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Section 2: Stavoren - Harlingen | Eleven Cities Bicycle Route

(50.0 km)

The section of the route takes you to no less than five of Friesland’s eleven cities: Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward and Harlingen. All situated in the west of Friesland.

The first three are close together. These small cities all have ports on Lake IJsselmeer.

Bolsward and Harlingen are larger. Bolsward was once on the shore of the former Middelzee estuary and Harlingen is (still) on the Wadden Sea coast. In these vibrant cities there is plenty to see and do.

You cycle from cycling junction to cycling junction, past charming little towns and villages and through vast stretches of countryside with church towers on the horizon.

Along the way you will see the new …

The section of the route takes you to no less than five of Friesland’s eleven cities: Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward and Harlingen. All situated in the west of Friesland.

The first three are close together. These small cities all have ports on Lake IJsselmeer.

Bolsward and Harlingen are larger. Bolsward was once on the shore of the former Middelzee estuary and Harlingen is (still) on the Wadden Sea coast. In these vibrant cities there is plenty to see and do.

You cycle from cycling junction to cycling junction, past charming little towns and villages and through vast stretches of countryside with church towers on the horizon.

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. 

If you are looking for somewhere to stay, Harlingen is a lovely place to spend the night! 

Sights on this route

Starting point: Burgemeester Albertsstraat 1
8715 JE Stavoren
1

Stavoren (Starum)

Stavoren (Starum)
8715 ES Stavoren
Fontein Stavoren
60
84
97
2

Hindeloopen (Hylpen)

Hindeloopen (Hylpen)
8713 KJ Hindeloopen
Hindeloopen
96
19
21
20
22
17
3

Workum (Warkum)

Workum (Warkum)
8711 CL Workum
Workum Fontein
04
06
09
10
11
05
4

Bolsward (Boalsert)

Bolsward (Boalsert)
8701JC Bolsward
Bolsward Broerekerk
01
04
75
99
27
30
64
14
93
51
5

Harlingen (Harns)

Harlingen (Harns)
8862 PK Harlingen
Harlingen stad
End point: Noorderhaven
8861 AJ Harlingen
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