-Bike – Trekking bike Tour Giethoorn

E-Bike – Trekking bike Tour Giethoorn – Book your bike tour around Giethoorn with Cycle Classic Tours or simply book your bikes with us in Giethoorn and enjoy this top-spot destination village in The Netherlands.

Cycling Tour – self-guided road bike – e-bike, city bike
6 days – 5 nights self-guided package.
Self-guided Giethoorn Cycling Tour. From April 1 until October 15.

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Giethoorn Cycling Tour – E Bike – Trekking Bike Tour

Giethoorn is a little village right in the Weerribben National Park. The park is one of the largest areas of fenland in north-western Europe. Giethoorn is characterized by wooden bridges and many canals. Some old historic houses can only be reached by boat. Giethoorn also known as the ‘’Dutch Venice’’ is the base of your cycling Trip. You will not only discover this magnificent 100 km2 nature reserve. You will also visit Kampen, Zwolle and Hasselt. All these places are historically Hanseatic places.

Cycle around the Beulakerwijde and Belterwijde and visit the lakes, flowery hay meadows, dense swamp forests, and extensive reed beds. Because of all the water, some various villages are difficult to reach on your bike. You can use this as a water taxi. This will take you to one of the surrounding villages nearby Giethoorn. The best way to discover Giethoorn and National Park the Weerribben is by bike. Giethoorn is the perfect start location for your cycling trip and cycling around this beautiful old village is an epic experience!

Jump on your road bike and discover Giethoorn and all the beauties around this village

  • Giethoorn is also known as the “Little Venice” or the “Venice of the Netherlands”.
  • Visit the National Park Weerribben-Wieden with all its wonderful lakes, reed beds, swamp forests, wet meadows, and other nature.
  • Museum “De Oude Aarde”. Here is an exhibition of gems, ornamental stones, and minerals, and a terrarium.
  • Cycle around the Beulakerwijde and Belterwijde
  • The vegetation and wildlife, such as the otter, black tern, northern pike, and water soldier, are typical for an area like this, which is full of peat and water.
  • Visit the villages Kampen, Zwolle and Hasselt.
  • Giethoorn is unique with all his wooden bridges and many canals.
Day 1
Check in
Check-in around 14.00 at your hotel in Kampen. There will be a briefing, and bike fitting, and the tour organizer explains the coming itinerary of the Kampen-Giethoorn-Zwolle bike tour ( late afternoon or evening). Kampen has one of the best-preserved town centers in the country don't forget to wander in this hidden town especially since the town gates on the River Ijssel are stunning! Overnight in Kampen *** hotel.
Day 2
Kampen - Giethoorn 60km
After your breakfast, you are off for a lovely ride from Kampen to Giethoorn. From Kampen you cycle to Zwartsluis. The ‘Zwartewater tour’ is a beautiful cycling route when riding out of Kampen. You will pass the most beautiful sights of Genemuiden and Zwartsluis. You will cycle through beautiful nature reserves and go on the ferry from Genemuiden to Zwartsluis over the Zwarte Water. On your way to Giethoorn, you pass by the lovely historical village of Vollenhove and the Visitors Centre de Wieden in Sint Jansklooster before cycling to Blokzijl. From here it's just a little more to Giethoorn. Overnight in Giethoorn 3*** hotel
Day 3
Giethoorn Weerribben National Park 50km
On this day you will cycle around National Park the Weerribben It is amazing because of the countryside and its bike lanes. This route takes you through the wetlands of National Parks De Weerribben and De Wieden which were formed by turf cutting. Much of this water-rich area is only accessible by bike or boat. A highlight of this route is the idyllic village of Giethoorn, famous for its thatched cottages, narrow canals, and many bridges. As the main means of transport is over water, Giethoorn is also known as the Venice of the North. From Giethoorn you cycle via the hamlet of Muggenbeet (=mosquito bite) and Windmill De Wicher to Ossenzijl. The cycle path along the Kalenbergergracht takes you straight through National Park De Weerribben. You pass through the former Zuiderzee town of Blokzijl before entering National Park De Wieden. Via the villages of Jonen and Dwarsgracht, you return to Giethoorn. Overnight in Giethoorn 3*** hotel.
Day 4
Giethoorn -Steenwijk -Meppel - Giethoorn 46km or 75km
A totally different cycling day in which you leave the park and although the sightseeing may not be that spectacular, it is still very striking. The area east of Giethoorn is a lovely mixture of farmland and woodland areas with impressive fields of heather. The towns of Steenwijk and Meppel are pleasant counterparts to the countryside you have seen before. So, stroll around and have a lovely coffee or lunch break and maybe visit one of the small museums in these towns. The forest, heather fields, and farmland in between both towns make it all together another great ride. The longer loop ride brings you into the Drents-Friese Wold a lovely route that brings you to Vledder-Diever-Havelte back to Giethoorn. Overnight in Giethoorn 3*** hotel.
Day 5
Giethoorn - Zwolle 42km
On your final cycling day, you will cycle through the Wieden National Park once again. The impressive lakes and the picturesque village of Belt Schutsloot, with its never-ending number of bridges, are the final part of the park before cycling to the more open river landscape near Hasselt and Zwolle. Cycle on bike lanes on top of the dikes, look around at the scenery before reaching the Hanseatic town of Zwolle is the final highlight of your tour and you can cycle through the old historical streets, with their cobbled stones, which brings you to the end of this perfectly unforgettable trip. Zwolle, the city on the IJsseldelta, was founded during the Middle Ages and quickly grew into an important Hanseatic city. Traces of this can be found largely in the city center. Book enthusiasts should not miss ‘Waanders in de Broeren’. In the gorgeous church, originating from 1466, you will find one of the most beautiful bookshops in the Netherlands, offering culture, art, and books. Zwolle has more culture to offer, for example, the museum ‘De Fundatie’, a beautiful old palace on which a ‘bird egg’ has been built, offering a fantastic view of the city. Het Stedelijk Museum, focused on the cultural history of the city, is also worth a visit, if only for the contrast between the old and new parts of the museum! Other forms of culture can be found in the Zwolse theatres, Hedon pop venue, or the Fratherhuis movie theatre. Overnight in Zwolle 3*** hotel.
Day 6
Departure day
Departure day... Time to say goodbye, have a good flight back home. It's easy to take the train back to Schiphol airport or else a pleasant stay in the Netherlands.


