Direction Bodegraven, Woerden & de Meije

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Alphen aan den Rijn
  • 49.22 km (Approximately 02:53 u)
  • Cycling route 302659
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Direction Bodegraven, Woerden & de Meije

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Alphen aan den Rijn
  • 49.22 km (Approximately 02:53 u)
  • Cycling route 302659
Historic Zwammerdam and Bodegraven
The tour starts in the direction of Zwammerdam. Zwammerdam is located in the middle of the area where the Limes (northern border of the Roman Empire) and the Old Dutch waterline meet. The historic center is nice to stroll around a bit. The next'stop\\\' is Bodegraven, where a piece of history is also waiting for you: Fort Wierickerschans. This defense work (1673) is located on the south bank of the Oude Rijn and was also part of the Old Dutch Waterline. The site is freely accessible from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. 

The capital of the Green Heart
Your cycling tour continues towards Woerden, the so-called'capital\\\' of the Green Heart of Holland. It is an excellent starting point for cycling, walking or sailing trips. Woerden has a harbor in the middle of the lively city center and there are plenty of nice places to have lunch or dinner. 
 
The Meije
Back you cycle along the beautiful Meije, a (ribbon) village between Zwammerdam/ Bodegraven, Zegveld, Woerdense Verlaat and Nieuwkoop. This is still one of my favorite areas! You will find several pleasant gardens, terraces and shops with regional products from the Green Heart. Stop for a nice cool drink at Café De Halve Maan. What an appropriate saying they have on the wall:"A thirsty man, weary of going, quenches his thirst at the Crescent Moon\\\".

Directions

# Description Distance
Van der Valk Avifauna (2404 HG, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
9
9 (2405SH, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.11 km
4
4 (Rosmolen, 2406JX, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 3.69 km
10
10 (2407AE, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.15 km
18
18 (Gouwestraat, 2407BB, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.41 km
2
2 (2407AH, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 5.87 km

Pause places

Van der Valk Avifauna

65
2404 HG Alphen aan den Rijn
http://www.vandervalkavifauna.nl

Van der Valk Avifauna is located in the middle of the Green Heart of the Netherlands, about a 30-minute drive from Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam. A perfect base for the most beautiful cycling routes! Spend the night in the four-star hotel, have a snack in the restaurant, take a gamble in the casino or take a relaxing cruise. Also visit the adjacent bird park and discover the most beautiful birds from all over the world. There is free parking and free WiFi internet.

Provided by:

Martin van der Valk, Zuid-Holland (NL)