De Koog, De Waal and Oosterend.

Cycling in Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 129274

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5768 203
38.5 km
02:15 h
679 kcal
13 m
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Description

The dune area of Texel is a beautiful nature reserve with dunes, forests, heaths, salt marshes and an extensive beach plain. The vastness of the sea and beach, the beautiful forests and the large dune landscape make the Dunes of Texel National Park a wonderful area to visit. The nature reserve is 43 square kilometers and forms a sea of dunes as far as you can see over the entire west side of Texel. Due to its tranquility, Texel is a paradise for many animal species: the harbor seal and the gray seal have a great time along the coastline, rabbits hares hop in the dunes where ermines hunt and if you are lucky, you can see a white-beaked dolphin swimming in the sea. It will come as no surprise that Texel also attracts many different bird species: the brent goose, tundra bean goose, spoonbill, shelduck, wigeon, lapwing and sandpiper are just some of the feathered animals that come to seek refuge on the island. From the starting point of the bike tour at Hotel Kogerstaete, you cross the entire width of the island. You can see many different sides of Texel, from the smallest village on the island (De Waal) to the place where the only harbor is used. After almost nine kilometers you come to windmill De Kemphaan. This meadow mill was built to flood a bird sanctuary. The mill is owned by Vereniging Natuurmonumenten. A storm in the fall of 2008 broke a blade and damaged several blades. In the following summer, the mill was completely restored and made ready to grind. The mill is a municipal monument and in 2013 it runs on a voluntary basis. Near the east coast of the island, in the Polder Zandkes, is a modest monument. In 1942 a Halifax bomber crashed on this spot, killing the entire crew, consisting of five Canadians and three British. Windmill Het Noorden is also a nice windmill to view. This polder mill is located just north of Oosterend. The mill was built to drain the northeastern areas of the island. In 1928 the mill was fitted with streamlines and three screw pumps for better operation. The mill fell out of operation around 1964 and in 1970 it became the property of the De Hollandse Molen foundation. He restored the mill and made it ready to grind again, so that it can now be put into operation on a voluntary basis.
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# Description Distance
20
20 (1796BB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
17
17 (Ruijslaan, 1796PV, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.96 km
70
70 (1796NL, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.80 km
65
65 (Waal en Burgerdijk, 1791MN, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.75 km
De Kemphaan (De Kemphaan, 1793ER, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.03 km
65
65 (Waal en Burgerdijk, 1791MN, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 9.30 km

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