Tasteful cycling in the Vechtdal
36.27 km (Approximately 02:07 u)
On this tour you cycle through the beautiful Vecht valley between Zwolle and Dalfsen. The route takes you to a number of culinary stops where pure regional products are offered. Of course you can enjoy these local delicacies in these places. For example, you can find farmer's cheeses and apple juice at the start of your route. Just before Zwolle, the farm shop of't Ecoloar offers a wide range of meat and cheese. In Zwolle you can certainly taste the taste of the Vechtdal. The landscape will also taste good, enjoy the beautiful view during your bike ride. Here you will find picturesque villages, forests and heathland. In this area time seems to go slower, you will find plenty of space and tranquility. During part of the route you drive along the water. First along the Almelose Canal, from Zwolle you drive back to Dalfsen via the winding course of the Overijsselse Vecht. You will cycle past two former castles, Rutenberg and Leemcule. Stop here to relax but also to enjoy these beautiful castles.
|# ||Description ||Distance |
|59 (Kerkplein, 7721AC, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) ||0.00 km |
|87 (Lage weide, 7722LT, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) ||4.04 km |
| ||De Molen van Fakkert (romp/restant) (Hoonhorst, Overijssel, The Netherlands) ||4.12 km |
|77 (Slennebroekerweg, 8055PB, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) ||7.96 km |
|88 (Molenhoekweg, 7722MD, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) ||8.94 km |
|86 (7722MD, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) ||10.67 km |
De Molen van Fakkert (romp/restant)
De Molen van Fakkert is an octagonal tower mill, which has functioned as a flour mill since its construction in 1862. In 1868 the mill was rebuilt after a fire caused considerable damage. The mill could then be used as a flour mill and as a linseed mill. In 1930 the position collapsed due to storm damage. In 1964 the mill was completely dismantled, leaving only the mill hull left. The mill was then built inside with silos. Despite that, the mill and the miller's house Fakkert as a whole is quite unique in the Netherlands. This mill has been on the list of National Monuments since 2003. After a restoration, the wooden octagon of the mill was placed next to the hull on the site. Since then, the octagon has acted as a gazebo. In 2001 the mill was bought by the municipality. There were plans to demolish the mill, but in the end only the silo buildings were demolished. There was a lot of resistance to the demolition by local residents.
The manor house Ruitenborgh, located in the neighborhood of Ankum, was first mentioned in 1328 as castle (castrum) Rutenberghe. Until 1545 it was the seat of the noble family Van Rutenberg. In 1821, the former manor was sold for demolition.
Only the building house remains.
The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, which are truly arranged as a polder model. A must see!