The Landscape

Cycling around the former prison village of Veenhuizen not only promises a fascinating journey through history, where beggars and homeless people were once disciplinarily reeducated, but also offers a glimpse into a rich historical treasure trove and breathtaking natural and cultural gems in its surroundings. The untouched nature of Fochteloërveen provides pure tranquility and relaxation. Nestled in lush stream valleys, drifting sand forests, and picturesque villages with old Saxon farms in the Norger Esdorpen landscape, the region presents an idyllic setting. A particularly special highlight is one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands, which houses a dolmen – a testament that is even a few thousand years older than the forest itself.

Bossen en Heide

Forests and Heaths

Moerassen en Venen

Polders and Farmlands

Rivieren en Beken

Swamps and Peatlands

Landgoed en Erfgoed

Lakes and Ponds

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in Norger Angerdörfer and Fochteloërveen

Route map

You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of Veenhuizen, Norg, Assen, and Oosterwolde.

Start and finish near bike node 78 on the Laan Weldadigheid in Veenhuizen. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

78 - 88 - 93 - 94 - 48 - 87 - 80 - 84 - 43 - 22 - 21 - 19 - 61 - 23 - 63 - 64 - 66 - 75 - 77 - 58 - 62 - 60 - 78

Elevation meters