Woodlands, heath, sand drifts, polders and rivers - the Eneco Veluwe Route takes you through the varied landscapes of the Veluwe region, one of Holland’s most popular cycling destinations.
Morning sun in the woods near Nunspeet. Photo © Holland-Cycling.comMorning sun in the woods near Nunspeet. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Hearing the roar of rutting red deer stags, coming face to face with wild boar - the Veluwe region is one of the few places in Holland where this might happen. The woodlands, heath and sand drifts are very typical of the ‘higher’ (to the Dutch that means anything above sea level!) regions of Holland with sandy soils. As the route takes you along the edge of the Veluwe with the most varied landscapes, you also get to see the more familiar Dutch polder and river landscapes.

The route is not only about areas of outstanding natural beauty. Take a break to explore the city of Arnhem, the historic Hanze towns Elburg and Hattem, or some of the castles and manor houses along the route.

Until 2014 there was an official Eneco Veluwe Route website with an interactive map of the route. You could also pick up a free map of the route at most tourist locations in the area. Sadly, in 2015 the website went offline. This suggests the route is now no longer maintained.

But if you want to cycle the Eneco Veluwe Route, you can still do so using our GPS tracks. We won't be updating the GPS tracks, but if you use them together with a good cycle map you should still be able to enjoy this lovely woodland route for many years to come!

Combine this long-distance route with a day trip. We recommend:

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Eneco Veluwe Route

Route: Round trip. Possible starting points: Arnhem, Amersfoort, Harderwijk, Apeldoorn, or anywhere along the route
Distance: 265 km, with various shorter alternatives
Maps: None
GPS tracks: There are no official GPS tracks available. You can download our GPX file.