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Cycling along the Dutch Hanseatic Cities

Niederländische Hansestädte

Cycling along the Dutch Hanseatic Cities

Bike Touring Collection by Niederländische Hansestädte

8

Tours

25:15 h

269 mi

2,825 ft

Sublime dikes offering an almost endless view of the lush green meadows along the winding rivers, dreamlike cycle paths leading through picturesque nature to charming Hanseatic towns – these seven unique cycle routes take you through this beautiful landscape from Hanseatic city to Hanseatic city.

Just behind the German-Dutch border, there are nine Dutch Hanseatic towns which have been able to retain their medieval charm to this day. Doesburg, Zutphen, Deventer, Hattem, Zwolle, Hasselt, Kampen, Elburg and Harderwijk – each town has its own charm and character. Beautiful historic city centers, modern shops, hip bars and a diverse cultural scene make the Hanseatic cities particularly attractive destinations for excursions to this day.

In this Collection, we present seven bike routes around the Dutch Hanseatic cities, so you don't have to do anything else but simply start cycling.

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    Intermediate
    03:25
    36.0 mi
    10.5 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this 57-kilometer circuit you can explore the Hanseatic cities of Zutphen and Doesburg. The journey through the two cities is like traveling back in time along Gothic facades, historic merchants' houses and old quays.

    The beautiful bike tour takes you from Zutphen along the IJssel south to Doesburg. In this Hanseatic city there is an invitation to a cultural …

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    32.2 mi
    10.4 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike tour takes you on a 51-kilometer circuit from Elburg to Hattem and back. It starts in the Hanseatic city of Elburg, which enchants with narrow streets, the Keitjesstoepen (mosaic decorations on the sidewalks) and a wonderful view.

    From there you cycle through the wide polder landscape towards the west to Hattem, where you can admire the picturesque city …

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  • Difficult
    06:33
    69.9 mi
    10.7 mph
    675 ft
    650 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    On the 113 kilometer Fernradstrecke, which you can drive, for example, in two stages, it goes from Hanseatic city to Hanseatic city. The tour starts in Hasselt and takes you on flat terrain, following the beautiful IJssel to Doesburg. The path from north to south takes you along long dikes along the river, from where you have a beautiful view of the wide flat land, which enchants with its lush green meadows.

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  • Intermediate
    02:19
    24.4 mi
    10.5 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This bike tour takes you on a nearly 40-kilometer circuit from Deventer to Zutphen and back. It mainly about exposed bike paths and meandering dykes. On the route you cycle along one of the most beautiful rivers in the Netherlands: the IJssel. The river brought wealth and prosperity during the Hanseatic period, because it connected the open sea with the German hinterland.

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  • Intermediate
    04:09
    44.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This round takes you 70 kilometers from Elburg to Harderwijk and back. Starting point is the Hanseatic city of Elburg. In the harbor you will find many "Botter", the historic fishing ships of the city. Elburg has remained true to its importance as a fishing village - you can see it everywhere in the city.On the bike tour you …

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  • Intermediate
    02:35
    27.9 mi
    10.8 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike tour takes you on a 44-kilometer circuit through the two important Hanseatic cities of Zwolle and Kampen on the IJssel.It starts at Zwolle. From the starting point, you first drive a beautiful route through the Hanseatic city and cross countless of the many canals that flow through Zwolle. After this nice start, it goes to the shore …

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  • Easy
    01:27
    15.7 mi
    10.9 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Ferry
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    From the Hanseatic city of Hasselt, this bike tour takes you in an easy loop on 25 kilometers around the river Zwartewater. From Hasselt you drive first a little way to the south, then turn off in a large arc to the north. On the way to Zwartsluis you will cycle on the flat track past lush green meadows and wide fields, which are crossed by innumerable dead straight canals.

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  • Easy
    01:43
    18.5 mi
    10.8 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This circuit takes you along the varied river landscape of the IJsseldeltas. During this Hanseatic tour you will cycle through the beautiful polder landscape with its remote views and you will pass through the Hanseatic cities of Zwolle and Hasselt.In the picturesque Hasselt the bike tour starts. Here you will find many hidden treasures. This Hanseatic city has a …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    269 mi
  • Duration
    25:15 h
  • Elevation
    2,825 ft

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