Cycling around Heerenveen


"Relaxed cycling in an open landscape with forests, stream valleys and marshes."

The landscape

Forests, heaths, streams, and peat excavations together form the unique landscape in Southeast Friesland. From a scenic, cultural-historical, and linguistic point of view, Friesland is here slowly merging into the provinces of Drenthe and Overijssel. North of the river Tsjonger lies the Schoterland, a beautiful and varied landscape with meadows, stately mansions, and intimate lands, surrounded by forests, heath, and hedgerows. South of the river lies the Stellingwerven, a region that is hardly known to the general public and has therefore retained its authentic character. Here you will find extensive peat polders, ditches, canals, rivers, bogs, reed beds, locks, pumping stations, and mills. Lovers of peace, nature, and cultural history can indulge themselves here.

Bike with us

Route map

Start and finish near junction 25 on the Heremaweg in Heerenveen, the total distance of the route is approx. 57 km. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers you the ability to start at any desired junction.

Bicycle junctions
25 - 71 - 76 - 47 - 54 - 56 - 62 - 60 - 96 - 83 - 79 - 49 - 77 - 75 - 36 - 35 - 34 - 2 - 81 - 74 - 75 - 76 - 83 - 27 - 25

More routes in Friesland

Select a different cycle route and discover what else the province of Friesland has to offer.

For more cycling fun in other provinces, you can consult the handy interactive overview map.

Interactive overview map