Enjoy along the Lek

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Houten
  • 58.76 km (Approximately 03:27 u)
  • Cycling route 416975
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Enjoy along the Lek

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Houten
  • 58.76 km (Approximately 03:27 u)
  • Cycling route 416975
You can take wonderfully relaxing bike rides along the Lek. You will find beautiful nature, historic towns such as Vianen and Culemborg and forts from the New Dutch Waterline.

Fort Everdingen
The route takes you over winding dikes and polder roads. You have beautiful views over orchards and over the meandering river Lek, which forms the border between Utrecht and Gelderland. Fort Everdingen dates from 1847 and its function was to hermetically close off the high-lying passage of the Lek dikes and the floodplains. Werk aan de Groeneweg is located on the other side of the Lek, this fort was built at the beginning of the First World War.

Quiet nature
Along the Lek you cycle through some special nature reserves. Above Culemborg you drive through the Goilberdingerwaard, a bird-rich floodplain area that largely consists of flower-rich grassland and reed land, although pollard willows and hawthorn bushes also grow there. Just below Schalkwijk you pass a former medieval castle that was demolished at the end of the eighteenth century. Now there is a walking park with a garden complex. After your route you can enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee and cake at Eethuis Ster in the Kersentuin.

How to get to Eethuis Ster in the Kersentuin
Coming from junction 64, you cycle along the Zuid canal dike, pass under the two bridges and it is 800 m to the Eethuis. After passing the bridges you will find a reference to junction 14 left onto the railway embankment. Then go straight on for another 400 meters and on the left you will find Eethuis Ster in the Kersentuin. You can then continue the Trip (1000 m) until the intersection with the Korte Uitweg on the left, where the junction route comes from.

Coming from junction 14 (Lange uitweg or Schalkwijkse Wetering) after the roundabout you will find a reference to turn right (Korte Uitweg) for number 64. However, if you turn left into the Trip, you will find Eethuis Ster in the Kersentuin after 1000 m. Then you turn right along the canal and after 400 m you come back to the point that refers to node 64. Nr 64 is 800 m from the Eethuis.

Directions

# Description Distance
Eethuis Ster in de Kersentuin (Trip, 3998 WC, Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Eethuis Ster in de Kersentuin (3998 WC, Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Werk aan de Groeneweg (3998NE, Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.96 km
51
51 (3998NE, Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.36 km
52
52 (Lekdijk, 3998NH, Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 7.78 km
54
54 (3998NL, Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 11.50 km

Pause places

Eethuis Ster in de Kersentuin

Trip 2-0001
3998 WC Houten
http://www.ster.nu

Eethuis Ster in de Kersentuin is located in the middle of a unique standard cherry orchard on the Eiland van Schalkwijk, near Houten. Hop on your bike here to experience the charm of the National Landscape River Area: sweeping views combined with bustling towns where you can experience plenty of cultural history. At Eethuis Ster in the Kersentuin you can enjoy lunch, coffee with cake or barbecue. You can also enjoy a high tea with family and friends. Your visit to this eatery will be the icing on your tasty bike ride.

Sights

Werk aan de Groeneweg


3998NE Houten

The infantry work Werk aan de Groeneweg was constructed in the period 1914-1918, transverse to the dike to the east of Fort Honswijk. Now it is a freely accessible nature reserve.

Fort Everdingen

Gebouw C
4121KK Vijfheerenlanden
http://www.fort-everdingen.nl/

Torenfort Everdingen was built between 1842 and 1847 as part of the New Dutch Waterline. Together with Fort Honswijk on the other side of the Lek, the Fort hermetically sealed the high-lying passage (access) of the Lek dykes and the flood plains.

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