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8-day Eleven Towns Tour by bike from hotel/guesthouse to another hotel/guesthouse excluding luggage service. On basis of bed and breakfast. Price per person:

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The nicer places to stay



• for bikers who don’t mind carry along luggage
• touring from one hotel/guesthouse to the next one
• bed + breakfast
• distance each day: 25 - 65 km
• 7 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 with the packages established by the tourism board Friesland Holland in Wolvega. These packages revolve around rest and relaxation and enjoying the beautiful surrounding and hidden treasures Friesland has to offer.

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 you have 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 lovely hotels, guesthouses or with families that offer a couple bed and breakfast rooms.

Starting day
As you wish

Amount of days bicycling
7 days

Start and finish
Hotel/guesthouse in Gaasterland

Price information

• Reservation fees
• 7 x accommodation
• 7 x breakfast
• Tourist tax
• Breakdown service
(replacement of bike or transportation to the bicycling store close to the destination)
• Route-information map

• Travel- and cancellation insurance
• Lunches and beverages
• Luggage service

Daily programm

Day 1

On your first day you will be expected in the afternoon at your starthotel or guesthouse. This accommodation is located a couple of kilometers away from the IJsselmeer. Here, two places will definitely get your attention: first, the old Zuiderzee fishing harbor of Laaksum and the Rode Klif on which you have a terrific view. Second, the memorial stone which remembers the famous battle nearby Warns in 1345, where the Dutch tried to win back Friesland. The duke Willem IV of Holland fell in the battle for the province. Relaxed and well-informed you will start the first day biking tomorrow morning.

Day 2

Today you will bike from Gaasterland via the IJsselmeer coastal villages Stavoren, Hindeloopen and Workum to Bolsward or Makkum. The town Bolsward, with its gorgeous city hall, is known for the Sonnema Berenburg (liquor) and Us Heit bier (beer). A visit to the distillery and the brewery cannot be missed within this package as well as a nice walk through the historical city centre.

Day 3

The map will lead you from Bolsward or Makkum through the cozy Waddensea harborcity Harlingen to the old academic city Franeker. Tonight you will sleep at the Stadsherberg or at the authentic farmhouse Oppe Klincke. We recommend you to take a walk through the monumental centre, visit the Planetarium from Eise Eisinga and go to the oldest studentpub of Holland: de Bogt fen Guné.

Day 4

You will continue your journey along the Waddensea shore towards Dokkum which used to be a harbor and 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 with a beautiful story behind it. Tonight you will be staying in Dokkum in a hotel or B&B in its near surrouding.

Day 5

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 o Leeuwarden where you will be accommodated. Another option is to carry on and bike towards hotel Weidumerhout near the Zwette (depends on availability of the hotels). Try to visit the cozy centre of the Frisian capital with plenty of monuments and museums to look for and don’t forget to go shopping in the Nieuwesteeg.

Day 6

This day you will go in southern direction, through the widespread grasslands and hillock landscapes to the Watergate city Sneek. Here you will be accommodated in St Nicolaasga, Joure or in the former stud-farm hotel De Oorsprong.

Day 7

From Joure or St. Nicolaasga, you will bike to the fortress city Sloten, the smallest city of the Eleven Towns and also the smallest city of the Netherlands. Your accommodation is located in the wooded area of Gaasterland.

Day 8

On your last day you will go from Gaasterland back to the start hotel/guesthouse where you have started the tour and where your car is parked.


You will sleep in comfort rooms with sanitary fittings of good quality at all times.

On average 2 - 3 stars.

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

You dine on your own.
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.



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.


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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