Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

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Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

If the Eleven Cities Tour on ice skates is too cold and too long for you, why not join in the cycling variant in spring. This cycling tour was organized for the first time in 1912 and is ridden every year by a maximum of 15,000 cyclists on Whit Monday.

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If the Eleven Cities Tour on ice skates is too cold and too long for you, why not join in the cycling variant in spring. For over a century, some 15,000 cyclists have been riding the eleven cities itinerary on Whit Monday.

  • Cycle to all eleven cities along the Eleven Cities Tour.
  • Enjoy the Frisian landscape with over 15,000 other cyclists.
  • Also available as a cycle holiday.

Tour through Friesland

The first group starts at 5 AM from Bolsward, after which a new group of about 650 riders starts every 8 minutes. Contrary to the skating tour the Eleven Cities Cycling Tour is not a competition but a real tour. It even has a maximum speed of 25 km/hr. If you ride too fast, you may have to wait at one of the checkpoints.Cyclists must rely exclusively on their strength so e-bikes are not allowed!

Eleven cities on a bike

The itinerary takes you to the same eleven cities as the famous ice skating tour and is about 240 kilometers long. Quite a distance to ride in a single day. The deadline for finishing is midnight. If you arrive any later, you won’t receive the commemorative medal.

Would you like to see the eleven cities in a more leisurely fashion?

You can also book the eleven cities bicycle tour as a cycling holiday. It will take you just 8 days to visit the historic cities. Enjoy the beautiful Frisian landscape and discover this unique tradition.

Spending the night in Bolsward

Are you searching for a hip design hotel, a romantic bed & breakfast, or a pleasant holiday home for your family? Bolsward has suitable accommodations for every taste and budget. Check out the comprehensive selection and book your perfect holiday here!

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