At the Louvre in Paris
Community service in Ghent
Community service in Ghent
The Netherlands
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On top of the Eiffel tower
Dutch beach
Paris
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Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium
Belgian waffles
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Amsterdam arrivals
One of the several windmills in the Netherlands
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Europe › Bike Amsterdam Paris, 14 days

Enjoy an active biking trip through three countries to some of Europe’s most fascinating cities! You’ll experience culture, beauty and a great sense of accomplishment on this 200-mile, ten-day ride.

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Adventure dates

  • BAP#1: June 30 - July 13
  • BAP#2: July 15 - July 28
  • BAP#3: July 30 - August 12

Other details

  • Trip begins or ends: Amsterdam, The Netherlands or Paris, France
  • Age range: 14-18

Tuition fees

$4,088.00

Price Includes

Three CPR and First Aid Certified Venture Europe guides; all ground costs, all ground transportation including airport pickup and drop-off; all camping and camping gear (except sleeping bags, sleep mats and mess kits); all activities and gear listed in the above itinerary; all meals; local gratuities to wait-staff and all hotels or hostels.

Price Doesn’t Include

Flights to/from Paris or Amsterdam; optional gratuities, extra snacks and souvenirs.

Trip highlights

  • 10 days & 200 miles of road biking.
  • Amsterdam cultural exploration.
  • Van Gogh Museum/Anne Frank House.
  • Paris sight-seeing: Louvre, Eiffel Tower & more!
  • Bruges cultural visit.
  • Ghent Castle of the Counts.
  • Community Service: 6 hours

The Netherlands

On hybrid bikes we explore some of Amsterdam’s quaint and unique streets, taking in sights such as the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum. Leaving the city, beautiful, paved bike trails guide us through dunes and beach resorts, past windmills and rustic villages and along the North Sea Coast.

Belgium

We ride to Bruges and Ghent, two of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities, complete with cobblestone streets and canals. We view an authentic medieval castle first built in 848, known as the Castle of the Counts, in the heart of Ghent. You’ll love trying some of the world famous Belgium chocolate and waffles!

France

Shifting gears we trade our tires for rails as we hop a train to downtown Paris. We have time to visit major sites such as the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We celebrate the end of our trip with a fantastic French meal in the heart of the city and toast to a summer of adventure and friendship!

Itinerary

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 2 days

You will be met upon arrival at the airport gate by your experienced Venture Europe leaders. After a complete gear check, to assure that you are prepared for the diverse and demanding regions we explore, we load up and head to camp outside of Amsterdam – our home for the next two nights. During orientation we get to know each other and learn what to expect in the days ahead. Our daily routine, jobs and safety rules are explained and the process of growing together as a group begins. We test our bikes on an introductory bike ride to our camp. Amsterdam is perfect for cyclists and many streets are only accessible by bicycle. The next day we cycle more through the city and visit the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh museum and other famous sites in Amsterdam.

South Coast The Netherlands – 5 days

We bike from our campsite, through Amsterdam to the North Sea coast. The following four days we traverse the Dutch coast, riding on double-laned bicycle “highways” through vast dune areas, quaint towns and through the Zeeland province. The Zeeland province, located in the southwest of the country, consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning “sea-land”). Its sunny beaches make it a popular holiday destination in the summer, and we are welcomed with opened arms by the local people.

Bruges & Ghent – Belgium – 4 days

We take it easy for a day, then continue across the border into Belgium where we discover the beautiful medieval streets of Bruges, West-Flanders. While in Bruges, we spend one night in a downtown hotel and sample some famous Belgian chocolate and waffles. The next day we continue to Ghent, the capital and biggest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys, and, in the Middle Ages, became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Today it is a busy city with countless, intriguing historical sites. We spend two days exploring this charming city and participating in a local service project from our base camp outside of the city limits.

Paris, France – 3 Days

We’ll leave our bikes at the coast and hop on a train to Paris where we’ll spend two nights in a popular youth hostel. The next day we’ll discover the highlights of Paris – Eiffel tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Louvre museum and much more – before returning home. Finally, Leave early for the airport to say goodbye to our new friends and “Bon Voyage” to Paris!!

This itinerary is a sample outline of the program highlights. It is not a precise description. Changes made before or during the trip will only be made in the interest of safety or a more successful trip. This diverse itinerary is our framework for a summer of exhilaration and adventure. Get your mind and body set. Activities are planned using years of experience with your highest expectations in mind.

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