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Dag 1: Van Hilversum naar Arnhem – Bikepacking weekend Heuvelrug en Veluwe

58.9 mi
9.0 mph
1,575 ft
1,375 ft
Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
13.1 mi

Vliegbasis Soesterberg

Bike Touring Highlight

28.2 mi

Let de Stigterpad

Bike Touring Highlight

58.9 mi


Singletrack: 9.02 mi
Path: 8.34 mi
Access Road: < 109 yd
Cycleway: 29.8 mi
Street: 2.41 mi
Road: 9.42 mi


Unpaved: 10.2 mi
Compacted Gravel: 11.8 mi
Cobblestones: 0.78 mi
Paved: 16.4 mi
Asphalt: 19.2 mi
Unknown: 0.52 mi
  • Includes a segment that goes up or down a series of steps

    You may need to carry your bike.

  • Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden

    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.

Weather Forecast

Simon Rosmolen planned a gravel ride.

May 29, 2020


  • Simon Rosmolen

    On the first cycling day from Hilversum you will cross the Utrechtse Heuvelrug from west to east and end in Arnhem. You get on from Hilversum station, after which you quickly reach the denser forests near Lage Vuursche. This village is known for its many pancake restaurants and Drakensteyn Castle, the home of Princess Beatrix.Not long after that you will pass the old military airfield of Soesterberg. Today it houses the National Military Museum. The three-kilometer runway is no longer in use and is now open to cyclists outside the breeding season. Enjoy the panoramic view while cycling on the (probably) widest cycle path in the Netherlands.In the Cape Forest near Doorn, you hook up to the Let de Stigterpad. This unpaved cycle path winds for miles through the forests, moors and sand dunes of the Heuvelrug. The cycle path is named after one of the founders of the national park, A.D. de Stigter-Huising.Coffee tip: just after the first part of the Let de Stigterpad in Amerongen is bicycle café De Proloog. Before climbing the Amerongse Berg, you can enjoy delicious coffee and homemade cakes here. Present soulmates guaranteed.After the climb at Amerongen, follow the Let de Stigterpad again and leave the Heuvelrug. Via the Ginkelse Heide and a long unpaved strip along the railway you reach the forests around Arnhem.You can spend the night at Camping Warnsborn or - a little bit further - in one of the many B & Bs or hotels in the city.

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Mike Verver

    Hi Simon, nice route. I'm saving it for next year. Then I go from Heiloo to Varsseveld by bicycle. This route fits in nicely with what I want to cycle.
    Gr. Mike

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    • September 3, 2020

  • Simon Rosmolen

    Nice Mike! Have fun! 😉

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    • September 4, 2020

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