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Veluwe Forest Tour


Bike Tour: Veluwe Forest Tour - 6 days

"De Veluwe” is a long ridge of hills covered with forest, heath and Europe’s largest sand drifts. Not only is it beautiful, it’s also of great importance to the preservation of fauna and flora. This cycle tour leads you around the fringes of the forest, following first the shores of Lake Veluwe, then the River IJssel and finally the Rhine. You will also explore the part of the forest known as National Park Veluwezoom. This cycle route will appeal to everyone who enjoys cycling through diverse and beautiful landscapes and looking around pretty old towns which all have their own unique charm and character. On the way, you’ll pass a wide variety of attractions and museums.
Day 1: Arrival in Ede
Day 2: Ede - Nunspeet
Day 3: Nunspeet - Epe
Day 4: Epe - Ellecom
Day 5: Ellecom - Ede
Day 6: Return Home

Day 1:    Arrival in Ede

Arrival in Ede

Day 2:    Ede - Nunspeet
68 km

After breakfast, leave the town of Ede for a ride through woody surroundings and past Edese Heide (heath) to the village of Otterlo. From there enter Hoge Veluwe National Park, where you can also visit the excellent art Museum Kröller-Möller, which houses one of the largest van Gogh collection worldwide. An entrance ticket to the park is included in the tour price. Continue your journey on the fringes of the Veluwe region to the town of Putten. The last stretch of todays route takes you to the pretty village of Nunspeet. Many artists have spent time here to paint and thats why it has developed a reputation as a landscape painters village

Day 3:    Nunspeet - Epe
57 km
Jump on your bike and continue the tour to Hattem, a former Hansa town on the River IJssel. In the afternoon, cycle past woods, fields of heather and beautiful riverscapes to the pretty village of Epe.
Day 4:    Epe - Ellecom
71 km
Feeling rested after the exertions of the previous day, you will set off for Ellecom. Along the way, you will pass a string of pretty villages situated on the south-east edge of Veluwezoom National Park. The village of Ellecom has lovely natural surroundings.
Day 5:    Ellecom - Ede
52 km
In National Park Veluwezoom, pedal your way through pinewood and heathland and up the Posbank which will require some climbing. The route continues to Arnhem. Upon arrival either visit the Open Air Museum (showing how ordinary Dutch folk lived over the last few hundred years); or go to modern and fabulous Burgers Zoo; or learn all about the Battle of Arnhem (1944) at the Airborne Museum. Then follow the River Rhine to the Wageningsche Berg (Arboretum) and then North to your hotel, in Ede.
Day 6:    Return Home

After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.

Starting dates:
Daily from April 1 till September 25.
Prices €
Per person in a double room
5 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
A supplement will be required for:
Single room (€ 30 x 5) 150,00
Dinner (€ 30 x 5) 150,00
Bike rental (€ 12 x 5) 60,00
E-Bike (€ 25 x 5) 125,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 5) 13,75
Extra night 70,00

Price pp
Double room, breakfast 515.00
Single room, breakfast 665.00
Dinner 150.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Season surcharges
2020-07-01 - 2020-08-31 10.00
Rental bike
Child bike 50.00
Hybrid 60.00
Premium bike 100.00
Ebike 125.00
Extra services
Bike Breakdown pass € 2.75 x 5 13.75
Child seat € 5.00 x 5 25.00
Bike theft insurance € 3.00 x 5 15.00
E-bike theft insurance € 6.00 x 5 30.00
Theft insurance premium bike € 6.00 x 5 30.00
Extra luggage € 5.00 x 5 25.00
Add on bike € 6.00 x 5 30.00
Child trailer € 17.50 x 5 87.50
Bike helmet per piece 10.00

Starting point:


Below are the accommodations that we book as standard for this trip. They are carefully selected by us for cyclists. All rooms have a shower or bath and toilet. If one of the hotels is fully booked, we will reserve a comparable alternative.

Parkhotel de Bosrand *** (Ede)
Fletcher Hotel Veldenbos *** (Nunspeet)
Fletcher Hotel Epe *** (Epe)
Landgoed Avegoor **** (Ellecom)

If you don’t bring your own, you can rent a bicycle from us. Our touring bikes are 24-speed gear. You can find all the information regarding our rental bikes below.

You will find your rental bikes waiting for you at your first hotel. The hotel reception staff will give you the keys for your bikes and direct you to the bicycle shed. All bikes are provided with chain locks. 

Why the Dutch don't wear helmets! 

Instruction video hybrid bike and e-bike



practical info

5 Nights included

3/4 Star Hotels

Tourist tax included

Breakfast included, Halfboard optional

Detailed roadbooks with maps and tourist information

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel


Parking possibilities at the hotel

GPS-tracks availible

Any ferry crossings are not included

Arrival info

Nearest Airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

The train from Schiphol to Ede-Wageningen departs 4 times per hour. Travel time is about 1 hour. A single ticket costs approx €17- per person excl. bicycle.

For timetables and tickets, go to For bus details, how to reach the hotel, check:



....We had a great time on the Veluwe Forest Tour, some of our thoughts below: Bikes - Excellent, perfect for touring and we had no mechanical problems at all. Navigation - Generally this was very good, with the numbered route cards working well. There are a couple of small inaccuracies but nothing that wasn't relatively easy to work out. Luggage - the system worked very smoothly.
Hotels - we were pleased with all of these and thought they represented good value (particularly enjoyed the bowling alley at the Princess Hotel in Epe!) Sites - we enjoyed the chance to visit some of the sites along the route (especially the Arnhem Museum). We were cycling in Holland for the first time and were exceptionally impressed - fantastic cycle lanes everywhere and very respectful motorists! Thank you very much as overall it was an exceptional holiday!....


… Hotels....generally they were excellent, helpful staff, comfortable rooms and good food. We had a problem at Nunspeet where we explained to the waitress that we were on half board and also that we wished to drink tap water. On checking out the next morning we were given a bill for €17.70 for bottled water, even though it did not come in a sealed bottle. The Avogaard at Ellecom was superb. We had read some bad reviews and were somewhat worried but it was excellent in every respect, staff friendly, rooms delightful, food outstanding and peaceful grounds. Would be a good place for several nights. So thank you again for the routes and we look forward to the next visit…

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