Cycling around Zuidlaren

A stream valley landscape with forests, heath and the largest archaeological monument in the Netherlands with dolmens, burial mounds and ancient field roads

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Zuidlaren

During this cycling tour in the northern part of the National Landscape Drentsche Aa you will enjoy an ancient cultural landscape with natural meandering streams in the best preserved stream valley parks of Western Europe. This route also takes you through the flowery stream valley landscape of the Hunzedal between Zuidlaren and Gieten, through the only archaeological reserve in the Netherlands De Strubben-Kniphorstbos and through the open moorland of the nature reserve Vijftig Bunder.


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Bike junctions

Start and finish near junction 85 on the Wedbroek in Tynaarlo, the total distance of the route is approx. 47 km. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers you the ability to start at any desired junction.

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85 - 82 - 39 - 67 - 75 - 99 - 91 - 91 - 98 - 90 - 32 - 31 - 30 - 97 - 92 - 60 - 62 - 66 - 61 - 58 - 85




Seen along the route

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