This round trip through Twente takes you on a real journey through time and shows you this region’s rich history. As well as being a cultural trip, a weekend in Twente is also an escape into nature. You cycle past beautiful moorland fens, through lush green forests, along the meandering Dinkel River and through centuries-old villages with imposing churches and basilicas.
VisitTwente has set out this route to replace the defunct LF Rondje Twente. The LF network of cycle routes in the Netherlands is gradually being completely redesigned. The well-known signposted long-distance cycle routes are being renewed and the iconic green signs are being removed. But don't worry, beautiful cycle routes will replace them, just like this one!
I have divided this 195-kilometre (121-mile) Collection into three Tours. At the end of each ride, there are different accommodation options. It doesn’t matter which direction you choose to cycle the route. You ride along good cycle paths with the occasional gravel or sandy path. For the average cyclists, the terrain is easy. The route is signposted and you can of course choose to cycle it in more or less days. There are campsites, B&Bs and hotels along the entire route.
Twente is situated in the very east of the Netherlands near the German border. The easiest way to reach the starting point of the route is by car. Free parking is available at the Stadsweide car park. If you travel by public transport, I recommend catching a train from Oldenzaal and starting your journey from Day 2. If you follow the route, you’ll arrive back in Oldenzaal to finish.
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Last updated: November 9, 2021
You start this tour of Northeast Twente in Ootmarsum. A quiet town that has a lot to offer, the open-air museum is well worth a visit. If you have more than a weekend, you can certainly make a full day here to start the ride rested, or to relax for a day at the end.
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Soon after the start you will reach a special historical place, Het Stift. This protected townscape was originally a Benedictine monastery and was later converted into Het Stift. A post is a building for noble ladies who lived and worked together in the monastery. The main difference is that the rules…
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