Hilversum is surrounded on all sides by moors, country estates, forests and other small-scale nature reserves. This route takes you through these nature reserves in the direction of the Gooimeer, but you also cycle a bit through the center of Hilversum.
Heathlands, forests and estates
The center of Hilversum is the starting point of this route. From here you cycle to the southern edge of Hilversum and then explore the Goois Nature Reserve. You will cycle along the Hoorneboegse Heide and through the Loosdrechtse Bos to the village of Hollandsche Rading and then to Lage Vuursche. In the vicinity of Lage Vuursche you will find numerous estates with beautiful castles, such as Paleis Soestdijk. This route takes you past De Hooge Vuursche castle, but you can of course also choose to deviate from the route to view even more castles. Then you cycle further to Laren through the Baarnse Bos.
The last part of the route takes you through Blaricum, Bussum and the Spanderswoud. You will eventually return to Hilversum. Settle down in one of the many restaurants in Hilversum and enjoy a tasty snack. Afterwards you can go to Hotel Ravel for a comfortable overnight stay. Then you can try route 533228 the next day rested from this hotel.
Castle De Hooge Vuursche
On the De Hooge Vuursche estate you will find De Hooge Vuursche castle. This country house was built at the beginning of the 20th century. There used to be a country house from the 17th century, but this was probably demolished in 1815. The garden around the house is beautifully landscaped with an impressive pond. In 1940 there was a fire in the current country house, after which the house was renovated. Today the castle is used as a conference center.