London to Amsterdam
A quiet, rolling 2-day 137-mile bike ride from London to Amsterdam. Enjoy a delicious deli lunch in rural Suffolk, traditional fish & chips at the seaside, cross the North Sea on a comfortable overnight ferry and enjoy a lavish lunch spread at one of the famous ‘beach clubs’ on the Dutch coastline. Mark the arrival in Amsterdam with craft beers and G&Ts at the famous Tee’huis in Vondelpark before celebrating our achievement over dinner at one of the many fancy restaurants in lively Amsterdam Centraal.
At a glance
The perfect ‘entry level’ multi-day challenge. A good level of fitness and sufficient endurance to keep rolling for 6-7 hours per day will get you there. You don’t need to be a lean, mean, battled-hardened cyclist to complete (and enjoy) this one.
The UK leg is hilly in parts but none of the hills are too steep. Our overnight ferry to the Hook of Holland doesn’t depart until 11pm, so there’s no time pressure to complete the day’s ride. Slow and steady wins the race. The Dutch coastal leg, by contrast, is a breeze (no pun intended). It’s flat, using almost exclusively paved cycle paths.
In short, this is not a multi-day challenge that should strike fear into your heart!
What you need to know
2 days cycling
(avg 68 miles per day)
(avg 512m per day)
Day 1: 78 miles
Meeting as the sun rises at a pre agreed time and place in London, enjoy coffee and croissants whilst our team checks your bikes and delivers the all-important health and safety briefing.
Day one is the longer and hillier of the two days. It weaves across rural Essex and Suffolk, ending early evening at the port town of Harwich. Expect quiet country lanes, meticulously ploughed crop fields, sleepy villages and colourfully painted townhouses. The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a real gem. Many liken the landscape to the south of France!
We are foodies. We often partner with a local deli to provide fresh, tasty artisan treats for lunch. Other groups prefer to stop off at one of the many country pubs along the way. Scones, jam and clotted cream are a local staple and no trip to the seaside is complete without fish & chips!
Our day ends with an overnight ferry from Harwich, across the North Sea, to the Hook of Holland. The ferry is comfortable, with two restaurants, a bar, coffee house, casino and cinema. Cabins are warm & cosy and come with en-suite toilet and shower.
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What our clients say
"Just amazing. Experience of a lifetime doing the London to Amsterdam as a team and fundraising for Shelter. Already planning the next one. Thank you, Red Fox!"
Managing Partner, G&E Partners