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Friesland Eleven Cities Tour
Tour Location
Country:
Netherlands
From:
Leeuwarden
To:
Leeuwarden
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Phone Support, Maps or GPS
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
Flat, Cycle Paths/Trails
Bike Options:
Bike included
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 950
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Departure:
Daily
Tour Operator:
Van Gogh Tours

Friesland Eleven Cities Tour

8 Days Easy

Friesland, Holland’s most Northern Province, is a region of lush green farms, boat filled waterways and scenic lakes. Friesland is truly special! Imagine skillful, puffing skaters in the wintry landscapes of the Eleven Cities Tour or Elfstedentocht (whose route you’ll follow by bike), a 125 mile long ice skating race looping through 11 towns in Friesland. The Eleven Cities Tour owes its name to two men who decided in the winter of 1808 to skate past eleven towns in one day, a total of 230 kilometers. To prove they had done it, they obtained the signatures of the owners of cafes or hotels in every town. You’ll see on this tour the Frisian sailing ships called “Skutjes”, hamlets, built on earthen mounds to protect them from flooding and beautiful fortified towns all along the way. Friesland has many handsome 17th century houses and picturesque farms. Occasionally entire town centers have been designated a historically protected area. There are also numerous little museums in Friesland. The Frisians even speak a language of their own! Friesland is an ideal area for a bike holiday. The cycle route winds its way around the province, mainly on quiet lanes and country roads.
Accommodation
Comfort (3-4 ★), Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
Inclusions
Accommodations in family-owned 3 and 4-star hotels; all rooms with private facilities
7-speed bikes with cycle bags, pump, lock, and repair kit
Daily breakfast
Daily luggage transportation (Luggage transportation is limited to one suitcase or bag per person not heavier than 20 kilos.)
Detailed route descriptions and maps
Emergency phone number 7 days a week
*Please Note: A local tourist tax
Exclusions
Airfare
Alcoholic and bar beverages
Lunches, dinners
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