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German-Dutch Fehn route

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FRI 01
8 days / 7 nights
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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.

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • More than 30 years of experience
Windmill in Hinte near Emden on the Niedersächsische Mühlenstrasse in East Frisia

Day 1: Arrival in Emden

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 stay in Emden

Day 2: Emden - Leer, approx. 35 km

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

Overnight stay in Leer

Day 3: Leer - Papenburg, approx. 35 km

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 stay in Papenburg

Day 4: Papenburg - Stadskanaal, approx. 55 km

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 stay in Stadskanal.

Day 5: Stadskanaal - Groningen, approx. 45 km

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 stay in Groningen

Day 6: Groningen - Delfzijl, approx. 60 km

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 in Delfzijl

Day 7: Delfzijl - Emden, approx. 50 km

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 stay in Emden

Day 8: Departure from Emden

After breakfast individual return journey or start of your extension in Emden.

  • 7 nights in hotels incl. breakfast
  • Personal welcome and information talk (DE, EN)
  • 1 x travel documents per room (DE)
  • On request GPS data
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 7-day service hotline
Price in € per person * Cat. I/Cat. II
Double room including breakfast €679
Single room including breakfast €878

Seasonal prices

From 24.04.2023/06.05.2023 to XNUMX

  • €40,00 surcharge in Cat. I/Cat. II

From 07.05.2023/17.09.2023 to XNUMX

  • €80,00 surcharge in Cat. I/Cat. II

From 18.09.2023/01.10.2023 to XNUMX

  • €40,00 surcharge in Cat. I/Cat. II

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag - €99,00
  • Rental bike - 30 gears with luggage bag - €159,00
  • Electric rental bike with luggage bag - €239,00


Note: All prices are per person.



Category I/II

Double room (DR)

70 EUR

Single room (SR)

110 EUR


4,3 / 5 Stars (3 Verified Ratings)

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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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travel code
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4,3 / 5 stars
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German-Dutch Fehn route

8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 280 km

Vast landscape and sea

Every Sunday from April 16 - October 08, 2023 (special dates possible for 4 or more people - please note the information about the ferry)

Price in € per person * 2023 Cat. I/Cat. II
Double room including breakfast €679
Single room including breakfast €878

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

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Train: to/from Emden train station


  • Public car park with ticket from the starting hotel (available in advance at the reception), approx. 12 € / week without approx. 20 € / week (subject to availability)
  • Free parking near the hotel in side streets (subject to availability, no prior reservation possible.)

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.

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.

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