Vlissingen Cycle Route

Exploring the Walcheren peninsula (south)

Distance: 49 km

Lighthouse at Westkapelle. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Lighthouse at Westkapelle. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

This route takes you around the southern part of the Walcheren peninsula, popular for its beaches and beautiful coastline. Natural sand dunes alternate with man-made sea dykes, protecting the low-lying island from the sea. Highlight of the route is Vlissingen, once one of the home ports of the Dutch East India Company, now a lively seaside resort.

You cycle along the Walcheren canal to the historic town of Middelburg. From here the route takes you through the open polders to Oostkapelle. Via the upper-class seaside resort Domburg and Westkapelle - scene of heavy fighting during WWII - you return to Vlissingen. Along the coast there are sandy beaches where you can stop for a swim in summer.

This route can be combined with the Middelburg Cycle Route, giving you a 57 km-trip around the whole of Walcheren. You can download this combined route as a GPX file.

Find out more:
- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- Also try our Middelburg Cycle Route.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.
- For an overview of cycling holidays in the Zeeland region, go to our Holidays section.

Vlissingen Cycle Route

Distance: 49 km (3h15)
Type of route: Day trip, round trip
Starting point:

Vlissingen train station
- Bicycle rental
- Car parking

GPS: Download this route as a GPX file.

 

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