Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden

A very varied landscape with lakes, reedlands, swamp forests and surprising beautiful vistas.

Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden

A very varied landscape with lakes, reedlands, swamp forests and surprising beautiful vistas

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Leeuwarden

The area east of Leeuwarden offers many possibilities for a nice day cycling. A varied landscape, surprising vistas and beautiful skies provide a sense of freedom. During this cycling route you bike through the extensive nature and recreation area of De Groene Ster near Leeuwarden and through the nature reserve Bûtenfjild and the open swamp landscape Houtwiel nearby the village of Veenwouden. This route takes you also through the reeds and marshes along the popular water sports area Burgumer Mar and along the unique nature reserve Dobben Hurdegarypsterwarren.


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Bike junctions

Start and finish near junction 49 at the Simmerkrite in Leeuwarden, the total distance of the route is approx. 51 km. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers you the ability to start at any desired junction.

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49 - 48 - 46 - 45 - 44 - 68 - 58 - 57 - 59 - 84 - 61 - 35 - 60 - 67 - 18 - 75 - 69 - 66 - 54 - 62 - 61 - 60 - 55 - 52 - 50 - 74 - 49




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Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Leeuwarden - Dutch cycle routes
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Leeuwarden

A very varied landscape with lakes, reedlands, swamp forests and surprising beautiful vistas.

Leeuwarden

A very varied landscape with lakes, reedlands, swamp forests and surprising beautiful vistas.

Eernewoude

Cycling in a varied landscape with open waters, reedlands, grasslands and swamp forests.

Terschelling

An island with few idyllic villages, rugged beach plains, wet dune valleys, mixed woodlands, mud flats, polders, heath and marshes.

Gaasterland

A wonderful rolling and wooded landscape with marshes, peat areas, pools and lakes.

Bakkeveen

A centuries-old landscape with forests and hedgerows, moors and meadows, marshes and winding streams.

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.

Heerenveen

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

Hindeloopen

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