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Robin surprised me for my birthday by booking a hotel on Texel for a three-day-two-night weekend cycling getaway. We did the trip solely on three types of transport:
- The Dutch train system (Amsterdam Centraal to Den Helder and return).
- The TESO Ferry (Den Helder to Texel and return).
- Our own bikes for everything else.
Both Robin and I found the cycling great on Texel: great cycle paths, lots of interesting geography and human history and many options for drink and food.
Breaking our trip down, on our first day, we did a straightforward cycle from the TESO Ferry dock to our hotel in De Koog. We followed the cycle path along the main road; it made for a quick if not spectacular ride.
On our second day, we did a long loop around the north end of the island. Highlights included de Slufter, the Eierland Lighthouse, the Waddenzee and the port town of Oudeschild. We had a perfect day for cycling, wind at our backs for most of the day.
As you can see from the photo of Robin above, we had a great time and we would highly recommend Texel to anyone looking for a short cycling trip.