Fort route across the Land of Altena

Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 117376

based on 5 reviews

Provided by: Waterlinies 2015

36.5 km
02:08 h
643 kcal
6 m


Your route starts at SIS Lunch, where you start your cycling tour after a delicious lunch.
A large part of the bike ride through the Land of Altena leads over (car-free) dikes. Seen from the dikes, the land appears flatter than flat. The'broad rivers\\\' that the poet Marsman mentions are today the Boven-Merwede and the Afdamde Maas. The history of the Land of Altena is one of robber knights and land grabs between the lords of Gelre, Brabant and Holland. From the terrace of De Pannenkoekenbakker Woudrichem you can spot all kinds of aquatic animals along the way, even adult beavers. When you leave Woudrichem you will see Slot Loevestein in the distance. In the Eighty Years' War the Spanish occupier took the castle; later William of Orange ordered the Beggar leader Herman de Ruyter to reconquer it.

Please note: ferries sail throughout the season at different times and sometimes not at all. Check the sailing times of the ferry on this website in advance.
Parking Tourist Transfer Point (TOP) Bicycle cafe Restaurant Water tower Pancake house Fort Nature gate

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Waterlinies 2015

The concept for a defense line in which the low-lying polder landscape is flooded dates back to 1589. With the fortresses in the fortified towns of Muiden, Weesp, Naarden, Gorinchem and Woudrichem, the line was guarded from the higher ground. Explore these unique fortresses in the unique polder landscape.


# Description Distance
SIS Lunch Boutique (Hoogstraat, 4251 CJ, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
80 (Kerkeinde, 4254LC, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.83 km
31 (4254DN, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.34 km
78 (4285WG, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 7.21 km
32 (Kerkstraat, 4285AD, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 9.03 km
De Pannekoekenbakker Woudrichem (Schapendam, 4285 XA, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 9.84 km


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