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Cycle route Lauwersmeer

2 hour 20 minutes (48.4 km)

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Cycling in the impressive and beautiful nature around the Lauwersmeer. This cycle route in the northern border region of Groningen and Friesland takes you through the unique and beautiful new landscape of the Lauwersmeer National Park. You will also cycle through the Marnewaard nature reserve, past the fishing and recreational harbour of the village of Lauwersoog and through the watery recreational park Esonstad near Oostmahorn.

When you hear the name Lauwersmeer, the wilderness on the border of Groningen and Friesland, birdwatchers start to buzz. More than 100 bird species breed in this area of water and islets, woodland, reed beds and rugged grasslands and hibernate tens of thousands of geese every year.

In spring and autumn, during bi…

Cycling in the impressive and beautiful nature around the Lauwersmeer. This cycle route in the northern border region of Groningen and Friesland takes you through the unique and beautiful new landscape of the Lauwersmeer National Park. You will also cycle through the Marnewaard nature reserve, past the fishing and recreational harbour of the village of Lauwersoog and through the watery recreational park Esonstad near Oostmahorn.

When you hear the name Lauwersmeer, the wilderness on the border of Groningen and Friesland, birdwatchers start to buzz. More than 100 bird species breed in this area of water and islets, woodland, reed beds and rugged grasslands and hibernate tens of thousands of geese every year.

In spring and autumn, during bird migration, the largest bird festival takes place. Seeing 30,000 barnacle geese fly over in a single day is impressive. Fanciers also like to come to the Lauwersmeer region for special birds, because they know they have a chance of seeing stilt shoots, spoonbills or grey fringing legs. Or the white-tailed eagle, which has been breeding here for a number of years.

Don't forget that there are also seas of orchids in bloom, foxes live there and Scottish Highlanders and Konik horses graze there. But in and around the Lauwersmeer it's mainly the birds that matter. Because they make this national park an irresistible wilderness for every birdwatcher and nature lover. A bird paradise on the former seabed.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Sluisweg 22
9974 RJ Zoutkamp

Hunzegat marina

Strandweg 17
9974 SM Zoutkamp
Hunzegat marina
06

Staatsbosbeheer Lauwersmeer

De Rug 1
9976 VT Lauwersoog
Staatsbosbeheer Lauwersmeer
07 08 05

Stichting Wadloopcentrum Pieterburen

Haven 20
9976 VN Lauwersoog
Stichting Wadloopcentrum Pieterburen
Stichting Wadloopcentrum Pieterburen

LauwersmeerPlezier

30, Kustweg 30
9976 VP Lauwersoog
LauwersmeerPlezier

Tuk Tuk Lauwersoog

Kustweg 18
9976 VP Lauwersoog
Tuk Tuk Lauwersoog
73

Het Informatie Paviljoen (HIP)

Haven 6
9976 VN Lauwersoog
Het Informatie Paviljoen (HIP)

Tour de Wadden

Haven 6
9976 VN Lauwersoog
Tour de Wadden
04 45 46

Rondvaartbedrijf Lauwersmeer

Oostmahorn 29
9133DT Anjum
Rondvaartbedrijf Lauwersmeer

Landal Esonstad

Landal Esonstad
Skanserwei 28
9133 DV Anjum
Landal Esonstad
13 50

Mounebuorren 2 a
9132EG Engwierum
83

Restaurant Herberg De Pater

Sylsterwei 26
9132EL Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen
Restaurant Herberg De Pater
85 84 90

Visserijmuseum Zoutkamp

Reitdiepskade 11
9974 PJ Zoutkamp
Visserijmuseum Zoutkamp

Restaurant De Oude Sluis

Hunsingokade 3
9974 SP Zoutkamp
Restaurant De Oude Sluis
89
End point: Sluisweg 22
9974 RJ Zoutkamp

Directions

Starting point: Sluisweg 22
9974 RJ Zoutkamp

These bicycle routes have been determined and driven according to the network of bicycle junctions. The bicycle junction system is a network of continuous routes. The intersections at which the routes meet are called junctions. The bicycle junctions are signposted and at many junctions an information panel can be found with an overview map of nearby bicycle junctions. The bicycle route network is recognizably signposted with green/white signs showing the number of the junction. Via the numbered signs you can cycle from junction to junction. The distances between cycle junctions are indicated in kilometres on the map.

Bicycle junctions

89 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 5 - 73 - 4 - 45 - 46 - 13 - 50 - 83 - 85 - 84 - 88 - 90 - 89

End point: Sluisweg 22
9974 RJ Zoutkamp
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73
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45
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50
83
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90
89

Attributes

  • Marked: No
  • Type of Route: Recreation
  • Route obstacles: Separate cycle path
  • Route characteristics: From A to A
  • ChildrenYes
  • AlternativeYes
  • GroupsYes
  • BusinessYes
  • FamiliesYes
  • Young peopleYes
  • PupilsYes
  • StudentsYes
  • AdultsYes
  • Senior citizensYes
  • WheelchairYes
  • StrollerYes
  • Dogs on leashYes
  • E-bikeYes
  • Mountain bikeYes
  • Racing bikeYes
  • Tour bikeYes