Front forest

Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 114924

based on 4 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

50.0 km
02:56 h
881 kcal
6 m


The Voorsterbos, around which this cycling tour leads, was planted in 1944 and is one of the oldest forests in Overijssel. This part of the polder is too wet for agriculture, because the soil mainly consists of sand and boulder clay. The trees and vegetation are diverse and have attracted about sixty different bird species. Rare specimens such as the lesser spotted woodpecker, the beautifully singing nightingale and the cheerful whistling oriole can be found here, but birds of prey such as the honey buzzard and the sparrow hawk also feel perfectly at home in the Voorsterbos. Roe deer hide among the trees, but pine martens and small amphibians also live off the wealth that the forests, soil and water in the area have to offer. When it gets dark, the bats also become active. You can park your car at Stichting Recreatiecentrum Zwarte Water in Zwartsluis, this is the start and end point of the cycle route. There is a lot to do in the area of water sports around the recreation center. So there is a lot of activity. During the reclamation of the province, impressive sights have been created: various shipwrecks have been uncovered. Further on the route you will come across a far-reaching ship no less than three times. When you have cycled past Vollenhove through the Bentpolder and left the Voorsterbos behind, you will see De Foeke. This mill is still very young and was built in 1968. This pole coater dominates the landscape - you can see it from afar - and can be viewed from very close. The polder mill was built at the time to enhance the nearby visitor center and is a feast for the eyes!
Marina Wrecked ships Windmill Arable farming, pasture or grassland Forest Water Cultural routes Nature Route Recreation area E-bike routes

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# Description Distance
Stichting Recreatiecentrum Zwarte Water (8064AG, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
93 (8064AJ, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.19 km
83 (8064PZ, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 1.63 km
80 (8326AX, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 6.98 km
34 (8326AX, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 7.19 km
Vergaand schip (8317PJ, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 8.95 km


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