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Friesland - the 11-Cities-Tour

Peacefulness and tranquility

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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 – Balk/Wijckel, approx. 50 km

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

Day 4: Balk/Wijckel – 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/Franeker, approx. 30 - 45 km

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

Day 6: Harlingen/Franeker – Dokkum, approx. 48/63 or 60/75 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.


  • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities

  • Daily luggage transport

  • 7x breakfast buffet

  • If booked: half board (5x 3-course dinner, no dinner in Leeuwarden)

  • Maps and informational material per room

  • GPS-Tracks

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S1   13.04. - 07.06.24
    S2   08.06. - 25.08.24
    S1   26.08. - 24.09.24


    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 75
    E-bike 150
    Children bike 50
    Children seat 15
    Tandem 140
    Additional services
    Bike insurance 7-speed bike 18
    Bike insurance E-bike 30
    Additional nights
    Leeuwarden (dbl/sgl) 70/120


    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


    Hotel samples

    Hotels on national 3-4 star level

    Leeuwarden: Oranje Hotel, Eurohotel, Notiz Hotel
    Sneek/Ijlst: Hotel Het Wapen van Ijlst, Amicitia Hotel
    Balk/Wijckel:  Hotel Teernstra, Herberg Boswijck
    Bolsward: Hotel de Wijnberg, Stadsherberg Heeremastate, Hotel Het Weeshuis
    Harlingen/Franeker: Hotel ’t Heerenlogement, Hotel Almenum, Hotel de Stadsherberg
    Dokkum: Hotel de Posthoorn, Hotel Van der Meer, Hotel Het Raedhus

    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    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
    • E-bikes unisex
    • children seat, children trailer

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

    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    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.

    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.


    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. € 29,- 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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