Cycling through the Krosewicker Grenzwald

Cycling in Berkelland, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 381659

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40.6 km
02:23 h
714 kcal
33 m
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Some nature reserves run right across the border between the Netherlands and Germany. This also applies to the Krosewicker Grenzwald, which is partly located in Gelderland and the rest in Germany. Enjoy the peaceful forests and wet moors of this nature reserve, the pleasant town of Vreden and the beautiful nature around the Zwillbrocker Venn on this route.

Cross-border nature reserves
The starting point of this route is near the village of Rekken. From here you cycle a bit along the Berkel River, which flows through the landscape here. Then you cycle through the Krosewicker Grenzwald over the German border. In the town of Vreden you can make a small stop to settle down on a terrace or to stroll past the historic houses and buildings. From Vreden you cycle back to the Netherlands along the Zwillbrocker Venn. Then try hiking route 381658 and explore the Krosewicker Grenzwald on your hiking boots.

The Zwillbrocker Venn
Just across the border at Groenlo is the Zwillbrocker Venn. This fen was created by peat extraction in this area. Now you will find both forests and wetlands. That sounds like a normal nature reserve, but there is one thing that makes this area special: you can regularly find flamingos along the water. This area is the northernmost breeding area of flamingos in Europe. You can see the birds here from March to June.
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# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Lakkersgoot, 7152AM, Berkelland, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
70 (7157BB, Berkelland, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.58 km
71 (7157AJ, Berkelland, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.43 km
74 (Zuid Rekkenseweg, 7157BL, Berkelland, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.84 km
18 (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 7.10 km
20 (48691, Vreden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 11.29 km

Place name directory

  • Berkelland, Gelderland
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Vreden, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Winterswijk, Gelderland


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