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London to Amsterdam cycle itinerary

Day 1: London to Calais

Cyclists on London to Amsterdam rideOur challenge begins bright and early from Crystal Palace, heading south en route to the coast. Our long journey today takes us through rural Kent – the garden of England. Our path winds though traditional British countryside, along the North Downs Way, before we reach the white cliffs of Dover. The ferry takes us across to Calais and our first night's resting place.

95 miles (approx)

Day 2: Calais to Bruges

After a hearty French breakfast we head out for another day in the saddle. Today’s terrain is less challenging as we follow the coast to the Belgian border, and the miles quickly tick by as we ride through quaint coastal towns. After lunch we head inland towards our evening’s accommodation in the beautiful city of Bruges.

80 miles (approx)

Day 3: Bruges to Breda

Cycle path along a riverAn early start is needed as we take on our longest day! It’s a challenging distance, but the route is relatively flat and we wind our way down through yet more beautiful countryside. The morning is broken up by a short ferry trip as we make our way to the Dutch mainland. The afternoon route is lovely with a few undulations as we make our way to Breda.

95 miles (approx)

Day 4: Breda to Amsterdam

Our last day in the saddle is another long one, luckily this section is largely flat. Before we know it we will be pedalling towards the bright lights of Amsterdam where we finish our challenge and celebrate our efforts with a group meal and night out on the town.

90 miles (approx)

Day 5: Amsterdam to London

Houses along a riverToday is free to explore the wonders of Amsterdam, taking in the sights and enjoying the city. You will then catch a coach to Brussels before transferring to the Eurostar to continue to London.

Due to the nature of the challenge this itinerary is subject to change

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