From Rhenen over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Rhenen
  • 36.91 km (Approximately 02:10 u)
  • Cycling route 533218

From Rhenen over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Rhenen
  • 36.91 km (Approximately 02:10 u)
  • Cycling route 533218
Rhenen is a cozy village on the edge of De Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park. From here you can explore the beautiful vast forests of the national park. You will also cycle through small towns such as Leersum and Amerongen.

Through the woods to Leersum
The starting point of this route is just outside Rhenen. From here you can cycle into the green forests in no time. De Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park is the largest forest area in the Netherlands after the Veluwe, so there is certainly plenty to explore there. With this route you get to know part of these forests and that probably leaves you wanting more. After more than 20 kilometers of cycling you will arrive in Leersum. This small village at the foot of the Heuvelrug is mainly known for the flower parade that is held every year in August. You will also find the nature reserve Leersumse Veld near Leersum. This area is also called'the quietest place in the Netherlands\\\'.

Allure Park De Thijmse Berg
You then cycle further through Amerongen and Elst to Rhenen. You will eventually end your trip at Allurepark De Thijmse Berg. Here you can book a chalet or cottage to spend the night comfortably after your active trip. From here you can also follow route 533220.

Mill Maallust
In Amerongen you cycle past the Maallust mill. In 1541 there was already a mill on the site, but it was replaced in 1830 by the current stone mill. This is the only belt corn mill in all of Utrecht. The mill ran until the 1920s and after that it went downhill quickly. In 2008 the mill was restored to its former glory as far as possible. The mill is now working again.


# Description Distance
Vakantiepark De Thijmse Berg (Nieuwe Veenendaalseweg, 3911MJ, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
38 (Nieuwe Veenendaalseweg, 3911MT, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.11 km
39 (3911RM, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 3.63 km
85 (3911SC, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.03 km
43 (3911RW, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.65 km
20 (Dwarsweg, 3959AJ, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 9.29 km

Pause places

Vakantiepark De Thijmse Berg

Nieuwe Veenendaalseweg 229-231
3911MJ Rhenen

Holiday park De Thijmse Berg is located in the middle of the forests of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, just outside Rhenen. In the vicinity of De Thijmse Berg you will find the Grebbelinie, the banks of the Lower Rhine and the charming villages of Rhenen and Veenendaal. So there is plenty to do within cycling distance. In this holiday park you can choose from various accommodation options. For example, go for a luxury chalet for several people or book a family cottage if you would like to go on holiday with the whole family. The park includes an outdoor swimming pool, all kinds of sports facilities and entertainment for the children.



Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Leersum is a small village at the foot of the Heuvelrug. On the steep northern side the village is surrounded by a continuous forest area, on the southern side are the lower land towards the Neder-Rijn. Leersum owes its location to the Darthuizerpoort. Here you can clearly see that the Heuvelrug was created in the Ice Age. The Leersumse Veld nature reserve was formed by melt water from the glacier. Now it is known as 'the quietest place in the Netherlands' and it is the breeding ground for various bird species. Partly due to its variable natural beauty, Leersum is a great stopping place for a walk or bike ride on the Heuvelrug. In addition to walking and cycling, Leersum organizes one of the region's most colorful events, the Flower Parade, an event held every year on the 3rd Saturday of August.

Maallust (romp/restant)

3958 CW Utrechtse Heuvelrug

In 1541 there was already a mill on this site and it was replaced in 1830 by the current stone belt mill. The mill has been restored and has been working again since 2010.

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