Eight castles

Cycling in Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 336242

Provided by: Groots Genieten

19012 402
50.3 km
02:57 h
886 kcal
26 m
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About Vorden and her pride
Vorden originated on a stream near a ford; a'voorde\\\'. In the Middle Ages, several prominent families settled in and around the village. Thanks to these noble families, Vorden now has a great wealth of estates in its area. Estates full of colorful rhododendrons, romantic vistas and beautiful gardens. Vorden is justifiably proud of its title'Achtkastelendorp\\\'.

Only the two robust towers remind us of the castle that was built in the 14th century, but was unfortunately destroyed in the 16th century by Spanish troops. Today Hackfort is a stately mansion, lined in spring with white wood anemones; a typical stinsen plant. Stins is Frisian for'stone house\\\'. If you used to own a stone house, you were rich. The residents of this'stinsen\\\' were only too happy to distinguish themselves from the average citizen. They therefore sourced plants from Southern Europe for their gardens. Mainly snowdrops, anemones, crocuses and wild hyacinths.

The pig of the Wildenborch
In 1490 the robber baron Den Wildenborch is besieged by angry Deventer residents. Hundreds of soldiers are bored around the castle. They fail to take the castle. A new strategy is deployed: besiege and starve. But the lord of the castle doesn't seem impressed: week after week, a pig screeches every day. And as long as there are pigs, there is stock, right? Everyone in the castle is starving, because all the food has long since run out. Except for the one pig that serves to fool the soldiers. And with result: the soldiers finally give up!

The Achterhoek is an excellent region for cyclists and walkers. Explore this beautiful region by bike or on foot in a special way: with your smartphone. With the AbelLife app you can enjoy interesting anecdotes, videos, photos and fun tips for on the go. The app shows you the way and you will also learn more about historical sights, the nature around you and nice restaurants in the area.
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89 (7251AA, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
B09 - Vorden - Kasteel Hackfort (Baakseweg, 7251RH, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.80 km
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Suideras (7233SE, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.76 km
87 (7233PA, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 8.69 km
88 (7251RL, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 9.75 km

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