Hindeloopen Cycle Route

Frisian lakes and folklore

Distance: 51 or 45 km

Windmill Doris Mooltsje in Oudega. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Windmill Doris Mooltsje in Oudega. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

This route takes you through the flat, open pastureland of Friesland, famous for its Frisian cows, to several of Friesland's lakes. Highlight of the route is the Hanseatic town of Hndeloopen.

From the historic village of Workum, you cycle via the lakes Vlakke Brekken and Oudegaaster Brekken to Oudega and the bustling water sports town of Heeg. At Gaastmeer you take the ferry to the hamlet of It Heideskip. From the former fishing village of Molkwerum, now famous for its local speciality Molkwarder Koeken, you follow the dyke along the former Zuiderzee to Hindeloopen. From here the route takes you back to Workum train station.

Cycling holidays in Friesland

For an overview of cycling holidays in the province of Friesland, go to our holidays section.

Hindeloopen Cycle Route

Distance: 51 km (3h25) or 45 km (3h)
Type of route: Day trip, round trip
Starting point: Workum train station
- Bicycle rental in centre of Workum
- Car parking
GPS: Download this route as a GPX file:
- GPX Route 51 km
- GPX Route 45 km

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