A tour of the Salland splendor with its river Vecht

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Hellendoorn
  • 53.40 km (Approximately 03:08 u)
  • Cycling route 2317852

A tour of the Salland splendor with its river Vecht

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Hellendoorn
  • 53.40 km (Approximately 03:08 u)
  • Cycling route 2317852
From the Hancate crossing in Hellendoorn you will be taken along the river Regge through the Salland landscape towards the Overijsselse Vecht near Ommen. Cycle through forests, heaths and fields straight over the weir of the Overijsselse Vecht, where you will cross several beautiful bridges through nature. 
The cycle route passes several catering establishments where you can relax and enjoy all that beauty. The route contains many extras such as the Besthmenerberg lookout tower and the Stokte lookout tower near Dalfsen, which is 20 meters high. Do you get off or do you continue cycling?.....the choice is yours. Sights such as the Steepbank and a birdwatching point will complete the route for a successful day.  


# Description Distance
Ommerweg, 7447RJ, Hellendoorn, Overijssel, The Netherlands 0.00 km
80 (8148PV, Ommen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 3.62 km
86 (Marsweg, 8148PG, Ommen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 7.14 km
75 (Lemelerweg, 7731PR, Ommen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 10.44 km
Steile Oever (Hammerweg, 7731 PP, Ommen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 11.52 km
Uitkijktoren (7731AL, Ommen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 12.71 km


Steile Oever

7731 PP Ommen

You can take the name Steile Oever literally. This is a moraine from the last Ice Age with a steep bank that has been carved out by the Regge. Today the Steile Oever is an old cut-off meander of the Regge. De Steile Oever is not only unique for its steep banks, but also for its beautiful "viewing axes".


7731AL Ommen

Tower that is used to view and monitor the surrounding area from a high point

Giethemer Kerkpad

Giethemer kerkpad 5b
8147 RL Ommen

The Giethemer Kerkpad is a path that runs from Giethmen to Ommen. Residents of the town used to walk along this path to church on Sundays. This was the only way there. Giethmen is a hamlet in the municipality of Ommen. The town is located on the left bank of the Regge and Ommen is located on the other bank. This posed a problem for the residents of Giethmen who had to go to church in Ommen. This is how the Giethemer church bridge was created, which ensured that all churchgoers arrived safely at their destination. The bridge is a surprising structure in the middle of the natural and rural landscape. In the past you would find church paths at several places on which people walked to the church. These paths regularly ran over rivers and streams. Many of those church paths have been lost, but here between Giethmen and Ommen the path has been well preserved. A nice reminder of days gone by.

Uitkijktoren De Stokte

Uitkijktoren de Stokte 1
7722 VD Dalfsen

De Stokte is a 20-meter observation tower in Dalfsen that was built in 2012. From here you have a beautiful view over the Dalfsen countryside. The tower was built as part of the 'Room for the Vecht' project. Only sustainable materials have been used in the construction and care has been taken to ensure that the tower fits well into the landscape. The stairs of the tower are made of galvanized steel and the cladding of the tower is made of wood. You can look through the wooden panels of the tower to enjoy the surroundings. It is certainly worth the effort to climb the watchtower. You will not find such a beautiful view over Dalfsen anywhere else. On top of the tower is a viewing platform that offers you a wide view over the river Vecht, the Vechtdal and the accompanying wooded landscape. Only if you are afraid of heights, it is unfortunately better to skip this climb.

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