Cycle route Lauwersmeer

Attributes

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
    1

    Hunzegat marina

    Strandweg 17
    9974 SM Zoutkamp
    Hunzegat marina
    06
    2

    Staatsbosbeheer Lauwersmeer

    De Rug 1
    9976 VT Lauwersoog
    Staatsbosbeheer Lauwersmeer
    07 08 05
    3

    Stichting Wadloopcentrum Pieterburen

    Haven 26
    9976 VN Lauwersoog
    Stichting Wadloopcentrum Pieterburen
    4

    LauwersmeerPlezier

    30, Kustweg 30
    9976 VP Lauwersoog
    LauwersmeerPlezier
    73
    5

    Het Informatie Paviljoen (HIP)

    Haven 46
    9976 VN Lauwersoog
    HIP Lauwersoog
    Het Informatie Paviljoen (HIP)
    6

    Tour de Wadden

    Haven 6
    9976 VN Lauwersoog
    Tour de Wadden
    04 45 46
    7

    Rondvaartbedrijf Lauwersmeer

    Oostmahorn 29
    9133DT Anjum
    Rondvaartbedrijf Lauwersmeer
    8

    Landal Esonstad

    Landal Esonstad
    Skanserwei 28
    9133 DV Anjum
    Landal Esonstad
    13 50
    9

    Mounebuorren 2 a
    9132 EG Engwierum
    83
    10

    Restaurant Herberg De Pater

    Sylsterwei 26
    9132EL Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen
    Restaurant Herberg De Pater
    85 84 90
    11

    Visserijmuseum Zoutkamp

    Reitdiepskade 11
    9974 PJ Zoutkamp
    Visserijmuseum Zoutkamp
    12

    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
    06
    07
    08
    05
    73
    04
    45
    46
    13
    50
    83
    85
    84
    90
    89

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