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Eleven Towns Tour In the trail of Douwe

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6-day Eleven Towns Tour by bike from hotel/guesthouse to the next hotel/guesthouse, including luggage service. On basis of bed and breakfast. Price per person:

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Description du produit


• start and finish: Herberg Joure or Hajé Joure.
• tour from one hotel/guesthouse to the next one
• including luggage and breakdown service
• 5 nights on basis of accommodation + breakfast + dinner
• distance each day: 35 - 70 km
• 5 cycling days

Eleven Town Tour ‘In the footsteps of Douwe’

Douwe is Egberts Douwes. He and his wife Akke Thijsses opened a store in colonial goods on the Midstraat in the South Frisian city Joure in the year 1753. They have laid the foundation of the current coffee- tea and tobacco concern Douwe Egberts.

Egbert and Akke sold products that belong to the ‘pleasures of daily life’. Till the First World War (1914-1918) a great variety of products were sold in the charming stores which can be visited during this tour. Coffee, tobacco and tea were the most important products. Other products that were sold were: candy, sugar, rice, vermicelli, blueing, chicory, cinnamon, saffron, syrup, vinegar, chocolate, “Goudse” pipes and tropical and subtropical fruits.

In order to get to know this famous Frisian – Douwe Egberts coffee and tea is consumed in the whole world - and to know the province Friesland, the tourism board Friesland Holland has developed the Eleven Towns Tour ‘in the footsteps of Douwe’. This is a tour full of history which starts and ends in the glorious and cosy Frisian village Joure, the place where Douwe Egberts still has his million dollar business.

Interesting variation
This all-in and full-service package has been favorably priced because of the mixture of accommodations of hotels and also guesthouses, the last mentioned which are a little bit cheaper but still very neat. All of them are well located, either in a cozy city centre or village centre or they are located on the country side. Not only the location and size but also the quality, kitchen and the atmosphere of the accommodations are all different, which makes the tour even more exciting. Anyhow, all accommodations are lovely and inspected by Friesland Holland itself. A generous three course menu will be served and a lovely bed will be offered in all accommodations. On top of this, your luggage will be transported each day by Friesland Holland so you can enjoy the “Lovely Friesland”.

Joure: Shop, feast and play
The Douwe Egberts city Joure has surprisingly a lot to offer: sights such as the famous DE-stores, a lot of museums, manufacture of the Frisian clock and barometer, a swimming resort, playground for kids, exceptional restaurants, cafés and events such as the famous balloon party. The Midstraat in Joure is the shopping street of South Friesland as has a lot of interesting establishments with restaurants, terraces and museums in between. Joure is not directly connected with the famous Eleven Towns Tour but is only 5 kilometers away. Joure’s accessibilty is perfect. Families with children love to stay here because of the swim resort “De stenen Flier” and because of the indoor kids attraction park “Speelbos Joure”. There is also a wellness resort in the neighborhood with facilities such as saunas. Furthermore there is also the opportunity to do watersports or to go out with a barge.

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

Amount of bicycling days
5 days

Start hotel
Herberg Joure or Hajé Joure

Informations sur les prix

• Reservation fees
• 5 x bed and breakfast
• 5 x 3-course menu
• Breakdown service
(replacement of bike or transportation to the bicycling store close to the destination)
• Tourist tax
• Route-information map
• 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 cancelation insurance
• Lunch and beverages


Jour 1

Arrival in Joure.
On the first day you are expected at the hotel/guesthouse in the afternoon. If you are planning on coming early, it might happen that you cannot enter your room yet. However, you can already start exploring Joure. Dinner and overnight stay.

Jour 2

A lovely and healthy breakfast will be the basis for your first biking day. You will bike from Joure to Koudum, passing the sloping and wooded Gaasterland. You will also move pas the Eleven Town cities Sloten and Stavoren. You will spend the night in Koudum at a hotel or guesthouse.

Jour 3

On this day you can again enjoy the Frisian scenery after a generous breakfast. In the dusk of the evening you will arrive in Kimswerd or Franeker, but not before you’ve got your stamps in Hindeloopen, Workum and Bolsward. Kimswerd is just a few kilometres below Harlingen. This is a good place for dinner and to spend the night.

Jour 4

After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your host and hostess. The next cities of today are Harlingen, Franeker and depending on the availability of the hotel/guesthouse, possibly Dokkum as well. An alternative for staying the night over in the town Dokkum is staying the night in Oude Bildtzijl or Burdaard. In that case you will arrive in Dokkum on day 5. When you stay in Burdaard you will spend the night in It Posthus. In Oude Bildtzijl you would stay over in Hotel de Witte Klok.

Jour 5

Today you will visit Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland. You will spend the night in Leeuwarden or Weidum, a town below Leeuwarden.

Jour 6

On your last day of your journey you will visit the cities Sneek and IJlst.
When you return to Joure you can choose to leave and get ready to go home or to book an extra night.


You will stay in comfort rooms. The sanitairy facilities will be in your room.

2 to 3 pompeblêden

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

Most of the accommodation have their own restaurant. Some collaborate with good quality restaurants nearby.

Parking facilities
Your car can be parked for free at the start hotel for the full duration of this package.
The accommodations en route all have storage facilities for your bicycle.

FH Route Infomap

route info

Chemise d’information sur l’itinéraire

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.

Nuit supplémentaire

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 de bagages

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.

Garantie de mobilité

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.

Location de vélo

Rent-a-TopBike ®
Rent a  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 15.00 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 25.00 per day.

Friesland Holland regulates the rental and delivery and return the bike for you. This service is only a small fee: 15,00 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 15,00 per bicycle rental, regardless of the duration of the rental period


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