Explore Friesland by bike

Explore Friesland by bike

Have you ever heard of Friesland’s Elfstedentocht? It’s a 230-kilometre ice skating contest that rushes between 11 cities in the Northern province of Friesland, starting and ending in Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland, and veering along frozen canals.

Unfortunately, the winters lately have been too weak, and the event has not been held since 1997. Luckily you can still cycle its route and explore these cities in Friesland by bike.

Friesland’s capital Leeuwarden

The Elfstedentocht starts and ends in Friesland’s capital Leeuwarden, Friesland’s main city. While cycling through the historic old town, you can admire the small canals and some interesting museums like the Museum of Nature and the Escher Museum. Did you know Escher was born in Friesland?

Exploring Friesland by bike doesn’t mean there won’t be time to get off your bike and have a closer look.

Bike tours through Friesland

Holland Travel offers you bike tours through Friesland of four or five days. A four- or five-day bike tour through Friesland works best, because then you will also have some time left to enjoy the sights in the cities and Friesland’s intermediate countryside.

Everything will be taken care of

Booking a Friesland biketour package means that all you have to think about is enjoy exploring Friesland by bike and nothing else. Holland Travel will take care of the rest: booking your hotel or B&B in Friesland, renting your bikes and providing you with maps and landmarks to see and places to eat. Owner Yvonne ter Avest can even accompany you on part or all of your bike tour through Friesland.

More information?

Feel free to contact Yvonne through social media or call her and get all the information you need to explore Friesland by bike.