If you're going for a bike trip with a specific focus, plenty of possibilities for your preparation available on the internet. May be this website will help as well.
If you want to dig a bit deeper, a guided bike trip is an option.
With any tour I make in the region, and whatever the route, you'll get a full outline of the history and development of these Low Countries by the sea. So that you can put what you see in a comprehensible context. Cause in this country, many things are not what they seem to be at first sight.
As all trips are tailor-made, the further content will depend on your interests.
There are no standard routes, but below a few suggestions. Just click on the images an you'll see plenty more pictures, to get an idea.
Natural and Human beauty : the various natural landscapes in the region, made by sea and rivers, and ice ages. With mankind's growing influence, since prehistoric times. Romans and Vikings, they all passed through. A thousand years ago, reclamation of the low land started in earnest.
Man-made Land : When pioneers started to bring the wilderness under cultivation, it had unexpected and disastrous consequences. Since then, man has to keep a fragile balance in order to survive. The beginning of a never-ending story.
War & Peace Tour : from medieval castle to WWII bunkers, preparations for war are all over in these parts.
Windmills Tour : cycling by different types of windmills. Story and working of these mighty machines.
Mills & Mansions : along stately country estates and windmills.
An exclusive full day tour for a party of up to four guests.
For your information, there's an historical overview of the region changes during the past millennia on a number of pages in the resources-section, and that history starts right here.
More angles for day trips and routes :
- all sorts of parks and gardens (historic, flower, fruit&vegetable, organic, ...),
- photography, with suggestions for best spots for various subjects,
- now and then, compare old pictures with present situation,
- listening to historical music on appropriate locations,
- and much more. Ideas or suggestions are always welcome !
Please feel free to check availabilities and tailor-made possibilities : contact.