Got a mate living out in Amsterdam for the next few months. I have a plan to go and see him and cycle at least part of the way - taking the ferry from Harwich to the Hook and cycling from there to Amsterdam.
I reckon it would take me at least 3 days to get down to Harwich from Hebden by bike. Google suggests this as a cycle route - dunno how nice it would be.
While I quite like the idea of getting to Amsterdam entirely under my own steam (apart from the ferry), I'm wondering if I would be better getting a train at least part of the way, then having more time in Holland to explore/hang out in Amsterdam.
Is there interesting stuff/places within reasonable cycling distance of Amsterdam?
Never done any cycle touring at all so I'm leaning towards trying to stay in hostels etc rather than taking camping gear by I do quite like that idea too.
Any thoughts/advice? Am I nuts? Cheers!