A quick intro to the Netherlands’ northernmost province. Get to know the city then marvel at the seawall, mound villages, churches, gardens, ‘borg’ villas and a bit of the Wad. This will have you wondering about the rest of Groningen, something to put on your list for next time!
Arrive in Groningen, check in then take off to see the city. Rest and relax on a terrace at the Vismarkt or climb up Martini Tower for fab views of the city.
Take in a bit of the city then roll off into peaceful green countryside. The busy university vibe gives way to wide open space and marvellous mound villages like Middelstum and Kantens appear. This is the real Hogeland, all lush and green. From Usquert far-reaching views reveal Noordpolderzijl on the dike with the Wadden Sea just beyond. Pause for some refreshment at ‘t Zielhoes then cycle a section outside the dike, testing your legs against the wind. This evening, rest and relax in Pieterburen before your departure.
Wake up to a peaceful morning in Pieterburen and set off for Kaakhorn, riding among huge grain and potato fields to ‘unknown’ villages like Westernieland and Den Andel, secrets known only to artists. Roll onward to Onderdendam’s beautiful spot on the Damsterdiep and follow the water’s edge to Winsum, recently voted the Netherlands’ most beautiful village. Wind through more waterscapes along the unique Reitdiep / Hunzedal, then take a short boat journey for lunch at the famous Cafe Hammingh or Garnwerd 'aan Zee'. Pedal into the city of Groningen on the Pieterpad pilgrimage route. Then, sadly, it’s time to go!
|Single room, breakfast||259.00|
|Double room, breakfast||199.00|
|Extra night (breakfast only)||70.00|
|The Market Hotel, Groningen||25.00|
|Surcharge per person||€|
|Stay in Pieterburen on Friday||10.00|
|Stay in Pieterburen on Saturday||10.00|
|Bike Breakdown pass||€ 5.25 x 2||10.50|
|Child seat||€ 7.50 x 2||15.00|
|Bike theft insurance||€ 3.00 x 2||6.00|
|E-bike theft insurance||€ 6.00 x 2||12.00|
|Tag-along bike||€ 9.00 x 2||18.00|
|Child trailer||€ 26.25 x 2||52.50|
|Bike helmet||per piece||10.00|
2 overnights included
3/4 Star Hotels
Tourist tax included
Breakfast included, half board optional
Detailed roadbook with maps and tourist information
Rental bikes are available
7-day service hotline
Luggage transport to your next hotel
Parking available at the hotel
GPS tracks available