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City to Sea - medium
City to Sea - medium
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Duration:
4 days
Cycling days:
 2
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Code:
4001
price from € 245
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Bike Tour: City to Sea - medium - 4 days

A quick introduction to the Netherlands’ northernmost province and time to take in the city. Discover the seawall, mound villages, churches, gardens, ‘borg’ villas and a bit of the Wad. This will have you wondering about the rest of Groningen, so put in on your wish list for next time!

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Route
Day 1: Arrival Groningen
Day 2: Groningen - Pieterburen
Day 3: Pieterburen - Groningen
Day 4: Departure

Day 1:    Arrival Groningen

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.

Day 2:    Groningen - Pieterburen
52 km

Take in a bit of the city then ride 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. Then rest and relax back in Pieterburen. 

Day 3:    Pieterburen - Groningen
44 km

Wake up in peaceful Pieterburen to another splendid day of cycling. Find Kaakhorn among huge potato fields and vast expanses of grain. Stumble upon ‘unknown’ villages like Westernieland and Den Andel, secrets known only to artists. Roll 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 waterscapes on the Reitdiep / Hunzedal and catch a boat for lunch at the famous Cafe Hammingh or Garnwerd 'aan Zee'. Pedal the Pieterpad pilgrimage route back into Groningen city and take to a terrace on the Grote Markt or Forum rooftop.

Day 4:    Departure

..... the last day already? Time flies! If you can, try a tour of Zuidlaardermeer / Paterswoldsemeer and dip into the neighbouring province of Drenthe.

Prices

Price pp
Single room, breakfast 335.00
Double room, breakfast 245.00
Dinner 90.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Surcharge per person
Stay in Pieterburen on Friday 10.00
Stay in Pieterburen on Saturday 10.00
Rental bike
Child bike 30.00
Hybrid 36.00
Premium bike 60.00
E-bike 75.00
Extra services
Bike Breakdown pass € 3.00 x 3 9.00
Child seat € 1.67 x 3 5.00
Tag-along bike € 6.00 x 3 18.00
Child trailer € 17.50 x 3 52.50
Bike helmet per piece 10.00
SGR per piece 5.00
Accommodation
Groningen - Best Western Plaza ***
Groningen - Westord The Market**** (Upgrade)
Pieterburen - Gastenverblijf Waddenhoes
Pieterburen - Hotel Waddengenot ***
Practical info

3 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

CS Groningen

Parking available at the hotel

GPS tracks available

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