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Section 1: Sneek - Stavoren | Eleven Cities Bicycle Route

(75.0 km)

The first four of the eleven cities you visit are: Sneek, IJlst, Sloten and Stavoren. All in the southwest corner of Friesland.

In all four you will see many water sports enthusiasts. Yet this is also excellent cycling territory.

You cycle from cycling junction to cycling junction, past charming little towns and villages separated by vast stretches of countryside. In the village of Langweer you cross the water on a ferry bridge. 

Along the way you will see the new signs for the Elfstedentocht bicycle route. If you are cycling the route in the clockwise direction, follow the green signs. If you are cycling the route in the anticlockwise direction, follow the blue signs.

This is also your chance to …

The first four of the eleven cities you visit are: Sneek, IJlst, Sloten and Stavoren. All in the southwest corner of Friesland.

In all four you will see many water sports enthusiasts. Yet this is also excellent cycling territory.

You cycle from cycling junction to cycling junction, past charming little towns and villages separated by vast stretches of countryside. In the village of Langweer you cross the water on a ferry bridge. 

Along the way you will see the new signs for the Elfstedentocht bicycle route. If you are cycling the route in the clockwise direction, follow the green signs. If you are cycling the route in the anticlockwise direction, follow the blue signs.

This is also your chance to discover Gaasterland: a landscape of rolling hills and forests on the shore of Lake IJsselmeer. The last part of the route takes you along the edge of Lake IJsselmeer where there are spectacular views! 

Sights on this route

Starting point: Grote Kerkstraat 10
8601 ED Sneek
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Sneek (Snits)

Sneek (Snits)
8601 AE Sneek

Discover Sneek

Waterpoort Sneek
42
43
26
27
41
40
2

IJlst (Drylts)

IJlst (Drylts)
8651 EB IJlst

Bezoek IJlst

Molen IJlst
53
05
50
59
93
92
58
56
55
54
77
42
43
3

Sloten (Sleat)

Sloten (Sleat)
8556 XW Sloten

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Sloten gracht
44
32
68
29
85
28
34
35
19
21
20
22
22
16
15
06
05
04
4

Stavoren (Starum)

Stavoren (Starum)
8715 ES Stavoren

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Fontein Stavoren
End point: Burgemeester Albertsstraat 1
8715 JE Stavoren
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