Enjoy the change of scenery in Southwest Friesland and the sound of chirping and twittering (water) birds on your cycling tour or -holiday. It is also a great way of visiting the sights in the various villages and picturesque Eleven Cities towns.

Cycle routes
Especially for cyclists Friesland offers cycle network routes. In Friesland you can easily plan out a route yourself by connecting cycle route junctions. In this way you can create wonderful routes of various lengths.

It is possible to cycle in 2 directions. The numbered routes are signposted from junction to junction. Notice boards will be found along the routes with a survey of all cycle network routes, sights, restaurants and accommodations, such as B&B’s in the area.

Cycle route maps of Northwest and Southwest Friesland are available at the Tourist Information Centers in the area. The routes vary in length from several hours, a whole day to even several days of cycling pleasure. They guide you past peaceful, quiet well-kept roads, which are mostly flat without heavy climbing. Along the road you will find plenty of restaurants for refreshments and places to unwind.

The many cultural and historical sights are easily accessible by bike. Frisian cycle route junctions can also be found in the Digital Cycle Route Map or check the Southwest Frisian cycle junctions.

Tourist Information Hindeloopen develops and advises on cycle routes in the area:

  • Cycle tour IJsselmeer coast (part of the Zuiderzee (Zuyder Zee) route)
  • Eleven Cities Cycle Tour (various distances)
  • Mill’s cycle tour
  • Children’s cycle tour

Tourist Information Hindeloopen also has Falk cycle route maps available. The on-line Falk planner is the basis of the Tourist Information cycle route planner.

Bicycle on train
On the section  Leeuwarden-Hindeloopen- Stavoren you may bring your bike on the train, for which you have to buy a separate cycle ticket. Folded collapsible bikes are free of charge. Further information can be obtained from Arriva (public transport company).

Charging points electric bikes
There are various locations in Hindeloopen for charging e-bikes.
De Brabander
De Twee Hondjes
De Gelukskever

Bicycle hire
Exploring the surroundings by bike? Excellent bikes are for hire at The Tourist Information for one or more days. The staff members can also give you information on other locations for hiring bicycles in the area.


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