Ie Wie Waal Weg – vijf dijken van routes
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
Bike Touring Highlight
Road Cycling Highlight
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Includes a movable bridge
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Merijn Heijne | Mapmeisters planned a road ride.
September 14, 2020
Whether you come to Nijmegen by car and park at Kelfkensbos (parking garage), arrive by train or can start immediately by bicycle, you will quickly cycle out of the center of this student city on the Waal. Within a few minutes you have already exchanged the hustle and bustle of the city for the tranquility of nature in the Gelderse Poort. Over the Ooijse Bandijk you cycle along the Oude Waal, a true paradise for birds and bird watchers.Via a few small hamlets and hamlets with beautiful names such as Tiengeboden and Greenlands, you follow the Ooijse Bandijk to the Waal, one of the major rivers of the Netherlands. It is true that there are no bison in the vicinity of Bisonbaai, but there may be some primal cattle and konik horses. If you encounter these animals on the way, keep a safe distance.The water is also teeming with small beaches and other nice places to stop in good weather. Take your time with this Tour of just under 70 kilometers. Continue your route away from the water over the winding Kerkdijk in the direction of the Millingerwaard. I don't like to stop on the road myself, unless I really run out of food or drink, but I like to make an exception for the beautiful Millinger Tea Garden. This idyllic spot is sometimes a bit difficult to reach on an unpaved road, but usually also easy to do on a racing bike and definitely worth it! For the opening times, visit millingertheetuin.nl.Via the ferry you cross the Waal and you cycle north of the Waal past a special work of art. I could tell you all about it, but I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about once you cycle past it. It is much more fun to "meet" this work of art without any prior knowledge. Then it is under Gendt to Lent with a beautiful view of Nijmegen.At Ewijk you cross the bridge and cycle again on the south side of the Waal above Beuningen. Enjoy the beautiful floodplains and relaxing views of the river. Perhaps you do not have time for this at all and it is hard work against the wind or enjoy high speed downwind.Via Weurt and Nijmegen-West you are back in the urban area. When the weather is nice, enjoy a well-deserved terrace on the Nijmeegse Waalkade in the lower city. But be warned, the devil of this tour may still be in the tail for some: after the Velorama bicycle museum, a short, spicy vowel climb back to Kelfkensbos follows.
September 22, 2020
I will definitely do this tour next year
November 15, 2020