Stichtse Vecht - Utrecht - The Netherlands
Cycling route 417060
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In the vicinity of Maarssen you can make beautiful bike rides. This route takes you along the Maarsseveense Plassen and the meandering Vecht where you see many stately country houses.
At the Loosdrechtse Plassen you drive through a picturesque landscape where different waters are separated from each other by dikes and islands. You have beautiful views here, so get off to enjoy the surroundings. In Oud-Loosdrecht you can still see many monumental farms and houses from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries on the dike. A little later you will drive past Fort Spion, the fortification from 1847 that was part of the New Dutch Waterline.
Allow enough time for this route, as you will also pass Sypesteyn Castle, a beautiful water castle that was rebuilt at the beginning of the twentieth century on the foundations of its predecessor. A museum has been set up in the castle where you can learn everything about the special history of Sypesteyn.
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.