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5-day Eleven Towns Tour by bike from hotel to hotel including luggage service. Price per person:

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The nicer places to stay



• for cyclists who do not want to carry along luggage
• touring from one hotel to the next one
• accommodation + breakfast + dinner
• distance each day: 60-85 km
• 4 cycling days

Eleven Towns Tour: the finest and most booked cycling package in the Netherlands!

Don’t rush, just enjoy!
Speed is an important factor to lot of Eleven Towns Tour packages: stress and go clear minded. There is no time or just limited time to do some sightseeing en route, not even to rest on the sea dike. The ones that rather enjoy the excellent Frisian cuisine, the famous and less famous cultural treasures and the variety in landscape calmly now have the opportunity as Friesland Holland created these Eleven Towns Tour bicycling package with luggage transportation service which will suit your perfectly. These packages have been developed for people who rather enjoy the Eleven Towns without hurrying.

Unique in different ways
During the cycling tour of approximately 250 km, you will get enough time to enjoy the most beautiful spots of the Friesland and plenty of time to visit cultural historic hotspots that you simply cannot overlook. Also not totally unimportant is the fact that you will be accommodated in luxurious and modern hotels with an atmosphere that will remind you of the old days. Where ever you are staying, there will be delicious and original meals served at all times. You will be pleasantly surprised!

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

Number of cycling days
4 days

Start and finish
Hotel in the Southwest of Friesland or Sneek

Hotel in Sneek or in southwest Friesland – Sloten - Stavoren – Hindeloopen – Workum – Bolsward – Harlingen – Franeker – Dokkum – Leeuwarden  - Sneek – IJlst 

Price information

• Reservation fees
• 4 x accommodation
• 4 x breakfast
• 4 x three course dinner
• Tourist tax
• Luggage service from one accommodation to the next one
• Breakdown service
  (replacement of bike or transportation to the bicycling store close to the destination)
• Route-information map (send bty post after booking)
• Certificate

• Travel- and cancellation insurance
• Lunch and beverages

Daily programm

Day 1

On the first day you are expected in the afternoon at a hotel in southwest Friesland or in Sneek. In the restaurant you can enjoy your first dinner.
Relaxed and well-informed you will start the first day biking tomorrow morning.

Day 2

Today you will bike from Koudum or Koudum via the Eleven Towns Hindeloopen, Bolsward, Workum to Harlingen or Franeker. When you are staying in the academic city Franeker, we recommend you to take a walk after dinner through the monumental centre of this city and to visit the oldest student pub of Holland: de Bogt fen Guné. Tonight you will dine and sleep at the Stadsherberg or the Tulip Inn-hotel. In case you are staying in Harlingen, you will be accommodated at the Stadslogement Harlingen. In case you started in Sneek, you will stay overnight in Koudum or Workum.

Day 3

You will continue your journey from Harlingen or Franeker along the Waddensea shore towards Dokkum which used to be a harbor but nowadays is the “capital” of the Lauwersland. Don’t forget to climb the highest hillock in Hegebeintum (almost 9 meters) and to let you be escorted through the 12 century old church which has a beautiful story behind it. Tonight you will be staying at a hotel in Dokkum or the village Burdaard. Again, there will be a delicious meal waiting for you. 
If you have spent the night in Koudum or Workum you will cycle to your next hotel in Harlingen or Franeker today.

Day 4

Today you will pass the Dokkum Ee, Bartlehiem, the finish line of the original Eleven Towns Tour (on skates), the Bonkevaart in order to get to Leeuwarden. Don’t forget to go shopping in the Nieuwesteeg! A visit to the city IJst is also on the program. In the evening you can sit down and enjoy your dinner at a hotel in the Watergate city Sneek.
If you have spent the night in Harlingen or Franeker you will cycle to Dokkum or Burdaard today.

Day 5

On your last day you will bike from Sneek to your starting hotel. On the way back you are able to visit the smallest city of the Eleven Towns, Sloten. At the end of the day you can pick up your car at the starting hotel where you have started the tour. In case you had an overnight stay in Dokkum you will cycle back to your starting hotel in Sneek today.


Accommodated mostly in historical buildings, Eleven Towns hotels, city- and guesthouses. You will sleep in comfort rooms at all times with sanitary fittings of good quality.

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Location of holiday accommodation
Idyllic and peaceful locations close to the water, in historic town centres and at the countryside.

Most of the accommodation have their own restaurant and some collaborate with good quality restaurants nearby.

Parking facilities
You can park your car free of charge and leave it behind at the hotel from which the tour starts. The places you stay at en route all have sheds in which you can leave your bicycle.

*) Important: The accommodation/location can be different than the one described earlier in relation to availability.
Your starting hotel will be in or nearby Koudum or in Sneek.



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  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 15.00 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 25.00 per day.

Friesland Holland regulates the rental and delivery and return the bike for you. This service is only a small fee: 15,00 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 15,00 per bicycle rental, regardless of the duration of the rental period


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