Discover Winterswijk and surroundings

Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 211539

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46.8 km
02:45 h
824 kcal
58 m


National Landscape Winterswijk is a nature-rich region in the Gelderse Achterhoek. Here you cycle through a semi-open landscape of lanes and meandering streams in narrow valleys. Here and there you will see hedgerows and authentic Saxon farms. Please note: only at the end of your route will you pass through Winterswijk, the rest you will drive through the quiet countryside! In this sparsely populated region you will automatically switch back and completely relax. A unique experience in our otherwise busy country.

The route also takes you through a number of small forests. One of them is Bekendelle south of Winterswijk, an old deciduous forest that, together with nineteen other nature reserves, forms the Winterswijk National Landscape. Here you will see alder, ash and oak, among other things. The Boven-Slinge meanders through Bekendelle, where the kingfisher lives, among other things. The greater yellow wagtail and the middle spotted woodpecker also occur in this forest.

In addition to Saxon farms and mansions, there are several beautiful old mills on your route. Just outside Winterswijk you will soon pass De Oliemölle, a former double water mill on the course of the Boven-Slinge. In these old mills, corn was ground and oil was pressed. The history of the mills probably goes back to the fourteenth century. At the end of 2014, the water mill was bought by an entrepreneur who wanted to establish apartments there.

Towards the end of the route you will pass Molen de Bataaf, a flour mill from 1801, on the edge of Winterswijk. The shareholders of this mill were so-called scholtenfarmers, a group of gentlemen farmers from the Winterswijk area. In the late Middle Ages, a'scholte\\\' was an administrator who managed a large farm in East Gelderland and neighboring Westphalia on behalf of the nobility. After 1600, these scholts managed to strengthen their position in the absence of the noble lord. From the end of the nineteenth century, many scholten farmers even converted their farms into small castles or villas.

You start and end this route at Recreation Park Het Winkel near Winterswijk. At this beautifully situated and hospitable campsite you will experience comfortable outdoor life. Het Winkel has many facilities, so that you can enjoy a carefree holiday here as an adult and child. People who go for a bike ride can also visit the campsite, where they can enjoy a drink and a culinary snack in the coffee bar or restaurant. If you want to spend the night here, you can pitch your tent or pitch a caravan or camper at Het Winkel. You can also book a chalet or - if you opt for glamping - a luxuriously furnished Vacanstudio. You can also drive route 211542 from this beautiful location.

Camping Waterwheel mill Windmill

Height Profile


# Description Distance
Recreatiepark Het Winkel (de Slingeweg, 7115 AG, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
20 (7102EG, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.46 km
De Olliemölle - Watermolen Den Helder (7102EH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.21 km
21 (7102EH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.33 km
30 (7108AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.27 km
27 (Hellekampsweg, 7109BV, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 8.11 km


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