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Landscape in Motion

(50.1 km)

This cycling tour narrated by author and forester Arjan Postma takes you from Appelscha to Veenhuizen and back. You visit Fochteloërveen nature reserve and Drents-Friese Wold National Park, and get to see both areas of Friesland and a small part of Drenthe.

Along the way you stop at several remarkable places where you learn about the peat landscape, what people did in the past, what is being done today, and the animals and insects that make their home here.

This is a long cycling tour. Some tips for along the way: 

  • You pass several villages where you can find refreshments, but it is a good idea to bring some snacks with you.
  • Download the izi.TRAVEL app and the route in advance so you do not need an internet connection.
  • Make sure y…

This cycling tour narrated by author and forester Arjan Postma takes you from Appelscha to Veenhuizen and back. You visit Fochteloërveen nature reserve and Drents-Friese Wold National Park, and get to see both areas of Friesland and a small part of Drenthe.

Along the way you stop at several remarkable places where you learn about the peat landscape, what people did in the past, what is being done today, and the animals and insects that make their home here.

This is a long cycling tour. Some tips for along the way: 

  • You pass several villages where you can find refreshments, but it is a good idea to bring some snacks with you.
  • Download the izi.TRAVEL app and the route in advance so you do not need an internet connection.
  • Make sure your phone is fully charged and bring a power bank if possible.
  • Purchase tickets to climb the Bosbergtoren tower (€2) at the Tourist Info Point (extra part of the route).
  • Bring swimwear for a dip in Canadameer lake.

Sights on this route

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Hein Mader Sculptures

Hein Mader Sculptures
Kunstwerk Hein Mader
Boerestreek
8426 BN Appelscha
Mader bij Buitencentrum
90
75
2

Ravenswoud

Ravenswoud
Ravenswoud
Ravenswoud
66
3

De Fochtel Monument

De Fochtel Monument
Fochterloërveen
Fochteloo
64
63
78
4

Hotel Bitter en Zoet

Hotel Bitter en Zoet
Hotel Bitter en Zoet
Hospitaallaan 16
9341AH Veenhuizen
60
62
5

Fochteloërveen - Vogelkijkhut

Fochteloërveen - Vogelkijkhut
Fochtelooë rveen
8428 Fochteloo
6

Fochteloërveen Nature Reserve

Fochteloërveen Nature Reserve
Fochteloërveen 8
8428 RR Fochteloo
58
7

Lookout Point

Lookout Point
Vogelrijd
Fochteloo
77
8

Sluis Fochtelerverlaat

Sluis Fochtelerverlaat
Fochtelerverlaat
Fochteloo
93
79
83
9

Drents-Friese Wold Outdoor Centre

Drents-Friese Wold Outdoor Centre
Buitencentrum Drents-Friese Wold
Terwisscha 6 a
8426 SJ Appelscha
85
10

Drents-Friese Wold National Park

Drents-Friese Wold National Park
Nationaal Park Drents-Friese Wold
Terwisscha
8426 SJ Appelscha
Drents Friese Wold
87
11

Canadameer (Aekingameer) Lake

Canadameer (Aekingameer) Lake
Canada 1
8424 Elsloo
82
12

Aekingerzand Watchtower

Aekingerzand Watchtower
8426 SJ Appelscha
88
61
39
63
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