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East Frisia: island hopping

Island hopping in East Frisia

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Island hopping in East Frisia

Sand, dunes, beaches and the ocean are waiting for you on three very different islands. Discover Borkum with its offshore climate, the glamorous island of Norderney and Langeoog, car-free and rich of sand dunes. This roundtrip will also show you the beauty of East Friesland’s harbor town Emden, the cozy atmosphere of the fishermen’s harbor of Greetsiel, and the unique flair of Norden and Aurich. And as all that fresh air will surely make you hungry, you will then have the chance to experience the delicious East Frisian cuisine!

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • Island fans: This tour gives you the opportunity to get to know various islands, such as Borkum, Norderney and Langeoog.
  • People who like it flat and love the sea and its flair.
  • Culture lovers will also get their money's worth, as the route takes you past great towns with special sights worth seeing

Highlights

Dat Otto Hus
Dat Otto Huus shows the carriere of the comedian Otto who was born in Emden. In this museum you will find some pictures and films of Otto.

Dat Otto Hus

Kunsthalle Emden
The nationally famous Emden Kunsthalle art gallery made its name with works of classical modernity and special exhibitions by famous artists. The attached school of painting undertakes projects for all age groups.

Kunsthalle Emden

Borkum
It is difficult to find a Borkumer who is not descended from a whaler. Stories and relics from that time are accordingly easy to discover.

Borkum

East Frisia: island hopping

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Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Tour

You will receive some important information and your bikes in the afternooon (meeting usually at 5 pm at the reception of your hotel). There will be enough time to visit Emden with its harbor, the art hall and the Ottohaus. Just go around the center of Emden and smell the typical fishy and salty air of the Northern Sea.

Before even getting on your bikes for the first time, a boat takes you the the biggest island of East Friesland in two hours: to Borkum. The fresh offshore-climate and the island’s whale hunting tradition will surely impress you. Discover the island on its 130 km of bike trails or on 28 km along the white beaches. You will reach Emden again in the afternoon.

The picturesque fishermen’s village of Greetsiel is your first destination today. You will find there the largest shrimp boat harbor of the Weser-Ems region. You should thus absolutely taste a portion of these really fresh shrimps! Passing the Leybucht, where you might get to throw a glance at the seals, you will arrive in Norden, where the waterpark “Ocean Wave” awaits you.

Here you go setting sails once again! Within one hour, a boat takes you from Norddeich to Norderney. The oldest seaside resort of East Friesland’s islands with 14km of sandy beach and impressing dunes is today’s highlight. Discover the sights of the island: The historical spa hotel, the lighthouse, the observatory, the lifeboat shed. In the late afternoon you will get back to Norden.

This interesting route takes you past a number of castles, so-called former „Häuptlingsburgen“ to the regions most beautiful moated castle in Dornum Crossing the wide marsh area, you will then reach Bensersiel. A boat takes you to Langeoog, the car-free island. You will spend two nights here.

What a beautiful day lies ahead of you! Experience the sights of the island which was the home of the singer Lale Andersen (Lili Marleen). The dunes of more than 20 metres of hight are unique! Enjoy the flair of the island, the healthy air and relax on your bike trip to the easternmost point of the island as well as during worthwhile breaks and stops to visit museums.

Goodbye Langeoog! With the sun in your hair and the wind in your back you will bike to Aurich, the former capital of East Friesland. Marvel at the historical castle, from where the Eastern Frisian counts used to reign, take a walk around the historical Old Town and let the local mill impress you, it is one of the region’s biggest wind mills. Do not miss climbing the gallery in 17 m of height; from there you will have a phantastic view over Aurich and the surrounding moorlands! The last kilometres will be guided by the Ems-Jade-canal, leading your way to the town centre of Emden almost without meeting any cars.

It is possible to book additional nights.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Infos

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
additional included Services
  • Personal tour information on site
  • Ferry crossings Emden-Borkum-Emden, Norddeich-Norderney and Bensersiel-Langeoog (only 1 piece of luggage of max. 20 kg per person possible) including bicycle
Worth knowing about Island Hopping East Frisia

Please find more information about the tour Island Hopping East Frisia below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049-(0)6421-886890.

 

Arrival by train

Emden is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Emden. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

You can park your car in public parking garage in Emden (garage at the Wasserturm approx. 35,00 EUR). There is free parking in side streets of the hotel. Detailed information on parking, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

You cycle on asphalted or paved rural roads or side roads. The route is well signposted.

Available rental bikes

There are unisex bikes with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake available or unisex 21-speed gear shift and freewheel bikes. Electric bikes are available on request.

Extra costs which are not included in the price

A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.

7 day hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Silja Pohland

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