THE CULTURE VULTURE
The Vulture epitomises cycle touring in it's finest. It offers the best combination of challenging European cycling balanced with a chance to explore three great capitals.
This is a great Journey to dip your toe into the cycle touring world and tick off some must see cities.
The Journey is split into 3 legs with individuals completing the entire route and cycling as much as possible.
Countries: England, Holland, Belgium and France
Distance: 785 km / 490 miles
Duration: 11 days
Cost: From £1500 - Group Discounts Offered
Dates: 09th - 19th April 2020
31st August - 10th September 2020
Leg 1: London to Amsterdam Distance: 215 km / 135 miles Duration: 4 days
An action packed short leg as we head north-east out of London into the Essex countryside for the first day riding towards Harwich. Recharging the batteries on the overnight ferry before we arrive into Holland. Going via The Hague on our way to Amsterdam we make full use of our time in Holland. A shorter second day distance wise, gives us a good opportunity to visit some sights in the Hague, and also arrive into Amsterdam within good time. A full day in Amsterdam at the end of first leg gives you the chance to explore as many of its famous sites as you wish.
Heading out to explore these classic European cities you need to be looking and feeling your best. Each night on the Journey will be in hotel accommodation, giving you a well deserved hot shower to freshen up at the end of a hard cycle.
Leg 2: Amsterdam to Brussels Distance: 240 km / 150 miles Duration: 3 days
To balance the hectic scenes of Amsterdam we head to the smaller southern, quieter town of Hertogenbosch. Using the infamous Dutch cycleways makes our route into Belgium very pleasant. Passing through Tilburg and Turnhout taking in their iconic medieval moated castles, cathedrals and market squares. The long ride into Brussels makes you appreciate your celebratory Belgium beer at the end of a tough second day of this leg. A pretty productive week here as you have just cycled through three countries. We don't do average at Mammoth!
Leg 3 : Brussels to Paris Distance: 330km / 205 miles Duration: 4 days
The quaint towns continue as we leave Belgium into France. Stopping overnight in Chimay; the birthplace of the famous Belgium beer, and Soissons; one of France's most ancient cities and also a World War 1 battle site. With manageable distances each day it will allow plenty of opportunity to explore the famous cathedrals, abbeys and museums.
All these pedal rotations finally lead us into Paris. Little over a week ago leaving the iconic Big Ben we arrive at the Eiffel Tower. Toasted with a glass of Champagne to celebrate a successful and enjoyable Journey.
A final day exploring the many Parisian highlights before the end of your Journey, will this ignite you to try the next level?
11 Nights hotel accommodation including the night in London prior to departure for briefing.
11 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners
Support vehicle for luggage transport and mechanical assistance
Daily cycle guide and physical route maps or GPS points
Mammoth Journeys cycle top
Recommended kit list
Airport transfer at the start and end of your Journey (conditions apply)
Bike transport return to England
For more detailed information and breakdown of each leg, including the route, click on the PDF Document or visit the FAQ page.