From the Kromme Rijnstreek up the Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Cycling in Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cycling route 576103

Provided by: Groots Genieten

1129 31
59.4 km
03:29 h
1046 kcal
48 m
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Description

With this route you get the best of both worlds. You cycle through the open polder landscape of the Kromme Rijnstreek with its castles and fruit orchards. You also come through the woods on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug.

Castles
From the polder you can see the church tower of Werkhoven appearing on the horizon. Just outside the village you will pass Beverweerd Castle. Originally this house dates from the thirteenth century, the current building dates from 1850. Furthermore, Sterkenburg Castle, an originally fortified tower that has been converted into a country house.

Utrechtse Heuvelrug
It takes a bit of climbing to drive up the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, but you get a lot in return: an extensive woodland and heathland area in which it is wonderfully quiet cycling. Winding for miles on sloping paths between deciduous and coniferous trees, what a cycling party! Just before you enter the vast polder land of the Kromme Rijnstreek again, you pass the stately Slot Zeist.

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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.

Directions

# Description Distance
57
57 (Tuurdijk, 3945PJ, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
60
60 (Herenstraat, 3985RX, Bunnik, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 2.64 km
Kasteel Beverweerd (Beverweerd, 3985MJ, Bunnik, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.83 km
76
76 (3972MC, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 7.64 km
Kasteel Sterkenburg (Kasteel Sterkenburg, 3972 ME, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.16 km
59
59 (3972ND, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.29 km

Place name directory

  • Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht
  • Bunnik, Utrecht
  • Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht
  • Zeist, Utrecht
  • Woudenberg, Utrecht
  • Leusden, Utrecht
  • Soest, Utrecht
  • Houten, Utrecht
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