Are you a nature lover and curious about what nature looked like in the Netherlands a thousand years ago? Then this cycling tour through Oostvaardersland, through the swampy wetlands of the Oostvaardersplassen is a fantastic experience! Nowhere in Europe will you find a nature reserve with such rugged grasslands, pristine reed plains and ponds rich in different fish species. The area attracts hundreds of birds of various species; from birds of prey such as hawks to waterfowl such as spoonbills. The area is best known as a breeding ground for the white-tailed eagle and is notorious for the large colony of cormorants that find more than enough food in the pools. Greylag geese come here to moult, but small mammals - foxes, roe deer, rabbits, hares, mice and amphibians - also have a great time here. The plains are grazed by large herds of Konik horses, cows and red deer. In this way they prevent the area from growing over in a natural way. There is a good chance that you will encounter these herds during your bike ride, but you may also come face to face with the bulls, which usually live solitary. The cycle route starts and ends at Oostvaardersplassen Visitor Center, where you can park your car for free. In the visitor center you can also find more detailed information about the area, the vegetation and the special animals that live there.