Cycling to the Utrechtse Heuvelrug along the Lek

Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 422554

Provided by: Groots Genieten

71.4 km
04:12 h
1259 kcal
47 m


Do you like water and nature reserves? Then you should really try this route in the vicinity of Utrecht. During this tour you cycle along the banks of the Lek, but also over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and through the nice towns in the area.

From Culemborg to the Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Schalkwijk is the base of this route. From here you cycle to the banks of the Lek to cross the river to Culemborg. Culemborg was originally a trading village, but in 1318 the town received city rights. A city wall and a moat soon followed. Part of the city wall has been preserved and you will also find several castles from times long past in this area. Take the time to admire Culemborg and then continue your tour in the direction of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. This national park is located on a high sand ridge and you will find forests, heaths and sand drifts. A beautiful area to cycle through.

Windmill De Hoop
Near Rijswijk you will find Molen De Hoop on the banks of the Lek. This windmill was built in the first half of the 18th century as a replacement for an older mill. The mill has been restored several times. In 2003 the mill was renovated for the last time and since then the mill has been kept in operation on a voluntary basis. The mill can be visited by appointment.
Restaurant Windmill

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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
51 (3998NE, Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
52 (Lekdijk, 3998NH, Houten, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 2.40 km
42 (4101AR, Culemborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.55 km
33 (4101CA, Culemborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.83 km
14 (4101KK, Culemborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 4.04 km
19 (4112NM, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 7.73 km


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