Cycling around Akkrum


"A green meadow landscape cut through by canals and lakes with innumerable sailboats on glittering water, vast polders, waving reed collars and picturesque Frisian villages."

The landscape

Legend has it that Akkrum got its name from two burrowing giants. At Akkrum the giants got into disagreement and both went their separate ways. They dug canals and ditches through the rugged peat landscape. Who would have ever thought that this dispute would create a beautiful open landscape where the Dutch masters of the Golden Age could only dream of. Surprising views with beautiful skies over green grasslands, intersected by a network of canals, ditches and lakes. Add to that countless grazing cows, white sailing boats on blue waters, waving reed collars and brightly colored flowers along the ditch sides and the giants would now shake hands with satisfaction.

Bike with us

Route map

Start and finish near junction 92 on the Kanadeeskestrjitte in Akkrum, the total distance of the route is approx. 54 km. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers the ability to start at any desired junction.

Bicycle junctions
11 - 12 - 99 - 1 - 60 - 98 - 97 - 96 - 19 - 21 - 20 - 22 - 17 - 4 - 6 - 16 - 15 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 23 - 95 - 94 - 11

More routes in Friesland

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Interactive overview map