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East Frisian and the Netherlands

Radreise in Deutschland und Niederlande

Cycling in the East Frisian and the Netherlands

East Frisia and Holland are very well known as being ideal cycle territories. Green plains, canals, wooded hills, dykes, the sea and lively little towns are characteristic for this country. Enjoy the tranquility and the local hospitality and immerse into seemingly endless countryside. Culture and tradition are part of daily life. The route crosses the border to lively town Groningen, the river-boats of Dollart of Delfzijl, to Ditzum. You cycle past stately windmills and white drawbridges. Enjoy a cycle tour through the unique scenery along the North Sea.

Germany
Netherlands
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

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Enjoy the first ride from Emden to Petkum on beautiful paths. By ferry (not included) you reach the village of Ditzum where you should visit the fish harbour. Along the river Ems you cycle via Jemgum to Leer. Discover the beautiful and old city centre, the picturesque baroque building and the harbour. (approx. 35 km)

Bicycle tour through the Moormer region, the heart of the Fehn culture. Wind and range accompany you on your way to Papenburg. Papenburg is called the "Venice of nothern". An exceptional attraction of Papenburg ist the company "Meyer Werft", which build cruise ship. If you would like to visit the wharf is a registration necessary: telephone: 0049-4961-83960 or www.papenburg-tourismus.de. (approx. 35 km)

Immediately behind Papenburg you enter the Netherlands, province Groningen. After a couple of kilometres visit the old, star-formed border fortress Bourtange from the 16th century. Then you cycle through fertile marshes to Stadskanaal, past huge farms and renovated old locks. (approx. 55 km)

Solitary cycle path through dense forests, heather, moor and peat you cycle through province Drenthe. You cycle through idyllic villages to Ziudlaren with splendid Saxon farmhouses and late-Romanesque church. Only a brief distance along the large continental-lake Paterswoldsemeer and you reach the city Groningen. (approx. 45 km)

Groningen is a lively centre in the North-East of the Netherland and is well worth a visit, before you set off to the North. Here you are soon embraced by quietude and solitariness. Near Uithuizen you find the most beautiful fortress of the region Groningen, Menkemaburg. Along the dyke you cycle to Delfzijl. (approx. 60 km)

Option 1: (Arrival everyday): Cycle tour to Delfzijl along the Dollart. From Ditzum to Petkum by ferry and cycle tour to Emden (approx. 50 km)
Option 2: (only on Sunday arrival): From Delfzijl along the Dollart to Emden-Knock by ferry and cycle tour to Emden. (approx. 20 – 50 km)

Individual Departure or additional overnight.

The route

East Frisia and the Netherlands are ideal countrysides for cycle tours. All routes are flat! You cycle on asphalted or plastered country lanes, sometimes on minor roads. This road is perfectly suited for beginners or groups.

Maps Bike Tour Fehnroute
Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Emden
  Season 1
16.04.2023 - 23.04.2023
02.10.2023 - 08.10.2023

arrival sunday
Season 2
24.04.2023 - 06.05.2023
18.09.2023 - 01.10.2023

arrival sunday
Season 3
07.05.2023 - 17.09.2023

arrival sunday
East Frisia and Netherlands, 8 days, cat. X, DE-FEREE-08X
Base price
679.00
719.00
759.00
Surcharge single room 199.00 199.00 199.00
Season 1
Apr 16, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023
Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
arrival sunday
Season 2
Apr 24, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Sep 18, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
arrival sunday
Season 3
May 7, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
arrival sunday
East Frisia and Netherlands, 8 days, cat. X, DE-FEREE-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
679.00
199.00
719.00
199.00
759.00
199.00
Season 1
Apr 16, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023
Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Season 2
Apr 24, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Sep 18, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
Season 3
May 7, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Emden
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
70.00
40.00
70.00
40.00
70.00
40.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Emden
  Season 1
Apr 16, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023
Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023

arrival sunday
Season 2
Apr 24, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Sep 18, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023

arrival sunday
Season 3
May 7, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023

arrival sunday
Emden
Double room p. P. 70.00 70.00 70.00
Surcharge single room 40.00 40.00 40.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Rental bike PLUS
Electric bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services

Included Services

  • 7 accommodations in hotels as mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet style or substantial breakfast
  • Half board if booked: at least three-course-dinner or buffet
  • Personal tour briefing (DE/EN)
  • Detailed travel documents, route cards, way description, sight-seeing, telephone numbers (DE/EN)
  • At best elaborated route
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • GPS-Tracks on request available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • 7-days-service-hotline

Services not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax
  • transfers
  • Ferry Petkum-Ditzum
  • Ferry Delfzijl – Emden
  • optional sightseeing’s
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance and costs of the private requirements. 
Extras

Parking

Public parking garage in Emden approx. € 30,- per week. Public parking area near the starting hotel, free of charge.

 

Note

The ferry from Delfzijl to Emden operates every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the months May to August, in September Wednesday and Saturday. Departure from Delfzijl around 10:50 am and 4:50 pm, trip duration approx. 1h 15 minutes. Cycling distance from Emden harbor to your hotel approx. 4 km. All ferry crossings are not included in the price.

Hotels

During the trip you will be accommodated in a combination of comfort rooms in typical inns in a range of 3 and 4 star categories with ensuite facilities.

Important Notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Ratings

3 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
3 stars
Achim Rottsieper DE | 21.07.2021
Schöne Tour mit einigen Einschränkungen
Die ersten Etappen von Emden über Leer und Papenburg nach Stadskanaal sind landschaftlich und von der Wegstrecke her sehr schön. Die gebuchten Hotels waren qualitativ gut und lagen zentral. In Papenburg blieb noch Zeit zur Besichtigung der Werft. In Stadskanaal war das Hotel eher mittelmäßig, das Frühstück eher einfach. Stadskanaal selbst ist ein wenig attraktive Stadt. Die Route von Stadskanaal nach Groningen hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Wir haben die Natur und die zahlreichen Windmühlen genossen. Genauso die Fahrt von Groningen nach Delfzijl. Wunderschöne Landschaften und kleine attraktive Dörfer wechselten sich ab. Das Hotel in Delfzijl ist nicht zumutbar. Gelbe Gardinen, abblätternde Farbe von den Wänden sind nur die Highlights. Darüber hinaus roch es stark nach Desinfektionsmitteln. Das Frühstück war qualitativ ebenfalls schlecht, der Orangensaft bestand aus Pulver, das mit Wasser zu Orangensaft gerührt wurde. Der Kaffee war nicht genießbar Die Qualität und Vielfalt ließ sehr zu wünschen übrig. Delfzijl selbst ist wenig attraktiv, die Route der letzten Etappe quer durch den Chemiepark war katastrophal. Sehr viel LKW Verkehr und immer wieder Chemieunternehmen haben uns die Freude verdorben. Nach dem Chemiepark führt die Strecke entlang des Dollarts durch Wiesen und Felder. Hier wird die Strecke wieder schön. Als Anregung möchten wir mitteilen, dass eine Übernachtung in Appingedam wesentlich schöner ist, auch wenn die letzte Etappe dadurch länger wird, man aber den Chemiepark nicht durchqueren muss. Der Gepäcktransport hat mit einer kleinen Ausnahme sehr gut geklappt, die Räder konnten jede Nacht geschützt untergestellt werden. Die Organisation war gut.
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Hallo Herr Rottsieper, vielen Dank für Ihr freundliches Feedback und Ihren Hinweis bezüglich des Hotels in Delfzijl. Wir werden dies umgehend prüfen und freuen uns Sie erneut begrüßen zu dürfen! 😊

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