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Dutch Water Line Route
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4 days
Cycling days :
 2
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period:
Jun Jul Aug Sep
Code:
4-00
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price from € 290
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Bike Tour: Dutch Water Line Route - 4 days

If you are interested in military heritage, this could be the cycling tour for you. It follows a former Defensive Line through tranquil countryside. Along the way, you will come across forts, trenches, fortified towns, sluices, rivers and areas of natural beauty. The lovely towns of Culemborg, Leerdam, Gorinchem and Vianen will be sure to enchant you. They exude a historical atmosphere. We also recommend a visit to Loevestein castle.
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Route
Day 1: Arrival in Bunnik
Day 2: Bunnik - Gorinchem
Day 3: Gorinchem - Bunnik
Day 4: Return Home

Day 1:    Arrival in Bunnik

Arrival in Bunnik

Day 2:    Bunnik - Gorinchem
58 km

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). If you like decorative glass, don’t miss the glass museum in Leerdam. 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. 

Day 3:    Gorinchem - Bunnik
55 km

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 Vianen. It 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 here, you cycle back to your hotel in Bunnik. 

Day 4:    Return Home

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.

prices & dates
Starting dates:
Daily from April 1 till September 27.
Prices €
Per person in a double room
3 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
290,00
A supplement will be required for:
Single room (€ 30 x 3) 90,00
Dinner (€ 30 x 3) 90,00
Bike rental (€ 12 x 3) 36,00
E-Bike (€ 25 x 3) 75,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 3) 8,25
GPS rental 10,00
Extra night 70,00

Price pp
Single room, breakfast 380.00
Double room, breakfast 290.00
Dinner 90.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Rental bike
Child bike 30.00
Hybrid 36.00
Premium bike 60.00
Ebike 75.00
Extra services
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
GPS per piece 10.00

Starting point:
Utrecht

accommodation

Bunnik - Postillion Hotel Bunnik***

Gorinchem - Hotel Gorinchem***

practical info

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

CS Utrecht 

Parking possibilities at the hotel

GPS-tracks availible

Any ferry crossings are not included

reviews

24-08-2015

....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....

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