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Discover hidden castles and idyllic country estates in Holland

Guido Schmidt

Discover hidden castles and idyllic country estates in Holland

Bike Touring Collection by Niederländische Burgen & Landsitze

8

Tours

20:26 h

214 mi

2,875 ft

What could be more tempting in autumn than a trip by bike or e-bike? The Netherlands has the best cycling infrastructure in the world and around 700 idyllic castles and country estates that you can discover on cycling Tours.

On almost completely flat routes, you cycle leisurely through wide landscapes, past large lakes, poker-straight canals and picturesque rivers. Wild, romantic forests enchant you with untouched nature and bright autumn colours. Pretty towns and cities invite you to rest and stroll along the way. And, of course, fairytale castles, mystical fortresses and stately homes surrounded by autumnal trees await you along the way.

In this Collection, we show you ten unique circular Tours that take you to the most beautiful castles and country estates in Holland. The compact Tours can be completed in a morning or afternoon, leaving you plenty of time to discover the impressive castles along the routes and visit them at your leisure.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Schlossroute Baarn und Umgebung – holländische Schlösser

    Difficult
    02:33
    26.0 mi
    10.2 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The starting point of the tour is near the Soest train station at the greyhound mill. From here you cycle into Soest and cross the town. On the other side, an extensive, wild and romantic forest area awaits you. Here you drive through untouched nature and pass several palaces that are surrounded by large

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    20.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The starting point of the around 33-kilometer round tour is the Gooi en Vechtstreek visitor center north of Kortenhoef. From here you cycle on flat paths along the dead straight canal s ’Gravelandse Vaart. On the banks of the river, castles and mansions are lined up like a string of pearls.

    

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  • Intermediate
    03:00
    30.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The almost 50-kilometer round trip begins at the Stroombroek car park. From here you drive on a flat route to Doetinchem. After you have passed the place, you will reach the Kruisbergsche Bosschen forest area. Here you will find Schloss de Kelder on the left of the route. The special thing about the

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  • Intermediate
    03:03
    32.4 mi
    10.6 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The 50-kilometer tour begins in Muiden, where the important Muiderslot Castle is located. Before you take a look at the castle, however, you first drive along the Muidertrekvaart canal to the west until you meet the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal. You then cycle south and south on its banks. You come through romantic

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    25.0 mi
    10.5 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The imperial tour takes you to various castles and country estates around the Utrechtse Heuvelrug region. But even if that translates as “Utrecht hilltop”, the 40-kilometer tour is flat and easy to drive.

    

    It starts with a short sightseeing tour in the idyllic town of Amerongen, whose old windmill was

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  • Intermediate
    02:07
    20.8 mi
    9.8 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The almost 40 kilometer long bike tour begins on the outskirts of Vaassen at Kasteel Cannenburch. The first few kilometers introduce you to the landscape of the Veluwe, where nature is characterized by forests and heather. In between, you have the opportunity to jump into a swimming lake. Then you drive

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  • Intermediate
    02:26
    26.3 mi
    10.8 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your approximately 40 kilometers long and completely flat bike tour will take you to many country estates - including the largest castle in the Netherlands, Kasteel de Haar. As in a fairy tale, the huge complex, surrounded by a moat, rises up in the landscape. After being destroyed several times, it

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    31.8 mi
    10.8 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 50-kilometer round trip begins at Loevenstein Castle, at the confluence of the Maas and Waal rivers. The best way to get to your starting point from Gorinchem is by ferry. Loevenstein Castle was built in the 14th century and was converted into a prison in the 17th century. One of the most spectacular

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    214 mi
  • Duration
    20:26 h
  • Elevation
    2,875 ft

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