Market Garden - Veghel-Schijndel-Koevering by bike

Introduction

While the bulk of 101st Airborne landed at Sonse Heide, 501 PIR landed at Eerde and Heeswijk, the latter being misdropped some kilometers to the north of the actual DZ. Their job was to seize Veghel and the bridge over the canal. What seemed to turn into an easy job at the start, evolved in vicious fighting around Veghel and Eerde. The Germans choose these parts for several of their fiercest counterattacks, severing the road to Nijmegen and Arnhem several times.
 
In this tour we will cycle around these battlefields. We will stop on different locations relating the stories of fierce and more than once also desperate fighting to keep the road open.
 

Tour highlights

  • Klondike HQ
  • Black Friday & Allied counterattacks
  • Cannae at Veghel
  • Heeswijk Castle
  • Schijndel
  • Dropzone-A
  • Eerde
  • Koevering
  • Veghel Bridge 
 

Duration

This tour takes a full day. We will cycle for about 45 kilometers.
 

Possible tour days

Standard on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays. Other days of the week only by mutual agreement.
 

Price, bookings and payment

This tours costs EUR 65 per person based on a booking for a "mixed group" tour. Different prices for a private tour may apply depending on group size. Prices, terms and conditions can be found here.
 
You can easily book the tour via the booking form on this page, or by contacting me directly. By submitting a booking you agree to our terms and conditions
After receipt of you booking request I will verify availability on the tour date(s) requested. If needed I will contact you to discuss details or other options. Presuming a requested tour date is possible I will sent you a confirmation email containting an invoice stating the total amount due and the deposit amount (if applicable) needed to complete your booking. Full payment is due 10 days prior to the start date of the tour.  
 

Transport and pick up location

This is a bike tour. You will have to bring your own bike or rent one in the immediate area. You may contact me to find out where you can rent a bike in the area. The pick up location as well as other details will be send to you after receipt of full payment and a couple of days in advance of the tour.