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Lake Yssel Road Cycling Loop

A real road bike challenge around lake Yssel that will test your legs and inspire you with views.
Starting point
Zaandam
Finish point
Zaandam
Duration
4 Days / Nights
Tour type
Self-guided
Price
From: 650€/person
Difficulty
Moderate to Challenging
For avid cyclists, comfortable with longer bike tours for multiple consecutive days, sometimes with steep ascents

Real challenge for the road cycling enthusiasts with distances north of 100 kilometers on some days

Cycling across the biggest straight dike, a major highlight of the region

Lake Yssel is an engineering marvel of Holland, as it borders on the North Sea

32 kilometers long dam, called Afsluitdijk, that never ceases to amaze

Ijsselmeer

Discover Holland's liquid heart on wheels.

Ijsselmeer

The perfect loop for road cycling enthusiasts.

Ijsselmeer

Embrace Holland's scenic road cycling routes.

Ijsselmeer

From dunes to towns, Lake Yssel awaits.

Ijsselmeer

Ride the mesmerizing shores of Lake Yssel.

Included in price

Tour design and organization

Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions

Service and support during your tour

GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

Accommodation as per itinerary

Luggage transfer

Optional Extras

Bike rental
Airport transfer
Extra days
Single supplement
Guide
From:
650€
/person

Lake Yssel, also known as IJsselmeer, is a unique body of water in the Netherlands that posed a challenge for centuries. Its proximity to the North Sea meant that the surrounding land was regularly flooded and sometimes even disappeared completely due to storms and high tides. However, through the perseverance and hard work of the local people and innovative water engineering, the land was gradually regained over time.

To put an end to the constant flooding and unstable conditions, the Dutch began a massive project in 1927 to enclose the inner sea by constructing a 32 km/20 mile long dam known as the Afsluitdijk. This engineering marvel was completed in 1932 with the help of 5,000 laborers and the shifting of 36 million cubic meters of sand and clay. Today, cycling across this long, straight dike is a major highlight of the region and showcases the Dutch ingenuity and determination in taming the unpredictable waters.

A major road cycling challenge is in front of you. Long days in the saddle will go by in no time, as you will be surrounded with fantastic nature and views all over the place. Plus, if you get lucky and the wind will blow in your back, you will fly to the finish line.

Location

Average weather forecast

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
High (°F) 41 43 48 57 61 66 70 72 64 59 50 45
Low (°F) 36 36 39 43 48 54 57 59 54 48 43 39
Rain (in) 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
High (°C) 5 6 9 14 16 19 21 22 18 15 10 7
Low (°C) 2 2 4 6 9 12 14 15 12 9 6 4
Rain (mm) 47 43 37 18 30 43 52 55 45 44 42 54

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Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided cycling holiday in Slovenia. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations; You enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

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