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Nature cycling tour (Friesland, Flevoland, Overijssel & Drenthe)

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5-day bicycle package through the prettiest forests of northern Netherlands, including luggage service. Price per person:

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Friesland Holland Assistance

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• For cyclers who do not wish to drag along luggage
• Tour from one special hotel to the next
• Lodging + breakfast + dinner
• Distance 40-50 km a day
• 4 cycling days

Cyling through the prettiest forests of northern Netherlands

A real experience is this 5-day cycling holiday from hotel to hotel. The cycling tour does not only bring you to the most beautiful hotels, but also across the prettiest forests and villages Friesland, Flevoland, Overijssel and Drenthe have to offer. You are able to enjoy the tranquility and space, the birds and the nature the provinces have to offer whilst Friesland Holland arranges the rest. Your luggage will be transported by the tourism company from hotel to hotel, but Friesland Holland also arranges the rest; overnight stays, breakfast and dinners and even bicycles if you would like to rent these.

Kuinrebos
The so called Kuinrebos is located at the border of Friesland and Overijssel and is around 1.200 hectare. This nature area is open all year round and has special walking, riding and cyclingroutes. Do you want to leave your bicycle for a while and do you love birds, this is the place for you. The forest has multiple birdwatching sites in order to witness in winter the mergansers, smew and wigeon.

Weeribben-Wieden
National Park the Weerribben-Wieden is located in Overijssel and is a oasis of tranquility. The park where land and water alternate is the home of many flora and fauna. Many people have been in this beautiful park already and recommend it as a must see.

Drents-Friese Wold
6000 hectare forest, heaths, shifting sands and meadows, that is the Drents-Friese Wold. This National Park which you will visit on your second cycling day is located before Appelscha and spreads itself between Friesland and Drenthe, which causes the name Drents-Friese Wold. If you would like more information about this park during your cycling tour you are able to visit the visitor centre of the park which has plenty of information.

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

Number of cycling days
7 days

Starthotel
Hotel Iselmar, Lemmer

Price information

Including
• Reservation fees
• 4 x overnight stay
• 4 x breakfast
• 4 x three course dinner (evening)
• Tourist tax
• Breakdown service (replacement rented bicycle or transportation of own bicycle to the bicycle repair shop nearest to the next destination)
• Route information folder (sent after booking)

NEW:
• 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

Excluding
• Travel and cancellation insurance
• Lunches and beverages

Daily programm

Day 1

Today is the day of arrival. In the afternoon you are expected in your hotel in Lemmer.
If you arrive earlier you are able to leave your suitcases behind and discover the surrounding of Lemmer.
In the evening you are able to sit down and enjoy a three-course dinner. Overnight stay in Hotel Iselmar.

Tip: Visit on your day of arrival the ir. D.F. Woudagemaal. This pumping station is UNESCO World Heritage and definitly worth a visit.

Day 2

After a generous breakfast you will stat your first cycling day which brings you across the Kuinrebos and the Weerribben-Wieden to the village De Bult.
In the afternoon you will arrive at your hotel in De Bult where a three-course dinner is waiting for you as well as a good bed.
The route of today is around 50 kilometres and ends at Hotel Huis ten Wolde.

Day 3

Today is already your second cycling day which brings you to Oosterwolde, but not before you started your day off with a generous breakfast.
The tour of today goes across the Drents-Friese Wold and is around 45 kilometres.
In the afternoon you will arrive at your hotel in Oosterwolde, Hotel de Zon. You can again enjoy a three-course dinner.

Day 4

After a lovely breakfast you will continue you cycling trip. Today you will come across the villages Elsloo, Boijl, Bontebok and Oranjewoud before you eventually get to Heerenveen. In Heerenveen you are able to enjoy you dinner in Hajé Heerenveen as well as an overnight stay. Do not forget to visit the estate of Oranjewoud with its baroque garden laid out around 1700. The route of today is around 45 kilometres.

Day 5

Today is already your last day of your 5-day cycling vacation. After breakfast you are cycling back to your starting hotel in Lemmer. You can choose to take the shorter route and skip Eleven City Sloten, the smallest city of the Netherlands, but you are also able to visit this small city of your last cycling day. The route of today (with Sloten) is around 42 kilometres.

At arrival in Lemmer you can stay an extra night in Hotel Iselmar in case you are not willing to head home yet. This extra night can be indicated during your booking.

Lodgings

Accommodations
You will spend the night in comfort rooms. The sanitary facilities can be found in the room itself.

Rate
On average 3 - 4 pompeblêden

Location of holiday accommodation

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

Dinner
The accommodations own their own restaurant in which you can dine.

Parking facilities
You are able to park and leave your car at the starting hotel in Lemmer.
The accommodations along the route all have storage room for your bicycles.

Information

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

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.

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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