Cycling along the Wadden Sea in Groningen

Cycling in Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling route 136163

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5688 47
35.0 km
02:03 h
617 kcal
3 m
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Picturesque towns, mounds and a beautiful polder landscape. This region in the north of Groningen is sparsely populated, so you can enjoy cycling here in peace between the grassy meadows. You visit the famous Pieterburen, which you know from the seal nursery. Fanatic hikers know that the Pieterpad, a walking route that runs all the way to the southernmost tip of the Netherlands, starts here, but the gothic Petruskerk is also beautiful to visit. In addition, the region is rich in wierde villages. The small village of Usquert is a typical example of a mound village. With approximately 1300 inhabitants, it is the northernmost mound on the eastern bank of the Fivel Boezem. Don't forget to admire the Protestant Church of the Netherlands; a national monument dating from the twelfth century. The tower dates from 1869. The church is furnished with a pulpit from the eighteenth century. The organ was placed in 1852 and was completely restored to its original state during a restoration. Another attraction in Usquert is the Eva mill. This grist and hulling mill was built in 1818 and first stood in Bedum together with another mill called Adam. Both were polder mills, but the'couple\\\' was eventually separated from each other. Adam moved to Delfzijl and can still be viewed there. Eva burned down in its current location in 1890, but was rebuilt in 1891 on the base of the first mill. After the scaffolding mill fell out of use around 1950, there were three restorations. The mill is opened by volunteer millers on Saturdays. The town of Warffum, through which this route then passes, is a protected village and with a height of six meters is one of the highest mounds in the province. It is therefore not surprising that this region attracts a large number of tourists. As a last point of interest, you will come across the Jonge Hendrik mill in Den Andel along the way. The Noordermolen used to be on the north side of this village. This burned down twice, the first time in 1859, and the second time in 1874. After the Noordermolen went up in flames for the second time, a mill was taken from Niekerk and rebuilt in 1875 into the current Jonge Hendrik. Until 1998 the mill was active on a voluntary basis. Until the 1980s, barley was hulled into barley with the mill. After a restoration, the mill was put into use again on a voluntary basis in 2013. You start and end your bike ride at Hotel Waddenweelde, where you can park your car for free. You can go there to rest after your bike ride. Drink a nice drink on the terrace, or rent a room and step under a nice warm shower to wash off the exertion before having a nice dinner. The hotel is popular with sports enthusiasts who want to walk the Pieterpad. The hotel is also more than suitable for cyclists, because route 136162 is also part of our cycling package and leads from Hotel Waddenweelde through the area.
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# Description Distance
Hotel Waddenweelde (9968 AG, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
39
39 (Schaapweg, 9969TN, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 8.99 km
61
61 (9988TD, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 15.42 km
60
60 (Middendijk, 9988SW, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 17.31 km
59
59 (Middendijk, 9988TC, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 18.52 km
Molen Eva (Eva, 9988 RE, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 20.04 km

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