Cycling in Westerwolde

Westerwolde - Groningen - The Netherlands

Cycling route 1003827

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55.12 km
971 kcal
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Cycling in Westerwolde is a voyage of discovery through one of the most versatile nature reserves in the Netherlands. With the wind in your hair over the heath, along beautiful brook valleys through the forest to attractive villages.

Star point: Sellingen
The starting point of this route is Restaurant De Ruiten Aa / De Bronzen Eik in Sellingen. The restaurant is known for its seasonal, regional dishes. The ideal starting point to discover the surroundings of Sellingen from here. Sellingen is an esdorp that originated in the Middle Ages. It is an elongated place with village houses and beautiful farms. From the restaurant you leave in a northerly direction to Bourtange.

Fort Bourtange
Near the German border in Westerwolde you will find the fortress Bourtange. This is a unique historical defense work. You imagine yourself back in time when you cycle past this. Get to know the fortress that was never taken. The shape of the fortress is striking: it is a pentagon. The current Bourtange is based on drawings of the fortress of 1742 and gives a complete picture of how the fortified city must have looked like at that time.

Cycling along the water
From the nineteenth to well into the twentieth century, the heathlands and peatlands of Westerwolde have been reclaimed. You can still see traces of this today. From Bourtange you cycle further to Veelerveen. You cycle along the water to Ter Maarsch through the green and wooded surroundings of Ter Wupping and Sterenborg. You cycle back to Sellingen via Mussel and Musselkanaal. Musselkanaal is a ribbon village. The village is an extension of Stadskanaal.

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