There are cycle paths all over the area leading to the loveliest spots, with many gorgeous panoramas and always that spectacular Groningen sky above you. In the Ballastplaatbos or the Kollumerwaard, for example. Meetings with Highland cattle or Konik horses are a definite possibility.
The cycle path over the Ezumakeeg is also highly recommended. And it’s lovely cycling in the Marnewaard military training area alongside the National Park too. The area is sometimes closed when the shooting range is in use, but this is always clearly indicated. The ultimate tour is obviously around the Lauwersmeer, a total of 45 kilometres. Combined with stops for drinks on a terrace or some lovely fresh fish, this is a wonderful day out.