The Netherlands

The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Netherlands

Skating the Zuider Zee

Outfitter Departures Price Accommodations
Zephyr Inline Skate Tours
888-758-8687, 612-377-8489
5 $1,665 tourist hotels

The Route: Zephyr's seven-day in-line skate tour rolls along the smooth, flat bike paths of the northern province of Friesland, with stops at museums, historic sites, and seaside villages.

When to go: May to September

Difficulty: Moderate

Travel advisory: Helmet and wrist guards are required for all skaters. Knee and elbow pads, available from the outfitter, are strongly recommended.

High/low points:

  • Taking advantage of the free samples at a Dutch brewery on days when it's too rainy to skate.
  • Taking far too much advantage of the free samples at a Dutch brewery on days when it's too rainy to skate.

Copyright 1998, Outside magazine


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