Tour of Schouwen-Duiveland

Cycling in Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 186493

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5356 132
45.3 km
02:39 h
799 kcal
3 m
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Description

Schouwen-Duiveland is home to some gems of nature reserves and cultural-historical treasures. You will discover them with this route. And of course you also enjoy the terraces and beautiful Zeeland villages along the way.


The first kilometers you can kick your legs loose if you drive east from Renesse. You drive along the shores of the North Sea and the Grevelingenmeer to Brouwershaven, the old town that enjoys the status of a protected cityscape within the former ramparts. On the city wall you can see De Haan, a former flour mill from 1724. On the market is the Town Hall, a monument whose history dates back to the fourteenth century.


On the south coast of Schouwen-Duiveland there are two beautiful nature reserves around the village of Serooskerke. First you cycle along the edges of the Prunje, the oldest polder on the island. In the seventeenth century, this swampy wilderness was a true bird paradise. In the period after that, however, the area was pumped dry. After the flood disaster of 1953, the farmers even cultivated it. However, with the'Plan Tureluur\\\', the Prunje has been returned to nature. Thousands of redshanks, black-tailed godwits, geese and plovers rest here in spring and autumn. The area is a breeding ground for avocets, sandwich terns and common terns. Bird lovers can have fun here: the bird boulevard of Zeeland is located along the Delingsdijk and the Inlaagweg.


On the other side of Serooskerke you drive through Schelphoek, a creek area that arose from one of the largest dike breaches during the flood disaster. Schelpenhoek is also rich in birds, more than sixty species such as nightingales, great spotted woodpeckers and owls breed there. A little further on you pass the Plompe Toren, the last remnant of the Schouwen village of Koudekerke that disappeared into the waves at the end of the sixteenth century. At the top of the tower you have a beautiful view over the Oosterschelde National Park.


The old village of Burgh arose around a ring walburg. This burg had to offer protection against the Normans who infested the region at the end of the ninth century. From the Kerkstraat a footpath leads you to the bridge. The inner courtyard has been raised and the earthen wall, including the wooden palisades, has been partially restored. A reconstruction of an entrance gate has also been made. It gives you a wonderful impression of what the castle must have looked like ten centuries ago!

Bicycle cafe Restaurant Windmill Watchtower Dunes and beach

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Directions

# Description Distance
84
84 (Rampweg, 4322NN, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
85
85 (Het Baken, 4322DB, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.98 km
86
86 (4322DM, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 2.34 km
Even Pause (Kerkweg, 4322 TT, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 4.22 km
De Haan (De Haan, 4318BR, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 7.76 km
Moeders bij de markt (Markt, 4318 AE, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 8.50 km

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