Tour of West Texel

Cycling in Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 129285

Provided by: Groots Genieten

18822 385
42.5 km
02:30 h
749 kcal
12 m
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Description

National Park Duinen van Texel is a 43 square kilometer nature reserve and forms a sea of dunes as far as you can see over the entire west side of Texel. The area consists of five sub-areas, each of which is equally beautiful. Texel is loved by many animal species, animals like to come here to find peace and space: the harbor seal and the gray seal are having a great time along the coastline, the rabbits and hares hop in the dunes where stoats and foxes hunt and as you're lucky, a playful white-beaked dolphin jumps out of the water. Texel is also a popular breeding and stopping place for many different species of birds, such as spoonbills and waders. When you set out, you have to cycle fourteen kilometers before you reach the first attraction. Here you will pass one of the four monuments on the island that bears the name Crashed Lancaster Bomber Monument. The stone with plaque is placed to commemorate a crashed plane of the Allies. Six kilometers away is a similar monument with the same name, but this refers to another plane that crashed. Landgoed De BONTE experience has two attractive farms where old crafts are practiced. Here you can learn how the craftsmen in a soap factory, a beer brewery, a paper maker, a bakery, a candle factory and a distillery work to make their products. The next monument is also a war memorial. The Texel War Memorial that you see in Den Burg commemorates the many killed inhabitants of Texel. The last monument that you can view is a municipal monument in the form of a polder mill. The meadow mill De Kemphaan was built to flood a bird sanctuary. In the fall of 2008, a blade broke off during a storm and several blades were damaged. In the summer of 2009 the mill was completely restored and made ready to grind again. In 2013, the mill runs on a voluntary basis and is owned by the Vereniging Natuurmonumenten.
Windmill Museum Monument Forest Dunes and beach Cultural routes Nature Route E-bike routes Monument routes

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Directions

# Description Distance
27
27 (1795KL, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
22
22 (Ruigendijk, 1796MP, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.60 km
21
21 (1796BG, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.74 km
20
20 (1796BB, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.42 km
17
17 (Ruijslaan, 1796PV, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.38 km
16
16 (1796MV, Texel, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.95 km

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  • Texel, North Holland

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