This exciting bike tour passes the Tata Steel factories and ends up at Noordpier beach.
This exciting bike tour passes the Tata Steel factories and ends up at Noordpier beach. If you’re after a change from the usual bucolic bike paths, choose this tour along Reijndersweg (accessible via Wijk aan Zee). The route offers an entirely new experience, taking in the sculpture park Een Zee van Staal (‘A sea of steel’) while the imposing steel factories of Tata Steel linger in the background. The winding and hilly path ends at Noordpier beach, where you have the option of taking the Watertaxi across (the bike can come too) to have a delicious seafood dinner at IJmuiden’s Kop van de Haven.
Alternatively, you could climb up and enjoy the view of the Averijhaven, the beach and the sea; take a walk on the pier and check out if the anglers have already made a catch; or just relax at one of the lovely beach bars and check out the kitesurfers and the big ships as they depart from between the piers. Time will fly – just don’t forget that you have a return trip ahead of you!
Distance: approximately 5-6 km
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