Hardenberg, Diffelen and Rheeze

Cycling in Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route 115775

Provided by: Groots Genieten

11236 247
33.1 km
01:56 h
584 kcal
17 m
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Hardenberg originated near a castle of the Utrecht bishop that was located on the Herdenbergh. Since it was an important frontier town, it was walled off in 1230. In the east of the route you cycle through the Bruchterveld, a heathland reclaimed in the early 20th century, some of which peat remnants are still present here and there. Near Diffelen is one of the nine weirs in the Vecht, which regulate the large differences in the water level of this rain river. The weirs and more than sixty bends have given the Vecht a completely different character. On the northern bank of the Vecht are several old hamlets, such as Diffeien and Rheeze, each surrounded by their own ash tree. To the north of this were the common marken grounds, the Rheezerveld and the Diffelerveld. These used to be extensive heathlands, partly with drifting sand, such as the Rheezerbelten. Until recently, the BovenVecht upstream of Ommen was not dyked. Only the low Marslands along the river were flooded every winter. After large parts of Hardenberg were flooded in 1953, a 30 km dike was constructed. On the west side of the route you drive along the Diffelerveld, more than 1000 hectares of heathland that was planted with forest as part of the job creation. This is how Forestry Hardenberg was born. Heemse is almost completely swallowed by Hardenberg. Something of the old atmosphere has lingered in the white plastered church with its centuries-old cemetery and old lime trees.
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# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Kazerne Hardenberg, 7771BK, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Oelemölle (7771BC, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.50 km
33 (7771BW, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.77 km
10 (7772SC, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.88 km
40 (Stobbenhaarweg, 7793HT, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 5.25 km
47 (Kerkweg, 7695TG, Hardenberg, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 10.17 km

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