Welcome to the website of the 11 Cities Hiking Tour – a 207 kilometer tour that takes the hikers through the historical, Frisian 11 cities in 5 days time. Between the cities you walk through the outstreched grassland and picturesque villages. During the tour you will enjoy the wide views, beautiful fields with grazing cows, Frisian horses and the rich history.

kruisjeAs a tradition, the 11 Cities Hiking Tour is being held during the week of Ascension Day. In 2022, the 74th edition is being hiked from Tuesday, May 24 to Saturday, May 28  2022.

It is also possible to participate for just one or several days. That way everyone is allowed to enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere  of “The Tour of all Tours” in their own way. Everyone who completes the entire tour will receive the coveted “11 Cities Hiking Cross” which is one of the three official “11-Cities Crosses”.

Latest news

  • November 2021
  • We are very pleased with the decision of King Willem Alexander to award the Royal Medal of Honor to the Frisian 11-city walking tours Foundation, on account of its 75th anniversary as of September 10, 2021.
  • The 74th 11City Hiking Tour
    The organization for the 74th 11City Hiking Tour in 2022 has also started up again. Fortunately, our ‘subcontractors’, such as the sleeping ships and the catering industry, have survived the corona perils and we are already busy making it an unforgettable version for you with the help of these entrepreneurs, volunteers and our sponsors.
  • The sleeping shipsWe have contracted five sleeping ships for 2022: Hydra, In Dubio, Stella Frisia, De Hoop and  Avontuur. All these ships together have a place to sleep for a total of 116 hikers.

    All information about the arrangements on the sleeping ships can be found here

    The 11-Cities Hiking Tour: Fryslân at its best