Cycling around Lauwersmeer - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Lauwersmeer

Vast rugged grasslands, overgrown sand and clay slabs and a huge surface with shallow water

Cycling around Lauwersmeer - Dutch cycle routes
Cycling around Lauwersmeer

Vast rugged grasslands, overgrown sand and clay slabs and a huge surface with shallow water

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Lauwersmeer

A breathtaking cycling trip in the impressive and beautiful nature around lake Lauwersmeer. This bicycle route in the northern border area of the provinces Groningen and Friesland leads you through the unique and beautiful new landscape of the National Park Het Lauwersmeer. This National Park is one of the darkest places on earth. The area received the title 'Dark Sky Park' in 2016. In addition you cycle through the nature area the Marnewaard, along the fishing and leisure port of the village of Lauwersoog and along the water sports area and recreation park Esonstad near the village of Oostmahorn.


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