Circling De Veluwe
De Veluwe is a string of wooded hills and the biggest sand drifts in Europe. This breathtaking area is one of the most important areas of preservation for area plants and animals. This route takes you along the edges of Veluwe Forest, first along Lake Veluwe's shoreline, then onto the path of IJssel River, and continuing onto the Rhine River. You'll ride through Veluwezoom National Park and enjoy the varied landscape along the way. Charming towns lie all along the route, and you'll also have the opportunity to visit a variety of museums and other tourist attractions. This route contains both flat and hilly areas. The final day of this tour features a climb you won't want to miss. Just like on all of our bike tours, upon your return you'll enjoy top notch accommodation, and find your luggage waiting for you.
Day One: Ede
There's free parking at the hotel in Ede, which is easily reached via train from the airport in Amsterdam.
Sample hotel: Hotel De Reehorst
Day Two: Ede to Nunspeet (67 km)
After a hearty breakfast, you'll ride out of Ede and into a wooded area, followed by Edese Heath. Next on your route is the town of Otterlo, along with a gateway to Hoge Veluwe National Park. Your path continues along the edges of Veluwe until you reach the village of Putten. Finally, you'll ride into Nunspeet, where a number of artists have gone to paint. Nunspeet is known as a rendezvous point for landscape painters.
Sample hotel: Best Western Hotel Baars
Day Three: Nunspeet to Epe (57 km)
When you leave Nunspeet, you'll head toward Hattem, which is located on IJssel River. This afternoon you'll ride through forests, beautiful heather fields, and stunning river areas until you reach the town of Epe.
Sample hotel: Mercure Hotel Zwolle
Day Four: Epe to Ellecom (75 km)
Your next stop after Epe is Ellecom. On your way there, you'll go by some charming towns that lie along Veluwezoom National Park's southeastern side. Ellecom has some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the region.
Sample hotel: Landgoed AVEGOOR
Day Five: Ellecom to Ede (61 km)
You'll ride through heaths and pinewoods through Veluwe National Park on the fourth day of your cycling tour. The route then takes you along the Posbank where you'll take in an exquisite panorama. You'll ride on to Arnhem, which is known for its shops. Burgers Zoo and Sonsbeek Park are both great places to stop while you're in the city. Other points of interest include the intriguing Open Air Museum, which shows the evolution of the Dutch lifestyle through the centuries, or the Airborne Museum, which tells the tale of the 1944 Arnhem Battle. Finally you'll take up the path of the Rhine River, following it to the Wageningsche Berg. Then you'll turn north and ride back to Ede.
Day Six: Return Home (non-cycling day)
After a healthy breakfast, you'll head home.
Total distance: 260 km
Average distance: 65 km
Shortest distance: 57 km
Longest distance: 75 km
Time in the Year
From April 1st to September 25th.
479 Euro per person
5 nights‘ double/twin room bed & breakfast accommodation in *** or **** hotels
Luggage transfer between hotels
Tour book with detailed route descriptions and maps
Panniers for carrying things you need on the road
Emergency hotline operating 7 days a week from 7:00 to 23:00
7 gear bike hire - 60 euro (for other options please go to our bike hire page)
Road Service - 12.5 euro
Bike theft insurance - 3 euro per day (6 euro for electric bikes)
Single room - 150 Euro
Half board accommodation - 137.50 euro
Extra night - 70 euro
Price does not include
Discounts / Group prices:
3 people sharing a room:
A child aged 0-4 sharing a room with their parents is free of charge
A child aged 4-11 sharing a room with their parents enjoys a 20% discount
3 people over 12 years old sharing a room enjoy a 3% discount
A group of 7-8 people enjoys a 7% discount per person
A group of 9 people or more enjoys a 10% discount per person