The Utrecht region offers the best of both worlds: expansive ancient forests, rivers, and endless polder landscape, and at the same time, urban city life with lively bars, museums full of art treasures and rushing festivals.
You can easily combine the two in one visit, as the city and country are not far apart. This is also the reason why Utrecht is best explored by bike. Great cycle paths take you through beautiful natural landscapes and past many cultural heritage sites.
In this Collection, we show you the eight most beautiful day tours around Utrecht. Whether you love nature, are interested in culture and history, or prefer city life, you're sure to find the right bike tour for you.
On this bike tour, the story of Kaiser Wilhelm II was revived, who went into exile in the Netherlands after the end of the First World War. The tour takes you through the impressive, wooded Utrecht Heuvelrug.On the way you pass the castles where Emperor Wilhelm II lived: Huis Doorn and Kasteel Amerongen Castle. Both tell the story of the Emperor in exile and can be visited with a guide.
The bike route Landgut und Seen takes you to the most beautiful spots of the Vechtstreek region. You cycle along the sweeping Vecht, where Amsterdam VOC merchants had their villas built in the 17th century.The route is a series of water and nature areas, as well as views of mills, historic farms and centuries-old castles and grounds.The Vechtstreek …
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For those who like romance, good company and noble history, the cycle path Green Heart is a fabulous route.The approximately 63-kilometer round trip begins at the marina Marnemoende and takes you along (lost) castles, the pilgrimage IJsselstein, the beautiful city of Montfoort and the mysterious Landgoed Linschoten. A very addictive route with a great wealth of history.Back at …
The approximately 50-kilometer circular tour first leads through the polders and then through the most beautiful forests around Baarn, Paleis Soestdijk and the Soesterduinen. Start and end point is the tourist office VVV Amersfoort.Over a wide polder you drive towards Baarn and cross the village. Right behind you is the Palace Soestdijk, where you can take a break. Then …
From "Keistad" Amersfoort you cycle through the Arkemheen-Eemland nature reserve. Arkemheen-Eemland is a unique and open area with meadow birds, grazing cows and endless views.Afterwards you drive to the special place Bunschoten-Soakenburg. He is known for the Museumhaven and of course for the clothes. But flood protection, which at 300 meters is the longest self-controlling flood protection in the world, impresses. The Scheepstimmerwerft, where still Botters (German: Fischerbote) are manufactured, is certainly worth a visit.
Get to know the Kromme Rijnstreek, a great area where the river landscape meets the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. An area with orchards, the Kromme Rijn, agricultural landscape, the forest Nieuw Wulven, estates, the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie and the Romeinse Limes.Ideal for a relaxed bike ride with more than enough reasons to descend. Discover the stories about fruit-growing in the Kersenmuseum …
The De Stijl cycling route between Utrecht and Amersfoort demonstrates the traces of the De Stijl artist group in the region. From the museum, around the painter Piet Mondriaan, born in Amersfoort, to numerous creations by furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld, born in Utrecht, everything is there. Good to know: Rietveld and Mondriaan never met.The route starts at …
The Cheese Store in Woerden shows in a modern way how cheese is made. From the starting point you drive to the regional market Woerden, where the cheese market takes place from April to August. On this market, the cheese trade of the past with a show adjusted, which is great to look at. The many regional products and varieties of (farm) cheese presented here make it clear that the city of Woerden is closely linked to the surrounding countryside.