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Cycling in Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands

Cycling route 124993

Provided by: Groots Genieten

10795 147
52.9 km
03:06 h
932 kcal
30 m
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Description

The Drentsche Aa winds its way through a landscape where farmers have held sway for years. They have nevertheless managed to keep the landscape reasonably intact and have adapted to the meandering river with respect for nature. This is an area where fields have been made on bulbous ash trees, where fields have been laid out on higher ground and where meadows and meadows in lower-lying stream valleys can be found. The farmlands are dominated by Saxon farms around village greens. The result: a unique esdorp landscape like you can't find anywhere else. In a beautiful bocage landscape, open and closed areas alternate strongly, so that the picturesque area always remains exciting. From the starting point of the route, you can park your car for free at De Koningsberg, you cycle to a historic burial mound. Drenthe also houses several of these ancient graves and all burial mounds in the Netherlands are archaeological monuments. In these ancient hills the dead were given their final resting place. When someone died, he was kept in a coffin or urn, after which a burial mound was raised over the human remains. Several people were buried in a burial mound. Even burial mounds have been found that have been used in different times and that have been adapted and raised over the centuries. The burial mounds in Drenthe date from the Bronze Age. Another historical element during your trip is Motte Gieten. A motte-and-bailey castle is a type of fortress from the Middle Ages, usually made of wood and built on a landscaped mound of earth: a motte. A residential tower (donjon), castle or defense structure was built on that hill, and the earth with which the hill was raised often came from the moat that was dug around it. It is not clear whether the motte Gieten had a permanent resident and what the motte looked like in full uniform.
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Directions

# Description Distance
69
69 (Balloo, 9458TC, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
70
70 (9451, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 1.01 km
53
53 (Nijlande, 9452, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 3.61 km
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79 (9453, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 5.08 km
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81 (9448XA, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 8.78 km
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63 (9451DB, Aa en Hunze, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 12.07 km

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  • Aa en Hunze, Drenthe
  • Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe
  • Drenthe

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