Arrival in Bunnik
From Bunnik, cycle past Fort bij Vechten to the Plofsluis, a unique type of sluice. It had to be blown up with explosives in order to block the canal so that the water intended for flooding certain areas of land could not flow into the canal instead. Next, cycle across Eiland van Schalkwijk, a true open-air museum for lovers of cultural and military history and nature. Discover imposing Fort Honswijk, Fort Werk aan de Korte Uitweg (with a fantastic tea garden), the trenches at Werk aan de Groeneweg and Fort Lunet aan de Snel. Cross the River Lek towards the historical town of Culemborg and cycle past Werk aan het Spoel, which has an appealing eatery with outdoor seating in the sunshine. The route continues past Fort Everdingen, home to Duits&Lauret beer brewery with tasting room. Then proceed to Diefdijklinie where you can look at some group shelters (bunkers). Subsequently, you will pass Fort Asperen, where you can look at contemporary art on display inside a tower fort. The tower fort sits on the bank of the River Linge. Its vault ceiling has been restored in a special, colourful way. It’s a good idea to stop for a break at the tavern. Next, set off for Fort Vuren. Then, enjoying great views of the River Waal, cycle to your destination of the day, the fortified town of Gorinchem.
Start the day with a short stroll through the fortified town of Gorinchem. This is one of the best-preserved fortified towns in the Netherlands. It boasts earthen town walls, windmills and impressive cannons. The friendly town centre boasts many cafes with outdoor seating, especially on the Oude Markt, old market square.
From Gorinchem, cycle to the city of Leerdam, known for its cheese and glass. If you like decorative glass, don’t miss the glass museum.
After that, you will cycle to Vianen. The city has lost its fortifications, but you can still see that it used to be a fortified town when you look at the street plan, the town walls and Lekpoort, the town gate that led to the River Lek. Vianen has 190 listed buildings of national historical importance. The Voorstraat is the place to be for a drink or a good meal or to do some shopping.
Cross the River Lek by ferry. The historical town of Vreeswijk has three beautiful locks: Oude Sluis, Rijkshulpschutsluis, and Koninginnesluis. The journey continues to Fort Jutphaas, hidden away in a green oasis within urbanised Nieuwegein. The park-like terrain is open to the public.
From Nieuwegein your route continues to the city of Utrecht. Via the 4 historic Lunetten (small fortifications) in the Lunetten neighborhood of Utrecht and the inner city of Utrecht you cycle to Landgoederen Amelisweerd and Rhijnauwen and past Fort Rijnauwen, the largest fort of the New Dutch Water Line. From here, you will cycle back to your hotel in Bunnik.
After enjoying your hotel breakfast, it is time to go back home. Do you still have time to visit the city of Utrecht? From Bunnik station it is an eight-minute train trip to Utrecht Central Station. Utrecht is the fifth-largest city in the Netherlands. We recommend you visit the historical canal area, unique for its quays where you can sit sipping your drink in peace and quiet, away from the bustle of the street above.
|Daily from April 1 till September 27.|
|Single room, breakfast||380.00|
|Double room, breakfast||290.00|
|Extra night (breakfast only)||70.00|
|Bike Breakdown pass||€ 2.75 x 3||8.25|
|Child seat||€ 5.00 x 3||15.00|
|Bike theft insurance||€ 3.00 x 3||9.00|
|E-bike theft insurance||€ 6.00 x 3||18.00|
|Theft insurance premium bike||€ 6.00 x 3||18.00|
|Add on bike||€ 6.00 x 3||18.00|
|Child trailer||€ 17.50 x 3||52.50|
|Bike helmet||per piece||10.00|
Bunnik - Postillion Hotel Bunnik***
Gorinchem - Hotel Gorinchem***
3 Nights included
3/4 Star Hotels
Breakfast included, Halfboard optional
Tourist information on all the places of interest
The possibility of renting our bikes
7-days a week service-hotline
Luggage transport to your next hotel
Parking possibilities at the hotel
Any ferry crossings are not included
....Wij hebben een heel leuke fietsvakantie gehad, mede dankzij het prachtige weer. Prima hotels en eten was ook goed. Hotel Gorinchem lag buiten centrum, niet erg maar je kunt niet even de mooie oude stad in lopen. Wel voldoende plaatsen onderweg om iets te gebruiken....