A Bridge Too Far
Discover the major landmarks of the Battle of Arnhem in World War II and the story behind the capture of Nijmegen. From the John Frost Bridge at Arnhem to the Airborne Museum at Oosterbeek, this cycle tells the story of courage and fortitude in the face of overwhelming odds. The vast majority of the cycling on this tour is along dedicated, well maintained and safe cycle paths.
Bespoke Battlefield Tours
Because everyone is different we prefer the tailor-made approach to our battlefield tours. Whether travelling as individuals, members of a small or a large group, travel at your own pace to explore the sites included in our itineraries and those of your own choosing.
Remember, each holiday is bespoke. Anything is possible!
Get in touch with us today to discuss your bespoke tour requirements.
Our cycling holidays generally include the following;
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels.
- Luggage and equipment transfers.
- The services of a battlefield guide throughout your visit.
- Entry to museums
- Bike hire.
Sample Tour Itinerary
Arrive in Arnhem – check into hotel followed by a walking tour of Arnhem to the John Frost Bridge and the Eusebius Church and The Battle of Arnhem Information Centre.
Today our route takes us to the major landmarks of the Battle of Arnhem. We start by cycling along the River Rhine to Driel, where Polish paratroopers landed and where the surviving troops were evacuated on the night of 26 September 1944.
From here we cross the river by ferry to Doorwerth Castle. We then visit the landing sites at Ginkels Heath Heelsumand before cycling on to the village of Wolfheze, returning to Arnhem via the famous St Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Today our focus is on the fighting in and around Oosterbeek. We will visit the Airborne Cemetery and Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’. From here we will follow more or less the same route John Frost and his men took into Arnhem. Our visit today includes a detour to the fascinating glider museum at Wolfheze.
On Day 4 our route takes us along the banks of the River Waal to the German border and the head of the Rhine Delta. Highlight of the route is the oldest town of Holland, Nijmegen, which played a crucial role in WWII.
From the cycle bridge over the River Waal, you get lovely views over Nijmegen. From Nijmegen we will cycle through wooded countryside to the landing zones for the 82nd Airborne Division. We will also visit the National Liberation Museum at Groesbeek and call in at Hoge Hof Farm – the starting point for the offensive into Germany in February 1945.
Check out of hotel and return by train to Amsterdam.
Opportunity for some free time in Amsterdam before returning to UK.
You will stay in comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels. This holiday is sold on a bed and breakfast basis. In Arnhem we typically stay in the 4 star Hotel Haarhuis, a stones throw from the main railway station
By far the easiest route is to fly from the UK to Amsterdam Schipol. From here there is a regular train service to Arnhem which takes about an hour. An alternative is by train from St Pancras International Station to Amsterdam Central Station. Again, there is a direct train service to Arnhem from here.
Please note that for all cycling tours you are required to bring your own equipment such as helmets etc. Bikes are included in the tour price.