Leerdam is the ideal starting point for a fantastic bike tour! Situated on the Linge River and along the Dutch Water Line, Leerdam is near the Betuwe region and the ‘Fortified Triangle’ of Gorinchem, Woudrichem and Loevestein. No matter which direction you choose, the landscapes around Leerdam are equally stunning.
The Linge route is one you’ve got to cycle at least once! Setting out from Leerdam,it follows the dykes to Geldermalsen and Gorinchem.
The country’s longest river, the Linge meanders its way through the Dutch landscape. Along the way, it passes through villages and orchards beckoning to be explored. Step inside the glassblower’s workshop at the National Glass Museum’s Glassworks, or take a breather on a picturesque terrace en route. If 70 km is too long, you can also do half and save the rest for another day!More information
This loop takes you past the loveliest spots between the Lek and Linge rivers and through a beautiful area just made for cycling and strolling. Discover delightful historic cities with a character all their own, and soak up the lush green tranquillity of the Zouweboezem nature reserve. Along the way, you’ll see ancient farmsteads and charming spots to take a rest.
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