SUP 11-City Tour: The Ultimate Challenge

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SUP 11-City Tour: The Ultimate Challenge

It’s that time of year again! The 6th Annual SUP 11-City Tour kicks off Wednesday, September 3 in the Netherlands’ town of Leeuwarden. The five-day event will feature paddlers from 16 countries paddling 220 kilometers through the province of Friesland, following the same course as the famous ice skating 11-city tour, Elfstedentocht.

Standup paddlers from Europe, South America, America and even Israel come to Friesland to experience ‘the ultimate challenge.’ The SUP 11-City Tour is a unique experience for many participants, as they experience Friesland from the water. Above the reed-lined waterways participants take in amazing scenery with open fields, windmills, cows, and sheep, as well as picturesque villages, just off course of the eleven cities, 'the pearls of Friesland.' Participants paddle the original waterways, on which ice skaters made history in 1909, as pioneers of the ice skating race 'Elfstedentocht.' No other variety of the 'Elfstedentocht' comes as close to the ice skating experience as the SUP 11-City Tour.

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Non-Stop Edition

This year, the tour has been expanded with the non-stop tour for hard-core athletes. On Saturday morning the athletes will start their journey and paddle the whole tour in one go, arriving in de Prinsentuin in Leeuwarden on Sunday afternoon. The non-stop athletes and athletes who paddle 5-day stages will finish together.

Record Attempt

The SUP 11-City Tour will start with a Prologue, which includes a paddle through Leeuwarden’s city center. The Prologue will be a record attempt to get as many paddlers on the canals as possible. Everyone is invited to join the Prologue even if you do not plan on participating in the SUP 11-City Tour. The start is at 18:00 in the Prinsentuin in Leeuwarden.

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The Route

DAY
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
Day 4:
Day 5:
LENGTH
43 km
45 km
42 km
43 km
27 km
START
Leeuwarden
Sloten
Workum
Franeker
Dokkum
END
Sloten
Workum
Franeker
Dokkum
Leeuwarden
TIME
14:30 – 20:00
14:30 – 20:00
14:30 – 20:00
15:00 – 20:00
15:00 – 18:00

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Stay tuned for coverage of this event presented by SIC Maui.

For more information, visit: SUP11citytour.com
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