The Eleven Cities skating Tour is the first and the oldest skating tour passing through eleven historical cities of the Dutch province of Fryslan. Up to now 15 tours have been held, the last one in 1997. Each year the Eleven Frisian Cities association fully organizes the tour on paper. The actual tour highly depends on the weather conditions.
The fact that the tour is such a rare event because it needs specific conditions like a severe winter has no doubt led to its cult status.
Next to that, skating a 200 km track while fighting the elements through the Frisian countryside is not an easy thing and considered to be nothing short of a heroic act. No matter whether you participate as an amateur skater or a professional one; being able to finish this tour is quite an accomplishment.