Star tour of Arnhem
Hoge Veluwe nature park, Kröller-Müller Museum and the Lower Rhine
5 days / 4 nights | Individual cycling tours
From a comfortable hotel on the green outskirts of Arnhem and the edge of the Veluwe, you will discover an attractive cycling region with spectacular protected
ecological areas, fascinating culture and the typical Dutch riverscape. The “Hoge Veluwe” nature park with its forests, sand drifts and the Hubertus Palace is a delight for nature and art lovers alike. A trip to the park is superbly complemented with a visit to the Kröller Müller Museum that is home to works by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and other artists. The park itself boasts beautiful cycling paths and, for lunch, you can visit a large patio café in the middle of the park. During this cycling holiday, you can cycle through the Sonsbeek Park to Arnhem, a lively town on the Lower Rhine where there is plenty to discover. One of the cycling paths runs along the riverscape typical of the Netherlands. The “Veluwezoom” nature park with its sprawling heather is not far away.
Discover how green and lush the Arnheim region can be. From Veluwezoom with its wide boulevards and plenty of old beech trees to the hilly heathland of the Posbank. You can see from the pleasant village centre and the outdoor areas around Arnheim that the rich and famous have been seeking leisure and relaxation here for centuries.
You can see a colourful parade of fashion students on the streets in the town of Arnheim. The trendy concept stores in the Fashion Quarter will give you a contemporary view of art and fashion. To the west of Arnhem, rivers flow from the Veluwe to the Rhine and form small waterfalls. In De Liemers you can try fresh local produce or enjoy a drink on a terrace in a quaint historic brickworks. Relaxation guaranteed.
Day 1: Arnhem. Exploring the town by bike (Cycling ca. 22 km / 14 miles)
Arrival from 14.00 at the hotel, check in. Handover of the bikes upon rental. You can explore the town by bike, enjoy a beverage on a patio, visit the vibrant Korenmarkt
or gaze across the Rhine. From the hotel, you can cycle through the green belt in the town‘s north, via the „Huis Zypendaal“ and the Sonsbeek park into the down town.
Day 2: „Hoge Veluwe“ Park and „Kröller-Möller Museum“ (Cycling 25 km / 16 miles)
This day’s programme involves great cycling through the woods, along heather and sand dunes, and specifically particular cultural experiences. You will go through the
car-free “Hoge Veluwe” National park with the worldfamous Kröller-Müller Museum. It houses a comprehensive collections of paintings by Van Gogh and many other
renowned artists. You can go by the ‚Hubertus Jachtslot‘ and visit the Museonder, a subterranean museum in the “Hoge Veluwe National Park”. It is part of the visitor centre where you can take a closer look at the flora and fauna of Veluwe. You can extend the route depending on the cycle route selected through the park. With its moors, sand drifts and forests, the park is characteristic of the Veluwe natural world where you can savour the peaceful natural surroundings far removed from traffic as you ride along impeccable cycling paths. The Veluwe is the largest continuous forest and heath area in the Netherlands covering more than 1100 km² between the Veluwe meer and the Lower Rhine.
Day 3:On the edge of the Veluwe and the Rhine (Cycling 46 km / 29 miles)
Today, you cycle along the Rhine towards the small university town of Wageningen. You can enjoy the natural world and landscape at times along the river banks and on
natural paths along the edge of the Veluwe. You‘ll cycle past Palace Doorwerth, which is now a hotel. In Wageningen, you reach the hotel “De Wereld” where the Second
World War ended on 5 May 1945 in the Netherlands. The bustling university town is located right on the banks of the Lower Rhine. On the way back, you pass through the
Ginkelse heather where the Allies air landing took place in 1944 in order to conquer the bridge in Arnheim.
Day 4: The “Veluwezoom” nature park with the Posbank (Cycling 58 km / 36 miles)
On this tour you will be cycling through the gently undulating landscape with woods and heather to the “Veluwezoom” National Park. The Veluwezoom is a real Eldorado
for cyclists. More than 5,000 hectares of woods, heather, areas of quicksand and residential areas can be ridden at the eastern edge of the Veluwe. In 1930, the Veluwezoom
was the first nature reserve to be made a National Park. Along the Posbank, one of the heather areas you cycle through, you can take a break on the patio of the “Pavilion
Posbank”. The Pavilion is open daily. You then cycle back along the limits of the “Hoge Veluwe” park to the hotel where you can try out the hotel‘s sauna and enjoy a
delicious meal in its restaurant.
Day 5: Departure after breakfast
Day 6. Extra day for sporty cyclists or e-bikers.
From Arnhem to Nijmegen and from the Rhine to the lively Waal. (Cycling 67 km / 42 miles)
From Arnhem to Nijmegen and from the Rhine to the lively Waal. Approx. 67 km
This is how beautiful it is on the Lower Rhine! You can cross with the Rhine ferry by Oosterbeek and start by cycling through the natural alluvial area and riverscape to the town of Elst for a short break. Then it’s on to the Catholic university town of Nijmegen located right on the vibrant Waal. From the town‘s boulevard, you can witness bustling ship traffic on the river that connects Dutch ports with the German hinterland. You cycle back to Arnhem first on the dyke along the Waal and then through small villages like Bemmel and Huisen.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.