Gaasterland en Frisian Lakes

Cycling holiday - The Netherlands - Friesland

Beautiful views of water, cities and deciduous forests

  • 4 days
  • Half board
  • Luggage transport
  • Hotels with baggage transport
  • Workum, Sneek, Rijs, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Slotermeer
  • Water-rich Frisian cities and views
  • Jopie Huisman museum in Workum
  • Distance per day 32-45 km
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Gaasterland en Frisian Lakes

Day 1 Arrival in WorkumDay 2 From Workum to Sneek 41 kmFrom Workum you cycle on a beautiful cycle path along the Flakke and Aldegeaster Brekken to the old Hanseatic city of Bolsward. This city, once situated on three mounds on the former Middelzee, has a beautiful center with canals and dozens of monuments. Then you cycle to IJlst, traditionally a town of woodworking and shipbuilding. A remnant of this is the De Rat sawmill, which is still in full operation. After this it is not far to Sneek. This city, created from two closely situated mounds, was surrounded by ramparts and canals in the 16th century. It became the best-defended city in Friesland and grew into a market town. The showpiece of the city is the water gate from 1613.Day 3 From Sneek to Rijs 45 kmThe following day you cycle through the Frisian lake area. You cross by ferry to the attractive village of Langweer. After this you cycle to Sloten, the smallest of the Frisian Eleven Cities. Beautiful merchant houses along the canal are a reminder of the former wealth of this old fortified town. Via Balk you reach Gaasterland. This hilly nature reserve was formed by land ice in the penultimate ice age. You will arrive at your hotel in Rijs on cycle paths through extensive deciduous forests.Day 4 From Rijs to Workum 32 km and departureThe next day you will cycle through the rolling forests and meadows to Stavoren. This former Hanseatic city is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. The place was founded around the year 900 and was already an important trading city in the 11th century. You cycle over and along the IJsselmeerdijk to Hindeloopen, which is surrounded on three sides by the IJsselmeer. The old seafarers and fishing town has its own dialect, its own costume and its own painting. You will find narrow canals with wooden bridges and beautiful commander's houses of the Hindelooper captains from the 16th and 17th centuries. Your cycling tour ends in Workum.

Details Leistungen Gaasterland en Frisian Lakes

General InformationDeparture dates: March 1st until October 31st
Arrival day: every Sunday; other dates on request
  • Rental bikes and E-bikes available. Current prices can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • Prices of additional services and extensions can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • GPS tracks and maps are included
Extra Information
  • Parking: free near the hotel
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