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Bicycle Ride

Medemblik to Makkum

Bicycle Ride · Medemblik
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Pedal from Medemblik to Makkum across the 34 km long causway over the Afsluitdijk! 

moderate
61.1 km
4:30 h
12 m
18 m

Cross the Afsluitdijk, via the 34 km causeway! Begin the day by pedalling through Wieringermeer Polder to the starting point of the dam at Den Oever. The closure dam was completed in 1932 and it cut off the Zuiderzee from the North Sea, necessary to stop the sea from flooding nearby towns. Once the dike was in place, the sea had become a lake and by 1940 the saltwater had been replaced by fresh water from the River IJssel. On the other side of the closure dam, you will find yourself in Friesland province and the town of Makkum.

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Lucie Charbonnier
Updated: January 03, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
6 m
Lowest point
-6 m
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Start

Medemblik (2 m)
Coordinates:
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52.770604, 5.107613
UTM
31U 642182 5848835

Destination

Makkum

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
61.1 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
12 m
Descent
18 m

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