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Biking trips in east frisia

Meadows of a juicy green colour, idyllic quiet canals, picturesque bascule bridges, proud seaside resorts, small fishing villages, romantic atmosphere in the evenings, food and drink with regional culinary highlights from East-Frisia tea to fresh shrimps. This and much more awaits you on this marvellous and flat roundtrip of East-Frisia. 

Our biking trips in east frisia

this is how beautiful east frisia is

Cycling over flat land

Cycle across flat land and to the sea, on or behind the dike through the cycling country of East Frisia. 3,500 kilometers of well-signposted routes form a tightly meshed network of bike paths to islands, chieftain's castles and picturesque fishing villages.

Sand and beach - dunes and dikes

Let the healthy sea air blow through you and cycle to the East Frisian islands or to the picturesque towns on the mainland. The former whaler island Borkum attracts with its high sea climate and 130 kilometers of cycle paths. On Norderney it is more sophisticated, there is the oldest seaside resort of the East Frisian islands. Or do you like high dunes? Then Langeoog is the right place for you. Along dikes and green meadows, where sheep and their lambs graze, you cycle over bascule bridges to small fishing villages and harbors. Watch the crab cutters in the harbor in picturesque Greetsiel, the most beautiful siel harbor town with many clinker brick buildings. In Aurich visit the old castle and the Stiftsmühle with its 17 meter high gallery and in Dornum the baroque moated castle and the chieftain's castles Osterburg and Norderburg. In Norden, the oldest town in East Frisia, stands the largest preserved medieval sacred building in East Frisia, the Ludgeri Church. The East Frisian Tea Museum with Museum of Folklore is housed in the magnificent clinker brick building of the Old Town Hall and stands on Germany's largest market square, also in Norden. Discover old Fehn settlements - the word Fehn comes from the Dutch Veen and means moor. Or cycle through the park landscape of the Ammerland to Bad Zwischenahn to rhododendrons.

East Frisian sports, East Frisian language and other oddities

Sheep bleat, cows moo, ducks flutter up in fright. Throughout the day you will drive through the East Frisian nature and you will surely meet one or the other East Frisian spinning his sailor's yarn or boßeln. Boßeln is a kind of ball rolling or throwing and one of the East Frisian national sports.

Crab rolling, mud sled racing or padstock - jumping over ditches with the help of a stick - are others. Plattdeutsch is not a dialect, but a language in its own right, which was included in the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages in 1999.

East Frisian Tea Ceremony or Tart Pilsner

Every local drinks three cups of East Frisian tea with his meal, that is East Frisian law. The East Frisian national drink is drunk in three layers: The cream floats on top, then comes the tea and at the end the rock candy or Kluntje. Stirring is forbidden! Up to six times a day there is such a tea break. Then it is teetiet, tea time. The East Frisian drinks 288 liters per year. For the East Frisian tea ceremony to take part are certain times, for example, 3 to 4 p.m., and evil tongues wondered aloud, when in East Frisia is worked at all. After all, people often drink a fourth cup because they want to stay seated for a while or because there's something new about the neighbor. And what do you need the spoon for if you're not allowed to stir? To indicate that you don't want any more tea. Then you put it in the cup. Beer drinkers, of course, prefer to enjoy a Frisian Jever. This is accompanied, for example, by the tiny Greetsiel crabs on scrambled eggs, a real delicacy.

Wadden Sea and Park Landscape

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about nature in East Frisia is the diverse landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea. It changed and changes constantly under the influence of the tides. The diverse landscape can be explored on a mudflat hike. Seals, porpoises, lugworms and up to 12 million migratory birds per year - the area is an Eldorado for wildlife watching. But the flora is not neglected either: rhododendrons flourish en masse in the amazing Ammerland park landscape. Many a garden dream along the way will get you out of the saddle. In the Fehn areas, on the other hand, you will learn everything about the East Frisian moors and inland lakes on nature trails.

Your east frisia expert

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Silja Pohland

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