Starting along the water towards Bilthoven

Cycling in Wijdemeren, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cycling route 153430

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40.8 km
02:23 h
718 kcal
16 m
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This cycle route runs over the Vuursche Heide between Soest, Soesterberg, Bilthoven and Zeist. Heathland, open sandy plains and deciduous and coniferous forests alternate in a slightly sloping landscape that has traditionally been inhabited by prehistoric man. Camps, ban divisions, dead roads, urn fields and burial mounds are frequently present in this area. In the vicinity are imposing castles and mansions in full regalia, which will make many people open their mouths in admiration. Close to the parking lot (27 (Vaartbrug, Breukeleveen) where you can park your car for free, is the mill called Trouwe Waghter. The seesaw mill from 1832 is located in the middle of the polder. This mill had to replace two other mills that drained the water board in other places. Until 1948, the Trouwe Waghter drained the polder by means of a paddlewheel, but the interior was broken out when it came into private ownership in 1950. In 1960, the property rights were transferred to Natuurmonumenten, who had the mill restored and made operational again. Drakensteyn castle and estate are located near the municipality of Baarn.The octagonal house, which dates from 1640, was recognized as a knight's court town. The knight who inhabited the house had a church with rectory built in the village Lage Vuursche, which was founded at that time. , but also a school, a mill and an inn.A renovation took place in 1780, removing the Ionic columns from the house.The castle is more d Owned by the knight's family for 150 years, it fell into disrepair in the mid-twentieth century. In 2006 it was announced that the house would be renovated. The house and estate are not accessible to the public, because it is private property. After about one and a half hours of cycling, Restaurant Maurits Hoeve presents itself. A spacious terrace and an attractively furnished'opkamer\\\' with all kinds of knick-knacks from the past, provide a cozy atmosphere. The view over the meadows is also soothing and even the back house near the restaurant is not inferior to the rest of the rooms. Here you can really relax with a snack and a drink, before you get back on your bike. After your well-deserved break, the Roverestein estate is on the program. This estate was once owned by the Eyck family, who also owned the Eyckenstein estate. The historic country estate was founded in 1885 and is protected as a national monument complex. The garden and park layout are special, because they are early designs by landscape architect LA Springer. Landgoed Persijn in Maartensdijk is the last point of interest on this cycling tour. The estate, which dates from 1781, has a white country house. Originally, the estate was designed in the English landscape style, but in the nineteenth century the park-like environment was renewed with two tree-lined avenues. Alien species were also planted. There is a gardener's house next to the country house. Both are on the national monument list.
Restaurant Country house Windmill Castle

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# Description Distance
27 (3625AA, Wijdemeren, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
49 (3612BN, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.00 km
Trouwe Waghter (3612 AP, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.86 km
29 (Graaf Floris V weg, 3739NC, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.89 km
20 (1213RC, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 6.43 km
99 (Vuursche Dreef, 3739KT, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.63 km

Place name directory

  • Wijdemeren, Utrecht
  • Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht
  • De Bilt, Utrecht
  • Baarn, Utrecht
  • Soest, Utrecht
  • Utrecht


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