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German-Dutch Fehn route

Vast landscape and sea

4,3 / 5 stars (3 reviews)
travel code
FRI 01
8 days / 7 nights
From 729€
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The region is rough, attractive and at the same time a challenge for its inhabitants. In moor areas they built fen settlements, to which the fen route owes its name. Your journey on this route takes you from Emden to the Netherlands and back. You cycle through charming landscapes away from the hustle and bustle of densely populated cities. The North Sea is never too far away. Marvel at large cruise ships, windmills, castles and picturesque harbor towns. The charms of the north become a pleasure.

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  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • Over 30 years of experience
Windmühle in Hinte bei Emden an der Niedersächsischen Mühlenstraße, dreistöckiger Galerieholländer in Ostfriesland, Deutschland

You will arrive individually in Emden by late afternoon, where there will be an information discussion and the bike will be handed over. The seaport city is the location of several museum ships. If you like fish, you should try matjes or shrimps here.

Overnight place: Emden

Quiet paths lead from Emden to Petkum. After a short ferry crossing (not included) you will reach Ditzum with the fishing port. Along the Ems the route now leads via Jemgum to the town of Leer with its pretty old town, beautiful baroque buildings and the harbour. (ferry not included).

Overnight place: Leather

You cycle along numerous Fehn canals and moors through a landscape full of raw charm with picturesque bascule bridges and rustic courtyards. Papenburg is also called "Venice of the North" because of the canals and bascule bridges. A special attraction is the Meyer shipyard, internationally known for the construction of cruise ships. She can be visited. Prior registration is required: Telephone 0 49 61 / 8 39 60, or www.papenburg-tourismus.de.

Overnight place: Papenburg

After Papenburg you cycle into the Dutch province of Groningen and reach the old border fortress of Bourtange from the 16th century. The route to Stadskanaal leads past large farms and restored old-fashioned locks.

Overnight place: Stadskanaal

Through idyllic villages in the province of Drenthe to Zuidlaren with a unique horse market that is older than the oldest church. Passing the large inland lake Paterswoldsemeer and perfect cycle paths lead you to the city of Groningen, the center of the north-east of the Netherlands.

Overnight place: Groningen

Continue north. The Menkemaburg near Uithuizen is the most beautiful castle in the region. The charm of an old Frisian port town has been lovingly preserved in Appingedam. The route continues along the banks of the Damsterdiep to Delfzijl.

Overnight place: Delfzijl

Variant 1 (possible on all arrival days): Bike tour from Delfzijl along the Dollart, short ferry crossing (not included) from Ditzum to Petkum and bike tour to Emden.

Variant 2 (only possible if you arrive on Sunday): By boat (not incl.) from Delfzijl via the Dollart to Emden. See "Note" for details.

Overnight place: Emden

After breakfast individual return journey or start of your extension.

Overnight place: Emden (departure)

  • 7 nights in hotels incl. breakfast
  • Personal welcome and information talk (DE, EN)
  • 1 x travel documents per room (DE)
  • GPS data on request
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 7-day service hotline

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat. I/Cat. II
21.04.2024 - 04.05.2024 729,00 €
05.05.2024 - 18.05.2024 769,00 €
19.05.2024 - 19.09.2024 819,00 €
20.09.2024 - 29.09.2024 769,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat. I/Cat. II
21.04.2024 - 04.05.2024 948,00 €
05.05.2024 - 18.05.2024 988,00 €
19.05.2024 - 19.09.2024 1.038,00 €
20.09.2024 - 29.09.2024 988,00 €

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag: 99,00 €
  • Rental bike - 30 speed with luggage bag: 179,00 €
  • Electric rental bike with luggage bag: 259,00 €

Additional Services

  • Sustainability bonus (-20 EUR per room for digital travel documents): 0,00 €

Emden (departure)

Room price per person Cat. I/Cat. II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 79,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 119,00 €

4,3 / 5 stars (3 verified reviews)

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An attractive route for beginners and advanced

The route goes almost exclusively on well-developed cycle paths and roads with little traffic. The individual routes are easy to manage, there are shorter and longer variants on some sections of the route. The hotels are well equipped and are close to the city, making it easy to visit on foot. The luggage transport between the hotels is reliable. Overall, a highly recommended 'bike tour.
- Gunter Kannen

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4,3 / 5 stars
FRI 01

German-Dutch Fehn route

8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 280 km

Every Sunday from April 21st - September 29th, 2024 (special dates possible for groups of 4 or more - please note the ferry note)

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat. I/Cat. II
Double room including breakfast From €729
Single room including breakfast From €948

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Train: to/from Emden train station


  • Public parking garage in Emden approx. 35 € / week (no guarantee, no advance reservation possible)
  • Free parking near the hotel in side streets (subject to availability, no prior reservation possible.)

General tip for traveling by car

You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

You live in well-kept hotels, mostly in the 3 and 4-star category, as well as inns.

All rooms have shower/toilet or bath/toilet.

The ferry from Delfzijl to Emden normally runs every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from May to August, and irregularly in September. Departure from Delfzijl at around 10:50 a.m. and 16:50 p.m., journey time approx. 1 hour 15 minutes. Please inform yourself in good time before your arrival www.dollard-route.de Cycling route from Emden harbor to your hotel approx. 4 km. All ferry crossings are not included in the price.

Not included: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses

This trip/s is/are not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

General information

Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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Travel documents

About 30 years