Dag 6: Haaksbergen naar Enschede – LF4 Midden-Nederlandroute
Bike Touring Highlight
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Robin Patijn - Farawayistan planned a bike ride.
December 18, 2020
This stage winds its way through the nature reserves in the Twente region. The start is slightly south of Haaksbergen. Only five kilometers away you will already pass the first nature reserve of the day. The Buurserzand and Haaksbergerveen is a beautiful high moor area, which is quite rare in the Netherlands.The cycle path leads right through fantastic landscapes, with the bright purple colors of the heather plants. Shortly after you cross the N18, you cycle past a large sand extraction site. You will cycle through Boekelo at about halfway through your cycling day. This is a perfect destination to stock up on some snacks for the remainder of the stage.A short while later you cycle through the Buurtschap Twekkelo. Here you can still enjoy the peace and emptiness before you cycle towards the final destination of the LF4 Midden-Nederland route. As soon as you pass the Twente Canal, you can almost touch the finish. However, the route makes another loop north of Enschede.Landgoed Hof Espelo is centrally located in this loop. Here you can clearly see how nature and culture can go together. Farmers' fields, grassy meadows, old farms and tree-lined avenues tell a bit about the 800-year history of Twente. A look at the visitor center is definitely worth it! The final destination is six kilometers away: in the old city center of Enschede.
March 23, 2021