Tour information and fitting rental bicycles (if booked) in the evening.
Emden – Leer
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)
Leer – Papenburg
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)
Papenburg – Stadskanaal
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)
Stadskanaal – Groningen
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 – Delfzijl
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)
Delfzijl – Emden
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.
East-Frisian and the Netherland are ideal countryside’s 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.
- 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
Services not included
- Arrival and departure
- costs for parking
- city tax
- Ferry Petkum-Ditzum
- Ferry Delfzijl – Emden
- optional sightseeing’s
- city maps
- Travel Insurance and costs of the private requirements.
Public parking garage in Emden approx. € 20,- per week. Public parking area near the starting hotel, free of charge.
The ferries are not included.
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.