2021
Cycling Holiday in East Frisia

Cycling holiday in East Frisia

Borkum, Norderney and East-Frisian

 Emden – Norden – Jever – Emden

  • National park Wattenmeer, windmills and lighthouses
  • Boat trips included!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bestseller!

days
7

km / day avg.
60

East Frisia and its islands are calling! Greet the sheep on the dykes as you pedal past on your bike. When the tide goes out, try a walk through the mud-flats or have a refreshing dip when the tide comes in. An introduction to the traditional niceties of an East Frisian Tea Ceremony is a must, and then you can have a go at shelling prawns and simply enjoy the view from a lighthouse. On your cycling holiday in East Frisia you will be cycling along the North Sea coast and will be able to take trips to the islands of Borkum and Nordeney. You'll learn what makes North Germany so special: its countryside and people, who have found a way to live comfortably with each other – not without developing a number of very endearing characteristics.

Itinerary

Cycling holiday in East Frisia
  • Booking Code
    NW-NOEE6
  • Start / Destination
    Emden
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 180 km + island tours Borkum and Norderney
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 55 and 65 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Emden

The town had a bad reputation as pirate stronghold in the middle ages until the pirates were smoked-out by the inhabitants of Hamburg. The industrialisation of the Ruhr Region, for which Emden was and is an important harbour, caused the town to flourish economically. Today the region has first class cultural facilities to offer, such as the art gallery which was donated by Henri Nannen.

Day 2: Excursion to the Island Borkum

A boat will take you to the largest of the East Friesian islands. The inhabitants used to make a living from stranded goods and occasional piracy, but from the 17th century on whaling supplied a certain wealth. Nearly 30 kilometres of best sandy beaches ensure bathing fun and cyclists can explore 130 kilometres of cycle paths, a tour of which can be completed by a trip on the narrow gauge railway.

Day 3: Emden – Norden, approx. 55 km

This tour will take you through the Krummhörn. Typical for this region are the Warfen villages, the many windmills and the lighthouses. Greetsiel remains an important crab-fishing port up until today. You should definitely try prawn peeling yourself. You will then cycle further along the Ley Bay, where, with a bit of luck, you will be able to see seals and then reach the wadden sea.

Day 4: Excursion to Norderney island

The ferry will take you from Norddeich to Norderney, the youngest island, on which the first sea swimming pool was opened in 1797. The bicycle is the perfect vehicle to explore the beauty of this island before returning to Norden. Alternatively you cyle along the coast and the national park Wattenmeer oder visit the seal-station in Norddeich.

Day 5: Norden – Jever, approx. 65 km

Today you will be cycling on main land once again and you will have the opportunity to see what is probably the most beautiful moated castle in East Friesland. Through this expansive marshland you are on your way to the former capital town of Esens and then on to the small town of Wittmund and its unique brick buildings. You'll sleep well in Jever especially if you have tried the beer made here of the same name!

Day 6: Jever – Emden, approx. 60 km

Why not take a break in Aurich, the secret capital of East Friesland. The castle, the modern Sous-Tower, the Pingelhus and the windmill Gallerieholländer are outstanding architectural monuments. Water sport enthusiasts and cyclists will appreciate the Ems-Jade Canal which connects Wilhelmshaven and Emden, along which one can cycle from Aurich to Emden, without hardly ever seeing a car.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your cycling holiday in East Frisia comes to an end. Individual departure back home. If you wish we can extend your holiday in Emden.

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Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Wednesdays, Fridays und Saturdays from 10.04.2021 to 09.10.2021

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
10.04. - 23.04.
30.09. - 09.10.
ab599 €
Season B
24.04. - 05.05.
12.09. - 29.09.
ab649 €
Season C
06.05. - 11.09.

ab679 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, local 3*/4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Boat trip Emden - Borkum incl. Bike
  • Boat trip Norddeich - Norderney incl. Bike
  • Welcome meeting
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Childrens reduction

Due to it's challenging altitude profile, we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Alle Preise gelten pro Person

Additional fee single room

149 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Emden

59 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Emden

99 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
75 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
175 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • 21-gear women's and men's bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, bike lock, pump, repair kit

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

75 €

E-bike

175 €

Brief Information

Cycling holiday in East Frisia
  • Booking Code
    NW-NOEE6
  • Start / Destination
    Emden
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 180 km + island tours Borkum and Norderney
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 55 and 65 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Public car park in Emden, with a ticket of your hotel (available at the reception) approx. 12 € / week. Without the ticket approx. 20 € / week.
    Free Parking possibilities nearby the hotel.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
7

km / day avg.
60