The round in Texel

Cycling in Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 129273

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7685 299
43.2 km
02:32 h
762 kcal
10 m
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Description

The tourist Wadden island of Texel is very versatile. Whether you want to get a breath of fresh air on the beach or enjoy a great diversity of nature; you will find it all on Texel. A large part of Texel consists of a nature reserve with special plants and animals and, among other things, National Park Dunes of Texel shows you a special nature, which is unique in the Netherlands and even in Europe. In total, the area, which was designated a National Park in 2002, is approximately 43 square kilometers and covers the dune areas on the entire west side of the island. The beaches in the south and on the northern tip of the island are also part of the Dunes of Texel National Park. One of the beautiful areas that you will explore is De Slufter. This wide dune valley has an open connection with the North Sea. The seawater runs through creeks into the Slufter when the tide comes in. Due to the salty seawater, it is logical that many salt-loving plants grow here. Sea lavender colors the plains purple in June and the samphire blooms deep red in October. Further northwest, a sweet, wet valley has developed where orchids grow in abundance. 
At the northernmost point of Texel you will see the Eierland Lighthouse, which is named after the former island of Eierland. Construction of the red tower on a twenty meter high dune began in 1863. The lighthouse was lit a year later and is still in use today. Until 1910 it burned on petroleum, until it was switched to pharoline and finally the tower was connected to the electricity network. The lighthouse can be climbed up to the sixth floor, but the lighthouse and the former office of the lighthouse keeper are not accessible. You can see into the office through the window from the balcony. When you arrive in Oosterend you will see another historic building. In 1878 a mill was placed in the northern polder of Oosterend, called Het Noorden, to drain the northeastern areas of Texel. In 1928 the mill was equipped with streamlines and three screw pumps for better operation. The octagonal top porter went out of service around 1964 and became the property of the De Hollandse Molen foundation in 1970. He restored the mill and made it ready to grind again, so that it can now be put into operation on a voluntary basis. It then grinds the water around in a circuit.
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# Description Distance
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21 (1796BG, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
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22 (Ruigendijk, 1796MP, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.14 km
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27 (1795KL, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.74 km
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28 (Krimweg, 1795LR, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.44 km
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29 (Krimweg, 1795MB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 9.41 km
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31 (1795LN, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 11.08 km

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