The Landscape

The area of Mars- and Westerstroom is located entirely within the territory of the municipality of Coevorden. It is a former raised bog landscape with an alternation of essen (higher-lying arable lands), heathland reclamations and stream valleys. The landscape has a predominantly agricultural character and consists of meadows and fields in combination with windbreaks, groves and solitary trees. Meandering brooks, straight channels with rows of trees and the narrower side channels cut through the block-shaped lots. The open and wide areas are harmoniously interspersed with intimate nature reserves in Drenthe style. Scattered forests, heaths, stream valleys and raised bogs provide a surprising natural experience in this very special part of Drenthe.

Bossen en Heide

Forests and Heaths

Landgoed en Erfgoed

Estates and Heritage

Moerassen en Venen

Swamps and Peatlands

Rivieren en Beken

Polders and Farmlands

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in Mars- and Westerstroom

Route map

You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of Coevorden, Dalen, Oosterhesselen, and Gees.

Start and finish near bike node 7 on the Hoofdstraat in Dalen. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

7 - 9 - 22 - 23 - 5 - 6 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 71 - 70 - 88 - 86 - 87 - 75 - 51 - 52 - 74 - 53 - 54 - 56 - 7

Elevation meters