  • Schiphol Airport is the main airport in the Netherlands.


  • From Schiphol Airport every half hour trains leaving to/from Kampen. The train ride takes approx 1h and 30min.

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  1. Fill out and submit the online booking request or send an email to
  2. We confirm you and charge a deposit fee of €350 per person
  3. We tend and try to send all over within 48 hours.
  4. You will receive an invoice, the tour program, and the terms and conditions
  5. Please do not make travel plans until you receive our confirmation.
  6. Your confirmation invoice contains a statement reflecting your deposit payment and the balance due.
  7. The balance payment is due 50 days before the start of the tour.
  8. The information given is accurate and reliable, to the best of our knowledge. Should errors be found, we will rectify them as quickly as possible. However, we accept no responsibility for errors or inaccuracies.
  • 3 ***  hotels in Kampen-Giethoorn-Zwolle
  • 1 night in Kampen, 3 nights in Giethoorn, and 1 night in Zwolle
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage Transport
  • Personal start and finish pack
  • Breakdown assistance and 24/7 help desk
  • Additional tourist information
  • High Season supplement July 15 - Aug 31 €100
  • Single supplement €340 - single travelers €495
  • Bike rentals - Check: GIETHOORN BIKE RENTALS
  • Gravel Bike €250
  • E-Bike €300
  • Trekking bike €150
  • Road bike Canyon Carbon+ €275
  • Panniers 2 x 20 liter Ortlieb €40
  • Extra night in Giethoorn €125
  • Tourist tax
  • Taxis
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Drinks




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