Bike tour Leiden cheese & local food

It's the personal contact local producers that makes the 4h+ bike tour Leiden cheese & local food so special. Ow, & the taste of the fresh Holland cheese, the milk, the apple pie...The cycling route is quite adventurous & typical Dutch. A real treat for the whole family.

From: €47.50 p.p.
Min. participants: 4
Duration: 4 hours


Leiden cheese farm, windmill, bio café stops

On this bike tour Leiden cheese & local food you’ll cross borders and experience the City of Discoveries by getting social with a local & tasting fresh homemade products

Holland cheese: Leiden or Gouda

Leiden area has a great amount of dairy & cheese farms. They all produce different types of cheese. The cheese is very different from the Gouda cheese. And there is even a goat cheese maker!

Best Ice cream or apple pie in Leiden area

I love this cycling tour as it has so many great sights and is full of history. Windmills, canals, polders. And let me tell you about the  watermanagement of the Dutch in the 16th century! All these wonderful sights & stories make you hungry. Fortunately there are a great deal of local cafés where we stop to taste the best ice cream or apple pie in Leiden area.

Do as the Leiden locals

We do stop at many farms where you can buy & taste the products. Many of my participants do like to add an hands on activity like a cheese making workshop or guided tour at the apple orchard to make their day out extra special. Check the ‘optional’ section for options or come up with your own & contact me  directly.


  • Regular bike rental with hand brakes and luggage binders
  • Me as your local Dutch, English- & Spanish speaking guide
  • Stop at cosy café for typical Dutch apple pie


  • Hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuity.
  • E-bike available for extra fee.

Make your bike ride Leiden countryside unique & original and book:

  • guided tour windmill
  • guided tour cheese farm
  • guided tour apple orchard
  • cheese making workshop
  • boat & bike combi
  • horse & carriage ride
  • Wear comfortable clothing, multiple layers and pack gloves, hat & scarf as well as sunglasses & rainwear
  • To support local entrepreneurs and promote sustainable travel Verita’s Visit Holland does not provide water bottles. You can bring your own or enjoy a drink on one of our stops at local cafes.
    • You can pay online & will receive a confirmation email
    • For extra, optional activities contact me directly. Price & availability depends on my partners
    • After I’ve received your payment, you’ll receive more information on where we meet and how to get there.
    • On the day of the tour, be on time. Getting to our meeting point on holidays and celebrations such as Easter and  King’s Day will take more time!
  • Can I bring my kids?

I love family bike rides, so yes, do bring them. For kids of 6 years & older there are kids bikes. Contact me directly so I can make all arrangements for your kids. Do take in mind that we have to cover quite some distance, I do recommend this tour for kids above 10 years old. Also check the shorter Tour Leiden lake & windmills by bike



  • What else is there to see & do in the region?

There many gems and special locations in Leiden area. Cosy villages, farms, greenhouses, windmills. I’ll tell you all about it in the bike tour. Want to do a different cycling tour? Check the Delft blue countryside bike ride.

  • What happens in case of rain

Tours are only cancelled in case of storm, heavy rain or heavy wind. In any other type of weather the bike tour Leiden cheese & local food will happen. There are many locations to use as shelter for the rain & I’ll hand out rain ponchos.  I’ll give you an update a few days before. Also read this blogpost.

  • I want to make a booking for more than 10 people

That’s great! Contact me for a personalized offer and also let me know if you want to add any workshops, guided tours or other group activities. See the ‘optional’section for more ideas.


  • How do I get to our meeting point?

Our starting point is at the backside of Leiden train station. Easy to reach by train from Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft.  You receive more information on how to get there after the booking.


  • I need to cancel my bike tour

Sorry to hear! I’ll contact you to see if we can reschedule the tour. If there is no other option and you cancel 21 days prior to the bike tour I can still give back the full amount. Cancelation between 20 and 14 days means you’ll get 75 % back, 14-7 days means 50% and less than 7 days or no shows unfortunately means you get no refund.


  • My bus/ taxi/ train has a delay

Contact me as soon as you know you’re coming late so we can discuss the options.


  • How safe is the cycling route?

Roads are flat and although we sometimes share roads with cars, cycling in the surroundings of Leiden is comfortable. Especially when we get into the nature area. The route is bike-friendly.  Besides, I keep an eye on you and the traffic and make sure you’re safe.