Cycling in Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Cycling route 333106
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Enjoy the peace and space in the sparsely populated Achterhoek. Here you cycle through a semi-open bocage landscape of meandering streams, hedgerows and authentic Saxon farms. Take some provisions with you for the road, because you will not pass through villages or towns.
The route also leads you through a number of small forests. One of these is Knownelle south of Winterswijk, an old deciduous forest that, together with nineteen other nature reserves, forms the National Landscape of Winterswijk. The forest mainly grows alder, ash and oak. You can also see here how the stream the Boven-Slinge meanders through the forest. Among the breeding birds is the kingfisher, with a bit of luck you can spot a specimen of this beautiful species.
The Wooldse Veen and the adjacent German Burlo-VardingHOLTER Venn together form a vast nature reserve. You cannot cycle along the vulnerable raised moor itself. Instead, you drive across the border on an old smuggling route, the so-called Kommiezenpatt. There are no fewer than 186 old boundary stones in this border area. The route starts and ends at Recreation Park Het Winkel. You can stay here, but you are also welcome as a day tripper in the coffee bar and restaurant.
Centuries-old double watermill
Just outside Winterswijk you will soon pass De Oliemölle, a former double watermill 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 watermill was bought by an entrepreneur who wants to establish apartments in it. Don't worry: the combination of the stream, the bridge and the old mill buildings still provides a beautiful picture that makes you want to get off. Do you want to explore this unparalleled quiet area further? Then also drive the routes 211539 and 211542.
Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.
|Recreatiepark Het Winkel (de Slingeweg, 7115 AG, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|20 (7102EG, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands)||1.49 km|
|De Olliemölle - Watermolen Den Helder (7102EH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands)||2.23 km|
|21 (7102EH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands)||2.35 km|
|30 (7108AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands)||6.30 km|
|27 (Hellekampsweg, 7109BV, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands)||11.30 km|