The villages of Westerwolde

Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 549550

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51.7 km
03:02 h
911 kcal
6 m


Bourtange steals the show here in the east of Groningen, but there are more nice places to be found. Discover them all, by bike!

Groningen villages
A little further you pass through Wedde, one of the many beautiful villages in Westerwolde, a former seigniory in the east of the province of Groningen. In Westerwolde you cycle through a quiet esdorp landscape with picturesque old villages. Along your route is Huis te Wedde, a fortress whose origins date back to 1360.

Fortress Bourtange
Veelerveen, Vlagtwedde, Onstwedde: they are all nice villages. But especially in Bourtange you can taste the history. This fortified village still looks almost the same as it did in 1742. William of Orange had the fortress built in the sixteenth century to liberate Groningen from Spanish hands. Bourtange was then on the supply route that ran through the middle of the swamps. The fortress has a pentagonal shape. So be sure to get off the bike before you continue your bike ride!

Camping Windmill

Height Profile

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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
Vakantiepark De Sikkenberg (Sikkenbergweg, 9591 TD, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
10 (9591AZ, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 4.00 km
9 (Esweg, 9661TH, Stadskanaal, Groningen, The Netherlands) 5.02 km
30 (9698XS, Westerwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands) 8.46 km
6 (9665JP, Pekela, Groningen, The Netherlands) 10.79 km
7 (9698XP, Westerwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands) 12.31 km

Place name directory

  • Stadskanaal, Groningen
  • Westerwolde, Groningen
  • Pekela, Groningen
  • Groningen


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