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8-day Frisian Woods Route by bike from hotel to hotel including luggage service. Price per person:

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Friesland Holland Assistance

The nicer places to stay



• for those who like to cycle through natural surroundings
• from one hotel to the next one
• accommodation + breakfast + dinner
• distance: 40-55 km per day
• 7 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 you 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 covers about 248 miles (400 km) which can be equally subdivided into a northern and a southern part. Both are circular tours which start and end in the same place. This package combines both parts and therefore allows you to traverse the 'complete' Frisian Woods with very interesting and changing sceneries.

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 park 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 most particularly...warmth. Warmth which exudes from both the region and its inhabitants. It takes no time at all to feel at home!

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

Number of cycling days
7 days

Start and finish
Hotel Princenhof in Eernewoude

Price information

• Reservation fees
• 7 x accommodation
• 7 x breakfast
• 7 x 3-course dinner 
• Tourist tax
• Luggage service from one accommodation to the next one
• Breakdown service on the road (replacement of the bike or guidance to a bicycle shop nearby)
• Route-information map

• Travel- and cancelation insurance
• Lunches and beverages

Daily programm

Day 1

Arrival at Hotel Princenhof in Earnewâld (Eernewoude). This village is situated in Northern Friesland and in the heart of the National Park 'Alde Feanen'. An area of outstanding natural beauty where you will find a wide variety of plants and about a hundred different bird species. The reserve covers about 2.500 hectares of parkland and water, which makes it a perfect walking, cycling and sailing country. In the evening a 3-course diner awaits you in the hotel restaurant, followed by the first overnight stay.

Day 2

First cycling day: Earnewâld - Burdaard (circa 25 miles / 41 km)
After breakfast you will head to the north through picturesque villages to end up in Burdaard. Hotel It Posthûs is your destination today. It is a pleasure to see boats sailing by from the waterfront terrace. Former hostel, this historic building houses characteristic rooms with contemporary convenience.

Day 3

Second cycling day: Burdaard - Holwerd - Lauwersmeer - Dokkum (circa 32 miles / 52 km)
Leaving Burdaard towards the Wadden Sea, the village of Hegebeintum is surely worth getting off your bike to climb the highest terp of Friesland. You can also visit a small 12th century church here. Via Holwerd you will track the coast in the direction of lake Lauwersmeer. Since it has been closed off from the sea, this large National Parc has become a populair destination for amateurs of nature and sustainable watersports like sailing, surfing and canoeing. .
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel De Posthoorn, situaded in the town centre of Dokkum.

Day 4

Dokkum - Eastermar – 3rd cycling day: approx. 55 km.
Diner and overnight stay at Herberg De Parel.

Day 5

Eastermar - Oosterwolde – 4th cycling day: approx. 53 km.
Diner and overnight stay at Hotel de Zon.

Day 6

Oosterwolde - Wolvega – 5th cycling day: approx. 55 km.
Diner and overnight stay at Hotel Holland Inn.

Day 7

Wolvega - Heerenveen – 6th cycling day: approx. 40 km.
Diner and overnight stay at Hajé Hotel Heerenveen.

Day 8

Heerenveen - Earnewald – 7th cycling day: approx. 52 km.
Final day. Return home. End of the package.


Average 2 to 3 pompeblêden.

Location accommodations
Located idealistic and quite in historical city centres and on the countryside.

You will sleep in comfort rooms. Sanitary fittings can be found in the room itself.  

All the accommodations have their own restaurant.

Parking facilities
You are free to park your car and leave it free of charge at the starthotel in Earnewâld.
All the accommodations en route have storage places for your bikes.


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.

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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