Distance
53.21 km
Ascent
110 m
Descent
110 m
Peak
6 m
Difficulty
Advanced
Duration
Full day
Advanced day trip out of the city

Advanced day trip out of the city (From St. Christopher's Inns at the Winston)

Overview

For those who are looking for longer trips, say a full day trip on two wheels, this is the perfect cycle route.

This ride will take you out of the zone of Amsterdam. You’ll spend time cycling through an incredible Dutch countryside, then riding around small and quaint surrounding villages of the capital including Edam (the birthplace of Edam cheese), Volendam and Marken. These three together make up the well-known Waterland boasting some of the most captivating canals and picturesque narrow Dutch houses.

The cycling time there and back is around 3 hours. However, you’ll need a whole day to finish the route if you’re planning to stop and explore places along the course, but we promise this ride won’t let you down. If you’re not used to long cycles, we’re afraid this one is not for you.

Terrain

The terrain is pretty flat.

Access

The ride starts from St. Christopher’s Inns at the Winston (address: Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Food and drink

You can easily find lovely and nice cafes in the villages for lunch and refreshments.

More details

It will take you an hour to reach Edam. Though the cycling time is long, the gorgeous views of the countryside and farmland will make this ride worthwhile. If you’re interested in cheese, stuff yourself with them at Edam and visit the Edam Cheese Weigh House to learn the art of cheese making.

Volendam is very close to Edam. The ride only takes you 10 minutes to reach the second village. Then catch the ferry (The Volendam-Marken Express) to Marken where you’ll find on both sides of the roads numerous small and cute Dutch houses.

Get the ferry from Marken across Uitdam, and cycle to Amsterdam. Then make your way back to the hostel.

Further info

The information of The Volendam-Marken Express can be found here.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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