Cycling through the Horsterwold and the polders

Zeewolde, Flevoland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 409909

Provided by: Groots Genieten

74.0 km
04:21 h
1305 kcal
2 m


Zeewolde is surrounded by the most beautiful green areas. Here you will find, among other things, the extensive Horsterwold deciduous forest and the Harderbos, both of which are located on clay soils. Furthermore, this route takes you across the flat polders that are so typical of Flevoland.

Endless silent forests
The start and end point of this route is in the middle of the Horsterwold. Park your car here and quickly hop on your bike to discover this beautiful area. The Horsterwold is the largest contiguous deciduous forest in all of Western Europe. It is approximately 4,500 hectares in size and the trees grow spectacularly fast because the soil consists of clay. This type of soil is extremely fertile and acid rain has no adverse effect on it. The forest was created, among other things, to offer cyclists and walkers a wonderfully quiet place. When you leave the forest, you cycle through the polders to the banks of the Eemmeer and the Nijkerkernauw.

The Nijkerkernauw
Part of this route runs along the banks of the Nijkerkernauw lake between Gelderland and Flevoland. Together with the Nuldernauw, this is the narrowest peripheral lake in the Netherlands. The lake was created in 1968 when Southern Flevoland was constructed. On the edge of the Nijkerkernauw is a pumping station that discharges excess water from the Arkemheen polder into the Randmeer. The Randmeer is popular with birds, so there is plenty to see here.
Parking Bicycle cafe

Height Profile


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Bingelweg, 3896LX, Zeewolde, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
75 (Spiekweg, 3896LX, Zeewolde, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 2.15 km
74 (Kabouterroute, 3896LL, Zeewolde, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 3.38 km
77 (3896LL, Zeewolde, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 4.01 km
19 (3893CM, Zeewolde, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 7.11 km
17 (3896LS, Zeewolde, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 8.92 km


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