Cycling through De Alde Feanen National Park really gives you an idea of how varied the area is. You can travel on 2 wheels alongside water, under the canopy of forests, over meadows, and through villages, while listening to the birds singing and watching the boats sailing past. On your way, there are places you can stop off for a cup of coffee on a terrace or lunch somewhere on the waterfront, and then maybe take the ferry to the other side of the water.
You can of course bring your own bike, but you can also rent electric or conventional bikes from one of the park hosts. There are various charging points for electric bikes.
- ‘De 8 van Grou’ (‘The Grou 8’, ferry route), 32 or 55 km, available from VVV Grou, the tourist office in Earnewâld and www.earnewald-routes.nl.
- ”The Dichterspaad’ (the Writer’s Trail’), 25 km, takes you past 18 panels with poems around Oudega, available on www.dichterspaad.nl.
Tourist Switch Point
A Tourist Switch Point (Toeristisch Overstap Punt – TOP) is a place in De Alde Feanen where you can park and then continue your journey on foot, bike or boat. TOPs are indicated on our map, and most have information boards with recreational facilities listed.