Enjoy the farmland in the Vecht valley

Cycling in Gooise Meren, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 114691

Provided by: VVV

6017 259
43.2 km
02:32 h
761 kcal
6 m
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Description

Enjoy cycling along the vast polders full of cattle and along the banks of rivers such as the Vecht and the Gein, it's all possible with this route. You will also pass various fortresses and the fortified town of Naarden along the way. History buffs can also indulge themselves on this route.

Admire the Muiderslot
This cycle route starts at the West Battery, a fortress at the mouth of the Vecht. From here you cycle through the old fortress of Muiden along various forts and the famous Muiderslot. This is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in all of the Netherlands, so it's worth getting off your bike here to admire the castle in all its glory. It is said that the castle was built in the 13th century by Floris V. In the 17th century, the famous writer PC Hooft lived here. Then you cycle through the fortified town of Naarden to Weesp. You will pass through farmland and along various lakes.

Explore the farmland
Cows and sheep graze on the vast meadows and with a bit of luck you can pet a lamb along the way. You will also pass several farms where you can visit for tasty regional products. There is a cheese farm in Weesp where you can taste and buy homemade farmer's cheese. Eventually you will return to Muiden.

More information
This cycling route full of natural beauty and historical sights is offered to you by RBT Gooi & Vecht. For all tourist information about the Gooi & Vecht region, see the official VVV website of the region www.gooivecht.nl.
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Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Westbatterij, 1398XJ, Gooise Meren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Westbatterij (Westbatterij, 1398XJ, Gooise Meren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.91 km
Vesting Muiden (Old Dutch, 1398 AD, Gooise Meren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.75 km
Het Muiderslot (Shop, 1398 AA, Gooise Meren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.27 km
Muizenfort (Fort-C) (1398 VE, Gooise Meren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.85 km
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17 (1399GW, Gooise Meren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 7.00 km

Place name directory

  • Gooise Meren, North Holland
  • Weesp, North Holland
  • De Ronde Venen, Utrecht
  • Amsterdam, North Holland
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