Cycling along the historic Grebbelinie

Veenendaal, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 769876

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Provided by: Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Heuvelrug & Vallei

66.1 km
03:53 h
1165 kcal
63 m


This beautiful cycling route goes over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug with its beautiful nature, numerous country estates and lively villages. You cycle through the hilly forests past impressive castles and experience the history of the Grebbelinie in the Grebbelinie visitor center.

Discover the Grebbe Line
The starting point of this route is just outside Veenendaal at Fort aan de Buursteeg. This fort played a major role in the defense of the Grebbe line at the end of the eighteenth century. At the fort you will find the Grebbelinie visitor center where you can immerse yourself completely in this fascinating history. From here you set course for Renswoude and on to the Utrechtse Heuvelrug along the Walderveense Mill. Between nodes 36 and 76 you will pass the Lunterse Beek. The Lunterse Beek is part of the main ecological structure between the Veluwe and the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. At node 76 you will see Fort Daatselaar on the right, this is a large defense structure from 1799.

Time for a break
After more than 30 kilometers of cycling you can take a break at Pannenkoekenhuis Bergzicht. A little further on you can then take a look at the Pyramid of Austerlitz and then it's time to get back on your bike. You end your trip back at Fort aan de Buursteeg.

Sights from earlier times
At node 99 you will see the line of Juffrouwdijk, this is a defense line from 1799. At the place where the Buursteeg, Slaperdijk and the Schalmdijk intersect, you will see Battery on the Schalmdijk, this is a defense structure from 1786. From the cycle path you can reach the moat and the casemate.

Bicycle cafe Windmill Watchtower Pancake house

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Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Heuvelrug & Vallei

The Utrechtse Heuvelrug is an area full of beautiful hilly forests, impressive estates with castles and attractive restaurants to settle down. A beautiful backdrop for endless trips by bike and on foot.


# Description Distance
Pannenkoekenhuis De Bijenmarkt (Nieuweweg-noord, 3905 LW, Veenendaal, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
58 (3905NP, Ede, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.35 km
21 (3927EE, Renswoude, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.47 km
37 (6744PD, Renswoude, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.40 km
36 (3927GA, Renswoude, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 3.49 km
76 (3927CG, Renswoude, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.18 km


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