Back in time in De Graafschap

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Bronckhorst
  • 54.83 km (Approximately 03:13 u)
  • Cycling route 123766
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Back in time in De Graafschap

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Bronckhorst
  • 54.83 km (Approximately 03:13 u)
  • Cycling route 123766
A picturesque landscape emerges between Vorden and Lochum: De Graafschap National Landscape. In the 20,000 hectare, strongly agricultural area, you will find ash trees and meadows, beautiful country estates, babbling brooks, romantic unpaved paths and picturesque hamlets and villages. It is a beautiful small-scale landscape that is characterized by the fairytale views in a semi-open area. The interplay of wooded banks, hedges, farms, fields and rivers gives the area something exciting. The idyllic bocage landscape also has many estates and castles that are typical of the area. You will cycle through the estate't Waliën. The site is planted with trees such as larch, Douglas fir, Norway spruce and American oak. Hidden between the trees are four pools, where reptiles feel at home. The lesser newt, the crested newt, the toad and the common frog like to dive under the drumming of the black woodpecker. A pine marten has also been spotted on the estate. Nature lovers who like to explore the area by bicycle should book an overnight stay at Hotel Bakker. From the hotel, this, but also another beautiful route (123769) leads you through the green surroundings and in your comfortable hotel room you can rest well from the effort of the day. In the pleasantly decorated dining room of the hotel you can enjoy a nice dinner and it is wonderful to end your day with a drink in the taproom. You can park your car in the parking lot of Hotel Bakker. Just before half of the journey, the first sight presents itself. The history of Huis Ampsen goes back to 1105. The first castle and both houses on the estate were destroyed by the Spaniards in 1605. The present house was rebuilt in the first half of the seventeenth century. A wing has been added to the right over time, giving the building a U-shape. The castle and estate is privately owned and not accessible. From Huis Ampsen, the cycle route leads you to the Zwiepse Molen, which can be visited six kilometers further. The octagonal windmill was placed in 1851 on the Zwiepse Berg near Barchem. Due to the poor windage, the tower mill was moved several times, until it was given its current destination in 1880. The mill is set up for grinding grain and a volunteer miller uses his expertise to continue to do so. Before you relax in the hotel, you can visit the beautiful Vorden estate. An old agricultural landscape makes you feel as if you have gone back in time. Vorden Castle is located in a fairytale park forest with streams. Behind the coach house is a beautiful vegetable garden called the Hof van Hackfort. This beautiful estate is open weekly on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Directions

# Description Distance
Hotel Bakker (Dorpsstraat, 7251 BB, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
89
89 (7251AA, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.19 km
86
86 (7251JK, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.67 km
81
81 (Gazoorweg, 7251HG, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.48 km
44
44 (7231PK, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 8.54 km
45
45 (7218, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 11.39 km

Pause places

Hotel Bakker

Dorpsstraat 24
7251 BB Bronckhorst
http://www.bakker.nl

Hotel Bakker is located in the castle village of Vorden in the Achterhoek. The hotel is an ideal place to stay for cycling and walking enthusiasts, because it is close to the Hoge Veluwe. Enjoy the whole day in the beautiful nature and afterwards relax at Hotel Bakker. That sounds like a nice day, right? Bakker is located in a monumental building surrounded by a beautiful garden with a fountain and terraces where you can sit. The comfortable rooms are classically furnished and fully equipped. It is a real family hotel, so feel free to bring your whole family for a pleasant weekend in the Achterhoek. Furthermore, dogs are also welcome in this hotel. Handy if you want to go out with your four-legged friend. Are you only in this area for a day? Come and have a bite to eat at Hotel Bakker. Delicious roosters, asparagus in the spring and game specialties in the autumn and winter can be found on the menu and the rest of the menu is full of surprising dishes.

Sights

Huis Ampsen

Kasteel Ampsen
7241NG Lochem

The history of this stately castle dates back to 1105. The first castle and both houses on the estate were destroyed in 1605 by the Spaniards. The current house was rebuilt in the first half of the seventeenth century. The castle and the estate are privately owned and therefore not accessible.

De Zwiepse Molen

De Wiek
7241PT Lochem
http://www.allemolens.nl

The mill is set up for grinding grain and a volunteer miller uses his expertise to do this today.

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