Cycling through the woods around Meppel

Cycling in Staphorst, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route 135887

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10506 144
30.8 km
01:48 h
542 kcal
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You can count the forest areas between Zwolle and Meppel on one hand. The forest of Boswachterij Staphorst is therefore quite special in this area. This route takes you through this area that used to be used to cut peat.

Staphorst Forestry
The start and end point of this route is at Bed & Breakfast De Zilveren Maan. Here you can book a room to relax after your bike ride. From here you cycle through the beautiful forests around Staphorst. In the past you could find a moor here, but between 1930 and 1940 forests were planted here as a job creation project for the unemployed during the economic crisis. This created a wonderfully quiet forest that is home to roe deer, badgers, birds of prey and foxes. Furthermore, on this route you will cycle past a belfry from 1823. This bell is still used today to announce church services. Other places of interest along the way are De Havixhorsten castle and De Schiphorst hamlet.

Pub The Gilded Ros
At about half of the route you can take a break at Eetcafé Het Vergulde Ros. This used to be a stopping place for horse and cattle traders, but today it is mainly cyclists and walkers looking for a cup of coffee or a tasty meal.

A stork village
Near Meppel you will find the stork village De Lokkerij. Around 2006, this village had about 175 breeding pairs. The storks had such a good life in this village that they have spread independently over the region around the station. For example, the white stork is gradually being reintroduced to the Netherlands. Wounded storks are also nursed here.
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# Description Distance
Bed & Breakfast De Zilveren Maan (7707 PV, Staphorst, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
81 (Burgemeester van Wijngaardenstraat, 7955, Staphorst, Overijssel, Nederland) 3.24 km
89 (Kerkweg, 7955BD, Staphorst, Overijssel, Nederland) 3.60 km
Klokkenstoel (Kerkweg, 7955BE, Staphorst, Overijssel, Nederland) 4.00 km
80 (Hessenweg, 7966AD, De Wolden, Drenthe, Nederland) 6.31 km
De Havixhorst (Hessenweg, 7966AD, De Wolden, Drenthe, Nederland) 6.56 km

Place name directory

  • Staphorst, Overijssel
  • De Wolden, Drenthe
  • Meppel, Drenthe
  • Punthorst, Overijssel
  • Hardenberg, Overijssel
  • Balkbrug, Overijssel
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