Workshops Holiday cycling – two days


Carla on the Altiplano in Bolivia

When: as of May through to September every two months on Saturday and Sunday

2019: no more workshops planned for this year but open for suggestions.

1 day-workshop no more planned in 2019, but open for suggestions.

Exclusive 1 day workshops for potential Asian Way of Life guests: not planned for 2019, but open for suggestions.

For who: individuals, couples and small groups
Group size: minimum 1, maximum 8 people

Have you ever thought about going on a cycle holiday  but do not know where to start? Are you unsure whether you like a cycle holiday at all? Then this is your chance to try it out.

Carla Tours offers the opportunity to do a two day try-out cycle holiday with sublime bicycles (Koga and Santos travel bicycles), waterproof bags, tents, mats and cooking utensils, guided by an experienced holiday cyclist.

During the workshop you cycle a distance of about 50 km per day with about 20 – 25 kg luggage. Then you can really experience how cycling with that amount of luggage feels like. Along the way Carla explains many things about a cycling holiday. Practical information about the bicycles and bags, your packing list, route planning, where do you sleep and eat on the way will be discussed, as well as tips for small emergency repairs and improvisation when things do not go as planned.

2008dec25047EricKooktObviously there is ample time for your questions during the workshop. Whether it’s a trip of three weeks in the Netherlands and neighboring countries, or trips further away, such as through Asia, Africa or South America.

Before: send in specific questions that you want answered during the workshop.


Day 1 – 40 km cycling
09:00 reception and briefing with coffee and light refreshments
09:30 adjust bicycles and packing stuff
11:00 departure from Amsterdam via a nice route to a campsite
12:30 shopping (2 x lunch, 1 x breakfast and 1 x dinner)
13:00 picnic lunch in nice weather
16:00 short break
17:00 arrival at campsite
18:30 tents set
19:00 cooking, washing dishes
20:30 evening program with a drink in the canteen

Day 2 – 60 km cycling
07:45 wake up
08:15 breakfast
09:00 pack up belongings
10:00 departure and cycle via a nice route back to Amsterdam
12:00 coffee break
14:00 picnic lunch in nice weather
16:00 short break
18:00 back in Amsterdam, cleaning and tidying bicycles and belongings if necessary
19:00 after a drink and a small snack the workshop comes to an end

Price per person for two days: € 190, –

Included: the use of KOGA or SANTOS bicycle, 6 Ortlieb waterproof bags, helmet, tent, mattress, cooking equipment (stove, fuel, 2 pans, plate, mug and cutlery), camping money, fee workshop leader.
Price compensation if one of the above items is brought by oneself.

Anyhow included: the use of tools, pump, spare inner tubes, emergency spokes extra and  extra lock.

Not included (so bring your own!): sleeping bag, pillowcase, rain gear, food and drinks for on the way.

Half of the entry fee must be paid two weeks before start.
The second half just before or at the start of the workshop

At the end of the workshop, there is a nice surprise for all participants as a souvenir.

One day cycling with luggage, explanation and questions is also possible.
Price per person for one day: €  90, -.

With at least 2 participants you can also suggest data (including week days).

If you are interested to join, please sent an e-mail to:
or call me on my cell phone on: +31 6 2464 6033.

Participation in the workshop is at your own risk. The organization can not be held liable in any way for theft of personal belongings or damage in case of accident, injury, etc. to yourself or others. We recommend you to take care of a travel accident and / or liability insurance.