Cycling around Hindeloopen


"Glittering blue lakes, swaying reeds, green meadows with grazing cows and bleating sheep on the dikes in a vast and open peat landscape."

The landscape

Southwest Fryslân acquired the status of National Landscape through a unique combination of farmlands, nature and cultural history. The watery landscape in the southwest of the province Friesland is a true mosaic of different nature reserves. In the clay and peat area you will find open water with wide reed beds, old hayfield polders, islands with willow forests, flowery farmlands and canals and ditches. Along the coast of the IJsselmeer, meager grasslands, reed marshes, steep cliffs and sand banks and mud flats. In the south the slightly sloping landscape of the Gaasterland with a beautiful variety of woods, open areas and transitions with beautiful vistas.

Bike with us

Route map

Start and finish near junction 11 on the Poelspaed in Koudum, the total distance of the route is approx. 58 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

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