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8-day Culinary Eleven Towns Tour by bicycle

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

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• for cyclists who do not want to carry along luggage
• touring from one hotel to the next one
• accommodation + breakfast + culinary 3-course dinner
• 7 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 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.

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
7 days

Start hotel
Hotel in the South of Friesland

Price information

Including
• Reservation fees
• 7 x accommodation
• 7 x breakfast
• 7 x culinary 3-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


Excluding
• Travel- and cancellation insurance
• Lunches and beverages

Daily programm

Day 1

The first day you will be expected at * Hotel Jans in Rijs in the southern part of Friesland. In the evening you will enjoy the first culinary dinner. Well reposed you will start your culinary tour along the Eleven Towns the next morning.

Day 2

After a good breakfast you will cycle along the IJsselmeer coast to the towns Stavoren and Hindeloopen. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Wymerts in the historic town centre of Workum.

Day 3

The map will lead you to the Hanseatic town Bolsward, known for the Sonnema Berenburg (liquor) and Us Heit bier (beer). You will continue to Harlingen for a culinary experience with an English approach in The Swan, the restaurant of Hotel 't Heerenlogement. It is also possible that you will end this day in the academic town Franeker where the culinary dinner and the guest night will take place in the authentic hotel De Stadsherberg.

Day 4

From Harlingen or Franeker you will continue your trip along the coast of the Waddensea to Hotel De Posthoorn in the historic town centre of Dokkum or to Burdaard, where Hotel it Posthûs is wonderfully situated on the water side.

Day 5

Today you will cover a short cycling distance so there will be lots of time left to explore the capital of Friesland. You will cycle along the river Dokkumer Ee to Leeuwarden which is well worth a visit. In the Eden Oranje Hotel a culinary dinner will be served. Because of its central situation, you can even take a walk through the centre after dinner.

Day 6

On the fifth cycling day you will carry on from Leeuwarden to Sneek, through the long-drawn-out grasslands and hillock landscapes. Your accommodation for this night will be Logement 3B or De Stadsherberg in Sneek. Both hotels are situated close to the town centre and work with an excellent restaurant nearby that will serve a 3-course culinary dinner. If you stay in the scenic town IJlst, the hostel Het Wapen van IJlst will welcome you.

Day 7

From Sneek you will cycle to the 'timber town' IJlst with its impressive saw mill to Hotel De Oorsprong in Sint Nicolaasga or Landhotel De IJsvogel in Legemeer. In this woody area you will enjoy a culinary meal and spend the night.

Day 8

On the last day you will visit Sloten, the smallest town of the Eleven and continue to your starting point in Rijs and this means the end of the package.


If you do not wish to leave on an empty stomach and want to enjoy the talents of the chef-cook again, you can book another night with dinner and breakfast. You can already reserve this extra night while filling out the reservation form.


 * The places/hotels you will stay might differ from above stated programm in view of the availability.

Lodgings

Accommodations
Most of the hotels are located in historic buildings, close to the water, in historic town centres or in the countryside. You will spend the night in comfortable rooms with good sanitary facilities.


Rate
3 to 4 'pompeblêden'.


Dinner
Most of the hotels have their own restaurant. A few collaborate with good quality restaurants nearby.


The accommodations (and restaurants) where you can enjoy a culinary 3-course dinner:
Hotel Jans - Rijs
Hotel Galamadammen - Koudum
Hotel Wymerts - Workum
Hotel Het Weeshuis - Bolsward
Hotel 't Heerenlogement with iinhouse Restaurant De Swan - Harlingen
Hotel De Stadsherberg - Franeker
Hotel De Posthoorn - Dokkum
Hotel it Posthûs - Burdaard
Oranje Hotel - Leeuwarden
WTC Expo Hotel - Leeuwarden
Hotel De Stadsherberg Sneek and Restaurant De Kastanje - Sneek
Logement 3B and opposite Brasserie De Koperen Kees - Sneek
Stadsherberg Het Wapen van IJlst - IJlst
Hotel De Oorsprong with inhouse Restaurant De Stoeterij - Sint Nicolaasga
Landhotel De IJsvogel - Legemeer


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.

Information

Overview

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.

Service

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.

Certificate

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.

Child:
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.

Kidcar:
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.

ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION, DELIVERY AND RETURN
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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