Frisian lakes and folklore
Distance: 51 or 45 km
Windmill Doris Mooltsje in Oudega. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
This route takes you through the flat, open pastureland of Friesland, famous for its Frisian cows, to several of Friesland's lakes. Highlight of the route is the Hanseatic town of Hindeloopen.
From the historic village of Workum, you cycle via the lakes Vlakke Brekken and Oudegaaster Brekken to Oudega and the bustling water sports town of Heeg. At Gaastmeer you take the ferry to the hamlet of It Heideskip. From the former fishing village of Molkwerum, now famous for its local speciality Molkwarder Koeken, you follow the dyke along the former Zuiderzee to Hindeloopen. From here the route takes you back to Workum train station.
Hindeloopen Cycle Route
|Distance:||51 km (3h25) or 45 km (3h)|
|Type of route:||Day trip, round trip|
|Starting point:||Workum train station |
- Bicycle rental in centre of Workum
- Car parking
|GPS:||Download this route as a GPX file: |
- GPX Route 51 km
- GPX Route 45 km
Find out more:- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.
- For an overview of cycling holidays in in the Friesland region, go to our Holidays section.
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