Cycling through the wide landscape above Utrecht

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Stichtse Vecht
  • 40.31 km (Approximately 02:22 u)
  • Cycling route 3626318
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Cycling through the wide landscape above Utrecht

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Stichtse Vecht
  • 40.31 km (Approximately 02:22 u)
  • Cycling route 3626318
It is wonderful cycling between Utrecht and Loosdrecht. The first part of your route takes you along the meandering Stichtse Vecht. On the dike are some beautiful old villas. Further on you cycle past Fort Tienhoven, which was built in 1850. The fort was part of the New Dutch Waterline. On the left you occasionally have beautiful vistas over the Loosdrechtse Plassen. You continue on low-traffic roads through the vast polder land. In the Ruigenhoek recreation area you can not only enjoy the varied natural beauty, but you can also admire the eponymous fort from 1870. Westbroek enjoys a protected village view, you will see monumental farms and a fifteenth-century church. You cycle back to Oud-Zuilen via the Molenpolder nature reserve. At Bistro Belle you close this route with a delicious meal.

Directions

# Description Distance
Bistro Belle (Dorpsstraat, 3611 AE, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Bistro Belle (Dorpsstraat, 3611 AE, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
45
45 (3611AW, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.86 km
46
46 (Breedstraat, 3603BA, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 3.89 km
87
87 (3621BN, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 7.19 km
Fort Tienhoven (Nieuweweg, 3612 NB, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.29 km

Pause places

Bistro Belle

Dorpsstraat 12
3611 AE Stichtse Vecht
http://www.bistrobelle.nl

Bistro Belle is located in an idyllic location: on the Utrechtse Vecht, just on the edge of beautiful Oud-Zuylen. The area is great for cycling: you will find the Maarsseveense and Loosdrechtse Plassen, the meandering Vecht and of course the many stately country houses that lie along the rippling water. At Bistro Belle you can enjoy passing boats on the waterside terrace, you would almost forget your drink, lunch or dinner. Here you also have a beautiful view of Slot Zuylen.

Bistro Belle

Dorpsstraat 12
3611 AE Stichtse Vecht
http://www.bistrobelle.nl

Bistro Belle is located in an idyllic location: on the Utrechtse Vecht, just on the edge of beautiful Oud-Zuylen. The area is great for cycling: you will find the Maarsseveense and Loosdrechtse Plassen, the meandering Vecht and of course the many stately country houses that lie along the rippling water. At Bistro Belle you can enjoy passing boats on the waterside terrace, you would almost forget your drink, lunch or dinner. Here you also have a beautiful view of Slot Zuylen. There is also a charging point for electric bicycles.

Sights

Fort Tienhoven

Nieuweweg
3612 NB Stichtse Vecht

Fort Tienhoven was built in 1848-1850 and consisted of a defensible guardhouse measuring 15 by 15 meters. It served to close off the Tienhovense Vaart and to guard the adjacent inundation quay, a dam lock and the Kraaiennestersluis.

Molen Geesina


3737MN De Bilt
http://www.allemolens.nl

The Geesina mill is a flour mill that was probably built in 1843. Until 1941 the mill was called De Groene Kan, but after that the mill was named after the miller's wife.

Fort Ruigenhoek

Fort op de Ruigenhoeksedijk (NHW)
3737MS De Bilt

Fort Ruigenhoek was used in the years 1869-1870 to close off the Ruigenhoekse Dijk and to defend the retaining quay between two inundation basins.

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