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How to Master Long-Distance Rides in the Netherlands!

Apr. 20, 2023 -

In preparation for this year’s Fietselfstedentocht (236KM), I took my bike and set out for an adventurous ride through half of the Netherlands. It was my first long distance ride after being infected with COVID. If you're considering a long-distance ride yourself, be sure to read along to discover invaluable tips and tricks from my experience.

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My completed Fietselfstedentocht 2022 stamp card - note how the edges have been through bad weather...
My completed Fietselfstedentocht 2022 stamp card - note how the edges have been through bad weather...
Refueling at a tank station
Refueling at a tank station
Crossing the last bridge into Amsterdam felt like victory.
Crossing the last bridge into Amsterdam felt like victory.
Follow road signs or use a GPS navigation system - whatever you do, make sure you have some idea where you're going
Follow road signs or use a GPS navigation system - whatever you do, make sure you have some idea where you're going
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into "the unknown" (route)
You're amazed by the things you'll encounter - like the beauty of the Dutch National Park Hoge Veluwe...
You're amazed by the things you'll encounter - like the beauty of the Dutch National Park Hoge Veluwe...

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