Choose from stately country estates and castles, metropolitan villas, undulating heathlands or rural water meadows. Cycle across the undulating heathlands of De Posbank and experience views that stretch for 20 kilometres on a clear day. You really must not miss this route in early autumn, when the landscape takes on the colour of royal purple. Or perhaps you would prefer to follow in the footsteps of the allied forces in the final year of the Second World War along the Liberation Route? There is even an app which tells you stories about the surrounding area. In De Liemers you will cycle along dikes that seem to have been made especially for endless bike rides. And if you want to cross the river, take the ferry route: a moment to catch your breath as you relax and enjoy the gentle ride.
Stop for a break at an outdoor café in the city’s Sonsbeek Park set amongst the hills – you never know, there might be a concert or band to listen to – or head into the woods beyond, where you can also stop off for a delicious and nutritious pancake. That should give you enough energy for a few more kilometres!
The network of cycle routes is a system of individual cycle routes that are interconnected by numbered intersections (usually at the crossroads of cycle paths). You can use a map of the cycle route network to plan your own route from one intersection to the next.
The network of cycle routes in the Veluwe region was upgraded in early 2017. This has created lots of new routes and intersections, opening up even more opportunities for you to enjoy the Veluwe to the full! Double-check that you’re using the most recent map (from 2017) because, in addition to the creation of new routes, some of the existing routes and intersections have been changed. You can purchase maps of the network of intersections at Tourist Information offices (VVV) or from reception at your accommodation.
We absolutely love cycling in the Netherlands, and the country is renowned for its safe and well-maintained network of cycle paths. There are 35,000 km of cycle paths nationwide, 5,000 km of which are in the province of Gelderland. So you have plenty of choice!
In fact, Gelderland has received a five-star rating in the Quality Monitor 2017, making it the Netherlands’ best province for cycling. The splendid countryside, the good network of intersections and the quality of the cycle paths were the deciding factors, so there’s no doubt that the cycling conditions are excellent here!