About the Strabrechtse Heide

Cycling in Heeze-Leende, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Cycling route 179958

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5198 128
29.1 km
01:42 h
512 kcal
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The Strabrechtse Heide has great ecological and cultural-historical values. This nature reserve covers 1500 hectares and is the largest heathland in the Netherlands. At its heart lies the open drifting sand area of the Galgenberg, with typical vegetation consisting of spurry, sheep grass and bunt. The Sheepfold on the heath is home to a herd of about 400 Kempen heath sheep, a breed that was almost extinct in the mid-twentieth century. The flock can be found on the heath during the day and if you come early, you can bring the sheep to the heather.

In the spring, shovelers and summer tals breed around the fens. The melancholic call of the curlew can be heard while the green woodpecker searches the ground for ants and other treats. But the most impressive animal inhabiting the heathland is the crane, which announces its arrival with a trumpet sound.

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
51 (Het Heike, 5591TH, Heeze-Leende, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 0.00 km
14 (Kruis, 5591LA, Heeze-Leende, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 2.75 km
22 (Oudenmolen, 5591, Heeze-Leende, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 3.27 km
50 (De Sandermannen, 5591, Heeze-Leende, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 4.58 km
61 (Rul, 5591TV, Heeze-Leende, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 6.98 km
12 (Strabrecht, 5591BP, Heeze-Leende, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 7.78 km

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  • Heeze-Leende, North Brabant
  • Heeze-Leende, Noord-Brabant
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