Tours past the treasures of northeast Friesland
Markant Friesland Cycling Tours with luggage and breakdown service
DOKKUM (NL) - The Markant Friesland Route is the most enthralling cycling route in Friesland, second only to the route of the Elfstedentocht (Eleven Towns Skating Race). The Elfstedentocht route is 254 km long and takes you past all the province’s famous highlights. By contrast you should regard the 170 km long Markant Friesland route as a comfortable ‘expedition’ along almost completely unknown, but utterly unique places of interest. It is a trip full of pleasant surprises and one which gives you an insight into how Friesland and its rich cultural history came into being.
You will come across palaces of the landed nobility, meadows surrounded by timber embankments, romantic villages on top of knolls, the Lauwersmeer National Park, the Wadden Sea UNESCO world heritage site, Dokkum which is on the famous eleven towns skating route, medieval churches and remnants of monasteries, and more than twenty unique museums. Art, nature and culture - that is Markant Friesland.