London to Amsterdam


I can help to coordinate and support your London to Amsterdam trip, whether for a private, corporate or charity group. I can tailor it completely to suit your group's needs, whether you want to do a short, super-intensive 24hr challenge or take it easy and see the sights over 4 or even 5 days.

In 2017, I helped one group to do the short sharp 24hr option (starting at Canterbury) and another to do it the more relaxing way, over 4 days staying in Bruges, Delft and a last night and an extra day in Amsterdam. 


I can support your bike ride and ease what can be a complicated trip back.

Have a look at mycalendar page for my availability.


An indicative 4 day itinerary might look like this:

Day 1: London - Dover

Use National cycle route 1 to get from the Smoke to the boat via the quiet paths of the capital and Kent's sleepy lanes. (130km/80mi)

Day 2: Dunkirk – Bruges 

Follow sleepy canal paths and lanes of northern France and Flanders to medieval Bruges and its dark beer cellars. (95/km60mi)

Day 3: Bruges – Delft 

Across one of the engineering wonders of the world, the Rhine Deltawerks and the cycle ferry and on into Holland to beautiful Delft.  Just pray for a north-easterly! (145km/90mi)

Day 4: Delft - Amsterdam 

The last day threads a short intricate route through the parks and waterways on wonderful cycle paths into the city. (80km/50mi)


There are, of course, many other ways to slice this particularly tasty cake!



This sort of trip is best priced as a custom trip depending on what you'd like but an indicative price for a 3-day weekend in 2019, based on a group of 8 people (see note below for other group sizes), would be £395pp. A 4-day weekend would be £495.

Price includes ferry and Eurotunnel fare, accommodation based on shared twin/double rooms on a B&B basis in 3* hotels, full support from fully-equipped vehicle, return transfer to London.

For up-to-date prices see here.



  1. Go faster – the London-Amsterdam can be completed as a tough 24hr event – this is not for the inexperienced cyclists. 385km / 300mi in 24 hours and sleeping just a couple of hours on the ferry!
  2. Go slower – add another day to make it a 5-day adventure more suitable to beginners and those wanting to take their time. Or take even longer and make a week of it!
  3. Go shorter - start at Canterbury to avoid 90km/60mi from London, or from Calais to avoid the whole UK leg.
  4. Go smoother – there are route variants on quiet roads which avoid parts of the route less suited to faster-moving road bike tyres.
  5. Go luxury – Upgrade your accommodation according to taste & budget. We have lots of lovely suggestions.
  6. Go Eurostar – rather than travel back in our nice 9-seater you might like to catch the train while we drive your bikes and bags back for a London drop-off the next day.
  7. Go home tomorrow – add an extra night in Amsterdam to celebrate and go home the next day.
  8. Go bigger or smaller – 8 is our usual group size but we can support smaller or larger groups.
  9. Go all-inclusive – accommodation is booked on a bed and breakfast but we can sort out your lunch and supper too.

(prices on request)

About 80-90% of La Vie en Vélo trips result in another booking.

Have a look at what people say about their trips on the reviews page.

"The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off"
William G. Golding