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Cycling to Utrecht's Forts & Countryside

1 reviewUtrecht, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Wilhelmus

3.5 hours
Includes transport, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your cycling adventure starts in the historic town centre. I will make sure everyone feels comfortable with their bikes and shortly brief you about what you can expect. You will ride in a small group at a relaxed pace.

Utrecht has much to offer. Following quiet paths and alleyways we will make our way through Utrecht, showing you many interest sights and telling great stories.

Nevertheless, I will take you off the beaten track. On the outskirts of town, we will stop at the forts of Lunetten. Here I will tell you all about the New Dutch Waterline, our largest national monument nominated for Unesco’s world heritage list. As we continue, I will show you group shelters and explore other forts as well.

However, it is not only about forts and history. You will ride in the green countryside with imposing farmhouses, rich flora & fauna and great views. You might see a hare, barnacle goose, kingfisher, or even a roe deer. Depending on its opening hours, we can visit an eco-friendly farm.

About halfway, we’ll take a coffee break at a picturesque location near the water. This place is often visited by locals, but foreigners are rarely seen. Toilet facilities are available here.

On our way back, I will show you some impressive examples of early 20th-century architecture, such as the Rietveld Schröder House (Unesco). After nearly 25km and 4hrs, we’ll be back where it all started.
Your cycling adventure starts in the historic town centre. I will make sure everyone feels comfortable with their bikes and shortly brief you about what you can expect. You will ride in a small group at a relaxed pace.

Utrecht has much to offer. Following quiet paths and alleyways we will make our way through Utrecht, showing you many interest sights and telling great stories.

Nevertheless, I will take you off the beaten tr…

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What's included

  • Transport
    We have unique bikes available for you. Sustainable bicycles, each with its...
  • Equipment
    We will bring all essential tools, spare parts and first aid kit. Also depe...
From ₹3,321
/ person
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Meet your host, Wilhelmus

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 1 Review
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My co-Host Marcus van den Boom and I once were boring bankers. In our new life, we are passionate cyclists, travellers and storytellers with a profound interest in nature, culture and history. For years, we have been organizing amazing tours on self-made bamboo bikes in Asia. Now we bring our experience, tall stories and passion to our hometown Utrecht.

Most tours show you just the city highlights, we prefer to do things differently. We guide you to the beautiful countryside just outside Utrecht. Knowing the area by heart, we unveil its hidden gems including secluded forts, imposing farmhouses and rich flora & fauna. Moreover, your unique vintage bike has been completely refurbished by ourselves, offering you the best ride in town. We love showing you our favourite places by using quiet roads and secret alleys. We make history fun!
My co-Host Marcus van den Boom and I once were boring bankers. In our new life, we are passionate cyclists, travellers and storytellers with a profound interest in nature, culture and history. For years, we have been organizing amazing tours on self-made bamboo bikes in Asia. Now we bring our experience, tall stories and passion to our hometown Utrecht.

Most tours show you just the city highlights, we prefer to do things differently. We guide you to the beautiful countryside just ou…
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Where you'll be

Most Utrecht tours just show the city highlights, we also go to the beautiful countryside.

We visit several monumental forts and take a short nature trail through the abundant vegetation.

Subject to opening times and season, a farm visit could be included.

A break at a beautiful tea shop, nicely located near the river. Popular with locals.

We’ll pass the Rietveld Schröder Huis and other great examples of 20th-century architecture.

1 review

Cori
October 2019
Great experience, well planned and accomodating. I highly recommend this experience for everybody. Easy & pleasurable bike ride.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

It is a relaxed tour. Basic cycling skills and fitness will do.

What to bring

For a pleasant ride and walk, wear comfortable clothing and shoes/

Basic cycling skills