Skip to main content
MAP

Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

235.0 km

Every spring, on Whit Monday to be precise, Friesland hosts the spectacular Eleven Cities cycling tour! This major cycling event has been organised by the Stichting de Friese Elfsteden Rijwieltocht foundation for more than 100 years.

On the day of the event, a total of 15,000 cyclists set off from Bolsward in groups of 650 from 5 o’clock in the morning. First, they cycle the northern half of the route, which takes them to Dokkum.

Around midday they return to Bolsward to collect a stamp and enjoy a cup of soup. Then they cycle the southern part of the route, returning to Bolsward late afternoon or sometime during the evening. Those who arrive back in Bolsward before midnight get a medal. 

Supporters line the rout…

Every spring, on Whit Monday to be precise, Friesland hosts the spectacular Eleven Cities cycling tour! This major cycling event has been organised by the Stichting de Friese Elfsteden Rijwieltocht foundation for more than 100 years.

On the day of the event, a total of 15,000 cyclists set off from Bolsward in groups of 650 from 5 o’clock in the morning. First, they cycle the northern half of the route, which takes them to Dokkum.

Around midday they return to Bolsward to collect a stamp and enjoy a cup of soup. Then they cycle the southern part of the route, returning to Bolsward late afternoon or sometime during the evening. Those who arrive back in Bolsward before midnight get a medal. 

Supporters line the route and cheer on the cyclists from first thing in the morning until late in the evening. Many of the cyclists ride racing bikes. Others take part on a tandem or an old-fashioned upright bike. After all, these days the event is a tour, not a race. As long as you cycle with your own muscle power, you are welcome to enter.    

Click here for more information about the Eleven Cities Cycling Tour.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Dijkstraat 5
8701 KB Bolsward
1

Bolsward (Boalsert)

Bolsward (Boalsert)
8701JC Bolsward
Bolsward Broerekerk
2

Harlingen (Harns)

Harlingen (Harns)
8862 PK Harlingen
Harlingen stad
3

Franeker (Frentsjer)

Franeker (Frentsjer)
8801 LZ Franeker
Franeker
4

Dokkum (Dokkum)

Dokkum (Dokkum)
9101 LS Dokkum
Dokkum kerk en fontein
5

Leeuwarden (Ljouwert)

Leeuwarden (Ljouwert)
8911 AE Leeuwarden
Leeuwarden fontein
6

Bolsward (Boalsert)

Bolsward (Boalsert)
8701JC Bolsward
Bolsward Broerekerk
7

Sneek (Snits)

Sneek (Snits)
8601 AE Sneek
Waterpoort Sneek
8

IJlst (Drylts)

IJlst (Drylts)
8651 EB IJlst
Molen IJlst
9

Sloten (Sleat)

Sloten (Sleat)
8556 XW Sloten
Sloten gracht
10

Stavoren (Starum)

Stavoren (Starum)
8715 ES Stavoren
Fontein Stavoren
11

Hindeloopen (Hylpen)

Hindeloopen (Hylpen)
8713 KJ Hindeloopen
Hindeloopen
12

Workum (Warkum)

Workum (Warkum)
8711 CL Workum
Workum Fontein
13

Bolsward (Boalsert)

Bolsward (Boalsert)
8701JC Bolsward
Bolsward Broerekerk
End point: Marktplein 3
8701 KG Bolsward

Directions

Starting point: Dijkstraat 5
8701 KB Bolsward

Achtereenvolgens worden op de route onderstaande plaatsen aangedaan:

Bolsward, Schettens, Witmarsum, Arum, Kimswerd, Harlingen, Herbayum, Franeker, Dongjum, Tzummarum, Minnertsga, St. Jacobiparochie, St. Annaparochie, Nij Altoenae, Hallum, Marrum,Ferwert, Blije, Holwerd, Hantum, Hiaure, Dokkum, Sybrandahuis, Birdaard, Bartlehiem, Wijns, Miedum, Lekkum, Leeuwarden, Marssum, Hatsum, Bayum, Winsum, Spannum, Kubaard, Hichtum, Bolsward, Nijland, IJsbrechtum, SneekIJlst, Jutrijp, Hommerts, Spannenburg, Tjerkgaast, Sloten, Wyckel, Balk, Kippenburg, Oudemirdum, Mirns, Laaxum, Stavoren, Molkwar, Hindeloopen, Workum, Parrega, Bolsward.

End point: Marktplein 3
8701 KG Bolsward

Search & book

Traveling party

View bookable offers