The Landscape

Terschelling presents a fascinating variety of landscapes, ranging from extensive mudflats, rugged beaches, and damp dune valleys to mixed forests, salt marshes, polders, heathlands, and marshes with lilac lavender blooms. This island offers a unique interplay of different ecosystems, plants, and animals in the Netherlands, which cannot be found in such proximity anywhere else. An impressive 80 percent of the island's area is designated as nature reserves, and between these areas, there is a stretch of picturesque villages that harmoniously connects the lively West-Terschelling with the tranquility of the eastern part of the island. To the north, there are impressive 30 kilometers of gently rolling beaches, reaching widths of more than 500 meters in some places. In the south, the impressive and ever-changing tidal expanse of the Wadden Sea unfolds, adding to the island's rich natural tapestry.

Forests and Heaths

Coastal and Tidal Zone

Polders and Farmlands

Swamps and Peatlands

Bike with us

Virtual cycling on the Wadden Island Terschelling

Route map

 You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of West-Terschelling, Midsland, Formerum, Hoorn, and Oosterend.

 Start and finish at the Haven in West-Terschelling. However, this cycle route is a round trip, so that offers the possibility to start from any desired point in the cycle route.

Until now, the island Terschelling has not a cycle route network with bike nodes. The route on this page has been determined according to the most recent cycle route planners.

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