2Gaasterland Sloten arrangementGaasterland & Sloten package:

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3-day cycling package in Friesland on half board basis.

• Including breakfast and dinners
• 3 cycling days

Woods and Lake District Gaasterland. Fortress town of Sloten.

Over 100,000 years ago there were regular and long periods of global cooling. These cold phases (ice ages) alternated with warmer phases over thousands of years. The heights of Gaasterland came into being during the penultimate ice age when an ice sheet thicker than 250 metres transported boulder clay from Scandinavia. Boulder clay is a deposit of clay with small and large boulders. In the northern half of the Netherlands the slowly melting ice mass deposited this ground moraine in a layer of up to several metres thick. The ice cap, although gradually retreating at the end of the ice age, was pushed upwards a few more times into a southern direction, resulting in boulder clay hills. These hills have an elliptical shape and are over ten metres high. The Frysian word for these heights is gaasten. Hence, the name Gaasterland.

Until 1984, because of its regular shape, the fortress town of Sloten was often called an ideal renaissance town. It was an independent municipality with its own council.Since 1st January 1984, Sloten, one of the famous Frysian ‘Eleven Cities’, has formed together with the municipality of Gaasterland, Gaasterlân-Sleat. Sloten dates from the 11th century and was granted town privileges in 1426.

In the event of you arriving early at Hotel Jans on your first day, you would be able to cycle three days with Rijs as a base. You can leave your luggage at reception while you explore the environment so long. If you did not bring your own bicycles you can rent these from Friesland Holland. The bicycles will be waiting for you on the day of arrival before 10 in the morning.

Starting day
As you wish.

Total of cycling days
Three

Starting hotel
Gaasterland

Including
• 2x night in hotel
• 2x breakfast
• 2x three-course dinner (evenings)
• Tourist tax
• Breakdown service (replacement of rental bicycle or transport of your own bicycle to repair shop in destination area)
• Informative cycle route folder

Excluding
• Travel and cancellation insurance
• Lunches and drinks

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