Texel North Cycle Route

Unique coastal nature reserves
Distance: 43 km

Cycling along the Wadden Sea dyke at De Cocksdorp. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycling along the Wadden Sea dyke at De Cocksdorp. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

This route takes you around the north part of the Wadden Island of Texel, popular for its beaches, nature reserves and rich coastal wildlife. Highlights of the route are Dunes of Texel National Park and the Wadden Sea, which was made a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in 2009.

The route takes you from the popular seaside village De Koog, via the old Waal en Burgerdijk and the village De Waal, to the east coast. Here you cycle along the dyke to Eierland lighthouse on the northern tip of the island. On your way you pass through the picturesque village of Oosterend and the nature areas Zandkes, Utopia, De Schorren and Robbenjager. You cycle through of Dunes of Texel National Park, passing the unique nature reserve of De Slufter, back to De Koog.

This route can be combined with the Texel South Cycle Route, giving you a 56 km-trip (3h45) around the whole island of Texel. You can download this combined route as a GPX file.

Find out more:
- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- Also visit the Schiermonnikoog - the isle of bikes.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.
- For an overview of cycling holidays that include Texel, go to our Holidays section.

Texel North Cycle Route

Distance: 43 km (2h50)
Type of route: Day trip, round trip
Starting point:

De Koog, bus stop Badweg
- Bicycle rental
- Car parking

GPS: Download this route as a GPX file.

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