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Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 309 out of 314 road cyclists

This Highlight goes through a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Nationaal Park De Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Includes a segment in which cycling is not permitted

You will have to dismount and push your bike.

Includes a segment with temporary access restrictions

Check ahead to confirm restricted segments are open to the public.


  • Govert

    A must in the area!

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    • December 16, 2019

  • Leendert de Keijzer

    Beautifully sloping course, challenges you to go full throttle!

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    • May 3, 2020

  • Sambalsinke

    Beautiful road surface. Sloping. Fairly little traffic. You can accelerate here.

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    • September 4, 2020

  • Antonie Fountain

    One of the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands by bicycle. First up the Elsterberg, wide cycle path separate from the road, up between the trees. Then the Defense Road, several climbs and technical bends in the descent. To top it off, the climbs between the trees on the Autoweg. Most beautiful cycling piece in the area, and that says a lot!

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    • March 3, 2021

  • Jeroen

    nice racing, not seen a car

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    • April 6, 2021

  • oele2dutch

    Every cyclist in our area knows this one, so it is very populair(and crowded).
    Keep paying attention to the other people on this street.

    • April 18, 2021

  • Marinus van de Velde

    Great cycling environment with a relatively large amount of climbing and descending (for Dutch standards).

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    • August 10, 2021

  • Bart Veldhuizen

    Beautiful car-free road through the forest that goes up and down.

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    • March 15, 2020

  • Mark

    Utrecht at its best!

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    • May 9, 2020

  • m_eilers

    Nice area with little motorized traffic.

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    • November 30, 2020

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Location: Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands


  • Distance1.72 mi
  • Uphill125 ft
  • Downhill50 ft

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