Castles and estates between Doorwerth and Arnhem

Cycling in Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 137724

Provided by: Groots Genieten

10172 254
26.4 km
01:33 h
466 kcal
68 m
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The first of the estates on this route is the moated castle Kasteel De Doorwerth. The castle is mentioned for the first time in 1260. It still has a very medieval appearance. The castle was badly damaged during the Second World War and has since been completely restored. Now the Museum for Nature and Wildlife Management and the Veluwezoom Museum are located there. Near the castle is a monumental tree, a robinia, which is said to have been planted as early as 1579. It is the oldest example in the Netherlands. The size of the trunk is seven meters. This castle is also interesting for lovers of recurring ghosts: in the hunting hall in the north wing, the ghost is said to haunt a girl who once starved within the walls of the building.

You cycle along the riverbanks of the Lower Rhine to Arnhem. To the north of Arnhem is Zijpendaal Castle. It was built in 1764 as a country estate by the Arnhem regent family Brantsen, on the spot where the old house Zypendaal once stood. The restored castle now has a cultural destination: the Stichting Het Geldersch Landschap and the Friends of the Geldersche Kasteelen Foundation are located there. The estate is freely accessible and the ground floor of the house is open to the public.

You will also cycle along the stately Groot Warnsborn Estate on this route. It is not clear how old the estate is exactly, but it is first mentioned in 1428. The estate now houses a luxury hotel. Landgoed Oorsprong in Oosterbeek is a hilly landscape on the Arnhem moraine: an area with forests, fields and water features. The mansion that once stood there was destroyed during the Second World War. Tawny owls, stock doves and woodpeckers nest in the hollows of the oaks and beech trees along the Italian Road. They are also the habitat for bats.

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Directions

# Description Distance
37
37 (6865ND, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
M8 | Kasteel Doorwerth (Nederlands Jachtmuseum, 6865 ND, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.57 km
37
37 (6865ND, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.14 km
53
53 (6862VW, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.98 km
39
39 (Benedendorpsweg, 6862WK, Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.82 km
52
52 (6812AA, Arnhem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 8.48 km

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  • Renkum, Gelderland
  • Arnhem, Gelderland

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