Picturesque Echten, Hoogeveen and Zuidwolde

Cycling in Staphorst, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route 135888

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10549 142
51.5 km
03:01 h
907 kcal
19 m
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The Echtenerveld near Echten is a large nature reserve. Woods, heaths and fens form a varied area through which you can enjoy cycling. You will find special plants there. In the'Echtens Paradijs\\\', a heathland with a sand drift, for example, the juniper that is legally protected in the Netherlands grows.

Picturesque Zuidwolde
Another place you pass on this route is Zuidwolde. A small esdorp arose in the Middle Ages on the high sandy soils of Drenthe, in the midst of extensive wetlands. Due to large-scale peat extraction in the seventeenth century, the marshland was lost, but the small Zuudwolde, or Zuidwolde, was preserved. The most beautiful sight in the Esdorp is undoubtedly the windmill De Vlijt. The oak, octagonal belt mill from 1878 was used to grind grain. At the moment only the hull remains, because the mill was dismantled in 2004.

Bed & Breakfast The Silver Moon
Finally, you will pass two historic burial mounds. They were formerly used to bury the dead and to venerate the dead. All burial mounds in the Netherlands are on the list of monuments. The route ends at Bed & Breakfast De Zilveren Maan, a beautiful authentic Saxon farm. Here you can spend a relaxing night including an extensive breakfast. Cycle tour 135887 also starts and ends at this beautiful farm.

In the picturesque village of Echten you go back in time, as it were. You will still find old-fashioned Saxon farms. The area is dominated by the beautiful manor of Echten. In the fourteenth century there was already talk of a court state, although it is not certain whether this court state is actually the predecessor of the Huis te Echten. The manor house probably dates from the fifteenth century. At that time it was still a hall house, but it was renovated in the eighteenth century. A house was created with two wings surrounding a courtyard, which lost many of its former elements during an 1808 renovation. Today the manor house is equipped as a workshop for the visually and mentally handicapped.

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# Description Distance
Bed & Breakfast De Zilveren Maan (7707 PV, Staphorst, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
97 (7957NG, De Wolden, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 3.65 km
72 (7957NH, De Wolden, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 4.63 km
69 (7932PZ, De Wolden, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 8.36 km
29 (7932PR, De Wolden, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 11.03 km
29 (7909HV, Hoogeveen, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 11.44 km

Place name directory

  • Staphorst, Overijssel
  • De Wolden, Drenthe
  • Hoogeveen, Drenthe
  • Hardenberg, Overijssel
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