From the Kromme Rijnstreek up the Utrechtse Heuvelrug

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Wijk bij Duurstede
  • 59.37 km (Approximately 03:29 u)
  • Cycling route 576103
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From the Kromme Rijnstreek up the Utrechtse Heuvelrug

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Wijk bij Duurstede
  • 59.37 km (Approximately 03:29 u)
  • Cycling route 576103

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.

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

Sights

Kasteel Beverweerd

Beverweerd
3985MJ Bunnik

Beverweerd Castle dates from the 13th century, but it has been renovated several times over the centuries. Nowadays you mainly see elements from the architecture of the 19th century.

Kasteel Sterkenburg

Kasteel Sterkenburg 10
3972 ME Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Sterkenburg Castle, a special location, a place with high cultural-historical and ecological values. History, present and future merge here. You will find this stylish country estate centrally located in the beautiful rural area of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. You can walk freely through the beautiful garden, or view the overwhelming interior under the expert guidance of one of the residents.

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