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2+2 Farmstead route by bicycle

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5-day cycling package: stay the night in two attractive hotel farms situated in Gaasterland and Bolsward on half board basis. Including luggage service. Bicycle rental optional. Price per person:

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The nicer places to stay



• for cyclists who do not wish to drag around their luggage
• 5-day Farmstead cycling tour along rural delights and ‘Eleven cities’
• regal overnight stays and dinners in the most beautiful rural and city accommodations of Friesland!
• unmatched variety during 5 cycling days

2+2 for you

The bureau for tourism Friesland Holland has launched a new holiday formula: 2+2 for you! It concerns 5-day Discovery Holidays which offer easily affordable cycling and boating holidays full of variety.

The holidaymaker will stay for four nights (2+2) in two different hotels, hostels or luxury Bed & Breakfasts. The suitcases will be transported by the Travel Service of Friesland Holland. In case of a breakdown, the Friesland Holland Assistance will immediately take action so that within 90 minutes you can be on your way again. The luggage service and the assurance to continue one’s trip are included in the price.

It’s an experience

The accommodations where you stay the night have been selected based on their appeal.  They are located centrally in one of the holiday regions of Friesland or other areas of the province where there is much to be experienced. The taker of a 2+2-holiday will stay two consecutive nights in one place and the next two in a different location. From these accommodations the attractive regions around the hotel, hostel or Bed & Breakfast are explored by following routes in loops not unlike the shape of a clover leaf. The individual sections of the routes are not repeated and therefore provide plenty of variety!

After the second night, on day 3, one cycles to the next accommodation by following a route through a charming region with many attractions. The holidaymaker is free from any worries regarding the luggage as the Friesland Holland Travel Service will transport this to the next accommodation. After two nights in the second location the traveller will journey back to the location of the first accommodation, the start address where, if applicable, the car can be collected.


The bureau for tourism Friesland Holland offers you the opportunity for a 5-day cycling trip on the extremely varied, 200 kilometre long Farmstead route. For two nights you’ll stay in a rural hotel in the southern half of the Zuidwesthoek (Southwest Corner) of Friesland and two nights in a former city farm in the heart of Bolsward.

The first two nights you’ll sleep in a beautiful and cosy rural hotel near Balk or St. Nicolaasga, on the edge of Gaasterland. This hotel serves as a base from which you discover Het Lage Midden, an area rich in lakes and canals, also the gently sloping and wooded Gaasterland, the stunning coast of the IJsselmeer and ‘Eleven Cities’ Stavoren, Hindeloopen and Sloten, and optionally Workum. You could also ‘do’ Workum from your hotel in Bolsward. The next two nights you’ll stay in a rural hotel in the Bolsward area. There is also an option to stay in a former city farm in the centre of Bolsward which was converted into a small hotel.

*In case the accommodation in Bolsward is fully booked, an alternative hotel in Sneek would be an option.

Starting day
High season: As you wish.
For more information about luggage service please read 'Service'.

Start and finish

Price information

• Reservation fees
• 4 nights in beautiful room with generous breakfast
• 4 three-course region-specific, luxury dinners (evenings)
• Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
• Breakdown service (replacement of rental bicycle or transport of your own bicycle to repair shop in destination area)
• Tourist tax
• Informative cycle route folder (sent to you after your booking & payment)

• Free Friesland Holiday Passport (unique five-language information book of Friesland worth € 4.95)
• Free Fries Voordeelpas worth € 25, - for hundreds of euro's discount on attractions and products

• Travel and cancellation insurance
• Lunches and drinks

Daily programm

Day 1

Arrival hotel near Balk, or St. Nicolaasga, 1st cycling day.
On the first day you will be expected to arrive at your hotel in the second half of the afternoon. If you arrive before that, your room won’t be available yet but you could start cycling the Farmstead route so long. Overnight stay, including dinner.

Day 2

2nd cycling day in the area of Gaasterland.
An energetic breakfast kicks off the second day of your cycling tour. Overnight stay, including dinner.

Day 3

On the third day: on your way to your accommodation in Bolsward.
After breakfast in the hotel near Balk you’ll cycle to Bolsward. Here you may dine in a nearby restaurant.

Day 4

4th cycling day takes place in the area of Bolsward.
You will continue your fascinating explorations. Overnight stay.

Day 5

The last day.
After a generous breakfast there are still some cycling kilometres ahead of you and perhaps you will have time for that ‘one’ attraction in Friesland which you always wanted to see. Today you cycle back to your start hotel in Gaasterland to collect your car as well as your luggage.


Hotel Welgelegen in Harich or hotel de Oorsprong in St. Nicolaasga
B&B Heeremastate in Bolsward

The sanitary facilities are located in the room. You will stay in comfortable rooms.

3 pompeblêden.

Evening dinners
Hotel in Harich or St. Nicolaasga have their own restaurant where you will dine. In Bolsward you’ll dine at a restaurant nearby.

Your car can be parked for free at the start hotel for the full duration of this package.
The accommodations en route all have suitable storage facilities for your bicycle.


Route information

Per booking you will receive an extensive information package:

• Friesland Travel Guide Tourist Atlas (quadrilingual, 260 pages)
• Tourist maps and magazines
• Road maps
indicating node points
• Situation maps from the Eleven Towns track to the accommodations and vice versa
• Eleven Towns stamp card (per person)
Guest information mentioning the reserved accommodations, distances per day and other practical information (no accommodation vouchers)
• Luggage tags
• Reservation terms and conditions

It is possible to order several information packages.

