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Getting There & Away

From Groningen, 60km west, the trip by train and bus takes about two hours and costs €11.40. Catch a train east to Winschoten, then bus 14 south to Vlagtwedde, then bus 11 for Bourtange. Check schedules on transport info website www.9292.nl.

If touring by bike, you can combine Bourtange with visits to the hunebedden in Drenthe, some 40km southwest, for a multiday ride.