Stately castles on the edge of the Veluwe

Cycling in Ede, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 117581

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46.5 km
02:44 h
820 kcal
24 m
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When you think of the Veluwe, you probably immediately think of beautiful landscapes. Quiet forests with age-old trees, extensive moors, shifting sand areas, quietly babbling brooks and water courses. You will find it all there, but there is more. The Veluwe is also bursting with castles, estates and special buildings.

Back to the time of knights and castles
You have barely started your bike ride when you already come across the first attraction: Hoekelum Castle. In the past, this estate covered more than 2000 hectares, but the owners have had to give up space to Ede over the years. The city has grown considerably. The castle has been in the possession of one of the oldest noble families in the Netherlands for almost 200 years. A little further on the route you can admire Castle Doorwerth. This moated castle dates from the thirteenth century and the castle was completely restored in 2004. Today there are two museums located in the castle.

Spotting animals
In the Veluwe you will find a wide variety of animals. Various mammals thrive particularly well in the varied landscape of the Veluwe. The largest mammals in the area are red deer and mouflon. These animals usually hide from people, but if you're lucky you might just see a deer disappear between the trees. You will also find various birds and insects in the area.
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57 (6721PE, Ede, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
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