Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Gorinchem and Hoornaar

Cycling in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 122133

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4649 84
36.9 km
02:10 h
650 kcal
5 m
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Description

Be amazed by the vast, flat landscape of the Netherlands. You can look hundreds of meters away over fields and farms and farmlands stand out like dots on the horizon. Beautiful houses stand on large plots of land, while the plots of the various plots are demarcated and intersected by ditches excavated straight. The peace and space that characterizes the landscape between Hoornaar, Hardinxveld-Giessendam and Gorinchem provides a relaxed feeling in a typical Dutch setting. Gorinchem is the largest town through which the cycling tour takes you. The city probably originated when fishermen and farmers founded a settlement here around the year 1000, in the mouth of the Linge and the Merwede. In the thirteenth century, the area and the city became the property of the Lords of Arkel and they ensured that the city was further fortified. In the mid-fourteenth century, the raised ramparts were reinforced with stone walls. There were a total of 23 towers on it and there were seven gates in them, creating a real city wall. The beginning of a real city was a fact! During your bike ride you could pass the Jan van Arkel corn rack mill in the Arkel. The octagonal mill was built in 1852 on a site where a polder mill stood in the years before. In 1946 the mill became the property of the municipality of Arkel and until 1952 the part of the mill that was located under the scaffolding attic was inhabited. The mill was then rented out to a miller, who went to grind corn again with the Jan van Arkel on wind power. From 1955 a diesel engine was used when there was no wind, so that grain production for animal feed could continue. If you want to visit the flour mill, you can take a look inside the national monument on Saturdays. Before or after your cycle route, you can take your bike to Profile Kramer (F) for a thorough service. The location is located near the parking lot where you can park your car for free. As an avid cyclist it is important to have your bike properly maintained, and who can do that better than a bicycle specialist? On presentation of your bicycle discount pass you will receive a discount of 10 euros on the work.
Bicycle maintenance Restaurant Windmill

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Directions

# Description Distance
Profile Kramer (Peulenstraat, 3371AP, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
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77 (3371AG, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.98 km
76
76 (3381AH, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 6.33 km
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73 (3381LK, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 8.65 km
74
74 (Slingelandseweg, 3381LA, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 8.78 km
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72 (4225SL, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 12.13 km

Place name directory

  • Hardinxveld-Giessendam, South Holland
  • Molenlanden, South Holland
  • Gorinchem, South Holland
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