Amsterdam – Rondehoep River Ride
41.7 km - 187m / 25 mi - 613 ft - Weekday Rides - Monday - Wednesday - Friday
- Region EMEA
- Country Netherlands
- City Amsterdam
A 41.7 kilometer ride that leads the rider from te very city center along the various (small) rivers around Amsterdam. First the Amstel, the name giver of Amsterdam, leading you out of Amsterdam towards Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. Then along Bullewijk and Waver, following part of the “Rondehoep”, one of the oldest waters to be reclaimed as land known as the ‘polder landscape’ between 1100 and 1300. The loop around this polder is one big STRAVA segment of 17 KM. Then we head north east towards Abcoude, following the Winkel. We briefly follow the Amstel until we reach the center of Abcoude, there we head east along the Gein river. The Gein river flows at its turn in the Gaasp and Weespertrekvaart. The latter flows back into the Amstel, leading us back to the city center and the famous canal ring.
The nice thing about this ride it follows the landscape, leading to a very ‘organically’ shaped road. In other words, you never get bored by straight roads and there is practically no climbing (asides from some small bridges). Returning to the city includes the spectacular Rijksmuseum bicycle passage and these roads are usually not very busy as there are much faster ways to get out of the city by car. That’s why this is one of the nicest short rides you can do in Amsterdam.
For a quick burst of energy in Amsterdam try the Beach & Holland’s Hill.
Ride Map and Profile
Length: 41.7 km / 25 mi
Altitude: 187m - 613 ft
Difficulty: Cat 4 - Easy
|Booking Price||US $0.00|
|Departure Day/s||Monday - Wednesday - Friday,|
|Departure Time||Arrive 6.00 am - Ride 6:30 am - Return 8:00 am - Cafe|
|Duration||1:30 hrs ride time|
|Departure Location||City centre departure. Full location departure details will be included in your ride confirmation email.|
|Included||Quality road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader.|
|Excluded||Transport to and from ride departure point, shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.|
|What to bring||Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit.|
|Need to know||After you book and pay for this ride, you should complete your rider profile to include your bike measurements. You will also receive a detailed ride confirmation email including specific location details, instructions and checklist.|
Martijn – AmsterdamUsing his knowledge gained whilst studying for his MSc in Human Movement Sciences, Martijn can provide you with some insights & tips on best training practice, whether it is preparation for a race, burning some extra calories or just getting as fit as possible given the time constraints. Since he races regularly and manages to get on some podiums as well, he is pretty confident that his fitness levels will ensure great rides for all levels of GCR cyclists. During his race training he’s explored the whole area around Amsterdam and last year clocked up over 20,000 km (12,400 miles) of cycling. With experience of cycling in many countries both in Europe and multiple Asia, Martijn has a wealth of experience to share.
Peter – AmsterdamPeter - or Buzz as he likes to be known, is possibly the earliest cycling commuter we have. As a four year old he used to cycle to from kindergarten! Admittedly a lot of Dutch kids do, but from that early experience he was hooked and now he rides all kinds of bikes and in all kinds of races. Not just an avid cyclist, having worked as an architect he can also point out Dutch architecture highlights, some properties on the UNESCO World Heritage list are close by. The roads in Amsterdam hold no secrets for Buzz and he can safely guide you through the busier streets and onto the more scenic roads.
Freek – AmsterdamFreek is a scientist, former elite cyclist and photography enthusiast. He began cycling as soon as he started going to college in Amsterdam. After a year of riding with a local student association, he decided to try competitive racing. Freek was hooked and raced for years on the highest amateur level since 2009. He does not race anymore but has never lost his passion for cycling and occasionally goes on crazy cycling trips through Europe. Freek also works parttime as a cycling trainer, teaching cycling enthusiasts the basics of cornering, riding in groups and race tactics. Due to the many training rides he had did in the past years, he knows the roads around Amsterdam inside out. He is eager to show you around to let you see how beautiful the Netherlands can be.
Amsterdam Road Bike Rental includes a bike to an equivalent standard to the one shown in the photograph.
NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.