Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What time does the route of the day start?

Every day at 7:00h. all the stages start togetherand the finish closes at 19:00h. On the last day of the event (Saturday)the finish closes at 14:00h.

Is it possible to purchase a permit for the 1-day, 3-days or 5-days tour at the start location?

Yes, that is possible. However, it will not be possible then to join in the meals and overnight stay arrangements. You will need to make your own arrangements.

How do I get to the start location in the morning?

You can use our shuttle bus service. Come to the finish location of the day and we will make sure and get you to the start location in time.

Will I get my registration fee back in case of cancellation?

For cancellations on your part, the organization can not provide a refund of the registration fee. We recommend – especially for the more elaborate arrangements – to make sure that you have a cancellation insurance.

Is bedding available at the sleeping ships or do I need to bring that myself?

When you stay at the ships there is a mattress and flat sheet available. You need to bring a pillow and sleeping bag. Even in May the nights can still be quite chilly. You might also want to bring an extra blanket. Only at the “In Dubio” there is a pillow, duvet and set of sheets (flat sheet, duvet cover and pillow cover) on the beds.

How do I handle my luggage when I am staying elsewhere?

If you arrange to stay elsewhere, it is difficult to have your baggage transported. There will be a luggage van at the start where you can drop it off in the morning.

How can I apply for the certificate?

When you have successfully completed the  11-Cities Hiking Tour, the 11-Cities Biking Tour (not the winter tour) as well as the Eleven Cities Tour on ice skates, you qualify for a special certificate. This certificate is awarded once a year by the Commissioner of the King for the Province of Fryslân.

Do you wish to receive the certificate? Please send an e-mail to: info@elfstedenwandeltocht.nl