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Eastern Friesland Impressions

On the trace of the privateers.

Cycling in Eastern Friesland is a special pleasure! Where else in Germany can you combine fresh North-sea climate, flat natural landscapes, a lot of interesting culture and hospitality as well as ideal cycle paths to such a varied cycle tour? Follow us to hidden moor villages, green dykes and idyllic marshes. Explore the culture of Störtebeker’s region or the tea, an East-Friesian national beverage. Rest at “leaning” churches and historic chieftain fortresses and discover picturesque little villages of this unique region. Optional highlight is a day on island Norderney.

Easy
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Possibility to make a stroll through the town.

On your first stage you cycle through Ammerland with tidy little rhododendron gardens. Health resort Bad Zwischenahn on Zwischenahner Sea has a well-known speciality to offer: Smoortaal – fresh smoked eel. You pass the highest elevation of Eastern-Friesland (18 m) near Remels and reach Wiesmoor.

Through Fehn-settlements you reach Aurich with historic centre. The ancient East-Friesian capital was ruled during centuries by East-Friesian chieftains and dukes. Along Ems-Jade-Canal you cycle to sea-port Emden. Emden once was one of the wealthiest harbours of Europe; nevertheless it never joined the Hanse.

You cycle through „Krummhörn“to picturesque fisher village Greetsiel, the biggest crab-fisher port of Weser-Ems region. Don’t pass by without having a couple of fresh shrimps. Past the bay of Ley – where you might be lucky to spot seals – you cycle to Norden.

Excursion to island Norderney or rest day

The ferry takes about 1 hour from Norddeich to the island, which is ideally suited to be explored by bicycle. (ferry cruise is not included in the package price). Alternative: Bicycle tour along the coast and the national park Wattenmeer (mudflats) or you visit the harbour seal station in Norddeich.

Leaving Norden you stay close to the coast and cycle on the dyke to Dornum with the most beautiful water-castle of East-Friesland. Cycling through the marshes you reach the ancient East-Friesian chieftain seat Esens with a medieval old town.

Leaving Wittmund your first stop is castle Gödens. Along Zeteler marsh you cycle to Jadebusen. Nestling between forest and sea Varel with Dangast, the oldest North Sea bath on Niedersachsen’s coast, constitutes an attraction not only for art-lovers, who wish to follow the traces of famous Expressionists (Radziwill-museum). You continue cycling along Jadebusen and reach today’s destination, the town Varel, in the afternoon.

On winding roads through Ammerland you cycle to animal- and fun park Jaderberg, home for more than 600 animals. Rastede used to be summer residence of Oldenburg’s dukes and earls. You cycle through the spacious park back to Oldenburg.

Tour character

Eastern Friesland and the island Norderney are perfect areas for cycling. All routes are most of time flat! You cycle mainly on asphalted or plastered country lanes, sometimes on minor roads. This tour is adequate for beginners or bike groups.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020
Sep 24, 2020 - Oct 5, 2020
Arrival Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Season 2
Apr 30, 2020 - May 20, 2020
Sep 3, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020
Arrival Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Season 3
May 21, 2020 - Sep 2, 2020
Arrival Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Eastern Friesland Impressions, 8 days, category A, DE-OFROO-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Eastern Friesland Impressions, 8 days, category B, DE-OFROO-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
655.00
175.00
585.00
175.00
695.00
175.00
645.00
175.00
715.00
175.00
665.00
175.00

Category A: well-kept 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: Hotels, guesthouses and pensions, mostly in the 3*** level, partial situated at the outskirts of the cities

Season 1
Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020
Sep 24, 2020 - Oct 5, 2020
Season 2
Apr 30, 2020 - May 20, 2020
Sep 3, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020
Season 3
May 21, 2020 - Sep 2, 2020
Oldenburg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Oldenburg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
50.00
82.00
50.00
82.00
50.00
82.00
50.00
82.00
50.00
82.00
50.00
82.00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Rental bike PLUS
Electric bike
79.00
79.00
129.00
189.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation in the mentioned category
  • Breakfast or extended breakfast
  • Personal welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer from Hotel to Hotel
  • Best elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents and maps 1 x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Signposting
  • GPS-Tracks on request available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Oldenburg train station
  • Bremen and Hamburg airport
  • Free parking at the start hotel  
  • Multi-storey car park costs approx. EUR  5 per day, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time
 

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Helmut J. DE | 17.08.2018
Ostfriesische Impressionen
4 stars
Jens R. DE | 08.08.2018
Die Tour war gut aber die Hotels hätten bein den Temperaturen gern aklimatisiert sein.

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