Depending on the chosen cycle arrangement, a relevant selection of above mentioned documents will be included in your information package.

Extra night

In case you do not want to drive back home on the last day of your package, you could choose to book an extra night in the starting hotel.
It is strongly recommended to reserve this extra night in advance, during your reservation of the package.


Luggage Service

High season
During the months May, June, July, August and September you may start a Friesland Holland package with luggage transport on any day. 

Low season
In the low season months March and April you have to start on a Sunday or a Monday.
If you would like to start on another day than a Monday or Sunday during low season, Friesland Holland will charge €25,- extra per person per package.

Luggage service is only provided in the period of the 1st of April until the 1st of October. After the 1st of October, Friesland Holland can transfer suitcases for groups larger than 10 persons on request. In case you have any questions you can contact Friesland Holland Travel Service 0031 (0)561 615 364 or send and e-mail to [email protected]

Your suitcases will be picked up every day at 9 am at the reception of the hotel and will be dropped off between 9 am and 6 pm at the next lodging address. The information package which you have received at home has luggage labels inside which you need to attach to your suitcases in order to make use of our luggage service.

Mobility Guarantee

The mobility guarantee has been included in the price of every Friesland Holland cycling package. With this unique service you will be insured in Friesland, with the exception of the islands, of a replacement vehicle. This is if the bike breaks down or if you had an accident with your own bicycle or rented bike and this cannot be restored at that place or at a bicycle repair specialist nearby within 1 hour. You will receive an excellent replacement bicycle with 7 gears and cyclebags or you will be taken by the Friesland Holland Assistance car to your ending destination of that day, no costs involved. The Friesland Holland Assistance car is able to take your bike to a bicycle repair shop in the neighbourhood near the lodging address if you wish. The costs of repairing the bike are for your own expense. Friesland Holland Assistance helps you to continue your trip in Friesland. The service is provided from the 1st of April until the 1st of October, 7 days a week, from 10 am until 6 pm. A tire repair set is provided when one rents a bike.

Tip: put on anti-puncture tires. Our rental bikes are equipped with such tires as well. This brings the chance of getting a flat tire to the minimum.

Bike rental info

Rent-a-TopBike ®
Rent a new model Batavus touring bike with lots of extras!

The tourist office Friesland Holland Bicycle Company 's Bike Corner in Gaasterland Oudemirdum selected for the rental of bicycles for Friesland Holland cycling packages. This company offers above average service and very friendly staff.
At the request of Friesland Holland rents' t Bike Corner the latest and the best suited for the purpose Batavus bikes (made in Heerenveen) and accessories and delivers it to the accommodation address where the cycle begins. The bikes are not standard rental bicycles, motorbikes but with many extras. They cost therefore complete about 860, - Euro each.

Touring bikes:
For adults, Rent-a-TopBike special Batavus Holiday's included in the program. This smooth-running and very comfortable two-wheelers have a sporty design aluminum frame, 7 gears, suspension for and under the saddle, roller brakes (super brakes by Shimano), anti-lekbanden and two practical hard panniers. Saddle and handlebars are easy to adjust quickly, without key! Each bike is equipped with a key-and puncture, a frame lock and a cable for attachment to a lamppost, fence or other real estate (both required to use to prevent theft!).
Price: EUR 12.00 per day

Mountain bike bike (MTB):
You can rent a Merida Mountain bike at Friesland Holland. The bike is tested on roads, muddy forest trails and even in the snow.
Price: EUR 15.00 per day.

Merida ATB:
Merida mountain bikes are specially developed for use on asphalt and on forest paths and for long trips.
Type: Merida Big Nine TFS 300 ATB. The bike kicks extra light and has flat proof tires.
Price: EUR 15.00 per day.

Child-touring bikes:
For the kids, new Batavus Fox with 3 speeds and additional hand brakes deployed. Nice tour through town and country!
Price: EUR 7.50 per day.

Touring bikes with an electric auxiliary motor:
You can increase your own strength twice a bicycle with an auxiliary electric motor. Refer to the electric motor, which is powered by an easy to charge battery, like a little boost. It is not a complete drive source as a gasoline engine, you must have stairs. The radius of a bicycle with an auxiliary electric motor is between 100 and 200 km. Range is affected by how often you bet the motor, the weather, the road surface, the temperature and the use of the gears. You must recharge after each stage as charging. The charger is in the pannier.
Price: EUR 22.00 per day.

For the safe transportation of children are seats available for mounting behind or on the bike.
Price: EUR 3.00 per day in combination with a rental bike

Kidcar + FH-TopBike ®:
A safe and comfortable way for children up to 6 years to take along during your cycling is the combination of a so-called KidCar, a very good child bicycle trailer of The Bird, and a 7-speed Batavus Genova as "tractor". The new trailer has room for two children. Along the way, they are well protected from wind and weather. In addition, extra stuff, toys, along.
Price: EUR 17.00 per day including bike with 7 gears and bags.

You can only KidCar rent it after your own bike linking. The clutch is easy to assemble by yourself. Specifications: see above.
Price: EUR 10.00 per day.

Friesland Holland regulates the rental and delivery and return the bike for you. This service is only a small fee: 7,50 Euro per bike. The bikes and extras on the first day, on the first day of cycling for 10:00 at the accommodation address and delivered at the end of the rental period, the last day of cycling, again at 18.00 retrieved.

Price Delivery and return: EUR 7,50 per bicycle rental, KidCar or child, regardless of the duration of the rental period


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