Discover the outskirts of Eindhoven

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Best
  • 47.99 km (Approximately 02:49 u)
  • Cycling route 186468

Discover the outskirts of Eindhoven

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Best
  • 47.99 km (Approximately 02:49 u)
  • Cycling route 186468
As the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, Eindhoven has become an integral part of Brabant. The city is still relatively young, but has built up quite a reputation when it comes to technology and design. Well-known products and large companies like to settle in the region around Eindhoven, which is characterized by open innovation and collaboration. These companies attract employees and thus residents, and the city has grown explosively in recent decades. The bustling city centre, the charming villages around the city and the abundance of greenery make the region great fun to explore by bike. On this route, the urban suburbs, the green countryside and the surrounding village coziness alternate nicely.

At the Joe Mann Pavilion you can start your bike ride in a cozy way. With a cup of coffee and a nice lunch in the woods you will then make your way to L115: Robert Cole & Joe Mann. In these surrounding forests near the field boulder there was unprecedented fierce fighting during the Second World War. Robert Cole and Joe Mann were killed in battle, but their stories are brought back to life here through the Liberation Route listening point.

Another listening point is L112: The Cold Blooded Gardener, where a gardener with a convincing reason prevented the Germans from crossing a bridge over the Dommel. This bridge was named after him in 1984.


# Description Distance
Joe Mann Paviljoen (Joe Mannweg, 5681 PT, Best, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
17 (Sonseweg, 5681BH, Best, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.02 km
L115: Robert Cole en Joe Man (Robert Cole memorial, 5681BH, Best, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.31 km
17 (Sonseweg, 5681BH, Best, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.59 km
19 (5681PG, Best, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.11 km
36 (5681PA, Best, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 6.70 km

Pause places

Joe Mann Paviljoen

Joe Mannweg 4
5681 PT Best

The surroundings of the Joe-Mann pavilion are beautiful. It is located in the beautiful nature reserve "De Nieuwe Heide". In this pine-like area there are various walking routes and even a fitness trail. It is ideal for walking, walking the dog and cycling. The monumental entrance gate makes it easy to find and parking spaces are plentiful.

Joe-mann is a cozy and warm pavilion where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee with cake or a delicious lunch in a particularly beautiful environment.

De Sonse Jachthaven Lunch-Diner-Terras

Kanaaldijk-Zuid 2
5691 NL Son en Breugel

The Sonse Jachthaven can accommodate 38 vessels and has ample parking and bicycle shed. Next to the marina is a cozy cafe restaurant. Here you can enjoy a drink, an (extensive) lunch or dinner. Thanks to a converted former warehouse of Rijkswaterstaat, this is now a passenger harbor with a cafe, restaurant and terrace. The cafe restaurant is located on a number of rural cycling routes and is a popular stopover for cyclists. The water you overlook was previously always used as a"turning basin\\\": a place where ships could turn. Now you come here for your rest. Perhaps the most beautiful spot in Son en Breugel!


L115: Robert Cole en Joe Man

Robert Cole memorial
5681BH Best

In the woods between Son and Best, fierce fighting took place on 18 and 19 September 1944. German troops fought here against American paratroopers who had landed the day before and against advancing British troops from the south. The German troops advanced from Boxtel and Best and tried, among other things, to recapture the drop and landing areas at Son. Many soldiers died in this battle, including the brave Lieutenant Colonel Robert Cole and Private Joe Mann. After the fighting, both men were awarded the highest American military decoration: the Medal of Honor. At this listening point you will hear their stories.

Ten Houte

5492TP Meierijstad

The place where the house stood is now part of a nature reserve. The remains of the canal can still be recognized here and there.

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