The Hilversum green

Cycling in Laren, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cycling route 115991

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2391 219
32.3 km
01:53 h
569 kcal
2 m
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Description

This beautiful route offers you the best of both worlds; the pleasant bustle of the city and the soothing nature of a beautiful forest area. Fill your lungs with the fresh forest air of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The rolling landscape not only offers beautiful vistas between the trees, where people already lived in prehistoric times. Camps, ban divisions, dead roads, urn fields and burial mounds are no exception in this area. Our cycling route starts at Attent SidB Hilversum and you can park your car for free. Of course you can go to the supermarket for everything you like on the road: from a block of cheese or sausage and a savory biscuit to satisfy your hunger, to a thirst-quenching apple and a bottle of water. When you have made your choice, you cycle to the museum and castle Sypesteyn. The building is said to have been built around 1288, but the oldest foundations found are from around 1500. In 1589 the house was destroyed by skirmishes and shortly after the ruins were restored, fighting between French troops and soldiers of the stadtholder destroyed the castle again. Around 1900 the estate was bought by Jonkheer Henri van Sypesteyn. He builds a sober ancestral castle on the foundations of the ruins from material from demolished historic buildings and churches. This castle has been set up as a museum about the family, but the museum also houses collections of arts and crafts. The castle garden is also beautiful: the park is over five hectares in size and there is a castle garden, but also a maze and an orchard, which are separated by hedges, moats and ornamental fences from old country estates. When you have found your way across the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and return to the city, you can conclude your tour at the supermarket. Before heading home to rest, you can buy all the ingredients you need to prepare a delicious meal here. This way you can enjoy the wonderful day in the open air at your own dining table.
Bicycle cafe Nice walkers Park and garden Forest Cultural routes Nature Route Castle

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Directions

# Description Distance
56
56 (1251SW, Laren, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
83
83 (3739KS, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.34 km
82
82 (Vuursche Dreef, 3739KX, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.13 km
99
99 (Vuursche Dreef, 3739KT, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 6.00 km
20
20 (1213RC, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.21 km
29
29 (Graaf Floris V weg, 3739NC, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.73 km

Place name directory

  • Laren, Utrecht
  • De Bilt, Utrecht
  • Hilversum, North Holland
  • Wijdemeren, North Holland
  • Laren, North Holland

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