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Cycling in Drenthe — Holland's primeval region

Drenthe

Cycling in Drenthe — Holland's primeval region

Bike Touring Collection by Drenthe

9

Tours

24:12 h

256 mi

3,300 ft

Cycling through Drenthe — Holland's primeval region — is the perfect way to take a break and enjoy untouched nature. The region’s beautiful cycle paths allow you to discover unique landscapes and history and enjoy the Netherland’s fantastic cycle path network.

Drenthe has a total of 1,300 miles (2,100 kilometers) of cycle paths, including many signposted themed routes. Here, you will find peace and relaxation and re-connect to the important things in life: spending time with one another.

This Collection includes some of Drenthe's most stunning cycle routes. You can find the full range of cycling tours and tips for weekend excursions or holidays in Drenthe at besuchdrenthe.de/radfahren.

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    Landschaftsroute Dwingelderveld – Urregion Drenthe

    Intermediate
    02:42
    28.3 mi
    10.5 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This 45 km long route leads from Dwingeloo through the most beautiful natural landscapes of Drenthe. The Dwingelderveld National Park covers the largest wetland in Europe. When the heath flowers in purple in August, the track is especially pretty. But you also cycle through woods and past small lakes

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  • Intermediate
    03:41
    38.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Drents Museum in the provincial capital of Assen boasts archaeological finds, the oldest boat in the world and prehistoric bog bodies such as the famous girl of Yde. Then you cycle in a southerly direction through the varied landscape with forests, brooks and beautiful panoramas.

    

    A visit to the Kamp

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  • Intermediate
    02:42
    28.7 mi
    10.6 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    National Park Drents-Friese Wold, after the Veluwe largest contiguous forest area of ​​the Netherlands. But in this national park you cycle not only in the forest, but also past sand drifts and swamps and through the heath with heather lakes.

    

    Along the route are the following areas of the Drents-Friese

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  • Intermediate
    03:04
    32.6 mi
    10.6 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this exciting route with starting point in Emmen is guaranteed no boredom. In southern direction, the bathing lake Ermerstrand offers for a first stopover. Or have a coffee in the idyllic Angerdörfern Sleen with the highest church tower in the province and Noord-Sleen Halt.

    

    There is even more water

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  • Intermediate
    02:34
    27.3 mi
    10.7 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The signposted route Heerlijkheid Ruins is named after the former High Glory in ruins. A glory was an independent area with its own jurisdiction, for example, conferred by the Bishop of Utrecht, which in this case belonged to the Lords of Ruins.

    

    The route starts in ruins. Where Mariakirche stands today

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  • Easy
    01:59
    21.4 mi
    10.8 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This route is for connoisseurs of cyclists. Scottish highland cattle, goats and the nature reserve Fochteloërveen with the great observation tower make the charm of the landscape.

    

    Starting point is at the hotel restaurant Bitter & Zoet in Veenhuizen with the beautiful vegetable, herb and orchards. The

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    23.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This varied bike ride is ideal for family trips. You cycle across the lowest moorland in the Netherlands and stop in the exciting prison museum of Veenhuizen.

    

    After the start in Norg, an Anger village typical for Drenthe, it goes to Westervelde and immediately to a megalithic tomb. You come through the

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    25.9 mi
    10.8 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This approximately 41-kilometer bike ride takes you to varied striking points of Drenthe.

    

    In the highlands of Drenthe you are offered miles of picturesque landscapes with heath hills, forests and Scottish highland cattle. Of course, the museum village of Orvelte should not be missed on this cycle tour

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  • Intermediate
    02:45
    29.7 mi
    10.8 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this varied bike ride you cycle not only through beautiful nature, but also discover a lot off the bike paths.

    

    Experience Drenthe, for example, from the heights. Climb the lookout tower "Poolshoogte" on the hill near Forst Odoorn. To pause, a stop at the Boomkroonpad (literally treetop path) is recommended

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    256 mi
  • Duration
    24:12 h
  • Elevation
    3,300 ft

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