Discover the biking trails in Friesland

Along the water or through forest areas

Discover all biking trails in Friesland


Want to cycle in Friesland? There are some beautiful routes! You can discover the province best during an overnight trip. This way, you can spend the night in one of the excellent hotels and B & B’s or enjoy the beautiful campsites and holiday parks. Find out now!

Beautiful cycling routes in Friesland

There are lots of opportunities for cycling in Friesland. You can choose to explore the beautiful nature the province has to offer, but also tours along the water are possible. Want to combine cycling with fine dining? Of course that is possible. The most famous route of Friesland is the Eleven Cities Route. Each year, on Whit Monday the Eleven Cities Bicycle Tour is organized, a cycling race through the eleven cities of Friesland. Along the way you enjoy cow parsley, butter cups, beautiful green grass. Bring your own bike or rent a bicycle at one of the many rental companies in Friesland. Or choose for the E-bike! Then you don’t have to cycle a full lap, because you can return your bike in a different town again. Each park in Friesland is different. Cycle by the heathlands in Bakkeveen and in the Gaasterland through the woods. Also drive along some of the lakes and discover the Frisian terp landscape. Or discover the beautiful peat route which you can cover by boat or bike. There are over 150 routes. The signage is clear and distinct and different cycling notes are interconnected. Also discover the route app with which you can create your own route. Also with children it is excellent to go cycling in Friesland. There are several routes that are very suitable to do with kids. You can also combine your cycling tour in Friesland with an overnight stay.

Nature and Culture route

Take a bike ride of approximately 53 kilometers through the south of Friesland. The south of Friesland is rich in nature and culture. You cycle by the well known Wouda pumping station, the museum of Joure and the city of Sloten. The route is very attractive because of the wide variety and of course you can enjoy delicious snacks and beverages on the go.

Cycling and Eating in Friesland

Do you want to combine your bike tour with delicious snacks that are local? Discover the different Cycle and Eat routes in Friesland:

  • Proud of Friesland (45 km)
  • Delightful Heerenveen (48 km)
  • Touring along the Tjeukemeer (48 km)
  • From Eleven Cities Town to the finish (51 km)

Cycling route the Mieden

Discover the swampy Mieden where traces from the Ice Age are still fully visible. You will find the ruff, black-tailed godwit and snipe! This beautiful northern part of Friesland runs into the Wadden Sea and the landscape is empty and spatial. Discover for example the National Landscape Noardlike Frisian Wâlden between Dokkum and Drachten.

Eleven Cities cycle tour

Cover a route of about 83 kilometers along six of the Eleven Frisian Cities. Not on your skates, but on your bike. Enjoy the beautiful lakes and meadows, tourist and bicycle paths, shell paths and historic dikes. Discover the bike ferry at Gaastmeer. You can easily cover this route on your bike in two days and on the way there are perfect places to stay. The journey often begins in Bolsward, but obviously you can choose where you start. Discover during your route Sneek, Bolsward, Workum, Hindeloopen and IJlst.

Other bicycle routes

Want to take a different bike trail in Friesland? You will also like the following cycling routes in this province also:

  • Cycling route “Taste of the Landscape”
  • Gaasterland Adel and Notabel
  • Markant Friesland
  • Tasty cycling route through Gaasterland
  • North Frisian “Shopping”route
  • The Ladies of ‘t Hoogend
  • It Bûtertonkje cycling route
  • The Oersetters cycling route
  • Lytse Marren cycle route
  • Rondje Makkinga/Beetsterzwaag fietsroute
  • Mounds cycling route
  • Tour of Lauwersmeer cycling route
  • The 8 of Grou cycling route
  • Experience Opsterland cycling route
  • GPS hike and bike tours
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