Cross-border nature around Venlo

Nettetal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Cycling route: 386059

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56.5 km
03:19 h
995 kcal
67 m


There are several cross-border nature reserves in the border region of Venlo and Germany. You cycle through the Venloër Heide, the Zwart Water nature reserve, the Schhandelosche Heide and the Krickenbecker Seen nature reserve. As a nature lover, you can indulge yourself in this region.

Nature reserves and an old airbase
The starting point of this route is in the Venloër Heide. This area consists mainly of forests with both deciduous and coniferous trees, but you also cycle along small heaths. In this nature reserve are the remains of the Venlo-Herongen air base. This airbase was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. From the Venloër Heide you cycle through various nature reserves. Along the way you cycle through the German town of Auwel-Holt. The Krickenbecker Seen nature reserve is the last area you cycle through before you return to the Venloër Heide.

Restaurant Birkenhof
Restaurant Birkenhof forms the end of this route. Here you can be pampered with a nice meal or order one of the many locally brewed beers available here. When the weather is nice, you can settle down on the terrace with a cup of coffee to enjoy the sun. When it is very hot, the trees around the restaurant provide plenty of shade. The menu consists of substantial meals, mainly with a lot of meat.

The Arenaborg
At the start of the route you cycle past the Arenborg, a monumental mansion castle from the 17th century. The castle was probably built by mayor Arnold Bloemarts, who lived here for a long time. The south and east wings of the castle date from the 17th century. The rest of the castle is slightly less old. Today there is a plastic surgery clinic in the complex.
Bicycle cafe 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
Birkenhof (Heerstraße, 41334, Nettetal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 0.00 km
16 (5915PS, Venlo, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.25 km
Arenborg (5916NM, Venlo, Limburg, The Netherlands) 5.89 km
97 (5916RE, Venlo, Limburg, The Netherlands) 7.63 km
95 (Schandelo, 5941NG, Venlo, Limburg, The Netherlands) 11.90 km
34 (Straelseweg, 5941NJ, Venlo, Limburg, The Netherlands) 14.48 km


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