SUP, for anyone who does not know what these 3 letters stand for: Stand Up Paddling. A sport which has been popular in Friesland for more than 10 years now. And a wonderful way of exploring South west Friesland. On your own or to train for the ultimate challenge: the 'SUP Elfstedentocht'. A traditional route of 200 km paddling through the 11 historical cities of Friesland.
Every year in September the SUP Elfstedentocht will be paddled. People travel to Friesland from all over the world to paddle between the 11 cities over a five-day period, with no less than 7 of them in Waterland in Friesland. Athletes from Japan, New Zealand, Tahiti and Austria, for example, all want to tick this unique event off their bucket list. Very special friendships are forged during this week. And even though they may vouch 'never to do it again' after having completed 200 km of peddling by Sunday afternoon, many people still return year after year.SUP 11-city tour