The West Frisian Islands - 9 days

Cycling holiday - The Netherlands - Wadden

Cycling holiday on the Wadden Islands

  • 9 days
  • Bed and breakfast, half board optional
  • Luggage transport
  • Hotels with luggage transport
  • Harlingen, Terschelling, Vlieland, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog, Dokkum, Leeuwarden
  • Discover the wonderful world of the mudflats
  • Boat trips on the Wadden Sea
  • Cycling through the dune area
  • Distance per day 17-59 km
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The West Frisian Islands - 9 days

Day 1 - Arrival in HarlingenYou arrive in the historic harbor town of Harlingen.Day 2 - Roundtrip at Terschelling - 32/43 km - or Vlieland - 21 kmThe next day you can take the ferry to Terschelling or Vlieland, to cycle around using an excellent network of cycle paths. At the end of the day you’ll take the ferry back to Harlingen, where you’ll spend the night again. Day 3 - Harlingen to Ameland - 59 kmYou cycle through the Frisian landscape and along the Wadden Sea to Holwerd and pass several mound villages. You will then travel by boat to Ameland, where you will spend two nights in the picturesque village of Nes.Day 4 - Roundtrip Ameland - 12 or 39 kmVia Buren you cycle to Burenblinkert. Here you have the opportunity to cycle back and forth to the beautiful nature reserve Oerderduinen. You will cycle back to Nes through the dunes. During the long tour you then head west and return to your hotel via the charming villages of Hollum and Ballum and along the mudflats.Day 5 - Ameland to Schiermonnikoog - 39 kmYou sail back to Holwerd. Via Wierum and Moddergat you cycle along the Wad to Lauwersoog to take the boat to Schiermonnikoog. Like Vlieland, this island is car-free. Cycling through the dunes as well as walking on the beaches and salt marshes is also a great experience here.Day 6 - Roundtrip at Schiermonnikoog - 17 kmYou cycle through the woods and then through the dunes to 't Schlei. From here you can possibly make a detour to the Kobbeduinen on your own. From the Veerdam you cycle westwards along the dykes and then through the dunes along the lighthouse to the village of Schiermonnikoog.Day 7 - Schiermonnikoog to Dokkum - 45 kmYou will return to the mainland in Lauwersoog and cycle through the vast Lauwersmeer National Park to the fishing village of Zoutkamp. You continue on beautiful cycling paths through the national park and along the Dokkumer Grutdjip you reach Dokkum, one of the most beautiful towns in Friesland.Day 8 - Dokkum to Harlingen - 59 kmYou will cycle along the Eleven Cities Route along the Dokkumer Ee to Leeuwarden. You will of course pass through the cozy harbor of Burdaard and over the famous bridge of Bartlehiem. The center of Leeuwarden is ideal for a small city walk or lunch. Then you cycle back to Harlingen via the former university town of Franeker, with the oldest working planetarium in the world.Day 9 - Departure or extension on Vlieland or Terschelling

The West Frisian Islands - 9 days

some fishing nets hanging out on a trawler in the harbor of Harlingen

Details Leistungen The West Frisian Islands - 9 days

General informationDeparture dates: April 1st until September 30th
Arrival day: every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Rental bikes and E-bikes available. Current prices can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • Prices of additional services, half board and extensions can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • Route descriptions with maps included
  • GPS tracks available
Additional information
  • Not included: ferry to the Frisian Islands, approx. € 110 per person (bicycle included)
  • Parking: paid, info can be found at:
  • The Oerol festival is on Terschelling from June 9th to June 18th 2023. The availability of the hotels on Terschelling is very limited.
AccommodationsBelow you will find the accommodations where you will spend the night during your holiday. If one of these accommodations is not available, we will reserve a comparable alternative.

- Hotel Anna Casparii, Harlingen
- Hotel Nes, Ameland
- Hotel Duinzicht, Schiermonnikoog
- Hotel de Posthoorn, Dokkum
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