Cycling through the woods around Brüggen

Cycling in Schwalmtal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Cycling route 363986

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45.2 km
02:39 h
796 kcal
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Just across the border in Germany there are beautiful areas to explore by bike. You only have to cycle a few meters across the border near Swalmen and you will immediately find yourself in beautiful vast forests and nature reserves. Cross-border cycling, that's something you just want to try.

Historic Gems in Bruges
Get on your bike on the shores of the Hariksee. From here you cycle via the town of Born to Brüggen. This city has a rich history dating back to the late Middle Ages. It is therefore not surprising that you can view many remains of historic buildings here. Think of an old medieval city gate, a medieval moated castle and the remains of a castle from the 13th century. So it is definitely advisable to get off your bike and take a look at this city. Then you cycle through beautiful vast forests in the direction of the Dutch border.

Waldhaus am Hariksee
Then you cycle back to the starting point of the route via Herkenbosch. There you can grab a bite to eat or have a drink at Waldhaus am Hariksee. On the menu you will find fresh homemade dishes such as smoked trout or homemade cakes. You can satisfy your hunger with that.

A bit outside Swalmen you cycle past the Zuidewijk castle farm. This is a fortified house with a large granary on top, dating back to 1460. Over the centuries, the farm has had different owners and the castle has also been restored several times. The castle is located in a rustic environment.
Restaurant Castle

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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.


# Description Distance
Waldhaus am Hariksee (Waldhaus am Hariksee, 41366, Schwalmtal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 0.00 km
62 (Knooppunkt 62, 6071PX, Roermond, Limburg, Nederland) 14.60 km
90 (Kroppestraat, 6071PX, Roermond, Limburg, Nederland) 15.12 km
88 (Hillenraederlaan, 6071NH, Roermond, Limburg, Nederland) 17.96 km
Kasteel Zuidewijk (Raaystraat, 6071 NC, Swalmen, Limburg, Nederland) 20.15 km
89 (Blankwater, 6071AV, Roermond, Limburg, Nederland) 20.15 km

Place name directory

  • Schwalmtal, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Niederkrüchten, Noord-Rijnland-Westfalen
  • Brüggen, Noord-Rijnland-Westfalen
  • Roermond, Limburg
  • Swalmen, Limburg
  • Niederkrüchten, Noordrijn-Westfalen
  • Roerdalen, Limburg
  • Schwalmtal, Noord-Rijnland-Westfalen
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