Cycling through the beautiful Westerwolde

Cycling in Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling route 547691

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13462 41
31.8 km
01:52 h
560 kcal
7 m
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Description

From the nature reserve Pagedal near Stadskanaal you drive into Westerwolde, a former glory in the province of Groningen. Here you will find wide views and the idyllic stream valley of the Ruiten Aa, one of the most beautiful in the Netherlands.

Ter Wupping
The first kilometers you drive through a wide landscape, now and then you see small wooded areas. Just past the hamlet of Höchte you will see the Onstwedder Holte on your right, a low ridge. Around Ter Wupping you drive through a mosaic of round fields, meadows, bushes and wooded banks. You will also pass through the stream valley of the Ruiten Aa, one of the most beautiful in the Netherlands. In the spring the valley turns yellow because of the many marshmallow flowers.

Picturesque Lubrication
Smeerling is a hamlet that enjoys a protected village view because of several centuries-old Westerwold farms. In one of these farms you can make a refreshing stopover at Gasterij Natural Smeerling. Further on you pass the Juffertoren of Onstwedde. You drive along the Pagediep to the Vledderbos, which was created at the end of the twentieth century, and borders the Stadskanaal. The route ends at Pagedal Holiday Park Westerwolde.

Juffertoren Onstwedde
In Onstwedde you drive past the Gothic Nicholas Church that was built around 1500. The more than 41 meters high Juffertoren is at least a century and a half older than the church. It appears to be skewed, but that's an optical illusion. It is one of the two still existing Groningen Juffertorens. The name refers to a damsel: that is not a young woman, but a long pine trunk that tapers to a point.

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Directions

# Description Distance
Pagedal Vakantiepark Westerwolde (Hoveniersweg, 9502 BW, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
76
76 (9501LH, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 3.30 km
81
81 (Höchterweg, 9661TJ, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 8.18 km
9
9 (Esweg, 9661TH, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 8.72 km
30
30 (9698XS, Westerwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands) 12.18 km
8
8 (Spanweg, 9591CN, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 13.97 km

Place name directory

  • Stadskanaal, Groningen
  • Westerwolde, Groningen
  • Groningen
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