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Viva la Frisia: 4-day Historical City Tour by e-bike including services

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4-days package on half board basis including the rental of an e-bike and shuttle service. Price per person:

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• Tour from one hotel/pension to the other hotel/pension
• With luggage and breakdown service
• With shuttle service
• Including the rental of an e-bike during 2 days
• Lodging + breakfast + dinner

Viva la Frisia: Historical Cities Route

The Historical Cities Route has especially been made by the bureau for tourism Friesland Holland for people who are interested and want a taste of the Eleven Cities culture, but who do not necessarily have to see all the Eleven Cities. Just a relaxed trip from one pearl to the other, including shuttle service, luggage service and breakdown service. You will cycle this route on a luxury e-bike of Friesland’s vacation specialist.

The route
The 120 kilometres long route will go through the entire South-West of Friesland and differs a lot when it comes to the landscape, culture and history. You will cycle through the Frisian lake area, the forest of Gaasterland and along the beautiful coast of the IJsselmeer to Sloten (the smallest city in the world), Stavoren (‘t Vrouwtje), Hindeloopen (Eleven Cities ice skating museum), Workum (Jopie Huisman), Bolsward (Sonnema and Us Heit), Sneek (Shopping city), IJlst (Working sawmill) to get eventually back to your starting hotel in Sneek. You will be spending the night in comfort rooms.

One thing is for certain: The Historical Cities Tour is a line of sites and rare nature with the view at the ‘sea’ (IJsselmeer) and the Frisian lakes. Every kilometre is a surprising, or a relief. That is the beauty of South-West Friesland: you can experience a lot of things, but you can also surround yourself in absolute silence and panoramas. During the cycling tour of circa 120 kilometres we recommend you the most beautiful spots in the Frisian landscape and the culture-historical sites on the route.

Friesland cycling land
The tour is suitable for all age groups and very secure. You will be cycling mainly over special designed cycling paths, far away from the fast traffic. Once in a while you will be cycling over bike-friendly country roads. People are not allowed to drive over 60 kilometres an hour on a rural road where bikers also cycle. The police is checking this very often. Friesland is the cycling province of the Netherlands!

Friesland at sea
Friesland is one of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands with a very strong identity and language. But the Frisians are also internationally oriented: they speak multiple languages and/ or worldwide active with the trade of products which come from the Frisian bottom, like vegetables and fruit, dairy products and machines, water purification equipment, bicycles and computer games. The Romans who were not able to settle down in Friesland, were the first customers.

Shuttle service
The first day, day 1, and the last day, day 5, are no cycling days. On the first day, you will be picked up at Groningen Airport Eelde by the Friesland Holland Shuttle Service. In case you are travelling via Amsterdam Airport or via the public transport, you will be picked up at a train station in Friesland (Heerenveen or Leeuwarden). The minibus will take you to your stating hotel in Friesland. The starting hotel is also your finish. This is also the place where you will be picked up on day 5 and brought to the airport of train station for your journey back home.

Top E-bike
After checking-in in the starting hotel you will receive a new and very comfortable e-bike, an electrical bike with power assistance. You can easily cycle, even with strong headwind, distances until 80 kilometres a day in the highest power assistance level. Friesland Holland Travel has the most beautiful and best e-bikes of the Netherlands! They do not rent you any typical, old bicycles, but the newest electro bicycles from the top segment.

Non-stop service
Friesland Holland transfers your luggage from hotel to hotel and provides breakdown service every day. A flat tire, bicycle breakdown? Within circa one hour you will have a new bicycle! The office of Friesland Holland is reachable via phone seven days a week between 08.00 and 23.00. The travel organisation has everything within their hands: tour organisation, shuttle service, bike rental, breakdown service, transfer replacement.

Not only the location but also the size, the equipment level, the kitchen and the atmosphere of the lodges differ a lot. This makes the tour extra interesting. All lodges have been checked by Friesland Holland and all of them are fine and neat. The lodges offer the cyclers a warm welcome, a generous three course meal and a good bed. Enjoyment without concerns!

Starting day

First cycling day

Last cycling day

Day of departure

Start- and finish
Hotel in Sneek

Price information

• Reservation fees
• 3 x overnight stay
• 3 x breakfast
• 3 x a 3 course dinner in the evenings
• Tourist tax
• Luggage transportation from one hotel to another
• Electric bike rental for 2 days
• Breakdown service
(replacement rented bicycle or transportation to the bicycle repair shop nearest to the next destination)
• Route information folder
• Certificate

• 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
Flight tickets
• Lunches and drinks

All inclusive

Shuttle service
Shuttle service (transfer from airport/ railway station to the starthotel on day 1, the day of arrival in Friesland, and transfer from hotel to airport/ railway station on day 4, day of departure.

Daily programm

Day 1

Arrival in hotel Amicitia in Sneek.
You are expected in the afternoon in your hotel in Sneek. If you arrive earlier, you are not able to go into your room yet, however you are able to discover the surrounding already. Dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2

A lovely and healthy breakfast forms the basis for your first cycling day. You will cycle from the starting hotel to IJlst, Sloten, Stavoren and Koudum. A wonderful cycling tour along the coast en through the forest of Gaasterland is waiting for you. Your dinner will be served in hotel Galamadammen in Koudum, which is also the place where you are going to sleep.

Day 3

On the third day you can enjoy a generous breakfast and the Frisian landscape. You will cycle via Hindeloopen, Workum and Bolsward back to your starting hotel in Sneek for your third and last overnight stay.

Day 4

Your hostess will say goodbye to you after breakfast.
You will departure back home.


You will be spending the night in comfort rooms in different hotels.
The sanitary facilities can be found in your room.

3 Pompeblêden

Dinner in the evening
All accommodations are equipped with a fine restaurant of their own.

Parking facilities
The accommodations along the route have storage space for your bicycles.

The package includes the rental of an e-bike with panniers.
The rented bikes will be ready for you on the first cycling day at 10.00 in the morning.


Route information


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 info@frieslandholland.nl.

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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