Runde Hasselt-Zwolle – Hansestädte
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Niederländische Hansestädte planned a bike ride.
April 25, 2018
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 historic downtown with atmospheric streets and canals and over 70 monuments. Hasselt is one of the oldest places of choice in the Netherlands and part of the famous international pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The symbol of the pilgrims, the scallop, made of Bentheimer sandstone, can be found in the wall of the old town hall.Over wide river meadows the route leads you to Zwolle. The dynamic Hanseatic city exudes culture on every corner. The authentic facades, the city wall, the Sassenpoort, the Peperbustoren (the "pepper-scattering tower") and the star-shaped canal of the city are characteristic for this Hanseatic city. On the outskirts of the city and while cycling back to Hasselt, you can enjoy the beautiful distant view over the vast polder landscape.