Dag 1: Leeuwarden naar Sneek (De tocht van start) — De Fietselfstedentocht
Bike Touring Highlight
Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
Includes a movable bridge
Check opening times.
Includes a segment that goes up or down a series of steps
You may need to carry your bike.
Sabina Knezevic - Farawayistan planned a bike ride.
May 28, 2020
Your Eleven Cities Tour starts in the capital of Friesland. The Frisians also call Leeuwarden Ljouwert or Liwwadden. The starting point is the always pleasant Stadswaag. You drive past the station, so that could also be a good starting point of this Tour.Before you get off today after about 50 kilometers in Sneek, the route takes you along IJlst. A perfect place for lunch as well, if you start on time. One of the smaller Frisian Eleven Cities. A city, yes, not a village. In Friesland, some cities are even smaller than the villages. IJlst is now especially popular among water sports enthusiasts, the city used to be known for a flourishing trade and shipbuilding.Sneek, or as the Frisians say, Snits, is a lot bigger and has a vibrant center. It is best known for the Sneekweek in August. In this week Sneek is overloaded with real water rats Skûtsjesilen. Then you are better off by booking a place on the campsite, otherwise there is always room on the tractor field. You should book hotels in advance anyway during the high season.
May 31, 2020