Distance: 79.9 miles
Pull yourself away from the dreamy canal walks of Amsterdam for this mostly flat ride that promises plenty of stunning terrain. Despite not being able to pronounce half the places on the route (except for maybe Breukelen), you'll count this among your most memorable days in the saddle as you pedal through four Dutch provinces and postcard-perfect scenes of flower farms and windmills. It'll seem like you're skimming the water while winding your way around Lake Gooi as you head back into town. But before crossing the Hollandse Brug bridge, stop at Grand Café de Havenkom for an alfresco koffie or bottle of Tripel Karmeliet and a warm baguette with garlic butter as you overlook the port in Almere-Haven.