Cycle through the most beautiful Frisian areas

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On the bike through Friesland


Discover the versatility of Friesland by bike. With various routes through the province you come along the most beautiful spots of Friesland! Now you don’t have to miss anything. Booking a subsequent night? There are many accommodation options along the bike routes. You can make a trip for several days in a row and experience various routes in Friesland. An ultimate Frisian experience!

Biking routes in Friesland

Discover sporty Friesland? You can experience the various bike routes in the province of Friesland. You prefer to bike 40 kilometer one day and 100 the other? Rather one day along the coast and the other by the Frisian villages? Would you like to see some of northern and southern parts of Friesland? With the many different routes you have plenty of choices of location, distance and environment! It’s never boring to cycle through Friesland. The province has much to offer, for young and old. You prefer to cycle through Friesland for a number of consecutive days? No problem, with the many hotels and campsites along the bike trails you can easily add a few day!

Activities during biking

Do you feel the need to experience something else in Friesland besides biking? There are plenty of activities and attractions en route where you stop. More than 50.000 years of history and culture is presented in the Frisian museum in Friesland. You can discover how the environment through which you ride has developed itself in recent centuries. Would you rather visit the waters of Friesland? The “Ir. Wouda pumping-station” in Lemmer is a popular visiting place you should not miss. It is the oldest still working pumping station in the world. It is also the largest pumping station in the world and is therefore mentioned on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Events for biking in Friesland

Do you like to cover longer distances by bike? On a regular basis events are being organized for the avid cyclists among us. Even though the official Eleven Cities Tour (Elfstedentocht) hasn’t been organized on ice in Friesland, you can ride it by bike annually! On Whit Monday the Fiets Eleven Cities Tour on Bike is organized. You can sign up for this! The 230 kilometer bike trip takes you along the eleven cities in Friesland. Rather start with something smaller? During the 3 provinces 3 days biking tour you can choose from 3 distances: 25, 40 and 60 kilometers. During this route you will discover where the area of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe meet. You can also put your bike aside and encourage the professional cyclists during the prof round of Surhuisterveen. This round marks the calendar on the second Tuesday after the Tour de France.

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Friesland is versatile and for everyone! When it comes to cycling there are many possibilities; from the forest to the town and the Wadden to the Sea. You can decide for yourself what suits you best. Would you, f.e., like to complement your cycling trip with an overnight stay, dinner or activity? We love to show you what can be done in the area and which routes are suitable. That’s how you get to know Friesland really well and you won’t miss a thing!

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