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Nondik gertu Borkum, Niedersachsen (Deutschland)
From the bike rental you cycle along the station and around the new lighthouse to the boulevard. Below the boulevard is a beach and across a small bay we saw seals lying on the sand (at low-tide). You cycle along the boulevard to the Strandpromenade, a mixed cycling/pedestrian path. This cycling path takes you past the most northwestern point of Germany, with the Vordünen dunes on the left and the beach beyond. You follow the Strandpromenade to the end and turn inland just before a beach café. Cycling paths take you through the dunes and small bushes towards the airport. Here you follow the Ostfriesenstrasse. We went to the beach at the FKK-beach (nudist beach to the left, normal beach to the right), because the waves are higher here. There are restaurants at the beach entrance and on the beach. The beach is broad. After returning from the beach you continue on the Ostfriesenstrasse to Ostland, a hamlet on the eastern side of the island. You take the Grebhahn’s cycling path towards the lookout dune Steerenklipp at the easternmost paved point of the island. Here we had a look at the lookout point, and then took the narrow and paved but bumpy (‘klinkers’) cycling path on the dyke along the salt marshes on one side and pasture (Aussenweide) and the Tüskendörsee lake on the right. If you prefer a smoother path, you can also take the road inside the dyke (with less of a view). You ride the dyke all the way to the end and then take the cycling path along the Reedestraße and the railway to the ferry dock. You take a look at the harbor and then turn back to town on the cycle path along the other side of the railway, with a better view. At the end you follow the Anton-Scharphuis-Weg through the Woldedünen and the Greune Stee woods to the Süddünen. You cycle on the edge of town and the dunes towards the small lighthouse (Kleiner Leuchtturm), and then to the Bürgermeister-Kieviet-Promenade with a nice sea view. A bit further you cycle into town to the Old Lighthouse (Alter Leuchtturm) and then back to the bike rental.