The esdorp landscape of Westerwolde

Cycling in Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling route 139252

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56.5 km
03:19 h
996 kcal
11 m
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Fancy a day of cycling in East Groningen? In the esdorpen landscape of Westerwolde, a former seigniory, you can have fun. You used to find peat colonies here, where the workers lived who dug up peat in the area to make peat.

Brinkdorp Sellingen
Here you cycle through the esdorp landscape of the former peat colonies, where arable fields were laid out on the higher sand ridges. During your ride you will pass through the green village of Sellingen, which was founded in the Middle Ages. Nearby is Ter Borg, an authentic Groningen hamlet that has managed to retain its original identity. In the nearby nature reserve, Groningen's largest heathland has been spared from reclamation. In addition to sheep, Scottish Highlanders also keep the vegetation short here. Enjoy the peace and quiet here and relax completely.

Fortress Bourtange
The absolute must-see in this region is of course Bourtange. After Groningen had fallen into Spanish hands, William of Orange had this fortress built on the supply route to Groningen. The fortress retained its military importance until 1851 and after the defense function was abolished Bourtange turned into an agricultural village. Would you like to eat or drink something on the way? Then stop at Vakantiepark de Barkhoorn and settle down on the terrace.
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# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Kettingwijk, 9502, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
77 (Ter Maars, 9591TH, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 1.51 km
78 (9591AD, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 3.51 km
39 (9584TH, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 10.09 km
40 (Groningen, The Netherlands) 14.57 km
41 (Molenkampweg, 9541TK, Westerwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands) 16.61 km

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  • Stadskanaal, Groningen
  • Groningen
  • Westerwolde, Groningen


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