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Sea to City - long
Sea to City - long
5 days
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Sea to City - long
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Sea to City - long


Bike Tour: Sea to City - long - 5 days

An introduction to the Netherlands’ northernmost province. Get a glimpse of the Wad, the seawall, mound villages, churches, gardens, ‘borg’ villas and the bustling city. With just the right amount of time to take it all in. But be sure to leave a few highlights for your next visit!

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Day 1: Arrival Pieterburen
Day 2: Pieterburen - Groningen
Day 3: Groningen citybreak or roundtour
Day 4: Groningen - Pieterburen
Day 5: Departure

Day 1:    Arrival Pieterburen

Arrive in Pieterburen and settle in at your accommodation. Then jump right in with a visit to the seal centre or stroll the seawall for a view of the ever-changing mudflats.

Day 2:    Pieterburen - Groningen
44 km

Wake up in peaceful Pieterburen ready for splendid day of cycling. Find Kaakhorn hidden 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 location 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 3:    Groningen citybreak or roundtour
56 km

Groningen is brimming with things to see and do, but you’ll want to cycle too! It’s the local version of ‘stress’. Opt for a day of shopping, visit Groninger art museum, do lunch at the Forum, climb Martini Tower, pause at the Prinsenhof and Noorderhaven, get a glimpse of the station and relax on a terrace in the Grote Markt or Vismarkt. Check out local architecture and urban greenery or ride south into wet wilderness in the Lake District. The choice is yours!

Day 4:    Groningen - Pieterburen
52 km

Start off in the city, then roll out into peaceful green countryside. As the busy university vibe gives way to wide open space, marvellous mound villages like Middelstum and Kantens appear. This is the real Hogeland, all in lush green. The far-reaching views from Usquert reveal Noordpolderzijl dike with the Wadden Sea hiding just behind it. Pause for some refreshment at ‘t Zielhoes then cycle a section outside the dike and challenge yourself against the wind. This evening, rest and relax with a good book before departure. 

Day 5:    Departure

Is it already time to go? If you can, make time to tour the Hogeland via Zoutkamp and linger in Lauwersmeer National Park. Celebrate with a fresh fish lunch at the harbour and see the boats depart for Schiermonnikoog. Perhaps an idea for your next visit?


Price pp
Single room, breakfast 435.00
Double room, breakfast 315.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Upgrades pp/night
The Market Hotel, Groningen 25.00
Surcharge per person
Stay in Pieterburen on Friday 10.00
Stay in Pieterburen on Saturday 10.00
Rental bike
Child bike 44.00
Hybrid 52.00
E-bike 108.00
Extra services
Child seat € 5.00 x 4 20.00
Bike theft insurance € 3.00 x 4 12.00
E-bike theft insurance € 6.00 x 4 24.00
Tag-along bike € 6.00 x 4 24.00
Child trailer € 17.50 x 4 70.00
Bike helmet per piece 10.00
Boat Schiermonnikoog per piece 30.00
SGR per piece 5.00
Pieterburen - Gastenverblijf Waddenhoes
Pieterburen - Hotel Waddengenot ***
Groningen - Best Western Plaza ***
Groningen - Westord The Market**** (Upgrade)
Practical info

4 overnights included

3/4 Star Hotels

Tourist tax included

Breakfast included

Detailed roadbook with maps and tourist information

Rental bikes are available

7-day service hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

CS Winsum

Parking available at the hotel

GPS tracks available

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