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Netherlands to Bruges Ride

Embark on an unforgettable cycling adventure from Holland to Belgium, winding through charming towns, quaint villages, and scenic canals on top-notch cycling routes. As you pedal, you’ll discover firsthand what Dutch and Belgian children learn early on: that the ultimate way to explore is on two wheels.

Starting our journey in Haarlem (a short train ride from Amsterdam) we’ll head south, traversing some of the most picturesque landscapes in the Netherlands and Flanders, where time seems to stand still in beautifully preserved towns that whisper tales of centuries gone by. Best part? All of this takes place on bike paths – a unique and nearly car-free adventure.

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Accommodations
Hotels
Trip Length
7 Days
Total Kilometers (Miles)
330 KM (205 mI)
Fundraising Commitment
$3,500
Registration Fee: $250
Group Size
20

We designed this ride because biking the Netherlands to Bruges, Belgium isn’t just a ride—it’s a whirlwind of fun, flavor, and adventure that’ll leave you craving more.

A Kaleidoscope of Scenery: Picture yourself pedaling through a postcard-perfect panorama. Windmills, tulip fields, and meandering canals paint the Dutch countryside, while Belgium’s lush landscapes and medieval villages beckon. It’s like cycling through a living painting!

Culture on Two Wheels: Swap the tourist trail for a more intimate journey. Roam through sleepy hamlets, haggle at local markets, and stumble upon hidden treasures. It’s like embarking on a cultural scavenger hunt, with surprises waiting around every bend.

Pedal Paradise: In the land of bikes, every path leads to adventure! Glide along well-paved trails, cruise down bike-friendly lanes, and refuel at cyclist-friendly pit stops. It’s a pedal-powered paradise, where the journey is as smooth as freshly-paved asphalt.

Feast for the Senses: Prepare your taste buds for a culinary joyride! From tangy Dutch cheeses to melt-in-your-mouth Belgian chocolates, every pit stop is a gastronomic delight. It’s a flavorsome journey, where every calorie burned is rewarded with a delicious treat!

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Before we leave the peninsula, we’ll visit the town of Kitsuki, often referred to as the “little Kyoto” of Kyushu Island. This picturesque town is often used today as backdrops for Japanese movies based in the Edo Period. We’ll go to the historic Samurai district and to Kitsuki Castle, the smallest in Japan. We end our tour in one of Japan’s famous onsens, Beppu. You will see Beppu’s unique hot springs where the water bubbles forth in different manifestations – ruby red water, steamy blue, muddy brown and a geyser that erupts every 35 minutes.

During Climate Ride Japan you will experience powerful traditions, spirituality, and breathtaking beauty. Local environmental experts will provide you with unparalleled access and understanding. You’ll experience stunning bike routes and an unforgettable combination of passion and purpose.

This is a special Climate Ride Funders Trip and the proceeds directly support Climate Ride’s work. Your fundraising on Climate Ride Japan will benefit the programs and efforts of Climate Ride including our community scholarships for young climate leaders. You are helping us grow the organization to become an advocacy powerhouse that engages people in the world of active environmental philanthropy and sustainable solutions. You cannot select from the beneficiary list during registration. All donations are tax-deductible.

Daily cycling mileages to suit all types of cyclists. This is a fully supported ride which means you can focus on pedaling and making connections with your new friends while we take care of everything including overnight details, meals, snacks, luggage transport, and much more to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.

Arriving and Departing Information

Please arrive in Haalem, Netherlands on Day 1 by 8 am (but we recommend arriving the night before).

The event ends in Bruges, Belgiun in the afternoon of Day 7. You can extend your stay in Bruges, or take the train back to the Netherlands or to Brussels.

More specific information will be included in your Ride Guide which you’ll receive after you register.

Accommodations, Single Supplements, and Meals

This is an all-hotel trip. A single supplement is available for 695 Euro if you prefer your own room and there is availability at the hotels (we will reach out after you register). If you sign up as a solo traveler, we will do our best to pair you with a roommate of the same gender.  If we cannot find a roommate, then you will be charged a single supplement fee of 695 Euros.

Breakfast and dinner are included each day (excluding dinner on Day 7). Alcohol and additional beverages are not included.

In order to enjoy more of Dutch culture and in case you want to do bonus miles, you can choose where to eat lunch each day on your own (we’ll have suggestions!).

If you need pre- or post-trip accommodations, and need our help booking, you can let us know after you register.

Is my U.S. medical insurance valid while traveling outside the U.S.? Should I get travel insurance?

Travel/supplemental medical insurance on international Climate Ride trips is required. Many domestic health insurance companies do not provide coverage outside of the United States, and before leaving for the event, travelers should speak with their healthcare providers to determine if they will be covered. Several private insurance companies offer short-term travel/medical insurance. Check out Allianz Travel Insurance, World Nomads, or other comparable companies.

Remember, travel insurance can only cover expenses you have paid for (flights, additional hotels, etc.). It cannot cover your fundraising. Be sure to read the fine print on the travel insurance that you buy.

What is included?

Included:

  • 20 x multi-speed recreational bicycle (you can upgrade to an e-bike or road bike for an additional cost)
  • Support vehicle
  • 6-night accommodation in double/twin shared rooms
  • Most meals (please see your Ride Guide)

Not Included:

  • Transportation to the ride start and end
  • Pre and post ride accommodations
  • Additional drinks or alcoholic beverages during meals
  • Tips for guides, drivers, & hotel porters
  • Single supplement (695 Euro, if needed)
  • Travel/medical Insurance to cover your travel to/from the event, your pre or post-ride hotels, medical incidents not covered by your domestic medical insurance, and other incidentals.
Fundraising Beneficiaries – Climate Ride

This is a special Climate Ride Funders Trip and the proceeds directly support Climate Ride’s work. Your fundraising on this event will benefit the programs and efforts of Climate Ride including our community scholarships for young climate leaders. You are helping us grow the organization to become an advocacy powerhouse that engages people in the world of active environmental philanthropy and sustainable solutions. Because of this, you cannot select a beneficiary for this event. All donations are tax-deductible.

Fundraising and Transfer Deadlines | Important Dates

Fundraising Deadlines:

$500 To Be Raised By:6/10/2024
$2,250 To Be Raised By:

7/22/2024
Transfer 8/13/2024
$4,500 To Be Raised By:8/22/2024

Note: If you’d like to register after or near a fundraising deadline, don’t worry, we’re here to help you get up to speed!

More Questions?

Be sure to review our general FAQ and policies or contact us!

Lisa Daniels
Patagonia

It seems no matter where I go with Climate Ride, the experience is about people on a journey together; in a community that supports each other and the environment, and is attuned to caring for our planet. I am with a group united for addressing climate change and also learning about humanity and myself.

Robert MacDonald, Adriatic Ride
Adriatic Ride

Finding Climate Ride has been like finding family! A family that reinforces your efforts for the environment and inspires further action.

Laura Gray, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia

Climate Ride Nova Scotia was absolutely incredible! The views were spectacular, the food was amazing. 

Ever since my first Climate Ride, Bar Harbor to Boston, I’ve been hooked and come back annually. I feel like I finally found my charity ride that gives me a purpose. The organization is always flawless (and the organizers are wonderful people), my fellow riders are like-minded and motivated, and you can raise money for your own local cause (CommonWheels in Boston). And to achieve all of this while doing my favorite thing, riding a bike! It’s the best experience possible!