Tour of Weerterbos and Budel-Dorplein
38.04 km (Approximately 02:14 u)
Between Budel and Weert it is wonderfully quiet cycling in a natural landscape. You drive through the Weerterbos, but also through the historic Budel-Dorplein. From your starting point you drive through the Weerter and Budelerbergen into the Weerterbos. This is one of the few really old forests in the area. This nature reserve consists of a nice mix of moist and dry forests, grassland plots and small moors. There are even red deer. Stop for a cup of coffee at Huyskamer Daatjeshoeve. A little further on, in the rural area, you come across the Janzona, a corn mill from 1937. Back on the road you cycle through Budel-Dorplein. In the middle of the Loozerheide, a zinc factory was built here in 1892 with houses and facilities for the workers. The area is considered a protected village scene, the buildings are located between the coniferous forests.
|# ||Description ||Distance |
| ||Parkeerplaats (Cranendonck, Limburg, The Netherlands) ||0.00 km |
|80 (6021KB, Cranendonck, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||6.53 km |
| ||Janzona (6021KA, Cranendonck, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||7.05 km |
|80 (6021KB, Cranendonck, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||7.53 km |
| ||Restaurant- brasserie De Coockpit (Luchthavenweg, 6021 PX, Cranendonck, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||10.48 km |
|76 (6002SZ, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands) ||14.58 km |
Restaurant- brasserie De Coockpit
6021 PX Cranendonck
Restaurant-brasserie De Coockpit is located near the runways of Kempen Airport. A nice place for a pleasant stopover or as a base for a trip through the wooded area. With Weert there is also a pleasant town within cycling reach. At De Coockpit you can be surprised by the tastiest dishes: they are French-oriented and prepared with fresh and seasonal products. In the brasserie you can settle down for a quick bite or a cup of coffee. The terrace is located at the airport. You've probably never eaten this close to an airplane.
Huyskamer Daatjeshoeve is located on the edge of the Weerterbos, close to the greenest city in the world: Weert. An ideal base for beautiful cycling and walking tours through the natural surroundings. The cozy Weert is also within cycling range. After a day in the open air, it is wonderful to relax at the Daatjeshoeve. In this restored farmhouse from 1941 you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee with pie, a delicious lunch or a special beer at your leisure. On sunny days you can relax on the terrace. The Daatjeshoeve has a permanent exhibition of aircraft parts and wreckage.
It is an octagonal wooden belt mill that is decorated as a flour mill. Janzona means: 'son of Janssen'. This mill was built in 1937 to replace a mill that burned down in that year and after a thorough restoration in 1980 the mill is fully operational again.