Schijf, Roosendaal and Visdonk

Rucphen, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 119690

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40.7 km
02:23 h
717 kcal
23 m


Between Roosendaal and Rucphen lies a forest area that extends to the border of Belgium: the Rucphense Bossen. An original cover sand ridge, which formed a heath and shifting sand area, was planted with conifers in the early twentieth century. This is how the forests that cover approximately 1200 hectares were created, covered with fragrant European larch, the well-known Scots pine and the full Douglas fir. Agricultural enclaves are hidden between the trees like spots, but the original shifting sand and heath relics can still be found here. The Oud Buisse Heide is an estate where a visual artist and a writer/politician once found their inspiration. They lived here together until the owners donated it to Natuurmonumenten in 1945. They kept the three special buildings on the estate: the Herenkamer, the Angorahoeve and the Atelier. These are surrounded by old forests, spacious fields and meadows, fens and heathland. Beautiful farms complete the picturesque picture of the Oud Buisse Heide. Close to these cultural-historical values is the lesser-known De Biekorf estate, which is truly a feast for the eyes. Although not much is known about this beautiful country house, it is clear that the stately building must have been built by a wealthy owner. The house, which has a luxurious appearance, is surrounded by beautiful tree-lined avenues and park forests consisting of deciduous and coniferous trees. Other beautiful estates that you cycle past are Wallsteijn and De Moeren. Wallsteijn was built around 1800 by the then sheriff of Zundert: Frederik van de Wall. The country house has a number of spacious outbuildings such as an orangery, a garden house, a coach house, a central part farm and a longitudinal part barn. The Zondreef, a beautiful avenue that leads to a viewing dome in the south of the estate, runs past the country house on this estate. Because this dome is on an elevation, you have a beautiful view of the countryside from here. Landgoed De Moeren was named after the De Moeren nature reserve. The country house was built in 1817. This prestigious country house has also had an addition: a spacious coach house and an authentic wooden barn give the house extra cachet. You can park your car for free at De Gerda Hoeve. At this start and end point of the route, it is wonderful to come back after your bike ride and eat a freshly made ice cream. This ice cream is made from the milk of the cows kept on the farm. You can also book a room in the ice cream farm, so that you can use our cycling package. After an overnight stay in one of the cosy, nostalgic rooms, you will be fit again to take a look at route 119691, which leads through the area from the farm.
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# Description Distance
41 (4721, Rucphen, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
43 (4885KD, Zundert, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.95 km
43 (4885KD, Zundert, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.08 km
42 (Scham, 2910, Kleine Horendonk, Flanders, Belgium) 2.97 km
49 (Achtmaalseweg, 4885AV, Zundert, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 9.84 km
De Toekomst (Pastoor de Bakkerstraat, 4885 AK, Zundert, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 10.00 km


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