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2+2 Northern Frisian Woods Route

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5-day Frisian Woods cycling route with two overnight stays in hotel in Earnewâld and two nights in hotel in Dokkum. Without luggage service. Suitable for people who bring their own bicycle. Price per person:

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Friesland Holland Assistance

The nicer places to stay



• for cyclists who transport their own luggage
• for people who bring their own bicycle
• tour from hotel to hotel, stay two nights in each hotel
• bed, breakfast and dinner
• distance: 60-65 kilometres per day
• 3 cycling days

Cycling in the Frisian Woods

Friesland is the proud owner of a new and large touristic route: The Frisian Woods Route. Whereas the ‘Eleven Cities’ tour largely runs through the ‘lake and town district’ in the west of the province, the Frisian Woods Route leads through the wood and windbreak scenery in the east, better known as the Frisian Woods. It features a blend of scenic landscapes typical of the two bordering provinces, Friesland and Drenthe. As much as the region may have seemed dreary in the days of yesteryear, today it has a wealth of scenic well-kept landscapes where one can live and recreate in style.

The cycle route is 400 km long and subdivided into the northern and southern halves, each comprising 200 km. They are circular tours which start and finish in the same spot. The Bureau for Tourism Friesland Holland, the developer of the route and already an ‘Eleven Cities’ tour package specialist, offers numerous packages with or without luggage transport and breakdown service. The route leads past charming lodgings, historical settlements, museums that breathe life into yesteryear’s activities, attractions, nostalgic shops, ancient crafts and also farms. You cycle on sheltered paths and lanes through stunningly beautiful parks and wetlands with multiple scenic views of sheltered villages and towns, nature areas, as well as meadows intersected by streams and demarcated by windbreaks. Characteristic of eastern Friesland’s parks and wetlands is the nature-friendly way of things: there’s a plethora of greens in the shape of woods and meadows, snug homes and villages, small-scale recreation and agriculture, horses and cows dotting the meadows, but especially: warmth. Warmth which exudes from both the region and its inhabitants. For a tourist it takes no time at all to feel at home!

For two nights you’ll stay in Earnewâld and the next two in Dokkum. On day three of this package you’ll take your car to get from Earnewâld to Dokkum. The next two days you’ll be cycling loops in the northern Frisian Woods. All in all, you’ll cycle a total of three days.

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

Total of cycling days

Start hotel
Hotel Princenhof, Earnewâld

Price information

• Reservation fees
• 4 x overnight stay
• 4 x breakfast
• 4 x three-course dinner (evenings)
• Tourist tax
• Breakdown service (replacement of rental bicycle or transport of your own bicycle to repair shop in destination area)
• Informative cycle route folder (sent to you after your booking)

• 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
• Luggage service
• Lunches and drinks

Daily programm

Day 1

Arrival and preparation in Earnewâld.
Overnight stay in Hotel Princenhof.

Day 2

1st cycling day: 65 km.
Route: Earnewâld - Noordburgum - Twijzelerheide - Eastermar - Earnewâld.
Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel Princenhof.

Day 3

Route: Today you’ll travel in your car from Earnewâld to Dokkum.
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Dokkum.

Day 4

2nd cycling day: 65 km.
Route: Dokkum - Hogebeintum - Holwerd - Oostmahorn - Dokkum.
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Dokkum.

Day 5

3rd cycling day: 60 km.
Route: Dokkum - Kollum - Veenwouden - Wijns - Dokkum.
Today is your last cycling day and therefore at the end of the day it is time to head home. In case you are not willing to get home already, you can always book an extra night. It is advisable to arrange this extra night beforehand during your booking.


On average: 2 to 3 pompeblêden

Lodgings’ locations
Idyllic in tranquil setting, in historical town centres.

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

Evening dinners
The lodgings have their own restaurants.

Your car can be parked for free at the start hotel for the full duration of this package.
Both accommodations have 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.


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.


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