Tour of coffee stops and sights around Bourtange

  • The Netherlands
  • Groningen
  • Stadskanaal
  • 72.04 km (Approximately 04:14 u)
  • Cycling route 3109138

Tour of coffee stops and sights around Bourtange

  • The Netherlands
  • Groningen
  • Stadskanaal
  • 72.04 km (Approximately 04:14 u)
  • Cycling route 3109138
Your route starts at Gasterij Natural Smeerling. After the beautiful fortified town of Bourtange, you cycle a short distance through the German Emsland, via the Hasseberg. This hill, located more than 14 meters above NAP, is the highest point in the province of Groningen. At Ter Apel you pass the famous medieval Crosier monastery from 1465, a UNESCO monument. You can walk through the herb garden here and visit an exhibition. At the monastery you cycle through forests that were planted around 800 and are among the oldest in Groningen. You can see large, imposing old oaks and beech trees. Sellingen is a beautiful medieval esdorp, eye-catcher is the village church from 1300. You also cycle through the valley of the Ruiten Aa: a variety of round fields, meadows, bushes and hedgerows.


# Description Distance
Gasterij Natuurlijk Smeerling (Smeerling, 9591 TX, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
50 (9591TX, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.15 km
51 (Schoolstraat, 9541CG, Westerwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands) 2.23 km
26 (9566TK, Westerwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands) 4.86 km
53 (9541BD, Westerwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands) 7.77 km
54 (Piketlaan, 9545TL, Westerwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands) 11.93 km

Pause places

Gasterij Natuurlijk Smeerling

Smeerling 15
9591 TX Stadskanaal

In the Westerwolde region, in the valley of the diamonds A, lies the beautiful Smeerling. There you will find Gasterij Naturally Smeerling. Naturally prepared regional products are used, which you can enjoy on the cozy terrace. The guest house is located in one of the eight restored Westerwold farms, which together have the status of protected village view Smeerling. You can also park here for free, so a great base for your tour through Westerwolde!

Paviljoen Jachthaven de Runde

Oosterkade 5
9561 NA Westerwolde

At the harbor in the picturesque Ter Apel you will find Paviljoen Jachthaven de Runde. Here you can relax on the terrace by the water. You can of course go there for a refreshing drink and/or a tasty lunch/dinner. Ice cream and pastries are also served. The terrace has a view of the harbor, so you can see several beautiful boats lying and/or sailing by. The location also has several camping pitches and a shower. In short, an ideal base for your tour(s) in the area!

Restaurant De Ruiten Aa/ De Bronzen Eik

Zevenmeersveenweg 1
9551 VT Westerwolde

Restaurant De Ruiten Aa is known for its fresh, regional, seasonal dishes of high quality, served with Groningen hospitality. Large groups can come here for a family reunion, birthday, wedding or staff party for an affordable price. There are various packages for active guests. A coffee table, lunch or buffet combined with an activity such as cycling, hiking, canoeing or FootGolf.


Rivier Ruiten Aa

Tempelbosweg 2
9561TR Westerwolde

This river in Westerwolde starts at Ter Apel and flows to Wessingshuizen. There the water, together with the Mussel-Aa, forms the Westerwoldse Aa. This river ensures that all kinds of animal species occur here.

Theater van de Natuur

9551VJ Westerwolde

A revolving work of art on a nature viewing hill on the edge of the forest near Sellingen, made by artist Adriaan Nette. The steps are decorated with poems by famous Dutchmen, including Rutger Kopland, Harry Muskee and Def P.

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