The Landscape

The beaches, dunes, dykes, and polders in Goeree-Overflakkee exert a great allure on nature enthusiasts and tourists. The island is renowned for its sun, sea, and tranquility, boasting a variety of nature reserves. The water-rich landscape of the island is shaped by dunes, dykes, mudflats, and river branches, narrating the story of centuries-long struggle against water. Ever heard of 'schurvelingen' and 'hoagten'? These distinctive landscape elements can only be found here! The meandering river branches that once brought seawater inland are now home to unique plants and various waterfowl. As you cycle along the winding dykes on the south side of the island, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of mudflats, salt marshes, and the uninhabited island within the largest saltwater lake in Western Europe.

Coastal and Tidal Zone

Polders and Farmlands

Lakes and Ponds

Bike with us

Virtual cycling in Goeree-Overflakkee and Duinen van Goeree

Route map

You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of Ouddorp, Goedereede, Stellendam, and Melissant.

Start and finish at bike node 64 on the Meester Snijderweg in Stellendam. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

64 - 62 - 63 - 55 - 54 - 69 - 51 - 52 - 58 - 59 - 41 - 71 - 42 - 72 - 43 - 73 - 65 - 64

Elevation meters