The Landscape

The Vechtstreek is a picturesque Dutch region where nature, cultural history, and recreation harmoniously come together. The numerous country estates, castles, manors, gardens, and tea domes along the Vecht River represent a rich heritage from the 17th and 18th centuries. The winding river once served as a significant trade route and became a popular retreat for affluent merchants and nobles. Another characteristic feature of the landscape is the fortifications of the New Dutch Water Line. Water, in general, plays a central role in the Vechtstreek region, from peat bogs through polders and lakes to the characteristic patterns of peat extraction. Traveling from west to east, an open landscape with meadows and narrow ditches alternates seamlessly with open water, soft peat soils, reed fields, and swampy forests.

Estates and Heritage

Swamps and Peatlands

Lakes and Ponds

Rivers and Streams

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in Vechtstreek and Oostelijke Vechtplassen

Route map

You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of Maarssen, Breukelen, Loenen aan de Vecht, and Vleuten.

Start and finish at bike node 47 on the Maarsseveense Poort in Maarssen. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

47 - 62 - 45 - 46 - 18 - 40 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 62 - 36 - 37 - 18 - 31 - 33 - 52 - 20 - 4 - 25 - 2 - 84 - 85 - 23 - 27 - 49 - 48 - 47

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Miles
232
Minutes
89
Elevation meters