Berkelland - Gelderland - The Netherlands
Cycling route 599046
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It is wonderful to cycle in the surroundings of Eibergen. Hop on the saddle and discover the charm of the Achterhoek bocage landscape. Thanks to the tranquility in this Dutch-German border area, you can fully recharge the proverbial battery.
The route starts at Natuurcamping 't Scharvelt, a nice place to stay if you want to enjoy the peace and nature for which the Achterhoek is known. You drive into the famous Achterhoek bocage landscape with its fields, meadows and hedgerows. Cycling is wonderful here, the Achterhoek is never boring! Zwilbroek / Zwillbrock is a hamlet that is bisected by the border. In the German part is the Saint Francis Church from 1720. It is the best preserved Baroque church in Münsterland.
A little later you will drive through the Zwillbrocker Venn, one of the oldest nature reserves in Germany. Remarkable: this is the most northerly nesting area for flamingos in Europe, you can spot them between March and June. You also cycle past the Piepermolen, a striking flour mill from 1796. The monumental mill has nothing to do with potatoes, but takes its name from the family that owned it between 1907 and 1965.
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.