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5-day Culinary Eleven Towns Tour by bicyle

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

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• for bikers who do not want to carry along luggage
• touring from one hotel to the next one
• accommodation + breakfast + two course Eleven Towns menu
• 4 cycling days

Culinary Eleven Towns tour by bike

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 this Culinary Eleven Towns Tour cycling package with luggage transportation service wespecially for you! This package has been developed for people who rather enjoy the cuisine the Eleven Towns have to offer without hurrying.

The Frisian cuisine
The Frisian cuisine has become refined and more diversified due to the influences of foreign cooking methods. The cooks, working at our prioritized hotels are specialists in making surprising and delicious dishes: a mix of the Frisian, French, Mediterranean and Eastern kitchen.

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

Amount of days bicycling
4 days

Start hotel
Hotel in the area of Gaasterland

Price information

• Reservation fees
• 4 x accommodation
• 4 x breakfast
• 4 x two 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
• Certificate

• 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
• Lunch and beverages

Daily programm

Day 1

On the first day you will be expected in the afternoon at a hotel in Gaasterland, Koudum or Rijs. In the restaurant you will 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 Rijs via the IJsselmeer coastal villages Stavoren, Hindeloopen and Workum to Bolsward. From there, the route will take you through the cosy Waddensea harbor city Harlingen or to the old academic city Franeker. Tonight you will sleep in a pleasant hotel in Kimswerd or in the authentic hotel inn in case you are accommodated in Franeker.

Day 3

You will continue your journey along the Waddensea shore towards Dokkum which used to be a harbor but nowadays is the “capital” of the Lauwersland. Tonight you will be staying in Dokkum or you can keep on biking and pass the Dokkumer Ee and Bartlehiem. You will pass the end of the traditional Eleven Towns Tour (on skates), the Bonkevaart and the worth visiting city, Leeuwarden. In Leeuwarden you will be accommodated at the Grand hotel Post Plaza or the Eden Oranje hotel. In the evening you can sit down to enjoy the two course dinner menu.

Day 4

Today you will carry on your journey in southern direction, through the widespreaded grasslands and hillock landscapes to the Watergate city Sneek and the scenic IJlst. Here you will be accommodated in a fabulous hotel or you can choose to continue the tour to the hotel De Oorsprong in St Nicolaasga. Also in these hotels you will be thrilled by the culinary Eleven Towns two course dinner menu.

Day 5

On your last day you will bike from Sneek or St. Nicolaasga to the fortress city Sloten, the smallest town of the Eleven Towns and also the smallest city in the Netherlands. Next, you will go through the forest of Gaasterland and via the IJsselmeer shore back to the start hotel where your car is parked. This is the end of the package.


Holiday accommodation
Most Eleven Towns hotels (Elfsteden hotels) are located in historic premises and luxury town and country guesthouses. On each occasion you will spend the night in rooms with good quality en-suite sanitary facilities.

3 pompeblêden.

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

Most of the accommodations 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.

A few accommodations where you can have a culinary dinner:

Hotel Galamadammen - Koudum
Hotel Jans - Rijs
Hotel de Stadsherberg - Franeker
Hotel de Abdij van Dokkum - Dokkum
Eden Oranje Hotel - Leeuwarden
Hotel Amicitia - Sneek
Hotel de Daaldersplaats - Sneek
Hotel de Oorsprong - St. Nicolaasga
Hotel Legemeer – Legemeer



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.


In order to obtain such a personalized, beautifully illustrated Eleven Cities Route-certificate, you will need a stamp in every city as prove that you were there.
You can ask in every hotel, restaurant, store, tourist information- or municipal office in the Eleven Cities for a stamp. The card filled with stamps and with your name and address on it can be send to:

Friesland Holland Travel Service
Hoofdstraat West 38
8471 HV Wolvega
The Netherlands

Within two weeks a certificate will be received at home, with your name and the year of the completed tour by bicycle.
The original stamp card will be send with it as well.

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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