• Travelcode: 404

    Friesland - the 11-Cities-Tour

    Peacefulness and tranquility

    • The peace, the nature and the famous ice skating race (the Eleven Cities Tour) have made Friesland extremely popular not only for iceskaters, but certainly also for cyclists.

      You follow the route of the famous race along the eleven Friesian cities with historical town privilege and enjoy the rural idyll between drainage channels, rivers and lakes. The capital of the province, Leeuwarden, is not the only thing that makes Friesland so special.

      Tour profile / level 1

      You mostly cycle on minor roads or cycle paths. A bit more traffic has to be expected in and around Leeuwarden. Well sign-posted, flat and recommended for families.

      Day 1: Leeuwarden

      Individual arrival to Leeuwarden, the most important city in Friesland. Take a stroll along the small canals and through the inviting shopping streets of the historic town.

      Day 2: Leeuwarden - Sneek/Ijlst, approx. 45 km

      The first cycling day brings you to Sneek, a small town that once was surrounded by canals and walls. You can walk through the city centre and visit the city hall and the Martini church.

      Day 3: Sneek/Ijlst - Harich, approx. 50 km

      Today, you cycle to Harich, which is situated near the Ijssel Lake. You will pass the nice towns Sloten and Balk while enjoying the typical Frisian landscape with the well-known terps.

      Day 4: Harich - Bolsward, approx. 51 - 58 km

      Bolsward also is a very nice town with picturesque streets, but it is certainly not the only one on this cycling day. Stavoren and Workum are worth a visit! Beautiful houses and nice churches are witnesses of their glorious past as "Hanze-cities".

      Day 5: Bolsward - Harlingen, approx. 30 km

      On the route to Harlingen you will pass Makkum, which is known for its pottery. Enjoy your day in Harlingen, at the "Waddenzee".

      Day 6: Harlingen - Dokkum, approx. 63 - 75 km

      On the way to Dokkum, you will pass Franeker, that once had a well-known university. Dokkum is a quite remarkable town as the streets haven’t changed  since 1650. This city has always taken care of its arcitectural treasures. That is why its fortifications and historic walls have been restored.

      Day 7: Dokkum - Leeuwarden, approx. 35 km

      On your last cycling day, you will return to Leeuwarden. Along the cycling route, the enchanting Frisian villages Rinsumageest and Burdaard can be visited.

      Day 8: Leeuwarden

      Individual departure or extension.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      Arrival by plane

      Airports: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

      Direct train connections from Amsterdam airport to Leeuwarden (travel time approx. 2-2,5 h).


      Arrival by car

      Parking: Parking garage "Hoeksterend" in Leeuwarden, approx. € 28,- per week.


      Arrival by train

      Train station: Leeuwarden

      For details see your final travel documents.


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Minimum number of participants: 2 persons, solo traveller on request

       

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    • Included services:
      • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities incl. breakfast
      • Daily luggage transport
      • Maps and informational material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 18.04. - 14.06.20 daily
      S2 15.06. - 31.08.20 daily
      S1 01.09. - 20.09.20 daily

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
      0-2,99 years -100%
      3-6,99 years -50%
      7-11,99 years -25%
      12-99 years -10%
       
      Bicycle & equipment
      7-speed bike 65
      E-bike 140
      Children bike 50
      Children seat 15
      Tandem 110
         
      Additional services
      Bike insurance 7-speed bike 18
      Bike insurance E-bike 30
         
      Additional nights
      Leeuwarden (dbl/sgl) 55/80
       

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR

      Hotels on national 3-4 star level

      Hotel examples:

      Leeuwarden: Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden oder Grand Hotel Post Plaza
      Sneek/Ijlst: Hotel Logement 3B oder Hotel Het Wapen van Ijlst
      Harich: Landgoed Welgelegen
      Bolsward: Hotel de Wijnberg
      Harlingen: Hotel ’t Heerenlogement
      Dokkum: Hotel de Posthoorn
       

      Please be informed that these are hotel samples, You will receive the final hotellist after booking/prior arrival.

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brakes
      • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes
      • E-bikes unisex
      • children seat, children trailer

      All bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and a handlebar bag/room. 


      Children and equipment

      • Children bike (20-, 24-, 26-Inch)
      • Children trailer
      • Children seat

      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electric bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electric bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness levels. Acclivity can be handled easily.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

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