From Ouwsterhaule to Heerenveen and back

De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 429536

Provided by: Groots Genieten

32.3 km
01:53 h
569 kcal
8 m


In the vicinity of Heerenvind and Joure you will find extensive peat polders and various water lakes that are part of the Frisian lakes. This cycling tour takes you through these quiet areas and through the Oranjewoud to the east of Heerenveen.

Explore the Oranjewoud
The starting point of this cycling route is in the woods a bit outside Sint Nicolaasga. From here you cycle through the polders to Scharsterbrug, Rotserhaule and then Heerenveen. You cycle along the edge of Heerenveen into the Oranjewoud. This forest area consists of several former country estates, beautifully landscaped parks, a few remaining country houses and small meadows in between the woods. Cycle along winding paths and listen to the chirping birds before cycling back into Heerenveen. A little further you cycle along the Nannewijd lake. This lake was created by excavating peat. This lake is often used by water sports enthusiasts, but you can also enjoy cycling in the vicinity of the lake.

Mills in the polder
On this route you will cycle past two windmills. The first mill that you can admire on the way is the Skarrenmoune. This mill was built in 1888 on the edge of Scharsterbrug and it has served as both a polder mill and a flour mill. The mill is still running regularly with the help of a volunteer miller. A little further on the route you will pass windmill De Hersteller near Rotsterhaule. This mill was built here in 1857 and it is one of the six mills that used to drain the St. Johannesgaster Veenpolder.
Hotel 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
5 (8513CH, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
82 (8463VB, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands) 1.14 km
39 (8463NH, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands) 3.00 km
89 (8463NL, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands) 4.39 km
De Hersteller (De Hersteller, 8464NZ, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands) 5.43 km
88 (Hoge Dijk, 8464NP, De Fryske Marren, Friesland, The Netherlands) 6.24 km


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